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    The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

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    OFFENSE

    Quarterbacks (18):
    Jarrett Brown, West Virginia
    *Sam Bradford, Oklahoma (X)
    Levi Brown, Troy
    Sean Canfirld, Oregon State
    Darryl Clark, Penn State
    *Jmmy Clausen, Notre Dame (X)
    Max Hall, BYU
    Tim Hiller, Western Michigan
    Mike Kafka, Northwestern
    Dan Lefevour, Central Michigan
    Thaddeus Lewis, Duke
    Colt McCoy, Texas
    Tony Pike, Cincinnati
    John Skelton, Fordham
    Riley Skinner, Wake Forest
    *Jevan Snead, Mississippi
    Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State
    Tim Tebow, Florida

    Running back (25):
    Matt Asiata, Utah
    Joique Bell, Wayne State
    *Jahvid Best, California (X)
    LeGarrette Blount, Oregon
    Chris Brown, Oklahoma (X)
    Andre Dixon, UConn
    Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State
    *Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech
    Toby Gerhart, Stanford
    Montario Hardesty, Tennessee
    Javarris James, Miami
    Stafon Johnson, Southern California (X)
    *Darius Marshall, Marshall
    *Ryan Mathews, Fresno State
    *Joe McKnight, Southern California
    *Shawnrey McNeal, Southern Methodist
    Lonyae Miller, Fresno State
    Brandon Minor, Michigan
    Pat Paschall, North Dakota State
    Charles Scott, LSU (X)
    CJ Spiller, Clemson
    James Starks, Buffalo (X)
    Ben Tate, Auburn
    Keith Totson, Oklahoma State
    Keiland Williams, LSU

    Fullbacks (3):
    John Conner, Kentucky
    Rashawn Jackson, Virginia
    Manase Tonga, BYU

    Wide Receivers (45):
    Seyi Ajirotutu, Fresno State
    Alric Arnett, West Virginia
    Danario Alexander, Missouri
    Brandon Banks, Kansas State
    *Chris Bell, Norfolk State
    *Arrelious Benn, Illinois
    Nyan Boateng, California
    *Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas
    *Antonio Brown, Central Michigan
    *Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
    Chris Carter, Cal-Davis
    Riley Cooper, Florida
    Eric Decker, Minnesota (X)
    Marcus Easley, UConn
    Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State (QB)
    Jacoby Ford, Clemson
    David Gettis, Baylor
    Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati (KR)
    Shay Hodge, Mississippi
    Donald Jones, Youngstown State
    Kevin Jurovich, San Jose State
    Brandon LaFell, LSU
    Scott Long, Louisville
    Dexter McCuster, Mississippi (RB/KR)
    Chris McGaha, Arizona State
    *Carlton Mitchell, South Florida
    Kerry Meier, Kansas
    Preston Parker, North Alabama
    Jared Perry, Missouri
    Taylor Price, Ohio
    David Reed, Utah
    Andre Roberts, Citadel
    Emmanual Sanders, SMU
    Jordan Shipley, Texas
    *Golden Tate, Notre Dame
    *Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech
    Verran Tucker, California
    Blair White, Michigan State
    *Damian Williams, Southern California
    Jeremy Williams, Tulane
    Kyle Williams, Arizona State
    *Mike Williams, Syracuse
    Stephen Williams Toledo
    Chastin West, Fresno State
    Ryan Wolfe, UNLV

    Tight Ends (20):
    Nate Byham, Pittsburgh
    Dorin Dickerson, Pittsburgh (WR)
    Ed Dickson, Oregon
    Jim Dray, Stanford
    Brody Eldridge, Oklahoma
    Dedrick Epps, Miami
    Riar Geer, Colorado
    Garrett Graham, Wisconsin
    Jimmy Graham, Miami
    *Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma (X)
    *Rob Gronkowski, Arizona (X)
    Clay Harbour, Missouri State
    *Aaron Hernandez, Florida
    Michael Hoomanawnui, Illinois
    Jeron Mastud, Kansas State
    Anthony McCoy, Southern California
    Tony Moeaki, Iowa
    Colin Peek, Alabama
    Dennis Pitta, BYU
    Andrew Quarless, Penn State

    Offensive Tackles (28):
    Zane Beadles, Utah
    Ciron Black, LSU
    Charles Brown, Southern California
    *Brian Bulaga, Iowa
    Kyle Calloway, Iowa
    *Bruce Campbell, Maryland
    Selvish Capers, West Virginia
    *Anthony Davis, Rutgers
    Chris DeGeare, Wake Forest (OG)
    Vlad DuCasse, UMass (OT)
    Jason Fox, Miami, (X)
    Kyle Jolly, North Carolina
    John Jerry, Mississippi (OG)
    Matt Kopa, Stanford
    Shawn Lauvao, Arizona State (OG)
    Marshall Newhouse, TCU (OG)
    Russell Okung, Oklahoma State
    Cole Pemberton, Colorado State
    Rodger Saffold, Indiana
    Chris Scott, Tennessee
    Mike Tepper, California
    Adam Ulatoski, Texas
    Jared Velheer, Hillsdale
    Ed Wang, Virginia Tech
    Tony Washington, Abilene Christian
    Thomas Welch, Vanderbilt
    Trent Williams, Oklahoma
    Sam Young, Notre Dame

    Offensive Guards (11):
    John Asamoah, Illinois (X)
    Dorian Brooks, James Madison
    Brandon Carter, Texas Tech
    Kurtis Gregory, Missouri
    Joe Hawley, UNLV
    Mike Iupati, Idaho
    Mike Johnson, Alabama
    Alex Parsons, Southern California
    Mitch Petrus, Arkansas
    Dace Richardson, Iowa (OT)
    Shelley Smith, Colorado State

    Centres (8):
    Jeff Byers, Southern California (OG)
    Erik Cook, New Mexico
    Jake Hickman, Nebraska
    Ted Larsen, North Carolina State
    Eric Olsen, Notre Dame
    *Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
    Matt Tennant, Boston College
    J. D. Walton, Baylor


    DEFENSE
    Defensive Ends (43) :
    Rahim Alem, LSU
    Tyson Aluala, California
    *Kevin Basped, Nevada
    Alex Carrington, Arkansas State
    Antonio Coleman, Auburn
    Jermaine Cunningham, Florida
    Dexter Davis, Arizona State
    Hall Davis, Louisiana-Lafayette
    Brandon Deadrick, Alabama
    *Carlos Dunlap, Florida
    Junior Galette, Stillman
    *Clifton Geathers, South Carolina
    *Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State (OLB)
    Brandon Graham, Michigan
    *Everson Griffen, Southern California
    Greg Hardy, Mississippi
    Jerry Hughes, TCU
    Carl Ihenacho, San Jose State
    Jammie Kirlew, Indiana
    Sergio Kindle, Texas (OLB)
    Austen Lane, Murray State
    Brandon Lang, Troy
    Eric Lorig, Stanford
    Albert McClellan, Marshall (OLB)
    Greg Middleton, Indiana
    Koa Misi, Utah (OLB)
    Arthur Moats, James Madison
    *Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech
    Eric Norwood, South Carolina (OLB)
    *Jason Pierre-Paul, South Flrida
    Ricky Sapp, Clemson (OLB)
    George Selvie, South Florida
    O'Brien Schofield, Wisconsin (X)
    Cam Sheffield, Troy
    Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Washington
    Adrian Tracy, William&Mary
    Lorenzo Washington, Alabama
    CJ Wilson, East Carolina
    EJ Wilson, North Carolina
    Lindsey Witten, UConn
    Corey Wooton, Northwestern
    *Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech (OLB)
    Willie Young, North Carolina State

    Defensive Tackles (24):
    Charles Alexander, LSU
    Geno Atkins, Georgia
    Terrence Cody, Alabama
    Lamarr Houston, Texas
    Arthur Jones, Syracuse (X)
    *Linval Joseph, East Carolina
    *Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
    Earl Mitchell, Arizona
    Aleric Mullins, North Carolina
    Mike Neal, Purdue
    *Brian Price, UCLA
    Jared Odrick, Penn State
    Vince Oghobaase, Duke
    Jeff Owens, Georgia
    Corey Peters, Kentucky
    Jay Ross, East Carolina
    D'Anthony 'Boo' Smith, Louisiana Tech
    Malcolm Sheppard, Arkansas
    Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
    Cam Thomas, North Carolina
    Torell Troup, Central Florida
    Dan Williams, Tennessee
    Al Woods, LSU
    Doug Worthington, Ohio State

    Inside Linebackers (14):
    Pat Angerer, Iowa
    Donald Butler, Washington
    Lee Campbell, Minnesota
    Jamar Chaney, Mississippi State
    Phillip Dillard, Nebraska
    Josh Hull, Penn State
    Micah Johnson, Kentucky
    Boris Lee, Troy
    *Rolando McClain, Alabama
    Mike McLaughlin, Boston College
    Darryl Sharpton, Miami
    Brandon Spikes, Florida
    Daryl Washington, TCU
    Kion Wilson, South Florida

    Outside Linebackers (20):
    Jason Beauchamp, UNLV
    Kyle Bosworth, UCLA
    *Navorro Bowman, Penn State
    Keenan Clayton, Oklahoma
    Justin Cole, San Jose State
    Kavell Conner, Clemson
    *Rennie Curran (SS)
    AJ Edds, Iowa
    Travis Goethel, Arizona State
    Cody Grimm, Virginia Tech
    Keaton Kristick, Oregon State
    Simoni Lawrence, Minnesota
    Sean Lee, Penn State
    Sam Maxwell, Kentucky
    Roddrick Muckleroy, Texas
    Perry Riley, LSU
    Steven Sylvester, Utah
    Nathan Triplett, Minnesota
    Dekoda Watson, Florida State
    Sean Weatherspon, Missouri

    Cornerbacks (34):
    Javier Arenas, Alabama (KR)
    Cornelius Brown, UTEP
    Crezdon Butler, Clemson
    Nolan Carroll, Maryland
    Chris Chancellor, Clemson
    Chris Cook, Virginia (FS)
    Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State
    *Dominique Franks, Oklahoma
    Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest
    Marshay Green, Mississippi
    *Joe Haden, Florida
    Chris Hawkins, LSU
    Brian Jackson, Oklahoma
    *Kareem Jackson, Alabama
    AJ Jefferson, Fresno State
    Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt
    Trevard Lindley, Kentucky
    Devin McCourty, Rutgers
    Sherrick McManus, Northwestern
    *Josh Moore, Kansas State
    Jerome Murphy, South Florida
    Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Indiana (Pa) (X)
    David Pender, Purdue
    Patrick Robinson, Florida State
    Devin Ross, Arizona
    *Amari Spievey, Iowa
    Kevin Thomas, Southern California
    Syd'Quan Thompson, California
    Walter Thurmond, Oregon (X)
    Stephan Virgil, Virginia Tech
    Vern Verner, UCLA
    Jamar Wall, Texas Tech
    *Donovan Warren, Michigan
    Kyle Wilson, Boise State

    Safeties (25):
    Nate Allen, South Florida
    Jonathan Amaya, Nevada
    Lucienne Antoine, Oklahoma State
    Larry Asante, Nebraska
    *Eric Berry, Tennessee
    *Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech
    Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech
    Barry Church, Toledo (OLB)
    Harry Coleman, LSU (OLB)
    Kurt Coleman, Ohio State
    *Chad Jones, LSU
    *Reshad Jones, Georgia
    Kendrick Lewis, Mississippi
    Taylor Mays, Southern California
    Kyle McCarthy, Notre Dame
    Josh Pinkard, Southern California (CB)
    Nick Polk, Indiana
    *Dennis Rogan, Tennessee
    Myron Rolle, Florida State
    Darian Stewart, South Carolina
    Darrell Stuckey, Kansas
    *Earl Thomas, Texas
    TJ Ward, Oregon
    Justin Woodall, Alabama
    *Major Wright, Florida

    Specialists (11)
    - kickers
    Aaron Pettrey, Ohio State
    Brett Swenson, Michigan State
    Leigh Tiffin, Alabama

    -punters
    Brent Bowden, Virginia Tech
    Matt Dodge, East Carolina
    Robert Malone, Fresno State
    Zoltan Mesko, Michigan
    Scott Ravanesi, Southern Illinois

    -snappers
    Clint Gresham, TCU

    -return specialits
    Trindon Holliday, LSU
    Brandon James, Florida




    * indicates underclassman
    (X) indicates will or may not workout because of injury
    (P) indicates player likely to be tested at position in addition to stated one
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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    I'm assuming the X means not coming due to injury or something along those lines. In which case that is a bummer because I'd like to see what Arthur Jones could do. Either way, there are several players I'm going to tab and watch.

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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    Sorry, I forgot to add their key as well. Yes, an X indicates a player that may not work out because of injury issues.
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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    Has anyone come out and specifically said they will not be doing stuff at the combine? Like has Suh given any indication if he will skip any drills or is he expected to do a full workout?

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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    Is Sam Bradford a definite no or just a maybe?

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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    It doesn't sound like Bradford will be throwing at the Combine. I think he's aiming for OU's pro day.
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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    Notre Dame QB Clausen won’t do drills at combine
    Posted: February 16th, 2010
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    Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen won’t be able to go through any drills at next week’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis because he’s recovering from surgery to repair tendon damage in his right toe, his agent, Gary Wichard, said Tuesday.

    Clausen will have his foot examined by the doctor who performed the surgery Thursday, and if all is deemed well, the QB could have a Pro Day at Notre Dame in early April, roughly two weeks before the draft.

    If there is a setback, Clausen’s ability to go through some of the drills — dropping back, rolling out, setting and throwing — could be pushed closer to draft day in private workouts. Clausen will attend the combine for medical evaluations and interviews with NFL teams.

    In any scenario, film evaluation of Clausen will be important in teams’ evaluation process because the injury has hampered him from doing any type of football-related work since he had the procedure in January.

    Clausen, who’s 6-foot-3 and 223 pounds, is projected to be one of the top three quarterbacks in the draft. He played with the injury, which was diagnosed as turf toe, for most of this past season — his junior year.

    Clausen threw for 3,722 yards and 28 touchdowns with just four interceptions last season. He threw 60 TD passes in three seasons for the Fighting Irish.
    Not exactly new news but maybe some missed it the first time around.
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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    Texas QB McCoy progressing well, hoping to throw at combine
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    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Colt McCoy is throwing 40 to 50 balls per day in an intense rehabilitation program for the shoulder injury that knocked him out of the BCS national championship game, and he hopes to fully participate in the NFL Scouting Combine next week.

    The former University of Texas quarterback said Monday that the injured nerve in his right shoulder is "really coming along" and is close to being 100 percent.

    "Hopefully I'll be able to throw in the combine," McCoy said. "That's my goal, I love to compete, I want to go out and compete with those guys, go out there and throw and be myself. But obviously if the doctors don't let me, I'm not going to be able to do that."

    McCoy has mostly remained in California doing rehab since he was hurt during the Jan. 7 BCS title game. He returned to Texas to be recognized Monday night with the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback, and he plans to go back to the West Coast after speaking at an FCA banquet Thursday night in Austin.

    On Texas' fifth offensive play against Alabama last month, McCoy took a hard tackle that pinched a nerve and caused his throwing arm to go numb. He didn't return in the Longhorns' 37-21 loss.

    "The injury and I think the way that my college career ended has kind of sparked a fire inside of me as far as I'm going to show that I'm going to be ready to go," McCoy said. "I'm going to show them that I'm the best, I'm going to show that I'm confident. I can't wait to step out on the field again, forget the taste that's in my mouth for the last time I played a game. That's what's driving me every day."

    McCoy, whose rehab is being overseen by noted sports doctor James Andrews of Birmingham, Ala., said if his doctors determine he can't throw at the combine that begins next week, he still will do everything else possible in Indianapolis. He also plans to participate in Texas' Pro Day on March 31.

    There is nothing structurally wrong with McCoy's throwing shoulder, and he's going through the process of restrengthening his arm.

    "My arm feels really good," he said. "I'm able to do everything they ask me to do. It's really healing quickly."

    While his 45 career wins at Texas are an NCAA record, McCoy fell short of his ultimate goal of winning a national championship.

    "It's one of those things that you'll think about forever. ... Disappointing is probably the real word," McCoy said. "But at the same time, I've been raised the right way, and you've got to find a positive in every situation. I think about that and I think about how I still have a lot of football left to play. I'm confident that my best football is ahead of me, and that's what keeps me going."

    The O'Brien winner last year was Oklahoma's Sam Bradford, who missed all but three games of his junior season because of a shoulder injury sustained in the season opener last September. Bradford, the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner and a close friend of McCoy's, also is entering the NFL draft and has Andrews as his doctor. Bradford is working out in Florida.

    "He definitely boosted me up a little bit, talked to me and said, 'Hey, it's one of the most frustrating things in the world. You're strong and you'll get over it,'" McCoy said. "It kind of stinks that both of us had to go through something like that in the same year. We both try to look for the positive things and both hope the best for each other."
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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    Clausen, others must interview well at combine
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | Print Entry
    Posted by Todd McShay, Scouts Inc.

    With the news coming down that Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen will not throw or work out at the NFL combine, many are wondering how his NFL draft stock will be affected. The simple answer: not at all.

    Clausen will have the opportunity to work out in front of scouts later in the draft process, and he still can participate in the medical and interview portions of the combine. Those parts are in many ways more meaningful than drills.

    Teams want to make sure their investment is physically sound, and NFL doctors will have a chance to assess Clausen's surgically repaired toe and do a full physical on the rest of his body.

    General managers and other NFL evaluators also want to know whether the player in whom they potentially could invest tens of millions of dollars is sound mentally. They will have a chance to sit down with Clausen and find out what he knows about the game, get him on the whiteboard and see where he is from a football standpoint.

    More importantly, they want to know about Clausen's character. There are concerns about his leadership and intangibles, and teams will ask a lot of hard questions, doing their best to put him on the spot and rattle his cage in order to see how he reacts when things get a little uncomfortable. They're looking for the real Jimmy Clausen, not the one who has been coached to give all the right answers.

    Interviews also will be important for Oklahoma's Sam Bradford and Texas' Colt McCoy, both of whom operated spread systems in college and will be pressed about their grasp of pro-style systems. Teams want to know how quickly each can absorb information and whether they can identify and pro-style coverages quickly.

    It is possible both Bradford and McCoy will opt out of throwing at the combine as well, but that decision would not have much bearing on their draft stock, either.

    We've seen in recent years that there are many ways to skin this cat. Quarterbacks such as Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford have run but not thrown, while Joe Flacco threw but did not run. Mark Sanchez struggled during passing drills at the combine but was still the No. 5 overall pick in 2009.

    In the end, pro days and individual workouts serve their purpose just fine as passing showcases and are much better opportunities for quarterbacks to get into their comfort zone.

    Florida's Tim Tebow is not expected to throw at the combine, either, and will perform for scouts at Florida's on-campus pro day on March 17. Indications are that Bradford and McCoy will work out for NFL types in late March, and Clausen is scheduled for an April 8 workout.

    Other combine QBs
    So which quarterbacks might be able to help themselves when combine workouts commence in Indianapolis?

    If Cincinnati's Tony Pike takes part in passing drills, all eyes will be on the quickness of his release. If he shows improvement there and has added some bulk to his thin frame, he could boost his stock a bit.

    West Virginia's Jarrett Brown is about as raw a quarterback as you will find, but his arm strength and release are impressive and he has all the physical tools, so the combine could be the perfect stage. He is expected to run the 40-yard dash in the low-4.6-second range, and Brown needs to showcase his athleticism for teams that have doubts about his ability to develop as a quarterback and could see him as a Wildcat triggerman or slash-type player.

    Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan is the fastest-rising quarterback on the board right now, and plenty of teams consider him a second-round possibility because of his athleticism, passing skills and production at the college level. We still give him a late-third or early fourth-round grade, but the combine is definitely a chance for LeFevour to solidify himself as the leader of that second tier of quarterbacks behind Bradford and Clausen.

    There are plenty of mixed opinions on how that second tier will shake down and whether McCoy, Pike, LeFevour or even Tebow will come out on top. How Day 2 of the draft shakes down for the quarterbacks is one of the storylines we'll be watching closely.

    Other combine stories
    With the combine approaching rapidly, a few players will be under more intense scrutiny than usual.

    Plenty of big names have to prove they are fully healthy: California RB Jahvid Best (concussion), Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham (knee), Arizona TE Rob Gronkowski (back), Minnesota WR Eric Decker (foot) and Oregon CB Walter Thurmond (knee) all have injury questions to answer, and teams will be very interested to see how they check out.

    A few players also must wow teams during the interview process. Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant must explain away a nearly season-long suspension for lying to NCAA investigators; Syracuse WR Mike Williams will be grilled on multiple suspensions and his decision to quit the team in 2009; and, of course, Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount has to convince teams his suspension for punching a Boise State player after the 2009 season opener was out of character and that he has learned his lesson.

    Stay tuned in the days to come because Scouts Inc. will be taking a deeper look at the combine, including players who stand to benefit the most, who should have the best workouts, some under-the-radar prospects and a complete viewer's guide so you can scout the combine coverage for yourself.
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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    Suh won't skip combine workouts
    By Len Pasquarelli
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    Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, expected by many to be the first overall player selected in this year's NFL draft, will participate in all of the workouts at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, which begins next week.

    Players regarded as the consensus No. 1 pick in the draft often bypass some of the on-field workouts at the combine.

    "He's in the best shape of his life and he wants to (demonstrate) that to people," said agent Roosevelt Barnes, who along with Eugene Parker, his partner at Maximum Sports, will represent Suh in contract negotiations. "There's no reason [not to work out]."

    Some talent evaluators think Suh, 23, is the NFL's best defensive tackle prospect to enter the draft in several years.

    During his career at Nebraska, Suh appeared in 54 games and totaled 214 tackles, 56 tackles for loss, 24 sacks, four interceptions, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, 15 pass deflections and six blocked kicks. A career-best 12 sacks came in 2009.

    The 6-feet-4, 302-pound Suh won the Outland Trophy, the Lombardi Award, the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski Award in his final college season. He was also named as the Associated Press player of the year and was a Heisman Trophy finalist.

    "[He's] the best [tackle] I've ever seen," Barnes said.

    Another tackle, Gerald McCoy of Oklahoma, is the consensus No. 2 prospect in the draft. At this relatively early juncture of the evaluation process, McCoy is actually regarded by some teams as the top prospect. The St. Louis Rams own the draft's top choice.

    Since the NFL and AFL went to a combined draft in 1967, defensive tackles have never been chosen first and second in the lottery. A defensive tackle has not been the top pick since 1994, when the Cincinnati Bengals selected Dan "Big Daddy" Wilkinson.

    There have been just five tackles chosen No. 1 overall since 1967.

    The on-field portion of the combine, which begins next Wednesday, consists of position-specific workouts, weight-lifting, various change-of-direction drills and the 40-yard dash. Many top-rated players opt to skip the 40-yard sprint. Prospects will also have individual interviews with teams and undergo a rigorous physical examination.

    "He's ready for it all," Barnes said.
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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    Here's the schedule for the Combine:

    Schedule


    General Player Schedule
    February 24th March 2nd, 2010
    24th-27thDay 1 Arrivals*: Grp 1(PK, ST, OL), Grp 2(OL), Grp 3(TE)WednesdayTravel, Registration, Pre-exam & X-ray, Orientation, InterviewsThursdayMeasurements, Exams, Media, Psych Tests, InterviewsFridayNFLPA Meeting, Psych Tests, *PK/ST Workout*, InterviewsSaturdayWorkout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure

    25th-28thDay 2 Arrivals*: Grp 4(QB, WO), Grp 5(QB, WO), Grp 6(RB)ThursdayTravel, Registration, Pre-exam & X-ray, Orientation, InterviewsFridayMeasurements, Exams, Media, Psych Tests, InterviewsSaturdayNFLPA Meeting, Psych Tests, InterviewsSundayWorkout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure

    26th-1stDay 3 Arrivals: Grp 7(DL), Grp 8(DL), Grp 9(LB)FridayTravel, Registration, Pre-exam & X-ray, Orientation, InterviewsSaturdayMeasurements, Exams, Media, Psych Tests, InterviewsSundayNFLPA Meeting, Psych Tests, InterviewsMondayWorkout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure

    27th-2ndDay 4 Arrivals: Grp 10(DB), Grp 11(DB)SaturdayTravel, Registration, Pre-exam & X-ray, Orientation, InterviewsSundayMeasurements, Exams, Media, Psych Tests, InterviewsMondayNFLPA Meeting, Psych Tests, InterviewsTuesdayWorkout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure


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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    Some interesting notes here, including some comments on Tebow's mechanics, Bradford's arm and accuracy, and perhaps an update on LeFevour's combine workload. The comments about Mays are interesting as well, as I know a few Clanners speculated about Mays moving to LB during the Senior Bowl week.


    Combine Live Wire: February 24th
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    With players and NFL personal arriving in Indianapolis for the 2010 edition of the combine, TFYDraftInsiders.com begins one week of intense coverage from the event. Here are a few notes on what players are doing entering the combine and the word on the street about potential labor unrest in the league.

    - Recently there have been articles and video of Tim Tebow working hard in Tennessee on changing his throwing mechanics. We can tell you the entire process has been much more difficult than many are making it out to be. Several sources have told us the circus that followed Tebow around at the Senior Bowl traveled with him to Tennessee as he prepares for pre-draft workouts. It seems Tebow’s workouts have been interrupted daily for marketing meetings and appearances. One source told us Tebow has had to schedule his workouts around the plans of his marketing people. One such case just more than a week ago when the former Heisman Trophy winner was scheduled to appear at the Daytona 500 for an appearance on behalf of a sponsor. In order to get his necessary work in, Tebow started his workout just after 5AM the day he was scheduled to leave. There are camera’s following him around everywhere on the field and one wonders how the quarterback stays focused. All we’ve spoken with says there’s no questioning Tebow’s dedication as he does whatever is asked of him. The problem seems to be to many people, especially his marketing handlers, are asking way to much of him and the former Gator quarterback has been spread to thin. He won’t throw at the combine, which is a good thing to those who’ve viewed his workouts as Tebow is struggling getting accustomed to his new throwing form.

    - Sam Bradford has announced he will not throw at the combine and from those who watched him workout recently, that’s not a bad idea. Evidently Bradford was allowed to let loose during his training last week in Florida. Sources have said his deep outs fluttered and showed little speed. Evidently Bradford has not impressed to many people with his athleticism either.

    - Evidently there’s bad information being passed around the world wide web as some have reported Central Michigan’s Dan LeFevour will not workout at the combine. We can tell you this is false. LeFevour will complete the entire running/jumping workout then participate in at least 50% of the passing workout. During his pro-day in March, LeFevour is scheduled to throw near 80 passes.

    -Jonathan Crompton, the underrated and non-combine invitee, continues the momentum from his solid showing at the Texas vs The Nation Game. Sources have said Compton continues to throw the ball well and is expected to shine during his pro-day.

    - Norfolk State receiver Chris Bell recently ran under 4.4 seconds in the forty after tipping the scales at 211 pounds. Several watches had the relatively unknown receiver as fast as 4.37 seconds.

    - Bruce Campbell continued to impress people in his preparation for the combine. Sources on hand in Florida told us the big offensive tackle recently clocked 4.67-seconds in the forty after tipping the scales at 310-pounds.

    - UMass tackle Vladimir Ducasse expects to complete just over 35-reps on the bench during his combine workout. Not bad for someone whose arms measured 34 inches at the Senior Bowl.

    - Adrian Tracy of William and Mary has looked awesome in recent workouts. He’s been running in the 4.6-second range at just over 250-pounds but more importantly, Tracey has looked terrific in coverage when working on linebacker drills.

    - South Carolina junior Robert Geathers has been running in the 4.8-second range after weighing in at 308-pounds. We are told he’s a legit 6-feet, 7-inches and will complete 35 reps on the bench despite his long arms. The consensus from scouts we spoke with is Geathers fits into the 3rd/4th round range.

    - One player that has really stood out to us during our film work is Kansas State cornerback Joshua Moore. The junior left Kansas State because of financial responsibilities. Sources say had Moore stuck around another season in college he likely would’ve been a top 30 pick in 2011. As it stands now Moore has been running forty times in the low 4.4’s and measured right around 6-feet and 190-pounds. We see the cornerback as a surprise top 75 pick in April.

    - Will a great combine workout save Taylor Mays plummeting draft stock? Not likely according to those we’ve spoken with. Evidently the USC people were forewarning scouts prior to the Senior Bowl that the big safety was really going to struggle in coverage drills during the week and it was well documented he did. We took a lot of heat saying a move to outside linebacker was not out of the question for Mays. Two NFC East teams have told us they now have Mays on their draft board rated as a linebacker. The comparisons people are making range for Mays from Thomas Davis to former Trojan Darnell Bing.

    - Sources have told us the NFLPA told their members to be prepared for war in the upcoming labor negotiations with the league. Some are holding out hope that there will be a one year extension to the current agreement to give the two sides time to hash things out. The expectations are almost three hundred 4th and 5th year veterans can expect to get tendered this year, missing out on potential big paydays.
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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    So where on tv can we watch combine footage? I finally have NFL Network and thought it'd be there, but I don't see anything listed on guide.

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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    University of Texas QB Colt McCoy, who suffered an injury to his throwing arm early in the BCS Championship Game against Alabama, will not throw during the NFL combine this week. McCoy was advised by Dr. James Andrews not to throw, sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

    McCoy will participate in all other drills at the event. McCoy will throw for NFL scouts at the University of Texas pro day on March 31.

    McCoy has remained mostly in California doing rehab since getting hurt in the BCS title game Jan. 7.

    On the Longhorns' fifth offensive play against Alabama last month, McCoy took a hard tackle that pinched a nerve and caused his throwing arm to go numb. He didn't return in Texas' 37-21 loss.

    "The injury and I think the way that my college career ended has kind of sparked a fire inside of me as far as I'm going to show that I'm going to be ready to go. I'm going to show them that I'm the best, I'm going to show that I'm confident," he said last week. "I can't wait to step out on the field again, forget the taste that's in my mouth for the last time I played a game. That's what's driving me every day."

    There is nothing structurally wrong with his throwing shoulder and McCoy is going through the process of restrengthening his arm.

    "My arm feels really good. I'm able to do everything they ask me to do," he said. "It's really healing quickly."

    While his 45 career wins at Texas are an NCAA record, McCoy fell short of his ultimate goal of winning a national championship.

    "It's one of those things that you'll think about forever. ... Disappointing is probably the real word," McCoy said. "But at the same time, I've been raised the right way and you've got to find a positive in every situation. I think about that and I think about how I still have a lot of football left to play. I'm confident that my best football is ahead of me and that's what keeps me going."
    This is definitely disappointing, and also a little worrying. The fact McCoy has yet to recover from this injury either means the injury is worse than originally thought or he is a slow healer. Either way, it seems we can add Colt McCoy to the list of QBs who will have their medicals heavily scrutinised

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    Re: The Official 2010 NFL Combine Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RamFan_Til_I_Die View Post
    So where on tv can we watch combine footage? I finally have NFL Network and thought it'd be there, but I don't see anything listed on guide.
    I need to figure that out too. I don't have many channels anymore. I hope I can watch some of it.
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