The 49ers drafted Eli Harold in the third round of this year's NFL Draft, and he has stood out with mentions of his speed. Grant Cohn said he almost thought he was watching Aldon Smith on one play Wednesday. He also said Harold was the first rookie to beat Joe Staley in one-on-one pass rush work since Aldon Smith in 2011. Cohn is particularly high on Harold.
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Ike Taylor officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, putting an end to a productive 12-year career -- all in Pittsburgh Steelers black and gold. The 34-year-old cornerback was with the team for two Super Bowl wins and three conference championships.
The Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII four days ago. Plenty of time for some well-deserved celebrating and merriment at the conclusion of a long season. Good times for all. Time's up, fellows. Now get back to work. This weekend, Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes and some of his teammates are expected to attend the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports Complex, training under the direction of speed and conditioning coach Tom Shaw. They'll assist with the development of potential NFL draft picks while also beginning their offseason workouts.
Right before the start of the Steelers' final two days of voluntary practices in June, cornerback Ike Taylor was electronically timed in the 40-yard dash by speed coach Tom Shaw at Disney's Wide World of Sports. Taylor was clocked in 4.26 seconds.
That’s right, Coach Tom Shaw (www.coachtomshaw.com) is a living legend in the world of speed and NFL combine training. From Michael Vick to Deion Sanders and countless other stars, Coach Shaw has been behind some of the fastest 40 yard times in the history of the NFL Combine. But, it doesn’t stop there. NFL superstar Tom Brady states simple, “Coach Shaw is the best in the business.” What is his secret? It’s pretty simple. Improve your explosive power and jumping ability and you will run faster.