2012 NFL Combine: Day Three Wrap

2012 NFL Scouting Combine

Mike wraps up day three of the 2012 NFL Combine

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The Offensive Linemen and Tight Ends finally took to the field for drills today. It was a rather uneventful day as it usually is with the non-skill position players.

So… who looked good out there, who surprised and who disappointed?

Observations

– It’s tough not to be impressed with what Georgia OT/OG Cordy Glenn did today. Measuring over 6’6″ tall and weighing in at 345 lbs. Glenn was able to run a 5.15 forty, which was on of the fastest on the day. Glenn also looked very athletic in position drills and appeared to improve his foot quickness.

With those numbers and his size I don’t think there is any reason why Glenn won’t get a shot to play OT in the NFL. I have had Glenn right at the end of the first round for awhile now and he definitely solidified his status.

USC’s Matt Kalil came into the combine as the number one overall offensive line prospect and he’s leaving Indianapolis number one with a bullet. Kalil posted one of only two sub 5.00 forties and look fluid, smooth and athletic in each drill. In my opinion he is the best OT prospect in the draft since Jake Long and I might even like him more.

– Another O-lineman I was really impressed with today who is under the radar a little bit is Philip Blake the center out of Baylor. While Ben Jones and Mike Brewster struggled to look athletic and explosive today, Blake looked strong, exhibited good footwork and ran a good time.

If teams don’t want to spend a top three pick on a center Blake is someone teams will look to in rounds 4-6 to fill the need and could turn out to be every bit as good as Jones and Brewster.

Ole Miss OT Bobbie Massie is definitely someone to watch as we get closer to the draft. He is an early entrance from Ole Miss and someone rarely talked about when we separate OTs into the top “tiers”. Massie is 6’6 316 with 35 inch arms and ran a 5.23. He is one of the more athletic tackles in the draft and by the looks of his footwork today will definitely be able to stick at LT in the pros.

Massie is someone admittedly I haven’t watch a ton of tape on, but based on the 2 games I have watched and what I saw today, I have him in the 2nd round.

– I have to congratulate Oklahoma OT/OG Donald Stephenson today on tearing up the combine. He was by far the most athletic tackle on the field today running 4.94, vertical jumping 35.5″ and broad jumping 9’6″. I wish his on the field play matched his athleticism, but with those measurables and his size, he will definitely get drafted and given a shot.

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3 Responses to “2012 NFL Combine: Day Three Wrap”

  1. MJP says:

    I wonder how far Philip Blake will slide? I’ve had him on the radar for awhile hoping he’ll be there at the end of round-3 because he’s 26 years old.

    BUT….if Danny Watkins is worth a top-25 pick at 24 years old I’m beginning to think that the Pats will have use that late 2nd rounder on Blake, perhaps they can move back into the early 3rd for him but it will be interesting to see how BB plays that hand as Blake is arguably as good a prospect as Peter Konz (all things considered, like health).

  2. Jim R says:

    Mike, real nice job on all this stuff.

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