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Golden Tate, and the winning edge

He's a smaller guy with big NFL dreams -- and here's why Notre Dame's Golden Tate should find success in pro football.

By Doug Farrar | April 1, 2010; 07:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Stafon Johnson: Desperate to be great

Stafon Johnson's story isn't about 40 times and yards per carry -- it's about persistence, inner strength, and a comeback that's almost unbelievable.

By Doug Farrar | March 18, 2010; 01:19 AM ET | Comments (1)

Gaines' combine charges ace tests

In part two of our series on scouting combine preparation, the players coming out of Travelle Gaines' L.A. facility put up big numbers in Indianapolis.

By Doug Farrar | March 12, 2010; 09:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Workout Warlord: Travelle Gaines aces the combine

As performances at the scouting combine have become increasingly important for rookies, training facilities like Performance Gaines are becoming more prominent and profitable.

By Doug Farrar | March 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Tweets from the combine

Keep up with all the happenings at this weekend's NFL scouting combine with live twitter feeds from Doug Farrar, the Post's NFL reporters and other media members covering the event.

By Matt Brooks | February 25, 2010; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (1)

2010 scouting combine preview

The Scouting Combine gets bigger every year. Here's a preview of this year's event, and a few things to watch for.

By Doug Farrar | February 23, 2010; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Syd'Quan Thompson: Ready for the next step

Once a befuddled freshman replacement, Cal cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson is now ready to turn shutdown corner status into an NFL future.

By Doug Farrar | February 22, 2010; 09:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Tebow: Lots of questions, coverage

I don't think we've ever seen quite as unique of a situation as this one is. It's certainly going to be a fun ride up to late-April.

By Shawn Zobel | January 27, 2010; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (3)

Four Ways to Draft Day -- The Quarterback Problem

Billick, Casserly, Gruden, Maruicci -- four men with proven football knowledge. Four men who will be helping with draft coverage through the weekend. Four men with a hint of regret about being out of the game.

By Doug Farrar | April 26, 2009; 03:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Draft Feed

Follow along live as Cindy Boren Twitters from the NFL Draft.

By Cindy Boren | April 25, 2009; 04:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mike Reilly, The Undersold Overachiever

A small-college designation needn't doom a player to backup or washout status as is the case with Central Washington's Mike Reilly.

By Doug Farrar | April 24, 2009; 11:02 PM ET | Comments (1)

Ziggy Hood: Ahead of the Game

To reach true greatness, desire and ability must find a meeting place. As much as anyone in the 2009 draft class, Missouri defensive tackle Evander "Ziggy" Hood has found it.

By Doug Farrar | April 19, 2009; 10:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Two Sides of Everette Brown

The dual nature of life in football -- how one can be catastrophically aggressive on the field and a true gentleman in the "real world" -- was made clear to Florida State defensive end Everette Brown at an early age.

By Doug Farrar | April 14, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Donald Brown -- Words and Deeds

UConn's talented running back led the NCAA in yards on the ground in 2008, but it's what he does off the field that might have the greatest impact.

By Doug Farrar | April 8, 2009; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

Speed Score Clarifies RB 40 Times

Quantifying real value from the forty times of this year's running backs prospects for the 2009 NFL draft. Could Andre Brown be this year's Brandon Jacobs?

By Bill Barnwell | April 6, 2009; 09:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

Brian Robiskie: All in the Family

For all the players Terry Robiskie has helped in his long career, his most intriguing student might very well be his son, Brian.

By Doug Farrar | March 30, 2009; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Aaron Curry, Safe at Home -- Part 2

The "safest pick" in this year's draft discusses opting out of the Senior Bowl, Combine mind games and thumping quarterbacks.

By Doug Farrar | March 24, 2009; 09:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Aaron Curry, Safe at Home -- Part 1

The safest pick in this year's draft discusses being evicted, packing on the pounds and his judicial aspirations in an exclusive two part interview.

By Doug Farrar | March 20, 2009; 01:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Brandon Pettigrew: More than Stats

The edge for Pettigrew is that he's less about speed and more about game tape

By Doug Farrar | March 17, 2009; 02:46 AM ET | Comments (1)

2009 Draft Top DB Poll

Readers decide on the draft order for the class of 2009 defensive backs.

By Emil Steiner | March 12, 2009; 04:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Darius Butler: Ready for Prime Time

What happens when a Florida kid gets ignored and has to head north to make his mark? One of the best players ever at his position takes notice, and a star is born.

By Doug Farrar | March 10, 2009; 12:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

2009 Draft Underrated/Overrated QBs

In order to avoid missteps in the 2009 draft, the PreDraft panel has compiled our list for this year's QB sleepers and dogs.

By Emil Steiner | March 6, 2009; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Year of the Underclassman

League Draft Guru Shawn Zobel discusses why underclassmen QBs are making the seniors look bad in the 2009 Draft.

By Shawn Zobel | March 3, 2009; 12:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Harrell's Folly: Spread O in the NFL

Does the hothouse college formation create one-trick quarterbacks ill-equipped for the NFL? Graham Harrell doesn't think so.

By Doug Farrar | February 24, 2009; 09:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Five Linemen

Four tackles and one guard -- here's our breakdown of the top five offensive line propsects at this year's Scouting Combine

By Doug Farrar | February 19, 2009; 11:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Wonderlic Personnel Test Revealed

See how you match up against the NFL Combine prospects with these sample test questions direct from Wonderlic.

By Emil Steiner | February 19, 2009; 01:23 PM ET | Comments (5)

Combine Feed

Doug Farrar's live Twittering of the NFL Scouting Combine

By Emil Steiner | February 19, 2009; 02:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

About PreDraft

Here at PreDraft headquarters we'll pick apart everything from the NFL Scouting Combine to draft day.

By Emil Steiner | February 18, 2009; 11:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

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