Chris Steuber Journal
Posted: March 27, 2012
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Josh Norman had a great offseason and is the reason why NFL teams attended Coastal Carolina's Pro Day.
I’ve confirmed that 18 NFL teams attended Coastal Carolina’s Pro Day on Tuesday, March 27th. The following teams were in Conway, South Carolina to observe the Chanticleers talent – the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins.
It’s possible that more teams were in attendance on Tuesday, but the aforementioned teams were all that I was able to confirm.
The prospect of interest at Coastal Carolina’s pro day was defensive back Josh Norman. At 6-foot, 197 pounds, Norman has the size scouts covet and displayed his skills during East-West Shrine week. But, at the Scouting Combine in February, Norman failed to showcase his speed in the 40, where he was timed at a disappointing 4.66. However, he displayed his lower-half explosion with a 33-inch vertical and a 10’4” broad jump.
Next month’s NFL Draft features a poor safety class, and NFL teams in need of help at the position will look at many of the bigger cornerbacks as possible safety prospects. Norman is one of those prospects - unless he significantly enhanced his time from the Scouting Combine at Tuesday’s pro day - that teams may draft higher than expected due to their need.
At this time, Norman is projected to be a late-third, early-fourth round draft pick.
Times from Tuesday’s pro day were unavailable.
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Chris Steuber has covered the NFL and NFL Draft for multiple media outlets over the last decade, and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including: The Colin Cowherd Show, NFL Network's Path to the Draft and Daily News Live on Comcast SportsNet (Philadelphia)... full biography