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NationalFootballPost:more D-Line N.F.L. Combine notes;

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Combine-notes-breaking-down-the-DL.html

    Another standout Monday was California DL Cameron Jordan, who I talked about last week as a guy who might not have the greatest of combine numbers and could fall slightly because of it. However, he posted a very solid low 4.7 40 and looked very fluid and comfortable during position drills. Jordan was able to cleanly change directions for a big guy, possessed good natural flexibility and can really generate a burst out of his breaks. He looked surprisingly natural in space as well and is definitely a prospect who could end up going in the top 10 because of it.

    • Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn didn’t have the same type of straight-line speed as some of the other top defensive ends in group one. However, for a big guy, 4.8 is just fine. But where Clayborn really stood out was when asked to work his way through position drills, fluidly changing directions, sinking his hips and getting up to top-end speed quickly. Looks like a lock for the first round after this workout.
  2. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Iowa paper reports NFP draft writer believes Iowa star Adrian Clayborn is now a "lock" for the first round of the N.F.L. Draft.
    http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/...ck-for-the-first-round-of-the-2011-nfl-draft/

    Clayborn ran a 40-yard dash this morning at the NFL Combine, reportedly finishing with times of 4.81 and 4.82. Good, but not great. Good enough for a high-motor defensive end, anyway

    Despite a strong defensive end crop — Wisconsin’s JJ Watt, Purdue’s Ryan Kerrigan, and ex-Hawkeye Christian Ballard also turned quite a few heads in Indy — Clayborn didn’t do much to hurt his stock, even through persistent questions and nitpicks. And hey, that’s what the combine’s all about.
  3. 28 Joker

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    Christian Ballard is an interesting prospect at DE.

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