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The Cowboys will put Georgia WR Chris Conley and QB Hutson Mason through a private workout this week.

Conley was one of the best performers at the NFL Combine so expect a number of teams to give him a second look in the next month due to Georgia's run first offense. Mason is likely an undrafted free agent, but some evaluators have praised his willingness to stick to the pocket and throw to contested receivers.
Mar 26 - 1:26 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis mocked Georgia RB Todd Gurley to the Falcons at No. 8.

"Surprise! Expected choice of a much-needed edge rusher doesn’t materialize," Davis wrote. "When Falcons were at their recent best, Michael Turner ate carries and the offense rolled." As the analyst notes, his mock exercise had Dante Fowler, Randy Gregory, Vic Beasley and Shane Ray off the board by the time it was Atlanta's turn to pick. That would be a nightmare situation for a pass rush badly in need of fortification, though Gurley would be one heck of a consolation prize, even if some think this is a bit early to pull the trigger.
Mar 26 - 1:29 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Georgia DE Ray Drew "may have helped his cause with a solid performance" at the school's pro day.

Drew, snubbed from the combine, had a nice opportunity to impress scouts with Todd Gurley injured and Chris Conley standing on his ridiculous combine numbers. At 6-foot-4, 265 pounds, Drew clocked low 4.8s in the forty with a 4.45 short shuttle and a 7.45 3-cone. The 6-foot-4, 276-pound Drew remains a toolsy but unrefined prospect. He's hoping to hear his name called on Day 3.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 22 - 1:59 AM

Georgia RB Todd Gurley should be a target of New England's in Round 1, posits Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl.

"Durability and positional value aside, Gurley is a top-three talent in this class, and New England proved last year with its Easley pick it isn't afraid to draft a player who is an injury risk," Weidl wrote. The Patriots should be on the lookout for a back after losing running back Shane Vereen to the Giants. The 6-foot-1, 236-pound Gurley is no lock to be available when the Patriots pick.
Mar 21 - 5:54 PM

Georgia LB Ramik Wilson is in the process of scheduling visits with four NFL teams.

Those teams include the Dolphins, Chiefs, Rams and Buccaneers. Wilson is an intriguing day three name at off line of scrimmage linebacker. Our favorite in that range is Kansas' Ben Heeney.
Mar 19 - 12:35 PM

Georgia RB Todd Gurley has not planned any private workouts close to the draft, according to Online Athens's Marc Weiszer.

"Gurley said he’s not planned any private workouts close to the draft. He continues to rehab in Pensacola, Fla. He said the plan is for him to be ready by late July for minicamp," Weiszer wrote. In April, the Georgia prospect plans to return to Indianapolis for a medical recheck with NFL team doctors. The 6-foot-1, 236-pound Gurley should hear his name called in the first round of the draft.
Mar 18 - 4:19 PM

Georgia WR Chris Conley had a private workout with Houston Texans HC Bill O’Brien at UGA pro day, according to Online Athens's Marc Weiszer.

"A little bit about philosophy and a little bit about just the way that I prepare and the way that I play the game," Conley told Online Athens. "I had a pretty good, almost an hour meeting with him." With the Texans looking for talent at the WR position, now that Andre Johnson has departed, the 6-foot-2, 213-pound Conley could be a day 3 option for the Texans. The Georgia prospect impressed evaluators with a 4.35 40-yard dash, a 45-inch vertical, 11'7" broad jump, and 18 reps on the bench press at the combine.
Mar 18 - 3:51 PM

Georgia RB Todd Gurley has a visit scheduled with the Panthers on Thursday.

Gurley wrapped up a visit with the Lions on Monday and attended Georgia's pro day on Wednesday, although he did not participate due to injury. Gurley has the talent to potentially be one of the few foundation pieces in this class, and the Panthers might feel like that is too much to pass up on at pick No. 25 despite being stuck to Johnathan Stewart's contract through the 2016 season.
Mar 18 - 12:23 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Georgia RB Todd Gurley has the talent to be a top-five NFL running back, and ranks him as his No.1 rated back in the draft.

"The rehab work and medical evaluations will be extremely important for Gurley's draft stock as teams assess his potential durability as an NFL running back. He played less than 40 percent of his team's offensive snaps over the last three years, so there is plenty of tread still on the tires. Has the talent to be a top-five NFL running back, but ACL tear clouds the short-term picture, Zierlein wrote. The 6-foot-1, 236-pound Gurley has the perfect combination of size, speed, and physicality with his skill-set. The Georgia running back may be too tantalizing for teams to pass on, in the back end of the first round.
Mar 17 - 4:09 PM

Georgia RB Todd Gurley is visiting the Lions on Monday.

Due to a late season ACL tear, Gurley was not able to workout at the Combine and denied medical checks at the advice from his doctor. He will be re-checked later in the process, but teams hosting him on visits will likely go through their own evaluations. It is difficult to peg where Gurley will be drafted, but he is a top 10 talent.
Mar 16 - 11:42 AM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell believes Georgia RB Todd Gurley is clearly the No. 1 back in the draft.

As he did on The Midday 180 earlier this month, Cosell compared Gurley to a blend of Steven Jackson and Marshawn Lynch in the prime of their respective careers. Cosell believes Gurley (6-foot-0 5/8, 222 pounds) will hang around the NFL for a long time. Gurley would look good with a star on his helmet, and you can bet the Cowboys are hoping his rehabbing knee incites a tumble to No. 27.
Mar 15 - 4:53 PM

NFL Media sees Georgia RB Todd Gurley as an attractive option for the Cowboys at No. 27.

The Cowboys have a gaping RB vacancy after watching DeMarco Murray sign with the Eagles. "Gurley (6-foot-0 5/8, 222 pounds) is both physical and fast, and he also is an effective receiver. He even returned some kicks for the Bulldogs," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Having [Joseph] Randle on hand -- not to mention a big-time offensive line -- would help ease Gurley's NFL learning curve if he ends up in Dallas." The industry is more or less in agreement that Gurley is going to go in the first round even though he's coming off ACL surgery. If he fell to No. 27, and the Cowboys hadn't previously addressed the position, it could be very foolish to pass.
Mar 12 - 7:18 PM

ESPN Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan believes Georgia RB Todd Gurley could interest Philadelphia if the team doesn't fill LeSean McCoy's absence in free agency.

"Gurley might have been the No. 1 back in the draft if he hadn’t torn his ACL," Sheridan wrote. "That injury might make him available to the Eagles. Gurley is the kind of downhill runner the Eagles might be looking for to fill McCoy's shoes." Other potential draft targets, according to the beat writer, are T.J. Yeldon of Alabama and Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska.
Mar 7 - 9:53 PM

Georgia WR Chris Conley "has gone from a potential free agent and moved into the Day 3 mix" due to his postseason work, according to ESPN's Steve Muench.

Some would even say he's in the Day 2 mix. You probably know by now the reason for the jump. Conley (6-foot-2 and 213 pounds) posted 4.35 and 4.41 forty times at the combine, adding a 11-foot-7 broad jump, third best in combine history, and a 45-inch vertical, tied for third best since 2003. All are important metrics for receivers. "He didn't have a breakout senior season, so he has flown under the radar," Muench wrote. "He flashes big-play ability and good ball skills, most notably on the Arkansas tape, but he appears faster than quick and is a little mechanical as a route runner."
Mar 7 - 8:05 PM

The Patriots staff, including HC Bill Belichick, put Georgia WR Chris Conley through an on-campus workout on Wednesday.

Georgia's pro day is not until March 18, but teams can visit prospects on campus as often as they want. It is one way teams work around the 30 allotted in-house visits. Conley blew up the Combine with his combination of straight-line speed and explosive jumps, but his change of direction was well below average. We wonder how high Conley will go in the draft, and if the third-round is a legitimate possibility.
Mar 5 - 10:03 AM

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