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Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Risen Star, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The DL has to keep the OL off the Linebackers. NDs DL didn't do that against Alabama.
  2. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Its pretty apparent that you dont like the guy. Admittedly he didnt play well againy bama. The bama line blew nds dline off the ball and the lbs spent most of the night catching tje bama backs as they ran 5-6 yards before being touched most of the game. I dont judge a player off of one poor game though. Did you perhaps watch him against oklahoma? He had a great game against them. He will be a good nfl lb. I dont want us to take him, but that is moreso that we dont have a need for the position than talent.
  3. Risen Star

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    DB. Mathieu 5086 186. McDonald 6024 219. Milliner 5117 201.
  4. Risen Star

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    INDIANAPOLIS -- The thing that stood out was the athleticism of the offensive lineman. It's better than anything I've ever seen here at the combine. I think it has to do with college teams spreading their offenses out, whether in the passing game or the running game. You just see so few bad bodies compared to what you used to see five, 10 years ago.

    What stood out were the 40 times. Six guys ran sub-5.0 40-yard dashes. Two guys broke the all-time offensive line record for 40-yard dash times at the combine. Terron Armstead, an OT from Arkansas-Pine Bluff, ran a 4.71 and OT Lane Johnson from Oklahoma ran a 4.72.

    Armstead has been able to improve his draft stock as much as any player in the predraft process. It was great to see him run the way he did today, but the 40-yard-dash time isn't the thing that's going to get him drafted earlier. He played at the Shrine Game, and he had a good showing at the Senior Bowl against top-flight competition.

    Then, he comes to Indy, and he's just shy of 6-feet-5 at 6-4¾, 306 pounds with 34-inch arms and an 81⅝-inch wingspan. He's in phenomenal shape, and he just ran the fastest 40-yard dash in the history of the combine at his position. Even with those long arms and that wingspan, he was able to put up 31 reps on the bench press, which was six reps more than the five-year average of 25 for OTs. He has the size, speed, athleticism and upper-body power, and it correlates to what you see on the field. He's a perfect example of a small-school player taking advantage of the process. - Todd McShay
  5. Risen Star

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    The running back who put up the biggest total on the bench press was Arkansas' Knile Davis. He led the backs with an extremely impressive 31 reps. Davis (5-10, 227) needed that after measuring very small hands (8.58) on Friday. Davis' strength on the bench press could help to mitigate the fumbling concerns that normally accompany backs with small hands. Davis has had injuries in his career and a down junior season, so he needs a big Combine to help him stand out in a crowded running back class.

    Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy (5-8, 216) was one of the most impressive backs on the bench press. Stacy illustrated that he is a dedicated weight room participant with 27 reps of 225 pounds. Stacy has the same hand size as Davis, so it helps the perception of Stacy's ball security for the NFL. There are a lot of good running backs that come out of the mid-to-late rounds, and Stacy could be one them this year.
  6. Risen Star

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    North Carolina's Giovani Bernard is in contention to be the second running back selected. The 5-foot-8, 202-pounder had 19 reps on the bench press. It was a decent total that shouldn't help or hurt him. He is a shifty speed back and should excel in the field work. Bernard displays some strength as a runner at times, but he won't be a power back in the NFL.

    Two smaller backs like Bernard had quality showings on the bench. Oregon's Kenjon Barner (5-9, 196) and Rutgers' Jawan Jamison (5-7, 203) each had 20 reps of 225 pounds. It was especially impressive for Barner, who was a speed back in college. If he runs as well as he is projected, Barner could send a jolt into his draft stock with one of the top overall combine performances among the running backs.
  7. Risen Star

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    DB. Rambo 6004 211. Eric Reid 6012 213.
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Tavon Austin 4.25
  9. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Leon Sandcastle will beat that.
  10. ThreeandOut

    ThreeandOut Well-Known Member

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    ...running backwards.
  11. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Marquise Goodwin. 4.25
  12. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Having said this is a weak WR class by whoever, they are lightning so far.

    A team like ours that could use a deep threat, definitely makes you think at least.
  13. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    These are small dudes though.
  14. lwehlers

    lwehlers Well-Known Member

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    since jones values wr more then quality offensive lineman who are the wrs to really pay attention to today. since jones sounds like he might draft one this year.
  15. Risen Star

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    DB. Poyer 5117 191. Rhodes 6014 210.
  16. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Tavon Austin 4.31 second run
  17. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Which would make them drop of course.

    To be fair, Jerry valuing the positions of WR and TE could just mean the ones we have on the team right now, after all he is paying Miles a boatload of money as a #2 WR, so he must value the positions pretty high. Doesn't mean we will be looking to draft either position.
  18. Risen Star

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    They ran Austin and Goodwin's 40 together and Goodwin was gaining the advantage late. For whatever that is worth.
  19. Risen Star

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    If I was Collin Klein, I'd have worked out as a TE. It might have gotten him drafted.
  20. BrAinPaiNt

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    Marquise Goodwin 4.29 second run

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