Danny Vitale shows NFL scouts tight end potential at Northwestern pro day


By Tolly Taylor Danny Vitale shot out of his break, spinning his head around to track the football. He tapped his toes just before the sideline and lunged his arms out, reaching for another fingertip grab. Too far. That one got away from him. He shook his head as he got back in line with […]

Northwestern’s “superback” turns in super performance at the NFL Combine

Danny Vitale

By Tolly Taylor INDIANAPOLIS — The day before he recorded the fastest 40-yard dash of any fullback in five years, Danny Vitale walked into the NFL Scouting Combine media center for interviews. Eight or nine reporters gathered around, crowding close to him, shoving recorders in his face. They wanted to know if he thought the […]

Gridlock on the gridiron: Scouts torn over varied showings at NFL Combine


By Tolly Taylor Some 1,200 journalists tried to tackle the 335 prospects at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The takeaway: there are so many strong prospects on the defensive line, third rounders will look like first rounders in April’s draft. Wide receivers? Raised eyebrows as well, but for all the wrong reasons. Coachspeak […]