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Prospect Interview: Nigel King

Monday, February 9th, 2015
Photo by Nick Krug

Photo by Nick Krug

DLD scout Paulo Figari visited a training facility in Florida and interviewed several 2015 NFL Draft prospects. One of those is former Kansas wideout Nigel King.

King is an early entrant to the draft, leaving the Jayhawks after one season following a transfer from Maryland. The 6’3″, 210 pound wideout caught 30 passes for 537 yards and a touchdown in Lawrence, following a 33-catch campaign in his sophomore year.

Nigel King interview

Hear King talk about his football influences, his off-field hobbies and what workout numbers he expects to post.


Prospect Interview: Tye Smith

Sunday, February 8th, 2015
Photo by Rob Johnson/Baltimore Sun

Photo by Rob Johnson/Baltimore Sun

DLD’s Paulo Figari recently sat down with a few prospects to get some thoughts on the draft process, preparation, who was the toughest matchups and more.

First up is Tye Smith, a cornerback from Towson who showed enough to earn a Shrine Game berth. He held his own in St. Pete, and now he has earned a Combine invite as well.


Tye Smith CB Towson

Smith started every game in his final three years at Towson, breaking up 26 passes, pulling down 6 INTs and racking up over 250 tackles. He locked horns with the likes of Kevin White and Odell Beckham, so he’s not your typical FCS greenhorn. At Shrine Game weigh-ins, he surprised by weighing 191 pounds at 6’1″ after being listed at just 170 for the Tigers.


Scouting Notes: Stanford vs. Notre Dame

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Logo from GoldHelmet

Logo from GoldHelmet

Jeff Risdon

The Irish hosted the Cardinal on a chilly, rainy October afternoon with real wind chill below freezing. Stanford entered at 3-1, while the Irish were 4-0 and ranked 9th. Dan Hicks and Mike Mayock had the call for NBC. Notre Dame held on for a 17-14 win in a very sloppy game. More balls were dropped than caught and neither team had any success running the ball. If anyone ever tells you Kevin Hogan or Everett Golson is an NFL quarterback, point them to this debacle to prove otherwise.  (more…)


Senior Bowl Weigh-in Notes

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Photo by Jeff Risdon

Photo by Jeff Risdon

Jeff Risdon

Tuesday morning’s weigh-in kicked off the Senior Bowl festivities. It’s one of the oddest things you’ll ever see.

Picture a ballroom filled with about 1500 men. They are gazing up at a stage where young men parade in front of them wearing nothing but Under Armour underwear to get weighed and measured. That’s how I spent my morning. (more…)


10 Things I’ve Learned from Shrine Game Practices

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Photo by Jeff Risdon

Photo by Jeff Risdon

Jeff Risdon

 

I’ve been at every minute of the first three days of practices here in St. Petersburg, watching as many of the players in as much detail as possible. Here are 10 of the things I have taken away so far… (more…)


Shrine Week Notes Day 3

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Photo by Jeff Risdon

Photo by Jeff Risdon

Paulo Figari

With a calm wind and decent temperature the evaluators and scouts were in for a great day of viewership at the east and west practices. To start the day the East practice starts with some light drills followed by my favorite the 1 on 1′s with Defensive Backs and Wide Receivers. It was than followed by a lot of special teams drills which drew loud roaring yawns. (more…)






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