2012 NFL Combine: Day Three Wrap

South Dakota State OT Tom Compton… add me to the list of whom are very impressed. He has a big, athletic frame. I haven’t watch him much at all, but am definitely going to have to find some tape on him. I like those FCS / D2 offensive linemen. They have to work really hard and have to be really good to get to the combine and Compton showed that today.

– Other linemen who I liked today were James Brown, who I think will make a pretty good guard. Brandon Mosley, who is another athletic tackle prospect and Kelechi Osemele, who for his size and strength level runs and moves extremely well. Osemele is going to be a stud, his combination of strength, versatility and size are all very attractive assets to teams at the end of round one.

– On the flipside a few offensive linemen that I was unimpressed with are Andrew Datko from Florida State who looked uncoordinated, sloppy with technique and his legs looked like toothpicks. His build alone is worrisome and on top of that he has had two shoulder surgeries within a year. He is someone I wouldn’t draft.

Rishaw Johnson who put up some of the best times in the agility drills, but just looked so uncomfortable and confused in position drills. The coaches had to repeat instructions and were getting frustrated with him. Johnson is someone who has major red flags due to off the field concerns, mainly his use of marijuana.

– Moving on to the tight ends who hit the field today in Indianapolis as well. The clear star of the day for me was Missouri’s Michael Egnew. Egnew ran a very good time of 4.64 and showed off pretty good hands. He also had some of the best vertical and broad jump numbers. Egnew who enter this season as the #1 Senior TE in the country had a lot of hype surrounding him.

He caught 90 balls as a junior playing with Blaine Gabbert and being his #1 target. This year he played with freshman James Franklin who is a running QB and really struggled to go through his pass progressions. To get an accurate evaluation of Egnew you really have to go back to his junior film. One thing that does worry me about him as it does with all Missouri TEs is their ability to block, since they are never asked to block in college.

Oklahoma’s James Hanna was obviously the most surprising TE of the day. He ran a blazing fast 4.49 forty and surprised all the scouts in attendence. Hanna looks fast on the field but not that fast. I suspect he is one of those players who run much slower with pads one and needs to play up to that speed. With all the weapons Oklahoma had Hanna was vastly overshadowed and under used.

– Among the other TEs LaDarius Green, Emil Igwenagu, DeAngelo Peterson and Evan Rodriguez, all had respectable days and did nothing to effect their stock one way or another.

– It was disappointing that Orson Charles didn’t run his 40 or do agility drills, but did take part in receiving drills. He had a chance to separate himself from the pack today and missed out on it.

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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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