Fifth Season Of 'Path To The Draft' Premieres Monday, March 7

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March 2nd, 2011

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FIFTH SEASON OF PATH TO THE DRAFT PREMIERES MONDAY, MARCH 7 AT 6:00 PM ET

Highlights, Interviews and Analysis from 2011 NFL Scouting Combine Available onNFL.com

Top 10 America’s Game Episodes Highlight Saturday Programming Schedule

Path to the Draft Premieres Monday, March 7 at 6:00 PM ET

 

NFL Network’s ‘Path to Primetime’ 2011 NFL Draft coverage continues with the fifth season of Path to the Draft, which premieres Monday, March 7 at 6:00 PM ET, and runs right up to the 76th annual NFL Draft Thursday, April 28 – Saturday, April 30Path to the Draft airs Monday through Friday at 6:00 PM ET, providing news reports, one-on-one interviews, player rankings, exclusive mock drafts and analysis on if a prospect’s stock is rising or falling.

 

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock headlines Path to the Draft’s extensive roster of analysts. Called “the gold standard of the glamour NFL evaluators” by Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, Mayock brings a wealth of football knowledge and experience, as well as a keen eye for NFL talent to the set.

 

Additional analysts include NFL draft analyst Charles Davis, former NFL front office executive Michael Lombardi, former NFL playerBrian Baldinger and former NFL general manager Charley CasserlyPaul Burmeister and Fran Charles rotate as hosts.

 

Path to the Draft also features Pro Day workouts of prospects such as Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, Alabama’s Mark Ingram,Julio Jones and Marcell Dareus and Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert along with exclusive interviews with NFL head coaches, general managers and scouts to deliver the most updated information on the 2011 NFL Draft.

 

Path to the Draft will also include daily “First Draft” features on the top prospects. This week’s episodes will profile Missouri quarterbackBlaine Gabbert (Monday), Alabama running back Mark Ingram (Tuesday) and LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson (Wednesday).

 

Through the use of exclusive coaching tape, Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine workout footage, the Path to the Draft crew will focus on potential NFL prospects and provide insight into which players best suit each NFL team’s needs.

 

Below are various video links of Mayock, Davis, Lombardi and Casserly from the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine:

 

- Comparison between Alabama’s Marcell Dareus and Auburn’s Nick Fairley:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d81e88f4f/Dareus-vs-Fairley

 

- Recap of Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones’ impressive performance at the Combine:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d81e84616/Jones-jumps-into-the-spotlight

 

Michael Lombardi and Charley Casserly discuss which quarterback prospects improved their draft stock at the Combine:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d81e857f8/Which-QBs-improved-draft-stock

 

List of notable Pro Days being covered on Path to the Draft:

 

- Auburn: Tuesday, March 8

- Alabama: Wednesday, March 9

- Wisconsin: Wednesday, March 9

- Missouri: Thursday, March 17

- Washington: Wednesday, March 30

- North Carolina: Thursday, March 31

For an updated list of the scheduled Pro Days for schools, please visit: http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d81e5bfe7/article/2011-pro-days-schedule-recaps-by-school. Dates will be added as schools make announcements.

 

 

Complete Coverage of 2011 NFL Scouting Combine Available on NFL.com

 

For highlights of the drills, prospect interviews and features, mock drafts and in-depth analysis from the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, please visit NFL.com. For six days, NFL.com provided unequaled access to the Scouting Combine, giving fans inside-access to the most comprehensive job interview in professional sports.

 

Below are video links of featured NFL Scouting Combine content available on NFL.com:

 

- Analysts Mike Mayock and Charles Davis discuss the most impressive Combine performances:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d81e8df0a/Most-impressive-combine-performances

 

- On the field with LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d81e8a580/On-the-field-Patrick-Peterson

 

- Analyst Steve Mariucci unveils his 2011 NFL mock draft:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d81e85a8c/Mooch-s-mock

 

- Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea sets Combine-record for the bench press with 49 reps of 225 pounds:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d81e843bc/Paea-sets-bench-press-record

 

- Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton joins the NFL Total Access set:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d81e84228/Newton-discusses-his-combine

 

- Analyst Jim Mora’s 2011 NFL mock draft:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d81e8a390/Mora-s-mock-draft

 

- Analyst Brian Billick reveals his 2011 NFL mock draft:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-draft/09000d5d81e80aac/Billick-s-Mock-Draft

 

 

Saturday Programming Features Top 10 Shows and America’s Game

 

On Saturday, March 5 beginning at 10:00 AM ET, count down intriguing topics in the world of football with nine episodes of Top 10. Below is a schedule and video links to the episodes that will be shown:

 

10:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Worst Teams

11:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Weather Games:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-top-ten/09000d5d8049920c/Top-Ten-Weather-Games-The-Ice-Bowl

12 NOON – NFL’s Top 10: Team Turnarounds

1:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Most Feared Tacklers:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-top-ten/09000d5d81117793/Top-Ten-Most-Feared-Tacklers-Ray-Lewis

2:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Most Versatile:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-top-ten/09000d5d80747e62/Top-Ten-Most-Versatile-Kordell-Stewart

3:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Things That Changed the Game:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-top-ten/09000d5d81113c8a/Top-Ten-Things-that-Changed-the-Game-Television

4:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Uniforms

5:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Jersey Numbers

6:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Revenge Games

 

Starting at 8:00 PM ET, re-live three recent Super Bowl-winning teams – New Orleans Saints (2009), Pittsburgh Steelers (2008) and New York Giants (2007) – on America’s Game. Below is a schedule and select video links of the America’s Game episodes on Saturday:

 

8:00 PM – America’s Game: 2009 New Orleans Saints

- Road to the playoffs:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-americas-game/09000d5d81a5df5e/America-s-Game-The-2009-Saints-Road-to-the-playoffs

- Journey to the Super Bowl:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-americas-game/09000d5d81a5eac1/America-s-Game-Saints-epic-playoff-battles

- Fairytale ending:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-americas-game/09000d5d81a5e35d/America-s-Game-The-2009-Saints-Fairytale-ending

 

9:00 PM – America’s Game: 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers

 

10:00 PM – America’s Game: 2007 New York Giants

- Quarterback Eli Manning’s personality:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-americas-game/09000d5d80a730e1/America-s-Game-Eli-s-personality

- Coach Tom Coughlin changes his approach:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-americas-game/09000d5d80a730d2/America-s-Game-Coughlin-going-soft-in-2007

 

Rich Eisen Sets Personal Best Time of 6.18 Seconds in 40-Yard Dash Wearing a Suit at NFL Scouting Combine

 

In what has become a must-see event, NFL Network’s Rich Eisen set a personal best in the 40-yard dash with a time of 6.18 seconds. This marks the seventh time Eisen has run the 40-yard dash in a suit, improving on the time of 6.24 seconds that he ran in 2010.

 

New to this year’s run was the introduction of the UA E39, an Under Armour compression shirt fitted with electronic sensors that track the body’s natural motion and biometric signals, which are then sent to a tiny device on the front of the shirt. Eisen was equipped with the UA E39, generating 2.0 G-forces during his run. Or, as Mike Mayock astutely points out, “20 percent of [the G-forces generated by] Prince Amukamara.”

 

NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders believes that Eisen would beat “the lead guy from every network” in the 40-yard dash. But it was analyst Charles Davis who put out the following challenge:

 

“Throwing it out there now: you want a piece of Rich Eisen next year, you want some of this? [The] lead guy from every network, you meet us here [at the Combine]. Right here next year. [In a] suit, we’ll give you the shoes. Rich Eisen, he will take you on and he will take you out.”

 

To see Eisen’s 40-yard dash, as well as how he fared compared to some of the notable prospects from the Scouting Combine, please visit:http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d81e8d293/Rich-Eisen-s-40-yard-dash?module=HP_headlines

 

 

THIS WEEK ON NFL.COM

Thursday, March 3

  • CHAT: Steve Wyche (12 NOON ET)
  • CHAT: Bucky Brooks (2:00 PM ET)

Friday, March 4

  • CHAT: Vic Carucci (12 NOON ET)

DAY-BY-DAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE (all times listed are ET)

Wednesday, March 2

5:00 PM – 2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Backs – Replay

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

9:00 PM – 2011 NFL Scouting Combine Wrap-up Show

10:00 PM – NFL Total Access

 

Thursday, March 3

12 NOON – Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots

12:30 PM – Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers

1:00 PM – Super Bowl XXXIII: Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons

1:30 PM – Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans

2:00 PM – Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants

2:30 PM – Super Bowl XXXVI: New England Patriots vs. St. Louis Rams

3:00 PM – Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders

3:30 PM – Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers

4:00 PM – Super Bowl XXXIX: New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles

4:30 PM – Super Bowl XL: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks

5:00 PM – Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears

5:30 PM – Super Bowl XLII: New York Giants vs. New England Patriots

6:00 PM – Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals

6:30 PM – Super Bowl XLIV: New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

10:00 PM – NFL Total Access

Friday, March 4

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Revenge Games

9:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Uniforms

10:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Jersey Numbers

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

Saturday, March 5

10:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Worst Teams

11:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Weather Games

12 NOON – NFL’s Top 10: Team Turnarounds

1:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Most Feared Tacklers

2:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Most Versatile

3:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Things That Changed the Game

4:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Uniforms

5:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Jersey Numbers

6:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Revenge Games

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:00 PM – America’s Game: 2009 New Orleans Saints

9:00 PM – America’s Game: 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers

10:00 PM – America’s Game: 2007 New York Giants

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

 

Sunday, March 6

10:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Teams That Didn’t Win the Super Bowl

11:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Super Bowls

12 NOON – Sound FX: Brett Favre

12:30 PM – NFL Replay: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears – Week 1, 2010

1:45 PM – NFL Replay: Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins – Week 1, 2010

3:00 PM – NFL Replay: San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Week 1, 2010

4:15 PM – NFL Replay: Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Week 1, 2010

5:30 PM – Sound FX: Week 1, 2010

6:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Controversial Calls

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:00 PM – NFL’s Greatest Games: New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts – 2006 AFC Championship Game

9:30 PM – NFL’s Greatest Games: Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots – 2001 AFC Divisional Game

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

 

Monday, March 7

6:00 AM – Hey Rookie: Welcome to the NFL: 2004

7:00 AM – Hey Rookie: Welcome to the NFL: 2005

8:00 AM – Hey Rookie: Welcome to the NFL: 2006, Part 1

9:00 AM – Hey Rookie: Welcome to the NFL: 2006, Part 2

10:00 AM – Hey Rookie: Welcome to the NFL: 2009, Part 1

11:00 AM – Hey Rookie: Welcome to the NFL: 2009, Part 2

12 NOON – Sound FX: Brett Favre

12:30 PM – NFL Replay: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears – Week 1, 2010

1:45 PM – NFL Replay: Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins – Week 1, 2010

3:00 PM – NFL Replay: San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Week 1, 2010

4:15 PM – NFL Replay: Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Week 1, 2010

5:30 PM – Sound FX: Week 1, 2010

6:00 PM – Path to the Draft – PREMIERE

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:00 PM – Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players: #100-91

9:00 PM – Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players: #90-81

10:00 PM – Path to the Draft

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

Tuesday, March 8

11:00 AM – Path to the Draft

12 NOON – Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players: #100-91

1:00 PM – Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players: #90-81

2:00 PM – Path to the Draft

3:00 PM – Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

3:30 PM – Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders

4:00 PM – Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players: #100-91

5:00 PM – Top 100:NFL’s Greatest Players: #90-81

6:00 PM – Path to the Draft

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access

8:00 PM – Sound FX: Week 3, 2010

8:30 PM – Sound FX: Week 4, 2010

9:00 PM – NFL Films Presents: The Ray Lewis Coaching Tree

9:30 PM – NFL Films Presents: Living the Dream

10:00 PM – Path to the Draft

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

 

 
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