Posted Mon Mar 1st by Mr.East
Comparing these players performances is like comparing apples to oranges. Hell, I’ll try anyway.
10. C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
With a blazing 4.37 forty, C.J. Spiller is locked in to be the first off the board running back wise. This however was a no brainer, most people expected Spiller to be around that area. After his forty, Spiller opted out the rest of the drills.
9. Jahvid Best, RB, California
Jahvid Best put up the best forty times for all the running backs a 4.35. With a scorching time like that Best could peak into the first round.
8. Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
How in the hell does a 315 pound man run a 4.88 forty? How in the hell was he not the top performer for all of the offensive tackles? Trent Williams will go before the top 20 is over.
7. Jevan Snead, QB, Ole Miss
Not very many quarterbacks decided to do much of anything this draft so give respect to the ones that did. One player that shined the absence of the top guys was Jevan Snead. The Ole Miss alumnus has taken a lot of flack so it’s surprising that he performed so well at the combine. Snead received a lot of praise from scouts at the combine especially from Charlie Casserly. Snead did well enough in the throwing drills to sneak up into the top of the third round.
6. Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
Russell Okung benched 225 pounds 38 times which put him as second best out of all of the offensive linemen. Things just got very interesting this draft. Apparently the Lions liked what they saw. According to Jason La Canfora The Lions are apparently “enamored with Okung.” If both La Canfora and his predecessor Adam Schefter are correct (Schefter guarantees that Sam Bradford will go number one overall), then the fate Ndamukong Suh is up for grabs.
5. Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State
Ryan Matthews had the kind of day he needed to be considered first round material. Matthews surpassed expectations with a 4.42 forty, 10’1 foot broad jump, and a 36 inch vertical leap. Late first round teams in need of a running back, the San Diego Chargers are most likely taking notice.
4. Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson
Forty times aren’t everything, but running a 4.28 forty helps a lot. Clemson’s Jacoby Ford (who is also an indoor track national champion) tied the fastest forty time in the history of the combine. It’s unreal to think that both C.J. Spiller and Ford were part of the same offense.
3. Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
The 6’5, 315 pounds man beast Trent Williams may have ran a 4.88. However the 6’6, 314 pounds freak of nature Bruce Campbell ran a 4.85 while battling the evil dead. I’ll be shocked if Campbell isn’t taken in the top 15, let alone the top 10.
2. Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame
I labeled Golden Tate as one of my top 10 players to watch, stating that he need to run in the low 4.4′s to be considered a first round prospect. Tate did just that with a 4.42, running faster than Brandon LaFell, Arrelious Benn, and Damian Williams. It wasn’t just Tate’s forty that impressed either. Scouts were impressed with Tate’s skills during the receiving drills as well. Tate also sounded very professional and intelligent during his interview with the NFLN. Golden Tate will either be a great value pick in the late first round or a steal anywhere after that. Josh McDaniels and Brian Xanders look for great character players with equally impressive production. Well look no further McX, Golden Tate is all of that and more.
1. Dorin Dickerson, TE, Pittsburgh
Before the combine not many people could tell you who Dorin Dickerson is. Well a 4.40 forty, 24 reps in the bench press, an unfathomable 43.5 inch vertical leap, and the second best broad jump out of all positions at 10’6 will stir up some attention. Dickerson is probably a third round prospect, late second at best. However, Dickerson is a big wild card with numbers like that.
Stay tuned for the defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs who will be working out today and tomorrow. Anyone I missed Bronco nation?Air it out!