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*****OFFICIAL NFL COMBINE SITE******

Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean:
Originally posted by nvchamp9ers:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean:
Originally posted by nbbarone:
My boy Okam will dominate the Bench Press. I'm thinkin 46 times.

I'll bet you $1 Dre Moore blows everyone away with like 40+ reps.

I will take that bet and say 36

lol.....you're on!

Back to Okam...it's a shame Derek Lokey wasn't invited to the combine. He'd probably show Okam up with his bench press numbers.

I think Lokey is better than Okam. I really do. It is a real shame. I would add Corey Lynch to the list as well.

Totally agree...Lokey reminds me a lot of Kelly Gregg, both in size, toughness and style of play.
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean:
Originally posted by nvchamp9ers:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean:
Originally posted by nbbarone:
My boy Okam will dominate the Bench Press. I'm thinkin 46 times.

I'll bet you $1 Dre Moore blows everyone away with like 40+ reps.

I will take that bet and say 36

lol.....you're on!

Back to Okam...it's a shame Derek Lokey wasn't invited to the combine. He'd probably show Okam up with his bench press numbers.

I think Lokey is better than Okam. I really do. It is a real shame. I would add Corey Lynch to the list as well.

Totally agree...Lokey reminds me a lot of Kelly Gregg, both in size, toughness and style of play.

I'll agree on this as well.
Eddie Royal came in bigger then i expected him too. I have seen him in person a few years ago, i remember him much smaller. I would have guessed.... 150 pounds at that time. I knew he bulked up some, but i would have guessed the 160-170 range...not on the other side of 180.

He must carry the weight in his lower body, he does not have a really strong looking upperbody. He is one of those narrow shoulder , short arm type of guys.

He would have been a really neat Scat back that at times lower his shoulder when he needed too., I just allways figured he was much to small to take that kind of punishment at the college level. He never seemed like a Natrual WR , more like a RB with good hands that was only on the Field because he was dynamic. Much too good to be an off the bench player, but not quite there to be a Go-to type Player.

Every time he got the ball , he allways seemed one split second away from takeing it to the house. Problem was...he was allways one split second off. Make 4 guys miss, stiff arm the 5th, and get taken down by your shoe laces by the 6th guy for a 9 yard gain seemed to be in M.O


He would have been perfect for the Vick "era" Hokies when the offense was much much more a sideline to sideline offense. Would have been much more room for him to work with. Lots more cut back options back then. Or even in Urban Myers offense, with the screens and draw plays being almost perfect for his stop and start running style. Hell he can out run most people in the NFL i bet.


He would be a really neat draft pick since the 49ers need a punt returner anyway. Maybe he can do something out of the slot in the NFL.
Ok whats going on today... The Oline and TE's right?
Originally posted by NC49erfan82:
Ok whats going on today... The Oline and TE's right?

The o-lines could be very important to us. I see us going o-line in either round 1 or 2.

on nfl.com it says today is o-line, TE's and specialists
Originally posted by 49ersfan4life:
Originally posted by NC49erfan82:
Ok whats going on today... The Oline and TE's right?

The o-lines could be very important to us. I see us going o-line in either round 1 or 2.

on nfl.com it says today is o-line, TE's and specialists

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Yeah, I want to see Nicks and Williams.
Williams only did 21 reps on the bench!
  • Butter1103
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Originally posted by mayo63:
Yeah, I want to see Nicks and Williams.

Nicks has put up some good numbers already, if the Niners like him, will he be available with their 2nd, or would they have to take him with the 29th? I could see some of the top teams take him before the Niners in the 2nd.
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Originally posted by Butter1103:
Originally posted by mayo63:
Yeah, I want to see Nicks and Williams.

Nicks has put up some good numbers already, if the Niners like him, will he be available with their 2nd, or would they have to take him with the 29th? I could see some of the top teams take him before the Niners in the 2nd.

If McCloughan is right about 7-8 OTs going in the 1st, we would be fortunate if Nicks were still there at #29.
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Brandon Keith and Kirk Barton are the most interesting OT prospects - they both have a chance to move up significantly with good Combine numbers. If Keith can get anywhere near 5.10 in his 40 and does well in agility tests, he could easily move up into the 3rd, as could Barton, who impressed scouts at the Senior Bowl but was injured early and left the S.B. This is gonna be interesting. Will Williams fall? Where does Collins fit in? Or Benedict.
  • buck
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Originally posted by Canuck9er:
Brandon Keith and Kirk Barton are the most interesting OT prospects - they both have a chance to move up significantly with good Combine numbers. If Keith can get anywhere near 5.10 in his 40 and does well in agility tests, he could easily move up into the 3rd, as could Barton, who impressed scouts at the Senior Bowl but was injured early and left the S.B. This is gonna be interesting. Will Williams fall? Where does Collins fit in? Or Benedict.


I like Brandon Keith. I think that John Greco, Brandon Keith, and C. Rinehart--three mid-round picks--are going to be good.
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Once again, sorry to be in the bunker much of the last two weeks. It has been difficult to contact some of the guys I know who are tracking draftees, to get pieces of knowledge. Below is a list of ten key things to look for at the combine.

Ten Things to Look for at the Combine

1) How much will Derrick Harvey weigh?
Harvey is an explosive pass rusher, and is currently listed in the low 250's. If he comes in at 260+, I think many GM's and scouts looking for a 4-3 DE will feel better. However, a scout I spoke to last week said that he will be right at his playing weight last season, around 250-252. If this is true, he will need to show the ability to drop into coverage as a 3-4 OLB.

2) Which junior RB will emerge as the guy to become the second RB off the board?
I hate third-hand sources, but from what I've got, Mendenhall is going to run a sub-4.40. If this is true, he is the legitimate number 2 RB in this draft, and will challenge to crack the top 10 picks. Stewart and Jones will also make their bids.

3) Will Limas Sweed run the forty?
A couple of weeks ago, I began to drop Sweed on my Big 255 board, as reports are swirling that he will bypass the forty, ala Dwayne Jarrett in 2007. One of the guys I know from an AFC team said that he believes Sweed will surely pass, and this is going to raise more red flags with his ability to get off the line of scrimmage quickly.

4) Will Brian Brohm throw at the combine?
This is somewhat an unfair question, in that it leaves out Matt Ryan. However, Ryan is considered a top 5 lock, while Brohm could be all over the place in the first round this year, depending on the team. If Brohm throws, and looks sharp, he could secure himself a top 15 pick. However, if attempts to throw, and does not eclipse Henne and Flacco, he could see himself at the bottom of the first round. Scouts were not happy he bailed on the Senior Bowl, and if he avoids throwing at the combine, he could lose millions. He's stuck in a tough position.

5) How will Chris Long look and fare?
It seems like the Hot Tomale for the #1 overall pick right now is Chris Long. Many think he could be the pick with the least risk, and will fit into the Dolphins system.
From what I am hearing, Long is dropping weight, to get to 270, and become a 4-3 DE or jumbo-sized 3-4 Will linebacker. If so, he needs to post a quick forty time, and show an ability to drop into coverage. This week is a multi-million dollar week for Long.

6) What will be the pecking order for this CB class?
There are about 5 CB's in this draft who could be the first off the board: Jenkins, Talib, Rodgers-Cromartie, McKelvin, and Porter. The clocked times in the forty this week could be one major factor that separates one from the others. From media reports, Jenkins is looking very quick in his workouts. From a guy I have spoken to, Porter is going to run right at 4.35. Talib has possibly the most to gain or lose. How will the other guys run? It should be a fascinating week.

7) How will Mario Manningham do in workouts, and more importantly, in interviews?
Everybody knows that Manningham was an outstanding college WR. At the next level, coaches and scouts want to know: Is he is a willing blocker? Will he fit in well with their team and system? Will the diva-esque behavior in college continue in the NFL? He's got a lot of questions to answer in the sit-down interviews, and it should be very interesting to see how he does. Oh, and after all that: he's also got the height/weight/forty time as well.

8) Will Dorsey re-snatch the momentum gained by Ellis at the Senior Bowl?
Many NFL fans have a very short memory span. Glenn Dorsey was the most dominant college player in 2008. However, Sedrick Ellis was virtually unblockable at the Senior Bowl. The focus at the Senior Bowl goes back to Dorsey. However, this may not be resolved this week, as Dorsey is probably going to pass on nearly every event, and wait until his campus workout in mid-March. He's still recovering from injuries this season.

9) Is Malcolm Kelly the real deal?
The current consensus first WR off the board in the draft is Oklahoma junior Malcolm Kelly. However, is he truly the top guy? There is no doubt that he has excellent size, at 6'4", and has outstanding character. However, is he a 4.40 guy, or a 4.50 guy? If he decides to run, millions could be made, or lost, by hundredths of seconds on the clock. If Kelly has a lackluster forty, and average WR workout, the mantel then shifts to DeSean Jackson, who will surely run in the 4.35 or lower range.

10) Could Jerod Mayo bust into the first round?
The ILB class of 2008 is mediocre, at best. Outside of Dan Connor, there is not much to be excited about in the senior class. Junior Curtis Lofton will undoubtably be measured under 6', which is going to drop him on boards. That is not the problem with Jerod Mayo, who will stand around 6'1-6'2. Mayo is fast, very productive, and has excellent character. Mayo could bust right into the latter portion of Round 1 with a solid workout. One guy I have spoken to this week said the Mayo will make a LOT of money at the combine, as one of the more impressive players.

There will be plenty of other stories to follow, but these ten will make a big impact could draft day in two months.

Harvey weighs in at 291!!! Wow!

Merling is 276 and Cambell is 290.
OK, Let's review today so far. Tons of news:

Talking about tons: Frank Okam, 6'4", 347 pounds WOW!!!!!!!

Chris Long- 6'3", 273- As I speculated last week, Long is dropping weight to play either the 4-3 DE, or the 3-4 OLB position. With stellar workout numbers, especially showing the ability to drop into coverage, he could be the Dolphins pick. If nothing else, he shouldn't last past the Rams at #2

Calaib Campbell- 6'7", 290- This is terrific size for a 3-4 DE, but Campbell really needs to improve his strength. Right now, he's simply too weak. However, unlimited upside.

Dre Moore- 6'4", 305- Another terrific option for a 3-4 DE. Great size, questionable motor. Needs more consistency.

Trevor Laws- 6'1", 305- Should look good this week. Best suited for the 4-3 DT position, although he played well as 3-4 DE at Notre Dame.

My favorite LB in this draft- Xavier Adibi- 6'1 1/2", 232. He should be very quick tomorrow.

Keith Rivers- 6'1", 241. Rocked up body.

Johnny Dingle- 6'1", 275- He's got a body type like Parys Haralson: short, thick, good pass rusher. That tweener size may keep him from busting the top 125 picks.

Possible 3-4 Will for the Niners- Cliff Avril, at a terrific 6'3", 253.

Pat Sims- 6'4", 314 pounds. Very good size. Still an unknown if teams will look at him exclusively at DT, or possibly at NT and the 3-4 DE. We will see.

Kentwan Balmer- 6'4", 308.

It is amazing how many guys fit the 6'4", 310 pound area. The workouts should show which guys are strong, quick, and able to handle the double team, either inside as a 3-4 NT, or outside as a 3-4 DE.

Flipping to offensive:
Jake Long is still the story of the OL. Ran a 5.17 time, and looks great in drills.

Chris Williams- Great mobility, fluid, smooth, pretty fast at 5.07, but weak, with 21 reps at 225.

Jeff Otah- A very bad day. Ran a 5.56 time, and looked stiff in workouts. For a potential first rounder, a horrible performance.

Ryan Clady- Not running, and was only able to lift the bar 24 times. Also, not very good for a potential top 10 pick.

The other story of the day, outside of Long- TE Dustin Keller of Purdue. Short at 6'2", 242, but an amazing athlete. Jumped a 38" vertical, lifted the bar 26 times (better than a lot of OL), ran a 4.53, and was really smooth on the field in workouts. He's not going to be a traditional TE (he's a poor blocker). But in the new NFL, he's a top 100 pick, and may crack even the top 75.

On the flipside, many experts love John Carlson, but the amateur typing right now has never found much to drool over. And, today, we was bad. Ran a horrifying 4.89, one of the slowest times for all the TE's today. OUCH!!!! Also, did not stand out in drills.

Cal's TE Craig Stevens made some cash today. He is more of a traditional blocking TE, but ran a very fast 4.62, lifted the bar 27 times, and looked pretty smooth in drills. The guy can block.

Texas TE Jermichael Finley also ran very slow, at 4.82, but looked smooth in drills. Still, the time is scary.

I'll keep adding more as the day goes along.
Yeah, Harvey at 291lbs. WTF? Now I'm curious to see how he runs. If maintained his speed, look out.