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Draft Scout Neiko Thorpe News
11/13/12 - S Neiko Thorpe was signed to the active roster by the Chiefs Monday from the practice squad.
10/09/12 - DB Neiko Thorpe was waived by the Chiefs, who re-signed C Bryan Mattison. The team released Mattison and promoted Thorpe from its practice squad before Sunday's loss to the Ravens, and Thorpe saw action on special teams in the game.
03/13/12 - Under-the-radar Pro Day workouts that opened eyes: Despite a weak class of safeties this year and the fact that Neiko Thorpe started 40 games (27 at CB from 2009-10 and 13 at free safety) against SEC competition, he wasn't invited to the Combine. As such, he took full advantage of the opportunity to work out in front of scouts, recording numbers that ranked among the elite of all defensive backs tested at the Combine this year. Thorpe was clocked at 4.40 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 4.01 seconds in the short-shuttle. He also posted a 38" vertical jump and a 11' 5" broad jump. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/07/12 - The Auburn football program held its annual NFL Pro Day Tuesday with 10 former Tigers working out in from of NFL scouts for nearly four hours inside the Indoor Practice facility. The group spent time in two different sessions. In the first session, the groups were separated alphabetically into two sub-groups and conducted workouts in measurable testing. Those drills included the 40-yard dash, standing long jumps, vertical jumps, 225-pound bench presses and shuttle cone drills. After completing the testing, each player went through position-specific drills variable to their specialty. Included in this portion were sessions for kickers, defensive backs/linebackers, offensive linemen, running backs, wide receivers and quarterbacks. Participating in the event were former Auburn student-athletes Chandler Brooks, Wes Byrum, Eltoro Freeman, Josh Harris, Brandon Mosley, Eric Smith, Neiko Thorpe, Barrett Trotter and Jay Wisner. Former North Alabama player Wes Holland also went through drills. The NFL Draft will be held April 26, 2012 in New York City. - Auburn football
03/07/12 - 2012 Auburn Pro Day Quotes: Defensive back Neiko Thorpe: On Pro Day performanceÖ"I felt like I did good. I felt like I took advantage of the opportunity. Of course, like any athlete, I felt like there were a lot of areas I really wanted to do better in. Overall, I felt like I did really good." On his expectations for Pro DayÖ"My expectations were to kill it, to be flawless, which is really hard. I was training hard and that was my goal to hit all my goals. Like I said, I didnít, but I donít regret anything I did today." On if he felt like he impressed the scoutsÖ"I do. I just wanted to come out and show them that Iím a guy that moved to safety my last year. I can play corner, safety, nickel. I talked to a lot of teams. I told them I played a lot of special teams. I just wanted to get out here and show them what I can do." On if itís an exciting time for him right nowÖ"It is an exciting time right now. Itís something that I havenít been through. I talked to some former teammates prior to going into this to find out what I should be looking for. They helped me out a lot. Today is the day that Iíve been waiting on." - Auburn football