Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Well, the final day of the combine is never a letdown with the CB's. Here are some notes on the players who seemed to solidify, raise, or lose stock. It is a festival of little-known or small school guys.
First, the winner for today was Rodgers-Cromartie, who appears to be the complete package. He's tall, ran well in drills, and blistered a fast 40 at an official 4.33. Tom Shaw's camp really does a great job of preparing players for the combine. I think that Rodgers-Cromartie jumps into the top 20 picks, but behind.....
Troy's Leodis McKelvin, who ran fast at an official 4.38, and looked dynamite in drills. Although shorter than Rodgers-Cromartie, McKelvin has the best chance to be the first CB off the board.
After both McKelvin and DRC (as known on this board), the third slot should fall to Mike Jenkins, who ran a solid 4.38, and looked sharp in drills. Some character issues have popped up that might cause Jenkins to slide toward the bottom end of round 1, but he is a true talent.
The last possible CB to make the first round is Indiana's Tracy Porter. A couple of weeks ago, I relayed some information I had from a friend in the NFL who said that Porter was trying to run a 4.30. He thought the number would be under 4.35. When Porter's unofficial number was posted at 4.45, I was shocked. However, the official number moved the right direction to 4.37. Not the fastest, but in the top five.
Tyvon Branch and Orlando Scandrick have been moving up board this offseason, and with the best times this session (along with Justin King), will both possibly crack the top 100 picks. Scandrick has been watched very closely by the Browns, and they could pick him as early as the third round.
Justin King is a head scratcher. All the talent in the world, but he did not perform well in 2007. His 4.31 will have coaches and scouts reviewing tape day and night. He's a very immature young man, but has a world of talent.
Josh Barrett's time at 4.35 might be the most impressive at the entire combine. The guy weighs nearly 225 pounds. Good for him.
Hey MD, is there going to be a shakeup in the Safety position with Barrett's and Demp's 40 (4.38) and Kenny Phillips looking slow?