Posts Tagged ‘Combine’

Pre-Combine Movers and Shakers

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

A quick look at some NFL Draft prospects moving up and down draft boards before the NFL Combine.

According to Draft Insider, South Florida teammates Jason Pierre-Paul and Jerome Murphy have been hitting the clubs as much as they have been hitting the gym. Pierre-Paul will probably put in a good enough showing at the combine to make teams forget about the poor work ethic, but Jerome Murphy might be costing himself some money.

Ryan Matthews (RB, Fresno State) is putting up some incredible times, breaking the 4.4 barrier consistently. If Matthews puts up a 4.35 at the Combine, it could vault him into the 1st round. The Patriots would love to see him available in the 2nd round.

Ndamunkong Suh (DL, Nebraska) challenged Dexter McCluster to a race in the Pro Agility Run (5-10-5). Suh ran a respectable 4.2, but McCluster’s sub 4.0 was too much for the former Cornhusker.

Brandon Ghee (CB, Wake Forest) was timed running a 4.31 – although his Senior Bowl practices didn’t show that Ghee was able to fully use that speed. Ghee closed well, but consistently was out of position.

Ricky Sapp (DE/OLB, Clemson) says that his knee feels fine and that he has put on 10 lbs of muscle – bulking up to 255. Sapp also states that he is studying hard for the Wonderlic test.


Combine Results: Defensive Backs

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

After watching the spectacular performance by Connor Barwin, I wasn’t sure anybody could impress me out of the defensive backs. While they didn’t run the fastest, three defenders succeeded in making a good impression.

Louis Delmas, S, Western Michigan
Ran in the 4.5’s, but looked very smooth in all of the on-field drills. Delmas looks to be an instant upgrade over James Sanders.

Sean Smith, CB/S, Utah
This Ute is a big boy at 6’3″+ and has the added value of being able to play CB. The Patriots have always needed somebody to guard the fade route.

Malcolm Jenkins, CB/S, Ohio State
We love the fact that Jenkins ran in the 4.5’s at the combine, as that may give him the chance of dropping into the Patriots range. In our opinion, he should be gone in the top 10, as he is the most polished CB out there.


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NFL Combine Results: RB/WR

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Considering the fact that the Patriots are pretty well stocked with regards to the offensive skill positions, we just took a look at a few of the WR and RB prospects that seem to fit in well with the Patriots scheme.

Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio State

4.49 Forty, 38″ Vert, Some amazing catches, quality cuts

Percy Harvin, WR, Florida
4.41 Forty, 19 Reps

Ian Johnson, RB, Boise State

4.46 Forty, 26 Reps, Caught the ball well

Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut
4.51 Forty, 41″ Vert


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OL/TE Combine Results

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Here is a look at some of our Patriot Targets for the upcoming draft and how they fared today at the combine.

Alex Mack, C, California

DNP, Injury

Max Unger, OL, Oregon
5.27 Dash, 22 Reps, Looked good in drills

Kraig Urbik, OG, Wisconsin

5.35 Dash, 29 Reps, Good punch in drills

Duke Robinson, OG, Oklahoma
5.27 Dash

Antoine Caldwell, C, Alabama
5.23 Dash, 23 Reps

Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma St.
4.85 Dash, 22 Reps, 33″ Vert, 9’10” Broad, Complete TE Prospect

Chase Coffman, TE, Missouri
DNP, Injury

Cornelius Griffin, TE, Florida
4.68 Forty, 21 Reps, 33″ Vert, Had a few drops


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NFL Combine: Tight Ends and Offensive Linemen

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

At 11:00am Eastern time, the athletic extravaganza known as the NFL Combine will truly kick off with the tight end and offensive linemen class showing up to showcase their skills. We here at NE Patriots Draft will be looking at a few players in each group that seem to fit the Patriots mold and might be available where the Patriots will be picking.

On Saturday, we’ll be taking a look at:

Alex Mack, C, California
Max Unger, OL, Oregon
Kraig Urbik, OG, Wisconsin
Duke Robinson, OG, Oklahoma
Antoine Caldwell, C, Alabama

Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma St.
Chase Coffman, TE, Missouri
Cornelius Griffin, TE, Florida


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Combine Time!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Well folks, tomorrow marks the official start of the NFL Draft season, with the NFL Combine starting its week-long drain on work productivity and familial attention.

We’ll be enabling your poor employment and spousal skills, posting updates related to many of the players that fit needs that the New England Patriots have during this offseason.

Now go work on that PowerPoint and take the missus out for dinner, you’ve got some football to get ready for.


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