Combine Blog: Monday

Written by Will Spencer on March 1, 2010


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, as we reported earlier via Twitter. Spikes did, however, participate in the linebacker drills, where he looked stiff and slow. This further solidifies my early-mid 2nd round grade.

 

– TCU OLB Daryl Washington looked smooth in drills today and also ran a 4.66 official 40. Washington is a nice prospect for a Will linebacker spot.

 

– The star of the show for the linebackers in my eyes was Sean Weatherspoon out of Missouri. After putting up 34 reps on the bench press, he ran his 40 in 4.68. Weatherspoon might be the most versatile LB at the combine. He played outside at Missouri but played MLB at the Senior Bowl, and he looks comfortable in both spots. His stock is rising.

 

 

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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.