"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Take 5 minutes and watch 3 great former players help raise money for future scholarships and the LSA Emergency Aid Fund. Also get a chance to hear all of them talk candidly about Michigan. Miss you already, 16.
3. Michigan: Denard Robinson, RB/WR (5104, 199 and 4.42), William Campbell, DT/OG (6047, 318 and 5.30 E) and Jordan Kovacs, SAF (5110, 202 and 4.61):
After showing dramatic improvement at the Combine, Denard showed NFL teams that he has continued working very hard at making the transition from quarterback to receiver. He not only went through receiver drills, but also was put through running back drills as many teams believe that while his long term future is as a slot receiver, the fastest way for him to get on the field as a rookie will be as a third down back. During the workout, Denard displayed the explosive, game breaking athleticism that has NFL teams excited. After looking like a quarterback trying to play receiver at the Senior Bowl and Combine, Denard looked like a receiver at the workout and showed the confidence catching the ball that he had not before. He not only caught every pass thrown his way during the workout, but did so with hands and did not allow the ball to get into his body where he had to battle the ball.
Many NFL scouts were shocked that defensive tackle Williams Campbell was not invited to the Combine after a strong senior season and an impressive week of practice at the East West Shrine Game. A massive man with outstanding natural strength, NFL personnel in attendance were shocked at how smooth and easily he moved in drills. He not only went through defensive line drills, but also offensive line drills as some teams feel he has great potential as a guard. After his pro day performance we expect Campbell to be drafted, but what position he will be asked to play in the NFL will be determined by the team that selects him.
Still not assured of being drafted, safety Jordan Kovacs’ good all-around workout made his odds better than 50% of being selected. Not only did Kovacs run significantly faster than expected, but he also vertical jumped 35 and broad jumped 10. He is still not viewed as a potential starter, but after his workout NFL personnel told us they think he could be an excellent backup who excels on special teams.
Link Here. Also discusses CMU's Fisher, a WR from GVSU, and MSU's three early entrees in another post (Bell and Sims looked really good, Gholston really bad).
FWIW: Russ Lande is a former scout for the Rams and Browns. Not really sure about what connections he still has or if he's any good at predicting these kinds of things, so take it for what it's worth.
The Daily has a fun piece about a competition between Denard Robinson and Jordan Kovacs, with the winner getting a steak dinner. The competition involves preparing for the NFL draft.
MGoBlue.com has a video with Kovacs teaching Coach Hoke how to vote for Denard for the EA Sports cover. I don't think either of them have futures in acting.
I don't know how to embed this type of video, if anyone can help.
Just a reminder for those who care. NFL combine is starting workouts today.
Denard will workout with the Wide Outs tomorrow Sunday the 24th. TV is the NFL network. QB's, RB's and WR's all workout tomorrow so the coverage flips back and forth from workout to workout for those of you who do not know about the combine.
His measurables came in at this
Height-5'10 (kind surprised me I thought he was at least 6 foot)
Arm Length 32 5/8"
Weight 199 LBS
The combine player profile is
If you're interested, Denard will be doing another signing this Sunday (2/17) at Southland Center in Taylor from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.