Iowa: How Amari Spievey overcame sadness, concussions; James Daniels’ big pro day
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Getting back on track
HawkeyeNation.com’s Rob Howe tells the story of how sadness and concussions ended former Iowa defensive back Amari Spievey’s pro career too early. There is a happy ending here, though. Spievey has his life back on track, as Howe explains.
No tie needed for this job interview
On the surface, you might not think former Iowa center James Daniels needed a big pro day after killing it at the NFL combine. But he did — and then gave a detailed answer on why after putting together another strong position drill workout on Monday.
Injuries derailed the chance of Iowa offensive tackles Ike Boettger and Boone Myers to impress NFL scouts during their season senior. Iowa’s pro day was their one chance to show their healthy and worthy of a draft pick. Land of 10 recaps how their important day went Monday.
How good is good?
Former Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 and 4.60 seconds at the NFL combine. He lowered his time to 4.54 and 4.52 at Iowa’s pro day. How big is that for Jackson? The Des Moines Register’s Chad Leistikow looks into it.
The more the merrier
Iowa loves tight ends. How much? There is a possibility the Hawkeyes could use four in the same formation this season. Let Land of 10 explain.
Megan Gustafson took home Associated Press All-American second-team honors on Monday. The honor was a no-brainer for the forward who averaged 25.6 points and 12.7 rebounds this past season.
Four more years
The Big Ten granted guard Connor McCaffery a medical waiver on Monday, giving him four more years of eligibility. A series of injuries and illnesses derails McCaffery’s freshman season. Really, it was the only move before the Big Ten here.
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