2012 NFL scouting combine invitees

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2012 NFL scouting combine invitees

Offensive linemen, tight ends and special-teamers comprise the first wave of draft-eligible players who begin arriving Wednesday in Indianapolis for the annual NFL scouting combine.Those groups will be followed by quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers on Thursday; defensive linemen and linebackers on Friday; and defensive backs on Saturday.Players have four days of responsibilities at the combine:
Day 1: Travel to Indianapolis, registration, hospital pre-examination and X-rays, orientation, interviews with teams.
Day 2: Measurements, medical exams, media, psychological testing, interviews with teams.
Day 3: NFLPA meeting psychological testing, interviews with teams.
Day 4: Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), departure from Indianapolis.

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Here is the complete list of invitees, arranged in alphabetical order under their listed position:Quarterback
B.J. Coleman, Tennessee-Chattanooga
Aaron Corp, Richmond
Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
Austin Davis, Southern Mississippi
Nick Foles, Arizona
Robert Griffin, Baylor
Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois
Jacory Harris, Miami (Fla.)
Jordan Jefferson, LSU
Case Keenum, Houston
Ryan Lindley, San Diego State
Andrew Luck, Stanford
Kellen Moore, Boise State
Brock Osweiler, Arizona State
Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
Darron Thomas, Oregon
Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
Russell Wilson, Wisconsin
Patrick Witt, YaleRunning back
Edwin Baker, Michigan State
Mike Ball, Nevada
Vick Ballard, Mississippi State
Brandon Bolden, Mississippi
Lennon Creer, Louisiana Tech
Jeff Demps, Florida
Terrance Ganaway, Baylor
Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M
Jonas Gray, Notre Dame
Jewel Hampton, Southern Illinois
Dan Herron, Ohio State
Ronnie Hillman, San Diego State
LaMichael James, Oregon
Doug Martin, Boise State
Davin Meggett, Maryland
Lamar Miller, Miami (Fla.)
Alfred Morris, Florida-Atlantic
Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati
Bernard Pierce, Temple
Chris Polk, Washington
Tauren Poole, Tennessee
Chris Rainey, Florida
Trent Richardson, Alabama
Darrell Scott, South Florida
Robert Turbin, Utah State
Marc Tyler, USC
Fozzy Whittaker, Texas
David Wilson, Virginia TechFullback
Rhett Ellison, USC
Bradie Ewing, WisconsinWide receiver
Joe Adams, Arkansas
Tim Benford, Tennessee Tech
Travis Benjamin, Miami (Fla.)
Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
Jarrett Boykin, Virginia Tech
Lavon Brazil, Ohio
Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
Greg Childs, Arkansas
Danny Coale, Virginia Tech
Josh Cooper, Oklahoma State
Juron Criner, Arizona
B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State
Pat Edwards, Houston
Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M
Chris Givens, Wake Forest
T.J. Graham, North Carolina State
Darius Hanks, Alabama
Junior Hemingway, Michigan
Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech
Ty Hilton, Florida International
Jerrell Jackson, Missouri
Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina
A.J. Jenkins, Illinois
Dwight Jones, North Carolina
Marv Jones, Cal
Jermaine Kearse, Washington
Keshawn Martin, Michigan State
Rishard Matthews, Nevada
Marquis Maze, Alabama
Marvin McNutt, Iowa
Kashif Moore, Connecticut
Derek Moye, Penn State
Chris Owusu, Stanford
Eric Page, Toledo
Devier Posey, Ohio State
Brian Quick, Appalachian State
Rueben Randel, LSU
Gerell Robinson, Arizona State
James Rodgers, Oregon State
Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers
Tommy Streeter, Miami (Fla.)
Nick Toon, Wisconsin
Jordan White, Western Michigan
Jarius Wright, Arkansas
Kendall Wright, Baylor
Devon Wylie, Fresno StateTight endH-back
Dwayne Allen, Clemson
Orson Charles, Georgia
Drake Dunsmore, Northwestern
Michael Egnew, Missouri
Coby Fleener, Stanford
Ladarius Green, Louisiana-Lafayette
James Hanna, Oklahoma
Cory Harkey, UCLA
Emil Igwenagu (HB), Mass-Amherst
David Paulson, Oregon
DeAngelo Peterson, LSU
Nick Provo, Syracuse
Beau Reliford, Florida State
Evan Rodriguez (HB), TempleOffensive tackle
Mike Adams, Ohio State
Jeff Allen, Illinois
Justin Anderson, Georgia
Kelvin Beachum, SMU
Tony Bergstrom, Utah
James Brown, Troy
Tom Compton, South Dakota
Paul Cornick, North Dakota State
John Cullen, Utah
Andrew Datko, Florida State
Taylor Dever, Notre Dame
Cordy Glenn, Georgia
A.J. Greene, Auburn
Lamar Holmes, Southern Mississippi
Marcel Jones, Nebraska
Senio Kelemete, Washington
Ronald Leary, Memphis
Jonathan Martin, Stanford
Bobby Massie, Mississippi
Matt McCants, Alabama-Birmingham
Brandon Mosley, Auburn
Josh Oglesby, Wisconsin
Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State
Nate Potter, Boise State
Riley Reiff, Iowa
Matt Reynolds, BYU
Zebrie Sanders, Florida State
Mitchell Schwartz, Cal
Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State
Donald Stephenson, Oklahoma
Dustin Waldron, Portland State
Brandon Washington, Miami (Fla.)
Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina
Markus Zusevics, IowaOffensive guard
Mark Asper, Oregon
David DeCastro, Stanford
Adam Gettis, Iowa
Rishaw Johnson, Cal-Pennsylvania
Josh Leribeus, SMU
Joe Looney, Wake Forest
Antoine McClain, Clemson
Ryan Miller, Colorado
Luke Nix, Pittsburgh
Quentin Saulsberry, Mississippi State
Andrew Tiller, Syracuse
Johnnie Troutman, Penn State
Desmond Wynn, Rutgers
Kevin Zeitler, WisconsinCenter
Philip Blake, Baylor
Michael Brewster, Ohio State
Garth Gerhart, Arizona State
Ben Jones, Georgia
Peter Konz, Wisconsin
David Molk, MichiganDefensive end
Frank Alexander, Oklahoma
Jamie Blatnick, Oklahoma State
Andre Branch, Clemson
Quinton Coples, North Carolina
Jack Crawford, Penn State
Tyrone Crawford, Boise State
Vinny Curry, Marshall
Justin Francis, Rutgers
Trevor Guyton, Cal
Akiem Hicks, Regina
Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
Bruce Irvin, West Virginia
JaMaar Jarrett, Arizona State
Cam Johnson, Virginia
Chandler Jones, Syracuse
Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma
Brandon Lindsey, Pittsburgh
Jonathan Massaquoi, Troy
Shea McClellin, Boise State
Whitney Mercilus, Illinois
Donte Paige-Moss, North Carolina
Nick Perry, USC
Derrick Shelby, Utah
Jacquies Smith, Missouri
Scott Solomon, Rice
DeAngelo Tyson, Georgia
Olivier Vernon, Miami (Fla.)Defensive tackle
Chas Alecxih, Pitt
Jake Bequette, Arkansas
Michael Brockers, LSU
Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State
Jared Crick, Nebraska
Mike Daniels, Iowa
Loni Fangupo, BYU
Marcus Forston, Miami (Fla.)
Dom Hamilton, Missouri
DaJohn Harris, USC
Jaye Howard, Florida
John Hughes, Cincinnati
Malik Jackson, Tennessee
Markus Kuhn, North Carolina State
Vaughn Meatoga, Hawaii
Rennie Moore, Clemson
Dontari Poe, Memphis
Tydreke Powell, North Carolina
Kendall Reyes, Connecticut
Travian Robertson, South Carolina
Brett Roy, Nevada
Devon Still, Penn State
J.R. Sweezy, North Carolina State
Alameda Ta'amu, Washington
Brandon Thompson, Clemson
Billy Winn, Boise State
Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati
Jerel Worthy, Michigan StateNose tackle
Josh Chapman, Alabama
Mike Martin, Michigan
Kheeston Randall, Texas
Christian Tupou, USCOutside linebacker
Emmanuel Acho, Texas
Ryan Baker, LSU
Nigel Bradham, Florida State
Zach Brown, North Carolina
Miles Burris, San Diego State
Lavonte David, Nebraska
Demario Davis, Arkansas State
Darius Fleming, Notre Dame
Josh Kaddu, Oregon
Terrell Manning, North Carolina State
Brandon Marshall, Nevada
Tyler Nielsen, Iowa
Keenan Robinson, Texas
Sean Spence, Miami (Fla.)
Nathan Stupar, Penn State
Danny Trevathan, Kentucky
Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
Tahir Whitehead, Temple
Kyle Wilber, Wake ForestInside linebacker
Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State
Tank Carder, TCU
Audie Cole, North Carolina State
Chris Galippo, USC
Najee Goode, West Virginia
Dont'a Hightower, Alabama
James-Michael Johnson, Nevada
Steven Johnson, Kansas
Mychal Kendricks, Cal
Luke Kuechly, Boston College
Travis Lewis, Oklahoma
Shawn Loiseau, Merrimack
Caleb McSurdy, Montana
Bobby Wagner, Utah StateCornerback
Dwight Bentley, Louisiana-Lafayette
R.J. Blanton, Notre Dame
Omar Bolden, Arizona State
Brandon Boykin, Georgia
Ron Brooks, LSU
Charles Brown, North Carolina
Morris Claiborne, LSU
Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska
Antonio Fenelus, Wisconsin
Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma
Terrence Frederick, Texas A&M
Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina
Cliff Harris, Oregon
Mike Harris, Florida State
Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt
Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech
Ace Jackson, Cal Poly
Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama
Leonard Johnson, Iowa State
Trumaine Johnson, Montana
J.J. Jones, Wayne State
Coryell Judie, Texas A&M
Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
D'Anton Lynn, Penn State
De'Quan Menzie, Alabama
Chase Minnifield, Virginia
Josh Norman, Coastal Carolina
Micah Pellerin, Hampton
Chaz Powell, Penn State
Shawn Prater, Iowa
De'Andre Presley, Appalachian State
Antwuan Reed, Pittsburgh
Josh Robinson, Central Florida
Coty Sensabaugh, Clemson
Ryan Steed, Furman
Trevin Wade, Arizona
Corey White, SamfordFree safety
George Iloka, Boise State
Janzen Jackson, McNeese State
Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State
Trent Robinson, Michigan State
Harrison Smith, Notre Dame
Johnny Thomas, Oklahoma State
Phillip Thomas, Syracuse
Christian Thompson, South Carolina StateStrong safety
Antonio Allen, South Carolina
Mark Barron, Alabama
Justin Bethel, Presbyterian
Sean Cattouse, Cal
Winston Guy, Kentucky
Delano Howell, Stanford
Duke Ihenacho, San Jose State
Kelcie McCray, Arkansas State
Jerron McMillian, Maine
Charles Mitchell, Mississippi State
Eddie Pleasant, Oregon
Cyhl Quarles, Wake Forest
Sean Richardson, Vanderbilt
Brandon Taylor, LSUKicker
Randy Bullock, Texas A&M
Derek Dimke, Illinois
Dave Teggart, Connecticut
Blair Walsh, Georgia
Carson Wiggs, PurduePunter
Bryan Anger, Cal
Drew Butler, Georgia
Kyle Martens, Rice
Brad Nortman, Wisconsin
Shawn Powell, Florida State
Brian Stahovich, San Diego StateLong snapper
Josh Harris, Auburn

Eric Reid embracing new role with 49ers: 'I was made for this position'

Eric Reid embracing new role with 49ers: 'I was made for this position'

SANTA CLARA – Despite recording seven interceptions in his first two seasons and being named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie, Eric Reid said he believes he is now in a role that best fits his skillset.

Whereas in the past, the 49ers’ safety positions were considered interchangeable, there is a clear delineation this season under first-year defensive coordinator Robert Saleh.

“Even dating back to college, this is the first time there’s a distinct strong (safety) and a distinct free (safety),” Reid said. “I’ve been used to the interchangeability type of role.

“(In) some situations, certain calls where there’s a motion, we might flip. There are a couple situations where I might be in the post in the free-safety role, but it’s not nearly as much as it has been in the past.”

Reid, who is listed at 6 foot 1, 213 pounds, said he is excited to be stationed closer to the line of scrimmage for run support while free safety Jimmie Ward patrols the deep middle of the field.

The 49ers offseason program concluded Wednesday, and Reid found himself in the middle of the action with an interception on a short Brian Hoyer pass over the middle. While he will still be counted upon for coverage, his biggest impact could come to assist a run defense that last season ranked among the worst in NFL history.

“I love it, being around the ball more,” Reid said. “I anticipate making more tackles, hopefully making more plays. I feel like I was made for this position with my body type, being a bigger safety. I’m excited about this year.

“I feel like I’m using what God has blessed me with, more, which is my size and being in the box in the run game. In the past, I felt like I could do more. And being in the post, I can’t use my size as much when it comes to the run game.”

After producing seven interceptions in his first two seasons, Reid recorded just one interception in 26 games over the past two seasons.

As a first-round pick in 2013, the 49ers picked up the fifth-year option this season for $5.676 million. He is scheduled for unrestricted free agency at the conclusion of the season. Reid said the 49ers have not spoken to his representation about a long-term extension. That will come, he believes, if he lives up to his end of the bargain in his new, streamlined role.

“I look at it from a business standpoint,” Reid said. “I majored in business. They have me under contract. They don’t have any reason to talk to right now. I imagine if I play well in the first half of the season, they’ll reach out to me. Maybe they’ll reach out to me before training camp, I don’t know. It’s whatever route they decide to take. It’s a business. I’ll treat it as a business. I have a job to do, so I’ll do it.”

 

Mike Shanahan's official role with 49ers: Father of head coach

Mike Shanahan's official role with 49ers: Father of head coach

SANTA CLARA – Kyle Shanahan always wanted to coach football with his father. But, first, he knew he had to prove himself without any boost from his well-known dad.

Once the son established himself as one of the NFL’s respected offensive minds, the Shanahans teamed up for four up-but-mostly-down seasons with Washington.

Mike, the two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach, hired his son to serve as his top offensive assistant in 2010.

“I thought we saw football similar, but we quickly realized after a few weeks that we saw it differently,” Kyle Shanahan told NBC Sports Bay Area in February. “We grew together. He gave me a lot of leeway while I was there. It was fun to try a bunch of different things, having to even incorporate the zone read when we got Robert (Griffin).

“We did our deal in Washington, and I wouldn’t take that back for the world, but that was pretty much the end of it.”

Kyle Shanahan broke into the coaching ranks under Karl Dorrell at UCLA. He moved onto the NFL to work with Jon Gruden on the staff of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Gary Kubiak with the Houston Texans. But nothing prepared him for the scrutiny he would face as offensive coordinator under his father.

Kyle Shanahan adjusted the Washington offense to take advantage of Griffin’s skills as a dual-threat quarterback as a rookie 2012. The club qualified for the playoffs with a 10-6 record.

But things blew up the following season as the Mike Shanahan-Griffin relationship soured. Shanahan and eight assistant coaches, including Kyle, were fired the morning after Washington’s 3-13 season concluded.

Mike Shanahan has remained out of coaching, though he was a finalist for the 49ers’ head-coaching job after the 2015 season. The 49ers hired Chip Kelly.

Kyle Shanahan rebuilt his career with one season as offensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns and two successful seasons with the Atlanta Falcons to enable him to become CEO Jed York’s choice to replace Kelly.

There is no official role for Mike Shanahan, 64, on his son’s staff with the 49ers. But the father has attended several of the team’s practices this offseason, including both days of the 49ers’ mandatory minicamp this week. Mike has been issued his own iPad that gives him access to the 49ers playbook and coach's film. He will likely visit for an extended stay during training camp. But Kyle said he believes his dad will mostly remain home -- only a phone call away -- during the regular season.

“He’s enjoying life right now,” said Kyle, 37. “He’s got a pretty good deal in Denver, where he lives. He can help me out in other ways anyways without having to be here every day.”

Mike Shanahan does not need to be in the building every day to counsel and have influence on his son as he tries to navigate his first season as the head coach while also maintaining the responsibilities of running the team’s offense.

“You’re going 1,000 miles an hour,” Kyle Shanahan said. “Sometimes to see everything you’ve got to really slow things down and take your time to look at stuff and you don’t always have that time as a head coach.

“It’s nice when someone you know who thinks similar to you has a similar background and he just sits in a room all day and watches stuff. He doesn’t have any other responsibilities. He can see some things that I’m not always seeing and just to bring things to light that maybe I missed or other people have missed.”

Mike Shanahan was a successful NFL offensive coordinator for seven seasons. He won a Super Bowl on George Seifert’s staff with the 49ers in January 1995. His dad believes his time around the 49ers has a lasting impact.

“When I was with San Francisco, Kyle was at the 49ers training camps in Rocklin,” Mike Shanahan told Fangirl Sports Network. “He stayed with me at camp and we talked about football every night.

“He had the opportunity to experience an organization that had won four Super Bowls in nine years. He also had the opportunity to be around some great people and leaders. He still tells stories and talks about people like Steve Young, Joe Montana, Harris Barton, Tom Rathman, Jerry Rice, John Taylor, Deion Sanders, and many others. What a great experience to see how these men handled themselves on and off the field.”

The Denver Broncos hired him to become head coach shortly after the 49ers’ 49-26 victory over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX. Shanahan went on to win two Super Bowls in his 14 seasons with the Broncos.

Kyle Shanahan was a wide receiver at Duke before finishing college at Texas, where he caught 14 passes for 127 yards in two seasons. He figured he would have a career in football and it would not be as a player.

“I’ve wanted to coach my whole life,” Kyle Shanahan said. “This is all I’ve known, just growing up around football. It’s almost all I’ve been into, too. Since I was little, it’s distracted me from everything I’ve done, especially school. I always tried to tell my mom, ‘Just be patient, it’ll play out for us in the long run.’ Fortunately, it did.

“Once I realized my genes were a little bit better as a coach than as a player, I pretty much locked into that – and that was about halfway through college. I haven’t looked back.”

During his short time with the 49ers, players on both sides of the ball have expressed amazement at how knowledgeable Kyle Shanahan is about the game of football. His dad told Fangirl Sports Network to succeed as a head coach he must always be dedicated to stuyding, learning and teaching the sport.

“He loves the game and knows it inside and out,” Mike Shanahan said. “My advice to him is to never lose the drive to study the game as he’s done over the last 13 years. To stay in the NFL as a head coach and have success for any length of time, you must never lose your drive to teach and stay abreast of what the top teams are doing every year: offense, defense, special teams. You must be able to coach all positions to really understand the whole game.”

Former 49ers president Carmen Policy said he remembers young Kyle serving as a ball boy during 49ers training camp in the early 1990s. Policy, who remains close to Mike Shanahan, has followed Kyle’s rise in the coaching ranks while playfully questioning the sanity of the family business.

Said Policy: “I used to tease Mike, ‘What kind of father are you to let your kid go into coaching?’ I said, ‘You should be charged with dereliction of parental duty.’ And he’d laugh and say, ‘Yeah, I tried talking to him and then my wife tried talking to him, but that’s his passion, and that’s what he wants to do, so I’m not going to dissuade him from it.’

“And, then, look at what happened. Here he is. He’s the head coach of the 49ers, and that’s just incredible.”