#1 Cain impressed coaches Saturday with his superior speed von zhangzk 21.06.2019 04:28

For Clemson receiver Deon Cain http://www.thebengalsfootballauthentic.com/ryan-finley-jersey-authentic , there’s nothing tedious about all the timing and testing at the NFL scouting combine.

”It’s a great feeling because I’m starting to get into this professional life and I’m loving it every day,” Cain said.

traits that were particularly apparent in the gauntlet drill at Lucas Oil Stadium.

That’s where receivers stand on one sideline, spin and catch a pass from 10 yards away, then spin and catch one from the other direction. Then, they sprint toward the other sideline, catching five more 10-yard passes from alternating directions before coming back the other way, catching another seven throws.

While Cain was eager to show off his skills Saturday during the on-field sessions with quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends, he said he’s actually enjoyed every aspect of the annual gathering of top college prospects.

”This combine experience has been fun for me. At the end of the day, I love every moment about it,” Cain said. ”Just trying to take everything day by day Renell Wren Jersey , going through this process, talking to coaches, meeting new people, being around Hall of Famers every day.”

Cain had a goal of running a sub-4.4-second 40-yard dash after all the speed work he did over the last six weeks at the Exos performance center in Phoenix, where he added 10 pounds of lean muscle to his 6-foot-1 frame.

He did just that, posting a time of 4.3 seconds Saturday before showing off his route-running skills during the hour-long session that included top-tier quarterbacks Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson .

”I feel like Exos really prepared me for this moment,” said Cain, who also posted respectable jumps – 33 inches in the vertical and 9 feet, 7 inches in the broad. ”We train hard, train well with great efficiency, prepping me for interviews and everything. I feel like they gave us the upper hand, the answers to the test out here and now it’s just a routine.

”I’m out here trying my best out here and just trying to do what I know I’m capable of doing.”

Cain http://www.thebengalsfootballauthentic.com/michael-jordan-jersey-authentic , a projected second-day draft pick, played three seasons at Clemson and was productive receiver for a team that made three playoff appearances and played in two national championship games.

Cain played in only one of those national championship games. After the regular season of his freshman year, he was suspended for the College Football Playoff by Tigers coach Dabo Swinney for failing a drug test for marijuana.

Knowing that would come up in interviews with teams this week, Cain prepared to face the scrutiny with honesty, eager to show that’s not an issue teams need to worry about.

”It’s been great so far, really just getting to know all the coaches, let them get a good feel of me, and just show them that I’m smart off the field, smart on the field and I know football both ways, and really just let them get feel of me,” Cain said.

On the field, he said he’s showing teams he’s versatile http://www.clevelandbrownsteamonline.com/sione-takitaki-jersey , coachable and confident yet humble.

”I can do it all. If you want me to play inside, outside. If you want me to go down and block, I can do anything. I said I’m capable of doing anything,” he said.

And he pledged to never stop trying to improve.

”Now that I’m going on to the next level, I always want to be better and more technically sound because now you’re just going against way better DBs now,” Cain said.

Whoever picks him, he said, will ”get an efficient, hard worker, someone who will go hard every play. I’m just going to be me out there, as long as they let me be me and coach me the right way, they’re going to get a great receiver.”




Teams from opposite ends of Pennsylvania and heading in opposite directions face off this weekend when the Philadelphia Phillies visit the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

Philadelphia (47-37) has won four games in a row and six of its past seven to sit 10 games above .500 for the first time since late 2011.

“I think it’s a nice milestone and one that we can celebrate. We’ll use it as fuel and motivation Sheldrick Redwine Jersey ,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said.

The Phillies have put themselves in solid contention in the National League East. The series opener Friday against Pittsburgh launches a four-city, 11-game road trip that leads into the All-Star break.

“We never really doubted ourselves,” said starter Aaron Nola, who picked up the win Wednesday in a 4-1 victory over Baltimore. “Other people thought we were in a rebuilding year this year. We got good additions to the team.

“We have veteran guys who have been on winning teams and won championships. They know what it takes to win, and I think we’re following them.”

The Pirates (40-46), meanwhile, sit at a season-low six games below .500 and are in danger of being caught by last-place Cincinnati in the NL Central. They are opening an 11-game homestand leading into the All-Star break.

Pittsburgh is coming off a 2-4 West Coast trip, the final three games of which it was swept in Los Angeles by a combined score of 31-8. The Dodgers had 10 homers among 41 hits in those games.

“I think we definitely could have played better, but we also ran into a really hot team too,” Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer told MLB.com. “In the whole grand scheme of things, we haven’t played very well and we’re six games under .500 right now. Things could be a lot worse.

“That’s one of the bright spots that you can look at. … We need to put four or five games in a row, and win four or five good games in a row Kaleb McGary Jersey , then see what happens after that.”

The Phillies qualify as another hot team. They also swept a four-game series against the Pirates in April.

“We’ve just got to keep working,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “The game shows you where you need to improve. It gives you immediate feedback. We got a lot of immediate feedback.”

Two Pittsburgh starters, Chad Kuhl and Joe Musgrove, were hurt during the road trip.

On Friday, Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams (6-6, 4.22 ERA) is scheduled to start against Philadelphia righty Nick Pivetta (5-7, 4.66).

Williams has lost two straight starts since a June 18 win when he pitched seven scoreless, one-hit innings in a 1-0 game against Milwaukee. That was his first victory in more than a month.

He is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in two career starts against the Phillies, including a no-decision April 22 when he gave up two runs in six innings of an 11-inning Pirates loss.

Pivetta’s last outing wasn’t a start. He came in to pitch a scoreless 13th inning Sunday when the Phillies had to go deep into their pitching staff in a 4-3 win over Washington. It was his first relief appearance since 2015 when he was in Class A.

Pivetta has one no-decision in his career against Pittsburgh.

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