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Clowney Outruns Every QB But RGIII

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 25, 2014 – 12:24 pm



Even if Jadeveon Clowney jogged through his final year at South Carolina, that’s plenty speedy.

The 6-foot-5, 266-pound defensive end blazed through the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. 

Clowney’s 40 was faster than every quarterback at the Combine this year, and according to ESPN Stats and Info, his unofficial time of 4.47 seconds was faster than every active NFL quarterback since 2006 except for Robert Griffin III. Read more »

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Redskins Mock Draft Tracker

Posted by Chris Herting on March 6, 2013 – 2:54 pm


The NFL Scouting Combine is complete and national pundits have updated their draft boards to include their most recent evaluations of the prospects. Many of the more well-known draft boards only offer opinions on the first round of the NFL Draft, and considering that the Redskins don’t pick until the second round (51st overall), well, projecting the first thirty two picks simply doesn’t address the interests of Redskins fans.

So, we searched the internet for those next level mock drafts that provide a broader scope and offer complete analysis on how this year’s draft may unfold.

Although opinions on the exact players that the Redskins will draft vary, the common consensus remains that the Redskins will address needs in the secondary when the team selects at number fifty one.

Updated with the most recent projections, here’s the first installment with some of the players who experts around the league predict could be wearing the burgundy and gold come April.

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First Time At The Combine

Posted by Chris Herting on February 22, 2013 – 11:46 pm

lucas-oil-stadiumThere’s one word that can describe the city of Indianapolis in February: Cold. Maybe a better word to use is frigid.

Nonetheless, our plane touched down earlier today in Indy, fresh off of an ice storm that impacted much of the Midwest Thursday night into Friday morning. But despite the bitter cold temperatures outside, we ventured over to Lucas Oil Stadium to catch the 2013 NFL Combine.


The five block trek through the city streets was worth the energy and excitement palpitating through the hundreds of media that were gathered together upon our arrival.

Today, kickers and punters took the field to show off their talents and abilities to NFL scouts representing all 32 teams. But as exciting as coffin corner punts are, we naturally turned our attention to the running backs and wide receivers who reported to the stadium today.

For the first time, these former college stars experienced a taste of what an NFL interview room feels like. The vibe inside was electric. The media were firing questions. Coaches, scouts and GMs were deep in analysis. And the athletes were prepared.

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Can’t Miss Combine Google+ Hangout

Posted by Chris Herting on February 22, 2013 – 11:34 pm


Redskin’s fans! For the first time ever we’ve teamed with CSNWashington, Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and Google to bring you exclusive Redskins news and combine analysis direct from Lucas Oil Stadium at this year’s 2013 NFL Combine.

Tomorrow live at 12:30pm ET on the Redskins Google+ Page, Redskins.com’s Brian Tinsman, CSNWashington’s Tarik El-Bashir, and Bleacher Report’s Will Carroll will be talking combine and answering questions submitted by YOU the fans.

Have a Combine-related question you’re dying to ask the team? Wondering what direction the team is headed next season? Here’s your chance to ask the experts what’s on your mind as the 2013 NFL Draft approaches.

All you have to do is submit your question/s on the official Redskins Twitter account or the official Redskins Google+ Page using the hashtags #CombinePlus and #HTTR!

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Redskins Seeking Next Alfred Morris

Posted by Chris Herting on February 20, 2013 – 4:19 pm


With the start of the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine today in Indianapolis, Redskins fans can officially shift their focus to the long road to the NFL Draft.

The Scouting Combine was originally designed to provide teams with medical information on the players they might one day invest thousands of dollars in. Now, the Redskins will join the other 31 teams in attendance to mentally and physically poke and prod each of the 333 invitees in what has truly become the world’s most public job interview.

Wall-to-wall coverage of the Combine begins on the NFL Network Saturday morning at 9 a.m., and runs through next Wednesday evening. You can catch every 40-yard dash, 225-pound bench press, and three-cone drill in real time. You can watch as some NFL dreams take root, while others are stomped out.

Helping you and I understand the results and gauge the importance of the Combine is Redskins Director of Player Personnel Scott Campbell, who is now entering his 13th season with the Washington Redskins.

As was highlighted in yesterday’s post, Campbell and his staff deserve huge credit for the scouting work that went into last year’s landmark draft. However, there is much more to be said by the soft-spoken director of college scouting, as he prepares for one of the biggest days of his NFL calendar.

Check out the rest of his interview below:
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Combine Is Key For Redskins Scouts

Posted by Chris Herting on February 19, 2013 – 3:19 pm


Redskins Director of Player Personnel Scott Campbell is entering his 27th NFL season and his 13th with the Washington Redskins. Campbell originally joined the Redskins staff in 2001 as Director of College Scouting and in 2008 he was promoted to his current role as Director of Player Personnel.

As son of Marion Campbell, former head coach for the Atlanta Falcons and the defensive coordinator for the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles (1980), Scott’s NFL background is an extensive one to say the least, serving in numerous roles throughout his tenure in the league.

Fans sometimes look at the NFL season within the microscope of a five month season and yearly April draft. However, for Scott Campbell and the other team scouts, championships are won and/or lost in the time spent off of the gridiron. Read more »

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Brandyn Thompson Scouts His Alma Mater

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 23, 2012 – 5:19 pm

A popular topic of conversation in the Redskins’ locker room, is the comparison of alma maters.  Some teams hail from rival schools (Trent Williams and Brian Orakpo), while others amuse themselves with bold predictions and what-if scenarios.

Each player has their own outspoken bias, but nobody knows a team as well as a former member.  So, just one year after he made the jump to the professional ranks, I asked Redskins cornerback Brandyn Thompson to review the draft-eligible Boise State Broncos.

He agreed, as long as I looked past the fact that those are “his guys.”

“I do have a biased opinion.  Those guys are not just my teammates, but actually the class that I came in with,” he explained.  “I didn’t get to redshirt my freshman year, so all those guys are the ones that I went through the program with.” Read more »

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Crowdsourcing Mike Shanahan’s Indianapolis Presser

Posted by Matt Terl on February 25, 2011 – 5:20 pm

After a full day of transcribing Larry Michael’s interview with Mike Shanahan, there are few things on Earth I feel like doing LESS than I feel like transcribing Mike Shanahan’s press conference in Indianapolis. Which is fortunate, because I’m not in Indianapolis to see the presser, and I don’t yet have audio or video of it to transcribe. The good news — for me AND for those of you who are interested in the gist of what Shanahan said — is, of course,Twitter, which allows us to get instant feedback from the people who ARE there. Like this picture, for example, from Official Combine Correspondent Jordan Beane:

Or these summaries and quotes from the intrepid travelling Redskins Beat Corps (and Their Backing Band Of NFL Writers): Read more »

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Friday, February 20: Start With Some Links

Posted by Matt Terl on February 20, 2009 – 9:04 am

  • Well, the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine is underway, so the building here is even emptier than it’s been for most of the offseason. NFL.com has a Combine blog to keep you updated on what’s going on there, in case you’re concerned that you missed something drastic during offensive linemen measurements and Wonderlic tests, or quarterback pre-physical exams. (The Sporting News has the weekend’s schedule in an easy-to-read format.) Speaking of the Wonderlic, you can take a shortened timed version online here, but I imagine it’s much tougher when you have the weight of your entire future resting on your performance.

    I’m not sold on the combine, myself. From a personnel evaluation standpoint, it’s just a piece of the puzzle — and a small one, at that — and as far as TV programming, watching a bunch of guys do the shuttle drill just doesn’t thrill me. Rich Tandler sums up my feelings pretty well in his piece Combore 2009. That said, I’m sure I’ll put in at least a couple of hours with NFL Network this weekend.

    (Hat tip to Hogs Haven for the Wonderlic link.)

  • Fatpickled has a very good interview with former Redskin (and former Terrapin) linebacker Neil Olkiewicz that’s well worth a read — funny and informative in equal parts.
  • Jordan Gross is no longer on the market in free agency, but the National Football Post has a good rundown of the offensive tackles who are still available.
  • And Homer McFanboy continues to be embedded with the Washington Capitals, which provides me a perfect excuse to link to his coverage of Alex Ovechkin’s amazing goal from a couple nights ago, as well as the frame-by-frame breakdown on Japers’ Rink. The self-pass off the boards that starts his run might be the single niftiest move I can remember seeing in a hockey game.

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Coach Zorn Talks At The Combine

Posted by Matt Terl on February 19, 2009 – 3:46 pm

Ah, I’ve missed Jim Zorn press conferences. Zorn, speaking from a podium to reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine today, sounded … well,very Zorn-like.

Not in the catch-phrase way, though: I didn’t hear a single “violent,” “medium,” “sudden,” or even “absolutely” as I listened to him talk, but everything else was there: the candor, the honesty, the calm humor, and the fondness for discussing medical issues in great detail.

In fact, the candor seems to have been ramped up a notch, as Zorn owns up to some clock mismanagement and some game management situations he hopes to improve. As the coach’s first major public comments of the 2009 football season, I’m liking most of what I’m hearing.

On whether saw any surprises when reviewing the 2008 season:

“There were a couple of things to look at. Number one, where we got stopped in our offensive thrust to try and get the ball in the end zone was really from the plus-50 to the plus-20. That’s where we ended a lot of drives. We have been taking a detailed look at that. There are some answers there and that is what we are trying to address as we come into our minicamps, training camps – as we start experimenting with some new ideas.

“Our overall schemes are going to stay the same, but it is how we get the ball into the red zone and then be able to score from the red zone – those are concerns of mine because we didn’t score enough points this football season.”

On the Redskins approach in free agency:

“I think every team will try to be active and we certainly will be as well, but I don’t know. We will have some guys in and I think free agency has to do with both parties trying to get together, all sides of the issue trying to get together and coming to some kind of a need-help and then being able to agree on how to get it done. I think we will have some activity, but I wouldn’t know how much or how little that is going to end up being.”

On whether the Redskins have enough space under the salary cap to be active in free agency:

“Yes. I wouldn’t know how much and that plays a part in how active we can be. Some teams can be more active than others. I’m not going to go into talking about what the space is.”

On how much he will change his personality next season: Read more »

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