I hate to take your attention away from the lockout clock, but there are a few prospect related matters to discuss. And since the 2011 NFL Draft may be the only NFL we get for a long, long time, we're duty-bound to talk prospects. Let's start with Ricardo Lockette...again.
I mentioned Tony Pauline's report yesterday of the St. Louis Rams interest in WR Ricardo Lockette. Well, he quantified it in his subsequent blog post following up on Lockette's Pro Day performance.
Lockette looked solid catching the ball and [sic] the rain damaged field where the workout took place. There's been a ton of interest in the small school wide out who could end up in the fourth round of April's draft. The St. Louis Rams have shown a ton of interest in Lockette.
The Rams were one of eight teams represented at the event.
Pauline's report has lots of Pro Day info, with some names that should be on the radar for St. Louis.
- Nebraska WR Niles Paul runs pretty fast for a 225 lbs man, to the tune of 4.40 to be exact.
- FS Eric Hagg also boosted his Combine times and could be an interesting fifth or sixth rounder.
- Clemson S DeAndre McDaniel "looked good" in drills, and Pauline notes that he's being looked at as a player who can contribute as a rookie, grow into a regular starter.
- Finally, Kentucky WR Randall Cobb and RB Derrick Locke drew raves from scouts and both look like second-round picks.
- Chad Reuter at NFL Draft Scout reports that WR Tandon Doss, who missed his Pro Day recovering from groin surgery, will have a private April workout. He'll now face durability questions.