Combine Time: Small School Risers & Fallers Written by Josh Buchanan Tuesday, 24 February 2009 18:59 Hartwick QB Jason Boltus did not light on the world on fire as he has the potential to do but he did show he belonged. He ran a 4.83 40 on electronic clocks but was in 4.7s on hand helds while benching 26 reps for a modern day combine record for QBs. He also did a 31.5 vertical, 9’3 broad jump, and 7.0 3-cone. His athletic ability showed and he could even improve his times at the pro day in which he is likely to run again but won’t lift. He has anywhere from a late 4th to 7th round grade on most boards. He has likely gone from a 7th round pick to a possible 5th or 6th round pick after his performance. Don’t be surprised is he jumps up a little bit more after his pro day as well. Abilene Christian WR Johnny Knox made some money with a 4.34 40, 10’2 broad jump, and 4.15 short shuttle. Now he will be classified as a mainly straight line speed guy so he could fall lower than you would expect with his 40 but he has gone from 7th-PFA to 5th-6th round. Central Arkansas TE Marquez Branson ran a 4.71 40, 22 reps and a 35-inch vertical. Might have solidified himself as a late rounder after many thought he might not be a draft pick due to skipping out on an all-star game without a legitimate explanation. Richmond DE Lawrence Sidbury has moved up draft boards after posting a 4.64 40 (fastest among DL), 35-inch vertical, 10’0 broad jump, and 4.43 short shuttle. He also looked very athletic and smooth in his drills and showed why he is a premier pass rusher. His motor is still questioned but his ability is not. Sidbury has moved from 4th round to 2nd-3rd round consideration. Nicholls State CB Lardarius Webb ran a 4.46 40, 6.77 3-cone, and showed he is faster than expected. Teams had him as a 4.55-4.60 type who is a tweener and is now a tweener with 4.4 speed. Likely pushes his value up from 7th round to 5th-6th round.