Combine Blog: Thursday

Written by Will Spencer on February 25, 2010

News and notes from the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Thursday, February 25th


— Word around the horn is that Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen is going to measure in smaller than his listed size of 6’2″.


— LSU return specialist Trindon Holliday, who is only 5’5″, says he plans on breaking Chris Johnson’s Combine 40 time record of 4.24, hoping to run a 4.23.


— Expect Florida State CB Patrick Robinson to put up one of the fastest 40 times among defensive backs. However, speed was never a concerns for Robinson….technique is.


— USC OT Charles Brown can breathe a sigh of relief after weighing in at 303 lbs. Scouts were concerned that he would weigh in below 300 and would need to add more bulk before the NFL season. This shows that Brown can add weight, and will probably add a few more pounds of muscle once in an NFL weight training program.


— Maryland OT Bruce Campbell could be one of the workout warriors of this year’s combine. He measured in today at 6’6 3/8″, 314 lbs and has 36 1/4″ arms. That’s not a typo. 36 1/4″ arms. That’s huge! Campbell has probably the most impressive physique of any offensive tackle and scouts are certainly taking notice.


— Russell Okung, Oklahoma State OT, also measured in with 36″ arms. Not sure how some have him as the #2 OT. Did no one pay attention last year when people bumped Jason Smith up out of nowhere, when Eugene Monroe was the top guy all season?
— Syracuse DT Arthur Jones will not participate in any Combine drills, despite being 100% healthy. Jones is already falling down draft boards with so many outstanding defensive tackles in this class. Bad move on his part. He needs to show that he’s a competitor.


— Apparently, Tim Tebow won’t be competing in ANY drills this weekend. Why even accept the invite then?


— Rumors are swirling that if Bradford passes his physical with flying colors, he will be the #1 overall selection of the draft to the St. Louis Rams. I hardly think that Bradford is the most talented player in this draft, but can see why the Rams can’t pass on a potential franchise QB when they have the option.


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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.

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