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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 26TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 26, 2013 – 6:10 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Bob Kravitz: Poor combine performance doesn’t make Bjoern Werner a bad pick for Colts
Colts take Bjoern Werner with 24th pick in NFL Draft
2013 NFL Draft: 3 names for Indianapolis Colts’ fans to watch closing in on pick No. 24
2013 NFL Draft: 3 possible Indianapolis Colts picks
Colts QB regret easy to say now for Bill Polian
Three prospects to keep an eye on when Colts are on the clock at draft’s No. 24 spot
What Indianapolis Colts drafting Bjoern Werner means, German translation
Unpredictable draft gets started tonight
Colts add pass rusher in Werner at 24
Colts select pass rusher Werner in first round
Colts’ Top 5 possible defensive back picks
Can Colts’ pick turn into the next Freeney?
Indianapolis Colts could go several ways in NFL draft
Colts rave about Werner’s game speed
Colts take Bjoern Werner 24th overall
Florida State DE Bjoern Werner hopes he’s selected by NY Giants so he can team with Markus Kuhn

COLTS.COM
Instant Reaction: DE Bjoern Werner chosen with the No. 24 pick
Experience is teacher
A year already
Time to shine
Wanted and drafted
Edge-setter on board

AFC SOUTH BLOG
All the AFC South’s scheduled picks
Non-immediate needs in AFC South
My QB draft strategy for the Jaguars
Caldwell gets OT first, as Smith did
Chris Johnson on Warmack: ‘Thank God’
Texans say Hopkins wears DBs out
Warmack won Titans in private workout

NFL NEWS
Plan falls into place as Texans pick WR Hopkins
Tennessee Titans select Alabama guard Chance Warmack in first round of NFL Draft
NFL Draft: Jaguars pick offensive tackle Luke Joeckel with No. 2 pick
Bell: How many NFL draftees will end up broke?
O-linemen are A-listers in 2013 NFL draft
Manti Te’o, Geno Smith passed over
2013 NFL Draft: Winners and losers, Day 1, a tale of two drafts
With GM seats burning, Bills and Dolphins go bold; more snaps

AFC TEAM NEWS
Pats deal a 1 for 4
It’s still defense first for rebuilding Jets

NFC TEAM NEWS
NFL Draft 2013; Giants pick Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh
Long, Emery put top pick’s character issues in past


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SHORT ARMS NOT GOING TO STOP SYRACUSE’S PUGH

Posted by Kevin Bowen on March 11, 2013 – 11:00 am

Justin Pugh chuckles when he hears what his biggest weakness heading to the next level.
Shorts arms?

“Well it’s actually crazy,” the former Syracuse offensive tackle said of his ‘flaw.’

“I played three years never knowing I had short arms. It didn’t really hurt me then. I didn’t know I had short arms until I got to the Senior Bowl.”

Pugh played left tackle for the Orange but it’s the short arms that have scouts thinking he might have to move inside in the NFL.

Although Pugh might not agree with that assessment, he knows his versatility is looked at as a strength and is open to playing all over the line.

“I think I can play every position on the offensive line,” Pugh said. “I haven’t snapped, but I think with my football IQ I know I’d be good with the calls. It’d be just getting the snaps down, which is something that with coaching should come easy.”

In Pugh’s final season as a three-year starter for the Orange, the Syracuse offense that set a school record for total offense.

The pro system that Pugh played in under now Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone is something that he thinks will benefit him in making the adjustment to the NFL.

“We did a lot of zone blocking and stuff. We also did power scheme my freshman and sophomore seasons, so I’m accustomed to both styles of offense,” Pugh said.

“So it’s something that’s good for me, and being at the Senior Bowl I got more exposure to the inside zone and playing guard, so I was able to show my versatility.”

For Pugh, making the switch across the offensive line comes with getting his muscle memory down to whatever his position he lines up at.

One scout that isn’t too concerned with Pugh’s short arms is NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock.

“He came in with short arms at the Senior Bowl, and everybody immediately wanted to move him to guard and I kind of go “no way,” Mayock said. “He looked like a late first round tackle to me, and I’m not going to move off that until he proves to me he can’t play.”


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