NFL Combine Results and Top Performers

February 28, 2011 at 8:10 am Leave a comment


Julio Jones: Ran a fast 40 than Green and made it to 11’3 in the broad jump.  Julio established himself as a top fifteen pick. He came to Alabama as a highly touted receiver and did it all.  Unlike Green, wasn’t the focal point of the offense thereby making it difficult to determine where exactly his ceiling is, a nice problem to have.  I’ve said for the last few weeks that the St. Louis Rams should do whatever it takes to pair him up with Sam Bradford.

Stephen Paea: Some players don’t bench, some players don’t give max effort on the bench but Paea was all-in yesterday.  After an injury forced him out of the Senior Bowl, Paea came to the combine with something to show scouts…he showed he could break the bench press record at the combine.  He is a massive DT and space eater that plenty of teams can start to feel safe about drafting early.

University of North Carolina: The Tarheels look like they’ve been preparing for this all season after suspensions for many of them.  Greg Little, former rb now WR, posted a decent 4.5 in the forty and showed good hands in the gauntlet.  Marvin Austin performed well in the bench.  Robert Quinn looks like a dominant edge rusher.  There were 12 Tarheels at the combine on Sunday and plenty of them are ready to make an impact now.

Sit Down

Ricky Stanzi: Lost momentum he gained from the Senior Bowl yesterday during the post-corner drill when he was throwing to a spot instead of anticipating where the WR would be.  Andy Dalton jumped above him, at the least.

Torrey Smith: The speedy receiver showed he’s a one-trick pony yesterday but losing his balance and making poor cuts.  He has a good frame and straight-line speed but that wpn’t be enough to get him drafted in the first or early second.

40-Yard Dash


Taylor, Tyrod 4.51: Tough stigma from TT to beat being a small, fast QB.

Kaepernick, Colin 4.53: Continues to impress not only with running ability but was one of the best throwing QBs out there.

Newton, Cam 4.59: Dominated the talk, ran and jumped well but missed a couple of passes high.

Locker, Jake 4.59: No question he would run well, accuracy/footwork the issue but a correctable one.

Portis, Josh 4.62: rebounded nicely from a poor showing at NFLPA. Clinton Portis’ cousin.

Running Back

Scott, Da’Rel 4.34: I’ve mentioned him a few times on Audible Football since he has been a star since the end of the season, bowl game, and senior bowl.  Great time will only help him separate from the deep belly of the RB class.

Fannin, Mario 4.38: A surprising time, he is a quality 3rd down Rb.  Really wonder what Onterrio Maccaleb would’ve run (4.2?)

Locke, Derrick 4.40: Decent back who was at KY for an eternity, durability issues…not my kind of back.

Todman, Jordan 4.40: This guy is flying under the radar.  Yesterday he showed his speed was for real and not a product of his competition.  Carried the rock a ton this year but a relatively fresh body, young guy and would be a steal if went later than round 3.

Murray, DeMarco 4.41: Looking to regain 2008 form, this is a good start.

Wide Receiver

Gates, Edmond 4.37: Best two times set by D2 players.

Lockette, Ricardo 4.37: Hearing would’ve run faster but for injury.

Jones, Julio 4.39: Player of the Day.

Hankerson, Leonard 4.43: Rising and Rising….a very good time!

Robinson, Aldrick 4.43

Tight End

Housler, Robert 4.55

Cameron, Jordan 4.59: As anticipated he performed well in TE group.

Green, Virgil 4.64: Generated lots of buzz with his performance on Saturday.

Williams, D.J. 4.67: Good speed for top prospect and future h-back extraordinaire.

Oordt, Schuylar 4.67

Offensive Line

Kelce, Jason 4.93

Bartholomew, Ryan 4.97: workout warrior?

Newton, Derek 5.01

Solder, Nate 5.05: Expect the good time, thinking he is soft and needs time to develop…dropping him out of my top lineman but still late first prospect.

King, Jarriel 5.09

Slot Receivers

  • Jernigan: 4.46
  • Salas: 4.57
  • Randall Cobb has also emerged as a decent slot.

Bench Press (225lb)

Offensive Linemen

  • Bartholomew, Ryan 34
  • Hairston, Chris 33
  • Taylor, Zane 33
  • Cannon, Marcus 33
  • O’Dowd, Kristofer 31

Tight Ends

  • Stocker, Luke 27
  • Gantt, Charlie 27
  • Smith, Lee 25
  • Kendricks, Lance 25
  • Cameron, Jordan 23

Defensive Linemen

  • Paea, Stephen 49
  • Austin, Marvin 38
  • Miller, Bruce 35
  • Taylor, Adrian 34
  • Watt, J.J. 34


  • Homan, Ross 32
  • Houston, Justin 30
  • Herzlich, Mark 29
  • Rolle, Brian 28
  • Lemon, Orie 27

**I am not posting the vertical statistics because Mike Williams performed poorly last year with a 33” only to jump over dozens of D-Backs in the pros.  Baldwin, Jones, and Green can all leap over defenders.  Titus Young can run past them.

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