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.
NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed
It feels like it’s getting closer, right? With the NFL Combine upon us, the 2012 NFL Draft is a mere 66 days away.
Okay, so it’s not that close, but at least we have the Combine to keep us busy for the next week or so.
I know every year there’s word about how over-hyped the Combine is, but I love it. If anything it gives you a different look at all of the players we’ve been studying all year and more. If nothing else, it’s just fun to see how fast everyone is, how high they can jump and how many times they can rep 225 pounds.
There’s certain players at every position I’ll be keeping an eye out for, and we’ve got all the numbers the players will be wearing so you know who to watch.
NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed
Players are set to arrive in Indianapolis in a week for one of my favorite events of the year, the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.
The combine is great to establish what you may or may not already know. The 40 time is the most well known portion of the combine and I do see value in it. Granted, players aren’t running in pads and likely won’t have to run 40 yards in a straight line, but it does help to gauge comparisons between players.
Every year there is one workout warrior who wows scouts and usually winds up getting drafted way too high by the Oakland Raiders. There’s also usually a couple players who show up in less than stellar shape or aren’t as fast as teams and analysts had them pegged who can fall.
Today I’m looking at some of the players participating in the 2012 NFL Combine to see who has the most to gain/lose.
If our second trip to the press box at Jack Trice Stadium is anywhere close to as exciting as the first, we’re in for a surprising night. (Update: Oklahoma State vs Iowa State certainly didn’t disappoint…)
Justin Blackmon, the phenomenal OSU receiver, is certainly the top 2012 prospect in the game. That said, Iowa State has a number of interesting prospects themselves, including top 100 players on each side of the ball.
NEPD Staff Report: Mike Loyko
An intriguing early season out of conference matchup, turned into a one sided affair. Here are the prospects who stood out after reviewing the film.