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Harvin did indeed test positive

Posted by Administrator On April - 14 - 2009

Though NFLDraftBible.com took a lot of criticism a couple of weeks ago, and perhaps rightfully so, for naming six players as having tested positive for marijuana or banned substances at the Scouting Combine, we’ve confirmed that one of the players outed by the web site — Florida receiver Percy Harvin — indeed tested positive for marijuana at the Combine.

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Finding Compliment to Slaton high on Texans’ list

Posted by Administrator On April - 14 - 2009

The Texans ranked a franchise-best third in NFL offense last season, averaging 382.1 yards a game, yet were 17th in scoring with 22.9 points a game. Why the discrepancy? Start with their two major deficiencies.

The Texans couldn’t protect the ball; they were minus-10 in turnover ratio, tied for 29th.

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Duke’s Greg Paulus getting a look in the NFL?

Posted by Administrator On April - 14 - 2009

Duke basketball fans stung by the team’s early exit from the NCAA tournament last month may have a rooting interest in the NFL draft.

PFT reports that the Packers have worked out former Duke player Greg Paulus.

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Maclin in high demand

Posted by Administrator On April - 7 - 2009

There is no doubt about it. Jeremy Maclin is definitely on the NFL’s most-wanted list.

Scout.com has learned that Maclin has already visited with the Cincinnati Bengals, and he is scheduled for official visits with the Detroit Lions, the New York Jets, the St. Louis Rams and the Cleveland Browns so far. He’s also scheduled for a private workout with the Oakland Raiders this week.

The multi-talented wide receiver out of Missouri is the third player in NCAA history to average over 200 all-purpose yards per game during a career, posting an incredible 5,609 all-purpose yards in just 28 games. He averaged 82.6 yards per game receiving, 73.1 yards per game gained on kickoff returns, 20.6 yards on punt returns and 23.8 yards rushing. As a kickoff returner, he fell just two yards short of setting a single-season record in 2007 with 1,346 yards.

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What’s up with Harvin?

Posted by Administrator On April - 4 - 2009

NFLDraftBible.com reported that former Florida Gators wide receiver Percy Harvin tested positive for marijuana use at the NFL Combine, but when you go to the site and click on the link, it’s now listed as temporarily unavailable. Wonder if they took it down.

Phone messages are out to Harvin and his agency run by Joel Segal, so I will update upon any official word later in the day.

If the drug use is true, the affect it would have on his draft stock is difficult to quantify at this point. Top-five picks Calvin Johnson and Gaines Adams admitted to marijuana use and still made their dough. Most of Harvin’s so-called ‘character issues’ stem from his tumultuous high school career in Virginia Beach, where he was banned from prep sports altogether for a string of behavioral issues.

Durability issues loomed large during Harvin’s career, but not major character flaws — at least not publicly. Harvin was neither arrested nor labeled a ’suspended’ player. Urban Meyer, who’s not afraid to rip a sketchy character, always praised Harvin.

But when you’re investing millions of dollars, do you want to throw that money to a guy who flunked a test he knew would come?

Many draft boards, including NFLDraftBible, have elevated Harvin to a top-15 pick after running routes and catching passes with ease at his Florida Pro Day in March.

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Raji failed drug test at combine

Posted by Administrator On April - 3 - 2009

Former Boston College lineman B.J. Raji, who is considered the top defensive tackle eligible for this month’s NFL draft, reportedly failed a drug test at the NFL combine.

The report, which did not identify the drug, was published on SI.com and attributed to unidentified NFL team sources. The Web site reported that Raji’s name will be on a list of players who tested positive.

Raji, rated fourth on Todd McShay’s projected list and No. 5 on Mel Kiper’s most recent Big Board on ESPN.com, missed the 2007 college season with academic problems.

SI.com reported that NFL scouts had been told that Raji also tested positive for marijuana during his time at BC.

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A Legend is Born

Posted by Administrator On April - 3 - 2009