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Second group of defensive linemen including DEs Noah Spence, Shaq Lawson and Emmanual Ogbah and DTs Robert Nkemdiche, Sheldon Rankons, along with all the Alabama guys set to run their 40s.

One of the themes from the 2016 draft has been that the event has almost provided more questions than answers. And that theme really hasn’t changed much this morning as the first group of defensive linemen works out. First question, for example, did Ohio State DE Joey Bosa do enough to keep himself in the debate for the… Read More »

First group of DL have completed their initial runs and are now on their second runs. BYU’s Bronson Kaufusi ran like a 5T/tweener DE with a 4.88 40 while Indiana junior Darius Latham was slowish with a 4.32 40 after a 1.90 split.

Interesting run by 291-pound Maryland DT/5T Quinton Jefferson who posts a 4.96 full 40 with a 1.70 10-yard split. Also a nice time by Mississippi State DT Chris Jones with another 1,70 split and a 5.04 full 40. Disappointing start though by Penn State DT Austin Johnson who has a 1.85 split and a 5.32 full 40. You’d… Read More »

Decent quickness by Clemson DE Kevin Dodd with a 1.70 split, but scouys will have to chew over whether a 4.86 full 40 is the stuff of a first round DE. Several nice runs by DTs including Javon Hargrave of South Carolina State who gets under 5-flat (4.94), while Michigan’s Willie Henry posts a 5.01 and Sheldon Day… Read More »

Pretty good times for DTs Kenny Clark, who runs a 5.07 40 with a 1.72 split, and Malieck Collins at 5.04. Vernon Butler a little slow though at 5.34. Meanwhile, Jonathan Butler runs like a 5T DE with a 4.96 clocking, while Shilique Calhoun had to be a little disappointed with a 4.83 time.

Baylor DT Andrew Billings posts a pretty good 5.06 40 with a 1.79 10-yard split as the DL get their workouts underway. And no one wants to blink with Bosa, Buckner, Bullard and Butleron deck

Day 2 Workouts

The offensive segment of As The Combine Turns is in the books. And for the most part we can breathe a big sigh of relief and hope for bigger and better things on Sunday, especially with the DL groups Sunday morning. As expected the WR group turned into another version of ‘Where’s The Speed’ to paraphrase the late,… Read More »

Other than the fact that Will Fuller put up a great 40 time of 4.32, perhaps the storyline from this morning’s on-field workout for the receivers was how many didn’t run that well. Indeed, Fuller and TCU’s Kolby Listenbee (4.35) were the only receivers to clock under 4.4, while only two others – Cal’s Trevor Davis (4.42) and… Read More »

Second group of QBs all pretty much ran in the same 4.8-4.9 range including Carson Wentz at an unofficial hand-timed 4.78. And times foe the first group of WRs are in with Will Fuller clocking a 4.32 while Koldy Listenbee’s final time was 4.35.

The first group of WRs are running their 40s and at first blush one wonders if the wake-up guy overslept himself because some of the erly times were downright pedestrian with the first half dozen or so receivers struggling to just break 4.65. A real good time though for Notre Dame’s Will Fuller who had an unofficial hand-timed… Read More »

The first group of QBs ran their 40s if anyone really cared. Louisiana Tech’s Jeff Driskel was surprising quick with an unofficial hand-timed clocking of 4.56, while Western Kentucky’s Brandon Doughty was sun-dial slow at over 5,2 seconds. Meanwhile, you could throw a blanket over the rest of the 1st group of QBs who were all pretty much… Read More »

by Pigskin Paul Guillemette: So the first groups of players have wrapped up their job interviews in Indy and are headed back home, and/or to their Performance Camps. As often happens I have ended up the first day of on-field with as many questions as I have answers. But here are a few tidbits I wanted to share… Read More »

The combine has posted the official 40 times for RBs which confirms that Georgia’s Keith Marshall had the fastest time at a very quick 4.31. Marshall, in fact, was the only back to break the 4.4 mark as San Jose State’s Tyler Ervin had the next best time at 4.41. Among the top backs, Ohio State’s Zeke Elliott… Read More »

Some interesting stuff from the measurement session for defensive linemen earlier today. Ohio State DE Joey Bosa and Oregon 5T DeForest Buckner, for example, who are both considered to be potential top 5 prospects for this year’s opening round both at least passed the eyeball test. Bosa measured in at 6-5, 269 with 33.5″ arms and 10-plus inch… Read More »

There was an upset of significant proportions when the RBs ran this afternoon as Alabama’s Derrick Henry actually timed a tad better (4.45) than Ohio State’s Zeke Elliott (4.46). That time is a major disappointment for Elliott who was hoping to get under 4.4. To be honest, though, Henry didn’t look as fast or smooth as Elliott, and… Read More »

Second group of offensive linemen have completed their first runs and it does not look like we are going to have any spectacular runs in the 4.7 or 4.8 range like we have seen over the past few years. Top unofficial hand-time clocking is the 4.92 posted by Indiana OT Jason Spriggs, the only OL to go under… Read More »

Better time for K-State OG Cody Whitehair, one of the top prospects at the position who ran an unofficial hand-timed 5-flat for the 40 after yesterday’s very disappointing 16 reps in the bench.

Interesting that NFL Network showed Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley running a so-so 5.26 hand-timed 40, but the is showing him with a better time of 5.13. Stay tuned for an update

So-so run by Notre Dame OT Ronnie Stanley who only timed a 5.26 in the 40 with a 1.85 10-yard split. Meanwhile, Indiana’s Jason Spriggs continues to have a solid combine with a 4.92 unofficial 40 – the fastest so far among the OL – with a quickish 1.75 split.

Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil will not run today but will participate in positional drills

Nice run by Alabama C Ryan Kelly as he posts unofficial 5.05 40 with a 1.78 10-yard split.

The first group of offensive linemen have pretty much completed their 40-yard lumbers. The top unofficial times in the first group were posted by former UCLA Bruins Caleb Benenoch (4.97) and C Jake Brendel (4.99) along with Michigan State OT Jack Conklin (4.98). Other pretty good times from C Graham Glasgow (5.09), OT Darrell Greene (5.13), OT Le’Raven… Read More »

Pretty good time for Michigan State OT Jake Conklin who posts an unofficial 40 clocking of under 5.00 at 4.98 with a 1.75 10-yard split. That time could go up to the 5.05 range once the electronic timing is factored in but that’s still a good time for an OT. Not as good for Ohio State’s Taylor Decker… Read More »

LSU G/T gets OL 40s underway … And we are underway with the 40s for the offensive linemen at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. LSU G/T Vadal Alexander kicked it off with an OG-like 5.56 unofficial jand-timed clocking of 5.56 seconds with a 1.92 10-yard split.