Wow! Game on as West Virginia WR Kevin White blitzed a 4.35 40 to really make a statement. NFL personnel people were saying that if White could get under 4.5 he’d put himself in that top 5 consideration, but I am not sure anybody was expecting 4.35. That was after Amari Cooper posted a very good 4.42 time,… Read More »
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The second group of QBs including Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota have completed their 40s with advantage Duck. Indeed, Mariota clocked a very fast 4.52 in the 40, whereas Winston was only barely able to get under the 5.0 mark with a 4.97. Bottom line though is that while Mariota was a few tenths faster than expected and… Read More »
The first group of WRs have completed their 40s and it looks like Chris Johnson’s all-time record of 4.24 seconds may be sagfe for another year after Miami WR Phillip Dorsett’s attempt to break the record came up short at 4.33. Still a very good time for Dorsett. The story of the group, though, may have been Alabama’s… Read More »
The first QB group are running their 40s with UCLA’s Brett Hundley posting a very nice time of 4.63. Same time for Nevada’s Cody Fajardo. Marcus Mariota and Jameies Wisnton will run a little later.
DL weigh-ins #s
Much of the discussion regarding the weigh-in/measurement numbers for the defensive linemen on Friday continued to focus on the fact that Nebeaska DE/OLB Randy Gregory came in at less than 240 pounds. Indeed, that coupled with the fact that there have been rumblings that Gregory’s weight has dipped to as low as 220 during pre-draft training may have… Read More »
Mixed results in TE runs … Southern Illinois TE MyCole Pruitt led the way when the TEs ran the 40 earlier this afternoon when the former Saluki clocked a fast 4.58 clocking. In fact, Pruitt, along with South Alabama’s Wes Sexton, who had a 4.65 time, were the only two TEs to run under 4.75 seconds today. Meanwhile,… Read More »
Looks like Iowa G/T Brandon Scherff is done for the day after tweaking a hamstring finishing one of the early positional drills. Scherff, though, had run well with a 5.06 40 time earlier in the day.
What we said earlier about Hobart G/T Ali Marpet who posted a 5-flat 40 in his second run to edge Oregon’s Jake Fisher for the fastest time among offensive linemen. For good measure, Marpet’s 1.74 10-yard split was also tops among those that ran at the position.
While the offensive linemen go through their on-field drills, there counterparts on the defensive front are being measured. And a few early numbers have leaked out including the fact that Clemson DE/OLB Vic Beasley was bigger than expected as he weighed in at 246 pounds. There had been concerns that Beasley might not crack the 230 mark. On… Read More »
Somewhat disappointing times for the final three guys in the second group of OL as OTs Donovan Smith of Penn State clocks a 5.37, while Oklahoma’s Daryl Williams was credited with a 5.41; meanwhile, rising Duke OG Laken Tomlinson looked a little flat-footed coming off the start and finished with a 5.39 time.
Real nice time of 5.07 by Iowa’s Brandon Scherff which likely keeps him as the #1 OL this year; good split too of 1.78.
Nice 40 by underrated San Diego State OT Tery Poole who clocks a 5.10. Meanwhile, CSU’s Ty Sambrailo ran a slowish 5.37. Brandon Scherff is up
Stanford OT Andrus Peat was okay with a 5.20 40 clocking but again one would like to see a potential top 10 LT run closer to 5.00.
For the record, Rob Havenstein’s time has been lowered to 5.41 which still isn’t very good, but better than 5.48. Slow time for a second FSU OG Josue Matias who clocks a 5.60.
DJ Humphries of Florida looked smooth over the 40 with a solid 5.13 40 clocking. On the other, Rob Havenstein of Wisconsin ran an OG-like 5.48. Also a very slow time for Florida State OG Tre Jackson who was not able to break the 5.5 mark finishing the 40 in 5.54 seconds with a low 1.92 10-yard split.… Read More »
Second group of OL undereway with noice start from unheralded Laurence Gibson of Va Tech who runs a 5.06.
First group of OL done their 40s with Jake Fisher of Oregon posting the fastest time of 5.01. Also note a much better split of 1.78 (down from 1.90) for Ereck Flowers of Miami, although he overall time of 5.29 was about the same as his first (5.32)
Better time of 5.15 for Pitt OT TJ Clemmings in his second 40 after he posted a slowish time (for a prospective LT) for Pitt OT TJ Clemmings.
Very nice run by Oregon OT Jake Fisher who ran the 40 in an OL best so far of 5.05 with a quick split of 1.75 seconds. On the other hand, Miami’s ereck Flowers, who led all OL in the bench press yesterday, showed RT speed with a 5.32 clocking and a slow 1.90 10-yard split
Pretty good time also for FSU C/T Cam Erving of 5.16 over the 40, although again his 10-yard split of 1.86 was a little sluggish. Note there appears to be a bug of some kind with the NFL Network’s real time timing system which does not appear to be working at the moment.
Decent time of 5.13 for LSU G/T La’el Collins, although his 1.86 10-yard split was a little slow.
Somewhat disappointing 40 time of just 5.24 for Pitt OT TJ Clemmings. One would hope that an athletic LT would run closer to 5.10 at worst.
Cane OT leads OL BP … The bench press for offensive linemen at the scouting combine in Indianapolis appears to be done. And according to numbers from NFL.com, Miami OT Ereck Flowers led the way with 37 reps, although that’s well below Stephen Paea’s all-time record of 49 reps. Flowers edged out Missouri G/T Mitch Morse who had… Read More »
Offensive line weigh-in by the numbers
The offensive linemen went through the measurement process at the scouting combine on Wednesday with some interesting results. Maybe the two guys that did the most for themselves at the offensive line weigh-in were OTs Cedric Ogbuehi of Texas A&M and Pitt’s T.J. Clemmings, both of whom had something to prove coming into Indianapolis. What they were able… Read More »
On the hot seat in Indy
It’s COMBINE Week, as we tick down the weeks and days until the 2015 NFL DRAFT in Chicago. As I have always maintained there are multiple pieces to the giant jigsaw puzzle that is the NFL Draft, to be found and put in place from this weeks Combine. We will all gain some important workout numbers and see… Read More »