Official 40-yard dash times for quarterbacks are out, and Virginia Tech’s Tyrod Taylor is the man of the hour at Lucas Oil Stadium after his 4.51-second run clocked out best among his peers.
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Official 40-yard dash times for both wide receivers have been filed and Abilene Christian’s Edmond Gates and Fort Valley State’s Ricardo Lockette clocked in as the groups’ best at 4.37. That type of speed impacts draft stock for two guys coming out of smaller programs, but 40 speed doesn’t always matter.
Edmond Gates of Abilene Christian tied for the fastest 40-yard dash time among wide receivers Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine, and it turns out he did it with a lingering groin injury.
One prospect who might have helped himself Sunday is Kentucky WR Randall Cobb, who ran faster than most expected with a 4.45-second 40-yard dash.
With an athletic group of quarterbacks working out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine, all eyes are on their every move as they rotate between skill and position drills on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Pointing out Lucas Oil Stadium’s retractable roof, a security man said it’s rarely opened for games. “The ‘Manning Rule,’” he said. “We don’t open that thing unless it’s the perfect conditions for Peyton.”
Sunday morning’s NFL Scouting Combine buzz has been dominated by the reviews of Saturday’s news-conference performances of Cam Newton and Ryan Mallett.
appears pretty comfortable as the center of attention at the NFL Scouting Combine.
One player who certainly didn’t hurt his draft stock Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium is Abilene Christian WR Edmond Gates.
This really is the day everyone at the NFL Scouting Combine has anticipated. We’ve reached Day 4, when quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The quickest route from one point to another is a straight line, but that’s not the road Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt traveled to reach the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Posted: Saturday, February 26th, 2011 | Frank Tadych Tags: Cam Newton, 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, Cameron Heyward, Casey Matthews, Chris Neild, John Fox, Kyle Orton, Marcell Dareus, RObert Quinn, Ryan Mallett, Scot Pioli, Virgil Green, Weslye Saunders
A look back at what was said and what went down around the Combine at Lucas Oil Field on Saturday.
Posted: Saturday, February 26th, 2011 | Frank Tadych Tags: Danny Watkins, 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, Brandon Fusco, Clint Boling, Daniel Kilgore, Derek Newton, Jarriel King, Jason Kelce, Kris O'Dowd, Mike Person, Ryan Bartholomew, Steve Schilling
It’s an odd (and occasionally unpleasant) sight to see linemen legging out 40-yard dashes, and most NFL talent evaluators feel the same way. While a 40 time offers a window into a prospect’s athleticism, it really has no bearing on his overall evaluation.
North Carolina defensive linemen Robert Quinn and Marvin Austin garnered attention for all the wrong reason last season, as NCAA rules violations wiped out their seasons and disrupted their draft status heading into this week’s NFL Scouting Combine. Now they’re trying to repair their images and maintain top-prospect status.