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Cavaliers Journal: April 18, 2010 - April 24, 2010

NFL draft preview: Other Virginia possibilities

Expect Chris Cook, Nate Collins and Rashawn Jackson to hear their names called this weekend, but some other draft-eligible players will have an anxious few days. However, Virginia players have had success catching on as undrafted free agents. Here are...

By Zach Berman  |  April 22, 2010; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Jameel Sewell, Vic Hall, Virginia football, Will Barker  
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NFL draft preview: Virginia FB Rashawn Jackson

As was chronicled in this story on Monday, Rashawn Jackson enters draft weekend amid an interesting predicament. He's among the top fullbacks available at a position that is undergoing an evolution in the NFL. Some teams have de-emphasized the position,...

By Zach Berman  |  April 22, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Al Groh, Rashawn Jackson, Virginia football  
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NFL draft preview: Virginia DT Nate Collins

After four years playing in the 3-4 defense, Nate Collins enters the weekend of the NFL draft as a promising prospect at a different position: defensive tackle in the 4-3 defensive alignment. When viewed as a prospect in the 4-3...

By Zach Berman  |  April 22, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NFL draft preview: Virginia CB Chris Cook

Virginia's best hope of having a player sneak into the first round of Thursday's NFL draft -- or, for that matter, having a player selected in the second round on Friday -- is cornerback Chris Cook. Cook's stock has elevated...

By Zach Berman  |  April 22, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Teaching kicking without kicking experience

Anthony Poindexter is one of the best players in Virginia history. He does not, however, have kicking experience. Poindexter is in charge of the special teams for the Cavaliers' football team next season, when he will oversee a kicking competition...

By Zach Berman  |  April 21, 2010; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rodney McLeod, Cam Johnson excel during spring football practice

I had the opportunity to catch up with Virginia defensive coordinator Jim Reid at Tuesday's VAF spring social in Arlington. Reid, a longtime college head coach and former Miami Dolphins linebackers coach, is overseeing Virginia's transition from a 3-4 defense...

By Zach Berman  |  April 21, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Cam Johnson, Jim Reid, Rodney McLeod  
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Jeff Jones discusses decision to transfer to Rider

Former Virginia guard Jeff Jones had been leaning toward transferring to Rider throughout last week, and he recently finalized his decision, confirming his decision on Monday afternoon. He had built a relationship with the Rider coaching staff, and is confident...

By Zach Berman  |  April 20, 2010; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: Jeff Jones, Virginia basketball  
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Sammy Zeglinski recovering from hip surgery

Virginia guard Sammy Zeglinski underwent hip surgery last week, his father, John, said Monday. Zeglinski, who played through the injury last season, will be limited for about two and a half to three months. "He's doing fine now," John Zeglinski...

By Zach Berman  |  April 19, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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