By: John Murphy/NLScouting.com
April 13, 2005

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"BREAKING NEWS"

NFL COMBINE RETURNS POSITIVE TEST RESULTS:

The following players tested positive for a banned substance according to the NFL's substance abuse policy at this year's NFL COMBINE... BOWIE STATE senior safety ATCHESON CONWAY... CLEMSON senior defensive tackle ERIC COLEMAN... WISCONSIN senior defensive tackle ANTTAJ HAWTHORNE... WISCONSIN senior offensive lineman JONATHAN CLINKSCALE... all four players will now face being entered into STAGE ONE of the NFL substance abuse program, which would then lead to STAGE TWO, which means the player is then subject to as many as 10 urine tests per month for up to two years... "A formal letter informing them of the positive test would be sent out to the player representative of each player that tests positive for a banned substance at the NFL Combine", according to one league representative... "It is a real shame to see guys like this throw away the great opportunity that (we) gave them to display themselves at the Combine... what it really does is tell me more about their character and makeup... as they were able to basically sit there and lie to (my) face knowing that they had been doing these activities in the days or weeks leading up to Indianapolis... it's just sad that's my word for them and these results", explained one NFL scouting director.

WELCOME TO THE NFL DRAFT:

CALIFORNIA junior quarterback AARON RODGERS... AUBURN senior running back RONNIE BROWN... UTAH junior quarterback ALEX SMITH... MICHIGAN senior wide receiver BRAYLON EDWARDS... TEXAS senior linebacker DERRICK JOHNSON have all confirmed that they have been invited and accepted the chance to be in attendance for the NFL Draft... meanwhile, MIAMI senior cornerback ANTREL ROLLE at first passed on the chance to be in attendance, telling the media gathered for his post-draft visit in San Francisco that he would not be attending... but later had a change of heart and will make the trip to New York.

SIDE NOTES:

CALIFORNIA senior wide receiver CHASE LYMAN has signed with Marvin Demoff to be his player representative, please contact him for Lyman's "Draft-Day" contact information.

MIAMI junior running back FRANK GORE, N.C. A&T senior offensive lineman JUNIUS COSTON, OREGON STATE junior cornerback BRANDON BROWNER and FLORIDA A&M senior quarterback BEN DOUGHERTY have all made or are in the process of making a change in their player representatives, so any/all teams may be interested in contacting each of them to receive updated "Draft-Day" contact information.

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MARCH 31st/APRIL 1st:

HOBART, NY (April) senior offensive lineman ALEX BELL (#77) is available to workout for scouts/coaches on-campus anytime between now and the draft... has all the raw tools you desire in an offensive lineman... quick on his feet... shows terrific balance and mobility on his tapes... can get out and pull... good, but not great finisher right now... but is a terrific all-around athlete... weighs 6026, 325 pounds... has run between 5.02 and 5.08 in the 40; which is faster than the 5.20 estimate our staff posted earlier this year... 25-28 reps of 225 pounds... 33-35" vertical... but can also dunk a basketball from a standing position at his size... also played college basketball for the school... has a great attitude and personality, both on and off the field... granted it was against Division III competition, but his tapes against Franklin & Marshall, St. Lawrence and Rowan are very formidable... those who have read our reports since last summer will remember that Alex Bell was one of our Top-50 rated offensive guards (#46) in August and was recently #40 when our pre-combine grades were released in February.

UPDATE: Had a private workout over the weekend that lasted two hours... actually ended the workout by dunking the basketball... weighed in at 6023, 328 pounds... ran 5.15 in the 40... 4.81 short shuttle; slipped some on the tape that marked the line... 8.21 three-cone; showed terrific balance and coordination for his size, as he never put his hand down for balance even around the third cone... 27 reps of 225 pounds... 7'0" broad jump, as he hit 8'2" to 8'5" on several attempts but scratched on each... 31" vertical... he is available for additional workouts on-campus, which is upstate New York in the vicinity of Albany and Syracuse, leading up to the draft... please contact his agent for more information.

PRIVATE VISIT & WORKOUT UPDATES:

AKRON senior safety MICHAEL BROUSSARD ran between 4.37 and 4.41 in the 40... 35" vertical.. 20 reps of 225 pounds... 11.60 60-yard... weighs 5110, 196 pounds... played as a true freshman at Wisconsin... please contact his agent for more information.

ALABAMA senior linebacker CORNELIUS WORTHAM has drawn additional interest from New England.

ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM senior wide receiver RODDY WHITE has a private visit scheduled with Washington... he also has private visits scheduled with Atlanta and Chicago.

ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM senior linebacker ZAC WOODFIN has drawn additional interest from New England.

ALBANY, NY senior safety/linebacker KURT CAMPBELL has had a private visit with Green Bay.

ARKANSAS senior defensive end JEB HUCKEBA is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City... has also drawn additional interest from Green Bay.

AUBURN senior running back RONNIE BROWN will not have a private visit with Miami before the NFL Draft... he spent additional time with the Dolphins staff, including head coach Nick Saban after his recent on-campus workout for them.

AUBURN senior cornerback CARLOS ROGERS is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City.

AUBURN senior running back CARNELL WILLIAMS has had a private visit with Minnesota... he will not have a private visit with Miami before the draft... he spent additional time with the Dolphins staff, including head coach Nick Saban after his recent on-campus workout for them.

AUBURN senior defensive lineman JAY RATLIFF has drawn additional interest from New England.

CALIFORNIA junior quarterback AARON RODGERS had a private workout with Tampa Bay last weekend (Saturday), which featured future Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice on the receiving end of his passes... head coach Jon Gruden, offensive coordinator Paul Hackett and GM Bruce Allen were all in attendance... has a private visit with San Francisco planned for later today (Wednesday)... will not have a private visit with Miami before the NFL Draft... as they spent extensive time with him before/after his Pro Day workout.

CALIFORNIA senior defensive end/linebacker RYAN RIDDLE had a private workout with San Francisco last weekend.

CAL-POLY senior linebacker JORDAN BECK is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City... has continued to draw daily interest from a wide-variety of teams after posting eye-opening results at both the Combine and his Pro Day.

CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE senior cornerback/return man JOHN MCPHERSON has had a private workout recently... ran between 4.48 and 4.52 in the 40... 1.56 10-yard... 4.25 short shuttle... 6.86 three-cone... 37" vertical... 10'2" broad jump... 29 3/4" arms... 9" hands... weighed in at 5082, 192 pounds... very fluid athlete... great quickness... can be a little bit of a gambler at times on tape.. but has some potential for special teams and nickel/dime.

COLUMBIA senior qua rterback JEFF OTIS... senior tight end WADE FLETCHER... senior defensive lineman MICHAEL QUARSHIE all had a private workout with the NY Jets last weekend (Saturday)... they will be having a private workout with New England later on today (Wednesday).

DELAWARE senior linebacker MONDOE DAVIS, who worked out for scouts at the school's second Pro Day last week, our initial results include 40-times between 4.72 and 4.78... a second report included times in the 4.63 range... as he had previously ran in the 4.55 range on both a track and Field Turf... either way he has proven to be a very interesting prospect in terms of long-range potential, as he has played only two full-seasons at linebacker to date.

FRESNO STATE senior defensive tackle DONYELL BOOKER has drawn additional interest from Cleveland and Oakland among several others.

FRESNO STATE junior safety JAMES SANDERS is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City... has also had private visits with Cincinnati, Detroit, Green Bay, New England, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.

GEORGIA junior safety/linebacker THOMAS DAVIS is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City... had a private visit with Detroit earlier this week (Monday).

GEORGIA junior linebacker ODELL THURMAN has had a private visit with Green Bay.

GEORGIA senior defensive end/linebacker DAVID POLLACK had a private visit with Detroit earlier this week (Monday).

HOWARD U. senior defensive back RONALD BARTELL has drawn additional interest from Tennessee.

IOWA senior defensive end MATT ROTH had a private workout with Indianapolis on Tuesday (April 12th)... ran 4.32 short shuttle... 7.30 three-cone... and weighed in at 274 pounds... weather conditions forced them indoors, so the times were done on a new FieldTurf surface... that is a much improved three-cone time (7.62)... and he has done equal or better in the shuttle/agility drills than several other top-rated DE prospects, while also carrying 270-plus pounds each time.

IOWA STATE senior cornerback ELLIS HOBBS has had a private visit with the NY Jets.

JAMES MADISON senior defensive back RODNEY MCCARTER has drawn additional interest from NY Jets, Tennessee and Washington... his special teams prowess is what is getting teams interested in watching additional game film.

LINDENWOOD/MEMPHIS senior running back DERRON PARQUET has received additional interest from several teams after running between 4.41 and 4.43 in the 40... 26 reps of 225 pounds... 10'10" broad jump... 40" vertical, which came against the side of the wall... so it would convert to between 42-43"... weighed in at 5110, 220 pounds... did not do any other drills, as he was asked to run a third 40-time and pulled up with when his hamstring got tight... at a private workout held recently at East St. John High School in the New Orleans area... there were two teams in attendance.

LSU senior cornerback COREY WEBSTER is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City.

MIAMI senior cornerback ANTREL ROLLE is scheduled to have private visits with Detroit and Washington... and then will meet with several representatives of Houston on Friday in Miami, as their initial meeting in Houston was unalbe to be scheduled.

MICHIGAN senior wide receiver BRAYLON EDWARDS has private visits scheduled with Cleveland, Minnesota and Tampa Bay... he will not have a private visit with Miami before the NFL Draft... as they met with him extensively after his Pro Day workout.

MICHIGAN senior linebacker ROY MANNING has received additional interest from Chicago, Green Bay, Jacksonville and Tennessee... several other teams have inquired about additional game films, since his Pro Day... as he posted workout numbers equal to most of the linebackers invited to the Combine.

MIDWESTERN STATE, TX senior offensive tackle AMARIAH FARROW ran between 2.92/2.95 in the first 20-yard during a private workout with the B.C. Lions of the CFL last Saturday... he also did positional drills and firmly impressed their staff in attendance... no 40-time or other workout numbers were taken at that workout.

MINNESOTA junior running back MARION BARBER III has had a private visit with the NY Jets.

MISSISSIPPI senior offensive lineman MARCUS JOHNSON has had a private visit with Pittsburgh.

MISSISSIPPI STATE senior offensive tackle DAVID STEWART has had a private visit with Cleveland and will have a private workout with the offensive line coach for Tennessee on Wednesday.

MISSOURI senior defensive tackle ATIYYAH ELLISON had a private workout with Cleveland earlier this week... also has private visits with Carolina and St. Louis coming up the next few days.

MISSOURI junior defensive tackle C.J. MOSLEY had a private workout with Cleveland earlier this week... also has had a private visit with the NY Jets.

MISSOURI junior running back DAMIEN NASH is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City.

N.C. STATE senior offensive tackle CHRIS COLMER had a private visit with New England earlier this week (Monday).

NEBRASKA junior safety JOSH BULLOCKS had a private visit with the NY Jets last week... is also scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City... has also drawn additional interest from Dallas and New Orleans.

NEBRASKA junior cornerback/return man FABIAN WASHINGTON is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City... has also drawn additional interest from Jacksonville and NY Jets.

NORTHERN COLORADO senior wide receiver VINCENT JACKSON will have a private visit with St. Louis later today (Wednesday).

NORTHERN MICHIGAN senior punter RYAN WETTSTEIN has drawn additional attention from Detroit, Green Bay, Houston and Kansas City... he is very consistent with his hang time... and his catch to drop time is one of the best in this year's draft... he is a very technically sound punter... averaged 41.5 yards per punt, as a senior.

NORTHWESTERN senior offensive guard IKE NDUKWE has drawn additional interest from Chicago, Green Bay, Houston, Oakland and Tennessee... ran 4.86 short shuttle and 7.62 three-cone, while weighing 6035, 330 pounds at a workout last Friday... previously, he ran between 5.08/5.19 in the 40... 25" vertical... 7'10" broad jump and 20 reps of 225 pounds... had a private visit with Chicago last weekend (Sunday)... will also be visiting Green Bay.

NORTHWESTERN senior running back NOAH HERRON has drawn additional interest from Dallas.

NOTRE DAME senior wide receiver CARLYLE HOLIDAY has drawn additional interest from Dallas and Green Bay.

NOTRE DAME junior defensive end JUSTIN TUCK has had a private visit with Minnesota.

OKLAHOMA senior wide receiver WILL PEOPLES has drawn additional interest from Chicago, Dallas, Green Bay, Houston and San Diego... did interviews with Chicago and San Diego last week.

OKLAHOMA senior wide receiver MARK BRADLEY is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City.

OKLAHOMA junior safety BRODNEY POOL is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City.

OKLAHOMA STATE senior cornerback/return man DARRENT WILLIAMS is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City.

PEARL RIVER CC, MS wide receiver LARRY BRACKINS has had a private visit with Tampa Bay.

PURDUE senior fullback JON GOLDSBERRY has a private workout scheduled with New England for later this week... in our previous report it was stated that he did a private workout for Green Bay last week... it was actually a private visit.

SAGINAW VALLEY STATE senior offensive tackle TODD HERREMANS is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City.

SAN DIEGO STATE junior linebacker MATT MCCOY will have a private visit with Jacksonville later on today... he will then go to the NY Jets and finally Detroit on Friday... will have had a total of 12 private visits, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Miami, Phiadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco... additionally, he has seven private workouts on-campus with Carolina, Cleveland, Green Bay and St. Louis performing those along with Atlanta, Chicago and Phildelphia... Cincinnati, Kansas City, New England, Seattle and Tampa Bay all tried to scheduled private visits, as well.

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE senior quarterback MIKE ABATE has drawn additional interest from Kansas City.

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI senior linebacker ANTOINE CASH will have a private workout on-campus on Wednesday.

STANFORD senior linebacker DAVID BERGERON has had private visits with Philadelphia and San Diego... has also had a private workout with Philadelphia and San Francisco.

STANFORD senior tight end ALEX SMITH has drawn additional interest from Detroit and NY Jets.

STANFORD senior offensive tackle/defensive lineman WILL SVITEK is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City.

TEXAS senior linebacker DERRICK JOHNSON is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City.

TROY STATE senior defensive end/outside linebacker DEMARCUS WARE is scheduled to have a private visit with Kansas City.

TULANE senior wide receiver ROYDELL WILLIAMS has a private visit scheduled with Kansas City... had a private visit with Green Bay last week.

UL-LAFAYETTE senior safety CEANDRIS BROWN has a private visit scheduled with Dallas.

USC wide receiver MIKE WILLIAMS has had a private visit with Washington.

UTAH junior quarterback ALEX SMITH had a private workout with Tampa Bay late last week (Friday)... he also had a private visit with San Francisco on Tuesday.

UTAH senior defensive tackle SIONE POUHA has had private visits with the NY Jets and New England.

UTAH senior offensive guard CHRIS KEMOEATU has helped make teams feel more comfortable about himself, his attitude and personality during recent visits and research into his background... he's a quiet guy that does not like the media attention of the draft... just wants to show up and play... had a 2.7 GPA and speaks two languages... teams that have guys with similar backgrounds to him or have had their offensive line coach meet/speak to him are giving him mid-second to third round grades.

VIRGINIA senior defensive tackle ANDREW HOFFMAN has drawn additional interest from Cleveland.

VIRGINIA junior linebacker DARRYL BLACKSTOCK has drawn additional interest from Cleveland and Miami.

VIRGINIA TECH senior cornerback ERIC GREEN has a private visit scheduled with Kansas City.

WEST VIRGINIA junior cornerback/return man ADAM "PACMAN" JONES has had a private visit with Minnesota.

WESTERN WASHINGTON senior punter/kicker MICHAEL KOENEN has drawn additional interest from Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Philadelphia and Seattle.

WILLIAM PENN, IA senior wide receiver EDWARD SIMMS has drawn additional interest from several teams since his recent pre-draft workout with Washington.

WINONA STATE senior wide receiver CHRIS SAMP has drawn additional interest from Green Bay... he had a private workout with them recently... ran 4.53 in the 40... 4.13 short shuttle... 7.09 three-cone... 36.5" vertical... 27 reps of 225 pounds... weighed 6026, 226 pounds... also worked out at Wisconsin's Pro Day... ran 4.52 in the 40... 4.15 short shuttle... 7.12 three-cone... 37" vertical... 27 reps of 225 pounds... scored 32 on his Wonderlic... Jacksonville, Green Bay and Pittsburgh have all shown additional interest.

WINONA STATE senior quarterback BRIAN WROBEL has drawn additional interest from a large number of teams, including Arizona, Buffalo, Cleveland, Denver, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Miami, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tennessee, since his Pro Day... many have requested additional game film and researched his background... as a matter of reference his highlight/game film includes the fact that he recorded a flat-foot throw of 57 yards in a prior workout.

WISCONSIN senior defensive tackle JASON JEFFERSON had a private workout with Cleveland on Tuesday (March 12th)... did positional drills for defensive coordinator Todd Grantham... his workouts and the review of his senior game film has caused several teams to call him with additional interest since the Combine.

WISCONSIN senior defensive end ERASMUS JAMES has had a private visit with Minnesota and is scheduled to have one with Kansas City.

WISCONSIN senior offensive guard DAN BUENNING has had a private visit with St. Louis.


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