News and notes from the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Tuesday, March 2nd
– Controversy filled the air at the Combine this week regarding 40 times. Unofficially, USC S Taylor Mays tied the Combine record of 4.24 in the 40, only to find that his official time was 4.43. According to several sources, most scouts had Mays 40 time somewhere in the low 4.3s. Mays still looked stiff in coverage drills and many continue to question whether or not his best fit is at OLB in the NFL.
– Rutgers CB Devin McCourty continued to help himself today and is rising fast in the cornerback rankings. McCourty ran a 4.48 40 yard dash and looked smooth and natural in the position drills.
– Boise State CB Kyle Wilson did not participate in any drills due to a hamstring injury.
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News and notes from the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Monday, March 1st
– Alabama LB Rolando McClain didn’t participate in any drills today. He is reportedly suffering from a hamstring injury.
– After running the 40 yard dash (4.72 official), Michigan DE/OLB Brandon Graham tweeked his hamstring and was unable to participate in position drills.
– TCU DE Jerry Hughes helped himself today by running a 4.69 40 yard dash. Hughes opted out of the Senior Bowl and Brandon Graham vaulted himself in front of Hughes in most rankings.
– Jason Pierre-Paul, the physical freak out of South Florida, is still climbing draft boards. Though he only put up 19 reps on the bench press, he ran a nice 40 time at 4.64 and looked smooth in the position drills.
– Florida ILB Brandon Spikes decided to not participate in the 40 yard dash, Keep Reading…
News and notes from the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Sunday, February 28th
– Clemson WR Jacoby Ford ran an official 4.28 40 today.
– Syracuse WR Mike Williams looked rusty in the gauntlet drills today and has a lot to answer about his character to NFL teams. He’s reportedly been saying that he did not quit the team, but no further clarification was given.
– West Virginia QB Jarrett Brown opened some eyes today with his athleticism. He posted a 4.54 40 time.
– Though LeFevour didn’t throw today, he ran well in the 40, putting up a 4.66 official time. He seems very mobile on tape and displayed that at the Senior Bowl.
– Tulane WR Jeremy Williams looked the most comfortable in gauntlet drills today. He was very fluid and catches the ball naturally.
– Tim Tebow showed his athletic ability today. Keep Reading…
News and notes from the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Saturday, February 27th
– Not known as a “strong” guy, BYU TE Dennis Pitta put up 27 reps on the bench press today, finishing 2nd among all tight ends.
– Oklahoma OT Trent Williams ran his 40 today with unofficial times of 4.82 and 4.91, which is very fast for a man his size.
– Alabama NT Terrence “Mount” Cody weighed in today at 354 pounds. That’s down 16 from his 370 lbs weigh in at the Senior Bowl. He’s getting there but just dropping that weight shows improvement and will get scouts’ attention.
– Pitt TE Dorin Dickerson ran a blazing 4.40 40 yard dash today, leading all tight ends. Behind Dickerson were Miami’s Jimmy Graham (4.57) and BYU’s Dennis Pitta (4.62).
– Texas DE/OLB Sergio Kindle measured in at 6’2 7’8″ 250 lbs, which Keep Reading…
News and notes from the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Friday, February 26th
– Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen measured in at 6’2 1/2″ 222 lbs, ending the speculation that he could measure in shorter than expected.
– Former NFL GM Charlie Casserly told members of the media that he’s polled about half of NFL teams in regards to Bradford vs. Clausen. The result? They all have Bradford rated above Clausen.
– Lots of talks today about the future of the league in 2011. Looks like the 2010 year will be uncapped and the future of the 2011 season is still in the air.
– Kansas State return specialist Brandon Banks measured in at 5’7″ and 149 lbs. That’s right….149 lbs.
– Illinois G Jon Asomoah spoke to the media about Penn State DT Jared Odrick. “I watched him on film, but you don’t get the Keep Reading…