Pittsburgh RB LeSean McCoy ran forty times of 4.50 and 4.52 at Pittsburgh’s Pro Day on Tuesday Those are mediocre times for McCoy who did not run at the combine. According to Todd McShay of ESPN, McCoy was also lackluster in the broad and vertical jumps but stood out in position work, particularly receiving drills where he showed the ability to “bend up field immediately.” McCoy currently projects as an early second-round pick. He left Pitt banking on being a first round pick. Earlier reports of McCoy running a 4.4 forty time were false.
There‚Äôs talk that the Penn State star defensive end Aaron Maybin has bulked up in the past couple weeks and has gained 12-15 pounds as he prepares for the NFL combine. Maybin, 6 foot 4 played at 235lbs this season. Scouts love Maybin‚Äôs potential which has led to some talk that he could be a top 10 pick. There has also been some leaks that he‚Äôs been running his 40 times in the 4.65 ‚Äì 4.70 range. Maybin is expected to sign with super agent Drew Rosenhaus. Pitt running back LeSean McCoy remains in Miami training extensively with potential draft picks. Drew Rosenhaus the agent for McCoy continues to tout McCoy as the best running back in the draft. Steelers scouts have been raving about
Family members of LeSean McCoy made it known this week that he would declare for the NFL draft. On Friday he had an emotional meeting with the coaching staff and now he won‚Äôt make a decision until next week. Guaranteed dollars is the big thing in the NFL. There is a major difference between a late first rounder and early second round pick. The last pick in the first round in the 2008 draft was Kenny Phillips. His signing bonus was about
11/28/08 — 2009 NFL Draft Running Back rankings 1. Knowshon Moreno- Georgia, Eligible Soph- Moreno is another red shirted player who is eligible as a sophomore. Moreno is the total package. It is almost impossible to find any flaws in his game at this point. At this point he is a lock to be a first round selection. 2. Chris Wells- Ohio State, Jr- Wells has been slowed by injury this year. He also has been underperforming a little bit in the bigger games but It shouldn‚Äôt hurt him too much and he will most likely end up being the second running back taken this year. 3. Javon Ringer- Michigan State, Sr- Ringer has carried Michigan State this year. He has outperformed every other senior back this season which could get him a first round selection. 4. LeSean McCoy- Pittsburgh, Eligible Soph- McCoy wasn‚Äôt red shirted but he is stillRead More »
The Pitt Panthers football program received some very good news this afternoon when star running back LeSean McCoy announced he will return for his junior season. Rumors have been swirling that McCoy would declare for the NFL but McCoy has put those rumors to rest for now. McCoy 20, (227 CAR – 1,125 YDS – 18TD’s) is rated among the top three running backs on many NFL draft boards and would likely be a 1st round pick if he were to declare for the NFL Draft. Still, the Draft is 5 months away and McCoy could change mind at anytime Source: Post- Gazette
Pitt 26 – South Florida 21 The Pitt Panthers did it again upsetting another top 10 team in a prime time matchup. Defensively the Panthers limited quarterback Matt Grothe and the Panthers got a strong performance from running back LeSean McCoy (28 ATT ‚Äì 142 YDS ‚Äì 2TD). McCoy made key runs late in the game to keep the chains moving and quarterback Bill Stull managed the game well. Stull was efficient and halted South Florida‚Äôs early momentum when he connected with wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin for a 52 yard touchdown pass. The Panthers at 4-1 move to first place in the Big East. Full analysis in the morning
The Syracuse Orange had the Pitt Panthers on the verge of a loss that could have had major implications to the Panthers coaching staff. Down 24 ‚Äì 16 in the third quarter Pitt fought back and scored 18 unanswered points to beat the Orange 34-24 in Syracuse. LeSean McCoy and LaRod Stephens-Howling led the Panthers comeback combining for 218 rushing yards. Stephens ‚Äì Howling‚Äôs 3 yard touchdown run with 3:22 left in the fourth quarter was the difference maker. More to come in Sunday‚Äôs edition.