Lucian Antoine, a defensive back for the 2006 and 2007 teams, and Jason Pierre-Paul, a defensive end who played here in 2008, competed in various drills in front of NFL scouts and coaches to hopefully improve their draft stock/position when the NFL holds their player draft on April 22nd.
Pierre-Paul played the 2008 season for the Greyhounds compiling 67 tackles, 10 sacks, and 20 tackles behind the line of scrimmage while helping the Greyhounds to a 9-2 record, which included a victory in the Heart of Texas Bowl.
Pierre-Paul was named first team All-Jayhawk Conference and NJCAA All-American in 2008.
During the 2009 campaign at the University of South Florida, Pierre-Paul led the Bulls in sacks (6.5), tackles for loss (16.5), and quarterback hurries (6). Paul also finished the season with an interception, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick. The 6'6" 260-pound Paul received first team All-Big East Conference honors. Pierre-Paul was also named First Team All-American by the Pro Football Weekly publication.
The Deerfield Beach, Fla., native is projected as a top 10 draft pick by ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr.
Thursday afternoon, the Shutdown Corner pro football blog at yahoo.com posted a video of Pierre-Paul as he completed 14 backflips in a row. The video and blog can be seen at http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdow....
Nicknamed "Punisher" for his ferocious hitting ability, Antoine overcame a torn ACL in his first season at OSU and 65 tackles and 2 interceptions for the Cowboys in his senior season.
Antoine, a 6' 1" 217-pound safety, is projected by NFL draft analysis to be picked in the sixth or seventh round of the draft. He is also picked as the 18th best safety out of 131.
Also of note: Antonio Brown, son of Greyhound assistant coach Eddie Brown, also performed at the combine as a wide receiver. Antonio Brown was a standout performer for the University of Central Michigan in 2009.