Derrick Henry led the nation in rushing, won a Heisman Trophy and led Alabama to a national championship this past season, but he's still working to prove himself as he prepares for April's NFL Draft.
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Jameis Winston has won the Heisman Trophy and gone to the Pro Bowl, but from an NFL perspective, he's the least accomplished quarterback in the NFC South.
In a crowd of hopeful NFL draftees Jameis Winston blends in with the others but at the same time definitely stands out. “When Jameis has an opportunity to talk to those kids, everyone listens,” renowned performance trainer Tom Shaw said. “Even the vets that were up there, they stopped, they listened, they stopped, they’re looking at him, because he’s telling his story.”
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The standard for “better” is going to be a high one, but Prescott has embraced that. He was training in Orlando with quarterback specialist Tom Show within weeks of his rookie season ending, and he was back at the Cowboys’ facility for workouts long before the official start of the offseason program. He had Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant watching tape with him after practices in May, and he scheduled workouts with his wide receivers during the off weeks leading up to training camp.
Prescott credits his work in Orlando with coach Tom Shaw, who prepared him for the draft last year, as well as the off-season work with Cowboys strength coach Mike Woicik. “My numbers went up,” Prescott said. “It’s just working hard continuously. That is how I have gotten to where I am in life. I’m not going to forget that and keep working hard. … I don’t look at what’s behind me. I look at where I can go and what I can do. The only way I know to do that is through hard work.
When NFL scouts go to Chapel Hill on Tuesday for UNC’s pro day, they’ll see a different Marquise Williams than what last year’s film shows. Williams finished last season at 228 pounds, and he says he’s down to 215. And they’ll see a quarterback who isn’t too keen on taking off and running at the next level like he did for the Tar Heels.
After 3 days and 256 picks, University of Montana Linebacker Brock Coyle was still without a team. However, the Former Griz captain was quickly signed to a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks.
Brock Coyle is one step closer to his dream. After his impressive pro day at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on March 18, Coyle’s draft stock has risen from undrafted to being a projected sixth- or seventh-round pick, according to CBS Sports.
A mere 1/100th of a second made running back Chris Johnson a millionaire in the NFL Draft.
Following his senior season at East Carolina University, Johnson was the boy in the bubble coming into the 2008 NFL Draft. If the picks fell right, he might have been taken in the second round on the first day of the draft. If things didn’t play out his way or his stock fell for some reason or another, the NCAA record holder in all-purpose yardage could have easily dropped to the third round or lower, sitting around the television as player after player got picked instead of him.