Way We Hear It
USC quarterback Sam Darnold made the rounds during Super Bowl week in Minneapolis, but he didn’t stop working. Darnold used the Minnesota Gophers’ brand new facility to train — the same place the Philadelphia Eagles were practicing.
Northwestern nose tackle Tyler Lancaster did not receive a Combine invite, but a few teams are interested in working him out as an interior offensive lineman. Lancaster played center in high school.
Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy did not announce his intention to enter the NFL Draft until December, but he’s been working toward the NFL Combine since suffering a torn ACL in August. The word is he’s on track to do some, if not all, of the activities in Indianapolis and he could be a fast riser if he proves he’s healthy.