2012 NFL Combine: Day Two Wrap

2012 NFL Scouting Combine

Mike Loyko wraps up day two at the 2012 NFL Combine.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Day 2 of the NFL Combine is in the books, it was kind of an anticlimactic day with no breaking news. However, there is always a few things that catch the eye.

Justin Blackmon officially measured in at 6007 and 207. It was a surprise to see Blackmon measure under 6’1″. Blackmon plays much bigger than his size so, I don’t think this measurement will have to much of a negative effect on him. Blackmon has so much tape out there, that if there are any questions about size or speed all scouts need to do is turn on the tape and those questions should be answered.

– The highly anticipated weigh in result of Alshon Jeffery came and went. Jeffery weighed in at a slimmed down 216 lbs. and 6’3″ tall. This has to be considered a great result for Jeffery. Rumors were abundant that Jeffery may be out of shape but, he was able to put those to bed.

Even though he slimmed down for the combine, I have serious concerns about Jeffery’s ability to keep the weight off throughout his NFL career. I was also a bit puzzled by Jeffery’s decision not to run at the combine. He lost all that weight and is not running? Jeffery had a chance to really prove doubters wrong and could have come away as one of the winners of the combine, but we will have to wait until his pro day to prove he can run faster than 4.6.

– Orson Charles got his week off to a great start. Charles was able to put up 35 reps on the bench which was far and away the best number among tight ends and more than every offensive lineman except Michigan C David Molk. It looks like this is going to be a big week for Charles who is battling Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen for #1 TE position in the draft.

– If I had $1.00 for every time a player or agent has said this week that they are going to run a sub 4.4 forty I would be a very rich man. Players are setting the expectations of fans and scouts way too high which in turn will only lead to a let down. Oh, and by the way, I don’t anticipate Chris Rainey to run anywhere near a 4.1 forty. People can stop holding their breath for that result right now.

– One of the more disappointing results of the day has to be Mike Adams bench press result. A lot of scouts were disappointed by his ability to only hit 19 reps on the bench. While Adams lack of strength is a bit of concern, I won’t be downgrading Adams at all. His long arms likely played a factor in his bench press ability, but there is no doubt he is going to have to work hard in the weight room, especially on his upper body.

– Finally, Robert Griffin III measured in at over 6’2″, which should quell all the talk about him being too small to play QB in the NFL. Griffin also impressed everybody with his question and answer session. Griffin is a Olympic caliber hurdler, so his stock figures to get even better as the week goes on.

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6 Responses to “2012 NFL Combine: Day Two Wrap”

  1. N.T. Lane says:

    Konz was injured, any word?

  2. qwerty says:

    When I go to the nfl combine, I will run a 3.2 for 40 yard

    It will really be something. You just wait.

  3. TD says:

    I read a draft guide that came out last year before the combine and it had Marcus Cannon’s downside that he lost interest and became tired at the end of games. These bozo’s write like they have all the answers, when in fact they are taking stabs without all the information.

  4. TD says:

    Not sure why the pundits place such a big emphasis on the big guys’ bench press.

    IMO, there is no correlation to playing with leverage, unless a guy is laying on his back on the field and pressing someone straight up in the air. I have yet to see the highest rated and highest drafted guys being the strongest in the bench press. It seems we have been programmed to believe a guy is really strong on the field because he can bench a ton.

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