2012 NFL Combine: First Impressions OL

2012 NFL Scouting Combine

Doug Kyed's thoughts on the first two days for the offensive line.

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

The combine officially began yesterday and some of the early results are coming in.

We get to finally see if the heights and weights some of these players were listed at were true. So far, we’ve got to see how long their arms are, how big their hands are and their bench press reps.

None of this stuff will make or break a player, but arm length is important for the offensive line and bench reps is a pretty good meter for how naturally strong a player is, especially if the reps are low.

Here are some notes on the offensive linemen:

-Highest bench reps were Davis Molk (41), David DeCastro (34),  Justin Anderson (32), Tony Bergstrom (32), Ryan Miller (32), Kelechi Osemele (32) and Kevin Zeitler (32).

-Lowest bench reps were Andrew Tiller (16), Matt McCants (17), Peter Konz (18), Taylor Dever (18), Kelvin Beachum (19) and Mike Adams (19)

-Longest arms were Matt McCants (35 ⅜”)

-Shortest arms were Mike Brewster (31 ½”)

-Biggest hands were Josh Oglesby (11 ¼”)

-Smallest hands were Ronald Leary (8 ⅝”)

-Matt Kalil was impressive measuring in at 6’6 ½” and 306 pounds. He said he knows he still has to bulk up, but he was up from his USC listed weight.

-Zebrie Sanders showed off some impressive upper body strength putting up 28 bench press reps with 35” arms.

-David DeCastro came out with good size at 6’4 ⅞” and impressed with the bench with 32 reps.

-Mike Adams was a bit of a disappointment with only 19 reps on the bench, but he does have long arms at 34”.

-Riley Reiff was bigger than I expected him to be at 6’5” 313, it will be very interesting to see how he does in the 40 at 313.

-A lot of people expected Amini Silatolu to put up a lot of reps on the bench, but he came in at a respectable 28. I also expected him to be bigger, he weighed in at 311.

-Given how strong Peter Konz looks in game, I was surprised ot see only 18 reps on the bench. But when judging game tape vs. bench press reps, tape wins every time.

-With 35 ¾” arms, Cordy Glenn killed the bench with 31 reps. That might have been the most impressive of the day.

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