Apr 1, 2014

UtahStateAggies.com | Former Utah State Football Players Perform Well at Pro Day

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State had 18 former football players work out in front of 20 National Football League (NFL) Scouts and one Canadian Football League (CFL) representative Tuesday morning in its annual Pro Day.

In all, scouts from the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins and Edmonton Eskimos were in attendance.

Feb 27, 2014

The Zone | Tyler Larsen Talks With Kevin Ferguson & Scotty G.

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WithTheFirstPick.com | 2014 NFL Draft: Ben Natan’s Interior Line Rankings

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5. Tyler Larsen (C, Utah State): Larsen is a phenomenal athlete at the position and moves incredibly well. His quick feet and lateral and downhill agility make him a valuable player in every part of the game. He needs to improve his functional strength, but he makes up for it in college with quickness and a high motor. If he can add strength, he can be a very good player in the NFL.

Feb 26, 2014

Examiner.com | Tyler Larsen impresses at NFL Scouting Combine

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Utah State football: Center Tyler Larsen impresses at NFL Scouting Combine

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Is yet another Utah State Aggies football playerheaded to the World Champion Seattle Seahawks? Center Tyler Larsen might have a shot -- after clearing 36 reps in the Bench Press at the NFL Combine this week.
Tyler Larsen, Center
Larsen was a beast at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this week. His Bench Press output tied him for second among all participants in the three-day event.
His 36 reps was certainly the most of any Utah college athlete and budding NFL draft prospect.
His 5.2 overall score was emblematic of the work the Aggies have done to put their program on the same level as Utah and BYU, for Larsen outscored every Cougar except for Kyle Van Noy.
The downside: scouts don’t see Larsen as anything but a technician at the next level -- a skill that Pete Carroll hones to perfection in Seattle and has for years. So for most it’s probably a wash.

Feb 23, 2014

Associated Press | Tyler Larsen runs a drill at the NFL Combine

Utah State offensive lineman Tyler Larsen runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Salt Lake Tribune | Utah NFL Prospect Combine Observations: Day One

By Brennan Smith
First Published Feb 22 2014 07:45 pm • Last Updated Feb 22 2014 07:46 pm

Larsen may have had the best day of any Utah prospect and built on his strong showing at the Senior Bowl. He measured out at 6-4 and 313 pounds with a 31 1/2-inch arm span and 9 1/4-inch hands. Larsen was average in most drills, but showed his strength by benching 225 pounds 36 times, tied for second-best among all offensive line prospects. However, he also had the second-shortest arm measurement and second-smallest hand measurement of any offensive lineman, both big negatives for a position that requires long arms and larger hands to fend off charging defensive linemen. Still, Larsen is a fit for a zone-blocking team that puts a premium on smaller, quicker linemen, and his versatility to play guard or center will also help. He’s currently projected as a fifth- or sixth-round pick.

Feb 21, 2014

Ty Gets Impressive 36 Reps On Bench At Combine

4:27 p.m.: The bench press numbers are out. UNC center Russell Bodine led the way with 42 reps of 225 pounds. Bloomsberg offensive tackle Matt Feiler, Utah State center Tyler Larsen, Ohio State center Corey Linsley and Tennessee offensive tackle Antonio Richardson each had 36 reps.

Read more at: http://nesn.com/2014/02/nfl-combine-day-2-live-johnny-manziel-measures-under-6-foot/

Feb 20, 2014

www.Packers.com | Utah State’s Tyler Larsen’s stock rising after Senior Bowl

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Utah State’s Tyler Larsen’s stock rising after Senior Bowl

Scouting combine begins with offensive linemen, tight ends leading the way

INDIANAPOLIS—Tyler Larsen is the one Aaron Donald didn’t destroy.
Larsen’s stock in this year’s NFL draft might have risen on the strength of his performance at last month’s Senior Bowl, where defensive tackle Aaron Donald put on a dominant performance that included embarrassing moments for Cyril Richardson and Weston Richburg, both of whom went to the Senior Bowl as high-ranked prospects.
“It definitely raised my confidence. I had a solid week. I’m proud of what I did,” said Larsen, who held his own against Donald.
Larsen is at Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2014 NFL scouting combine, an event that’ll help define the 2014 NFL draft crop. Offensive linemen, tight ends and specialists kicked off the “weekend” on Thursday with measurements, medicals and interviews. The group will bench press for scouts on Friday; it’s an activity of particular significance for offensive linemen.
The Utah State center claims to have never allowed a sack in his college career, which he began as a starter as a freshman. His brother Cody is a defensive tackle with the Ravens and the younger Larsen figures to soon make it two in the family in the NFL.
“I’m a very solid player in the run game. I get good movement off the ball. In the pass game, if I’m in a one-on-one situation, I’m very comfortable with that. I’m very good at picking blitzes up,” Larsen said.
How high in the draft has Larsen risen? Some consider him to be a late-rounds prospect. Others say his performance at the Senior Bowl has shot him higher in the order.
The Packers could have need at the center position, depending on what the team decides as far as re-signing Evan Dietrich-Smith or allowing him to escape in free agency. Larsen is thought to be a ready-to-play prospect whose older brother has provided a proper perspective on life at the next level.
“It’s a whole new world. It’s grown men trying to support their families. College is nothing like it’s going to be in the NFL,” the younger Larsen said.
Packers.com draft contributor Tony Pauline considers Larsen to be a “hard-working, grind-it-out center. He’s not a great athlete, but he’s smart, workmanlike and gets the job done. He’s a later-round prospect who could start,” which could make Larsen a value pick for a team with need at the position.