The NFL Combine is an event that just captivates football fans all over the country. The event draws in NFL owners, coaches and scouts from across the league to look at some of the top college talent. Some players can make their draft stock soar while others will plummet on draft boards everywhere. But it shouldn’t be the deciding factor for NFL teams.
St Louis Rams receiver Tavon Austin showcased his love for West Virginia University by getting a tattoo of the “Flying WV” symbol on his chest.
WVU has produced their fair-share of coveted prospects in the NFL Draft. Most recently the Mountaineers have produced first-round talent in the likes of the Ram’s Tavon Austin, the Seahawks’ Bruce Irvin and the Jets’ Geno Smith. Despite a slide in production on the field over the last few seasons, WVU has continued to produce a wealth of talent for the NFL.
NFL Draft expert Mike Mayock’s pre-NFL Combine conference calls are loaded with delicious tidbits on the qualities and expectations of where draft-eligible prospects stand. The most-talked about position outside of quarterback headed into the NFL Combine this week is at wide receiver where WVU’s Kevin White could be one of the first taken.
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Last week, the NFL released the list of invitees to the annual NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Three Mountaineers were selected to attend, and two of those could end making headlines like Tavon Austin did two years ago.
After proving himself to be one of the top kick returners in the CFL, Jock Sanders has signed a contract extension with the Calgary Stampeders the Canadian Press reports.
From start to finish, Bruce Irvin was in the mix of the action for the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots. While his defense played an integral part in the game, on-lookers will focus on one thing: a late-game scuffle for which he was ejected. But that instance shouldn’t define Bruce Irvin.
In a back and forth heavyweight contest the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 28-24 in Arizona. It didn’t …
Before Bruce Irvin was a Super Bowl champion, he was the dynamic pass rusher that any quarterback on the other side of the field feared while facing West Virginia. We want to take you back to those days as Irvin prepares to win a second-straight championship tonight.