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gbnreport:Few surprises at Day II combine weigh-in

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    Few surprises at Day II combine weigh-in … There weren’t many real surprises today as the offensive skill position players were weighed and measured at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. Auburn QB Cam Newton did measure about an inch shorter than advertised, but was still a very robust 6-5, 248. Meanwhile the figures for the other top-rated Qbs were 6-4.5, 234 for Blaine Gabbert of Missouri, 6-3, 227 for Washington’s Jake Locker and 6-6.5, 253 for Ryan Mallett of Arkansas. Among the RBs, Alabama’s Mark Ingram, the consensus #1 back in the 2011 draft class, weighed in at a svelte 215 pounds, about 7 pounds less than his listed playing weight of 222. Ingram, though, likely lost the weight in part to improve his speed for the combine.

    Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s John Clay weighed in at 230, well below his listed playing weight of close to 250 pounds, while Southern California FB Stanley Havili, the #1 ranked player at that position weighed in at only 227 pounds which is very small for a FB these days. Same story for Eastern Washington’s Taiwan Jones who tipped the scales at 194 pounds, 5-10 less than expected, while scatbacks Jacquizz Rodger of Oregon State at barely 5-6 and 195 and Pitt’s Dion Lewis at 5-7, 195 are what they are and that’s just not very big for an every day NFL back.

    On the other hand, West Virginia scatback Noel Devine weighed in at just under 180 pounds, which is still small, but much more representative than the 160 which was reported at the Senior Bowl. Same for Jordan Todman of UConn who weighed in at almost 205 pounds, about 10 more than his listed weight. At the same time, there was some genuine size at the WR weigh-in which looked at times like an H-back convention. Jon Baldwin of Pittsburgh, for example, measured in at just under 6-5 and 230 pounds, while Southern Miss’ DeAndre Brown checked in at almost 6-6 and 235 pounds. And neither A.J. Green of Georgia nor Alabama’s Julio Jones, this year’s top-rated wideouts, made out like shrinking violets. Green , for example, measured in at 6-3.5, 211, while Jones’ figures were 6-2.5 and 220. The combine has yet to publish the full data from this week’s measurements, but the guys at Walter Football have the base information.

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