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rmartin65
02-23-2011, 09:22 PM
With the combine beginning tomorrow, I think that having a thread in which we discuss weigh-ins, drills, interviews, pretty much anything to do with the combine, is a pretty good idea. This way we are not looking through all kinds of threads to see who did what, and who interviewed whom (correct usage or no? not an English major).

Here is nfl.com's site on the combine, they always keep it up to date: http://www.nfl.com/combine

drs23
02-23-2011, 09:27 PM
With the combine beginning tomorrow, I think that having a thread in which we discuss weigh-ins, drills, interviews, pretty much anything to do with the combine, is a pretty good idea. This way we are not looking through all kinds of threads to see who did what, and who interviewed whom (correct usage or no? not an English major).

Here is nfl.com's site on the combine, they always keep it up to date: http://www.nfl.com/combine

2nd for a sticky. :D

Lucky
02-24-2011, 09:54 PM
Buzz about USC OT Tyron Smith's weigh-in (from draftcountdown.com (http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/ScoutingCombine/Buzz.php))

USC OT Tyron Smith was only listed at 280 pounds by the Trojans this past season. However, for two months I have been telling people not to worry and that with a solid pre-draft training program Smith would be up over 300 pounds by the Scouting Combine. Sure enough, Smith checked in at a cut 307 pounds in Indy. Even more impressive were Smith's extremely long 36⅜-inch arms and massive 11-inch hands. Needless to say Smith passed the eyeball test! Smith took a big step towards his goal of being the first blocker selected in the 2011 NFL Draft today and if he performs as well as expected in drills the Top 10 overall could be within reach.

IDEXAN
02-25-2011, 11:25 AM
This is off subject some, but not entirely because it involves crack football evaluator and rock-star of the NFL Network, Mike Mayock.
In rating and grouping CBs together the other day on NFL Network in preparation for the upcoming Combine in a discussion of defensive backs, Mayock used the term "tranches" ? Hadn't heard that one outside of the context of a discussion involving subprime mortgages and Credit Default Swaps ? Mayock do like to throw his words around.

HuttoKarl
02-25-2011, 01:29 PM
I'm really stoked to see the TE's work out tomorrow...can't wait to see who we draft.

ChampionTexan
02-25-2011, 01:50 PM
I'm really stoked to see the TE's work out tomorrow...can't wait to see who we draft.

See now, I personally find this both hilarious as well as utilitarian. Because ya know, the Texans do seem to have taken a somewhat larger than proportionate share of TE's in the past draft or two, and your original and insightful comment which highlights this fact has made he aware of this for the first time. Kudo's to you for coming up with this fresh angle on the way the Texans front office has approached this aspect of managing a NFL franchise.

I Thank you. Your post shows great insight and originality, and I have benefitted from both the entertainment value and knowledge it has provided.

The Cush
02-25-2011, 05:11 PM
I'm really stoked to see the TE's work out tomorrow...can't wait to see who we draft.

Its funny but an even more scary thought because of the fact that Owen Daniels did not get franchised before the deadline making the possibility of his tenure with the Texans over more realistic. Despite Dressen playing extremely well last year IMO, he's not a lock to be the opening day starter and with the Texans not afraid of drafting TE's with Daniels on the roster who knows how many resources they'll spend bringing more in if the plan is to let him walk.

TE Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame 2nd round pick here we come :gun:

Wolf6151
02-25-2011, 07:26 PM
Buzz about USC OT Tyron Smith's weigh-in (from draftcountdown.com (http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/ScoutingCombine/Buzz.php))


Good grief that guys got long arms and big hands. I hope he and other OT's do very well in the Combine and move up the draft board to top 10 status so that other players may fall to us.

If we take a TE at all in this draft Kubiak should be fired on the spot.

beerlover
02-25-2011, 07:44 PM
Good grief that guys got long arms and big hands. I hope he and other OT's do very well in the Combine and move up the draft board to top 10 status so that other players may fall to us.

If we take a TE at all in this draft Kubiak should be fired on the spot.

probably means Owen Daniels will be accepting the highest offer elsewhere.

TexansSeminole
02-25-2011, 09:21 PM
Buzz about USC OT Tyron Smith's weigh-in (from draftcountdown.com (http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/ScoutingCombine/Buzz.php))

There we go. Let's move him into the top 10.

I hope Newton has a good combine. Like you've said before, it would help us get the defensive player we need.

Wolf6151
02-25-2011, 09:38 PM
probably means Owen Daniels will be accepting the highest offer elsewhere.

I'm fine with Daniels moving on to somewhere else, I thought we should have let him go before last year. Dreesen looked good 2 yrs. ago in relief work and did very good this past season as well. I'd move forward with Dreesen, Casey, and Graham at TE. Daniels is to expensive and injured to keep around.

beerlover
02-26-2011, 12:46 PM
I'm fine with Daniels moving on to somewhere else, I thought we should have let him go before last year. Dreesen looked good 2 yrs. ago in relief work and did very good this past season as well. I'd move forward with Dreesen, Casey, and Graham at TE. Daniels is to expensive and injured to keep around.

Owen is top shelf in my book. Dreesen fits journeyman type label to me. Casey is a special teams leader who fills multiple back-up roles. Graham was a luxury pick Texans cannot afford to make but did anyway in response to possibility of losing Owen to injury or free agency.

Brandon420tx
02-26-2011, 01:47 PM
I liked Lee Smith

76Texan
02-26-2011, 02:00 PM
Solder is showing why he should be among the top tackles in this draft (if not the number one tackle.)

Excellent 40 time (I heard anywhere from 4.97 to 5.05) and 10 yard split at 1.61
(The 10-yard time is especially important for offensive and defensive linesmen because they usually don't run further than that during a play.)

Solder's 10-yd time compares well with last year DBs at the combine (That's pretty sick!)

"Nate just ran his first 40 yard dash. Unoffially, Solder ran a 4.97 and more important, his 10 yard split was 1.61 seconds, the best of any lineman so far. His 4.97 forty ranks second.

Also, a sign of explosiveness, Nate Solder broad jumped 9'2", almost a foot over last year's average for offensive tackles. He out-jumped the other top linemen in this year's NFL draft.

UPDATE - Solder ran a 4.99 in his second forty."

Also, he did well in the mirror drill, showing that he can bend his knees with ease.

kiwitexansfan
02-26-2011, 02:06 PM
Just watched a bit of it at nfl.com..... now that is some REALLY boring TV.

76Texan
02-26-2011, 02:10 PM
Just watched a bit of it at nfl.com..... now that is some REALLY boring TV.

LOL, that's why they have two cameras.
I like to listen to different things they talk about (how to eveluate different positions and stuff) and then watch certain drills to see if the guys I want to see can do well in those drills (guys that I don't see enough games of.)

drs23
02-26-2011, 02:20 PM
Just watched a bit of it at nfl.com..... now that is some REALLY boring TV.

LOL! My wife asked me to paint something so she could watch it dry. Said she would enjoy that MUCH better.

76Texan
02-26-2011, 02:58 PM
LOL! My wife asked me to paint something so she could watch it dry. Said she would enjoy that MUCH better.

I hope you didn't bite the bait, LOL!

76Texan
02-26-2011, 03:10 PM
Texans will draft another TE! :vincepalm:

Virgil Green (Nevada) is somewhat undersized at 6'3, 249 but posseses long arms (33-1/2).
He put up some incredible numbers:
10'10 broad jump, 42.5 vertical, 25 reps.

He's projected to run somewhere around 4.4 in the 40

Made a couple of nice catches in one of the drilsl (text-book arm-extending, high-point on the outside shoulder, impossible-to-defend kind of catch.)

drs23
02-26-2011, 03:27 PM
I hope you didn't bite the bait, LOL!

Naa, told her I was off the clock and the dishwasher needed to be unloaded. :D

Dutchrudder
02-26-2011, 03:47 PM
I know a few weeks ago there was a lot of speculation that none of the offensive linemen were worth a top 10 pick, but I think after the combine a couple will emerge showing that they are worth it. That's good for us Texan fans because the Cowboys will likely need to spend their 1st on a left tackle. I'm guessing Nate Soldier will be their pick.

76Texan
02-26-2011, 07:12 PM
I know a few weeks ago there was a lot of speculation that none of the offensive linemen were worth a top 10 pick, but I think after the combine a couple will emerge showing that they are worth it. That's good for us Texan fans because the Cowboys will likely need to spend their 1st on a left tackle. I'm guessing Nate Soldier will be their pick.

I agree with you and Lucky (and others).
I think we will have our fair choice at 11 and even trading back!

Lucky
02-26-2011, 10:45 PM
The defensive linemen and linebackers weighed in today, with a few surprises. Von Miller came in at 246 lbs (up 9 lbs from the Senior Bowl). Dontay Moch weighed 248 (up 19 lbs). And Justin Houston tipped the scales at a whopping 270 pounds. I'm interested to see if any of these guys run at these weights. I don't think this is anywhere close to what these guys played at last year.

Potential NTs Kendrick Ellis (346), Jerrell Powe (335), and Phil Taylor (334) were the largest of their group. I'd love to see the Texans get one of these guys to clog the middle of the new 3-4. I just don't see it happening with all of the rhetoric regarding Earl Mitchell and Shaun Cody being fit for the NT spot. A mid round favorite of mine, Notre Dame's Ian Williams, tipped the scales at 319 lbs.

kiwitexansfan
02-27-2011, 07:49 AM
I'm really weary of combine weights, people work really hard to get to the 'ideal' weight to improve their draft stock but there is no indication whether they can maintain that sort of weight week in and week out through a season.

I'd much quicker look at what they weighed during their college career.

IDEXAN
02-27-2011, 10:00 AM
The defensive linemen and linebackers weighed in today, with a few surprises. Von Miller came in at 246 lbs (up 9 lbs from the Senior Bowl). Dontay Moch weighed 248 (up 19 lbs). And Justin Houston tipped the scales at a whopping 270 pounds. I'm interested to see if any of these guys run at these weights. I don't think this is anywhere close to what these guys played at last year.

That's surprising because I'm thinking these guys usually go slim & trim for the Combine, which is about quicks/athletic performance except for the 225 BP reps where the added lbs would be helpful. So for example Miller gaining about 10 pounds doesn't seem wise to me ?
BTW I think we better just forget about Miller, unless the Texans are ready to part with another high pick to move up ? I don't like that idea because I don't think reaching for a single prospect to hold on to Kubiaks job should be the top priority for this Draft, it should be getting as many good football players as we can with our full array of picks.

beerlover
02-27-2011, 10:34 AM
That's surprising because I'm thinking these guys usually go slim & trim for the Combine, which is about quicks/athletic performance except for the 225 BP reps where the added lbs would be helpful. So for example Miller gaining about 10 pounds doesn't seem wise to me ?
BTW I think we better just forget about Miller, unless the Texans are ready to part with another high pick to move up ? I don't like that idea because I don't think reaching for a single prospect to hold on to Kubiaks job should be the top priority for this Draft, it should be getting as many good football players as we can with our full array of picks.

the one knock on Von was his lack of weight, so he adjusts with a heavy protein diet along with mad strength conditioning program & he gets killed for it, guess the guy can't win?

For whatever the reason I don't like reaching for any prospect to address need. Rick Smith says they don't do this & keep true to their board, well then their board is the problem.

Lucky
02-27-2011, 12:19 PM
The college game has drifted so far away from the pro game, it's difficult to project a QB prospect into the NFL. If a NFL team believes that a QB is made, and not born, then there are some outstanding ingredients in this draft. Newton, Gabbert, Locker, Kaepernick, and Ponder are excellent athletes at the QB position.

Julio Jones has scouts questioning just who is the #1 WR with his off the charts combine.

TexansSeminole
02-27-2011, 12:53 PM
The college game has drifted so far away from the pro game, it's difficult to project a QB prospect into the NFL. If a NFL team believes that a QB is made, and not born, then there are some outstanding ingredients in this draft. Newton, Gabbert, Locker, Kaepernick, and Ponder are excellent athletes at the QB position.

Julio Jones has scouts questioning just who is the #1 WR with his off the charts combine.

Yea, his broad jump shows great explosion. He topped out at 11' 3" in that. He was close to 12' but couldn't stick the landing.

I'm telling you, if he falls to 11 and there aren't any elite defensive prospects left it will be difficult to ignore him.

IDEXAN
02-27-2011, 01:13 PM
Moyock and his sidekicks are sure high on Jacquizz Rodgers, the RB from the Houston area who ended up at Oregon State, a lot of pub. They clearly like him very much. The obvious comparison has got to be that little big-man
with the Jags, Maurice Jones-Drew.

Brandon420tx
02-27-2011, 01:23 PM
Where does Ponder go in the draft?

Lucky
02-27-2011, 01:35 PM
Where does Ponder go in the draft?
I think Ponder and Kaepernick will battle to be the 5th QB taken. Probably 2nd round, no later than the 3rd.

The DBs have been measured (http://walterfootball.com/combine2011DB.php) and there's a lot of size among the CBs this year. Some have safety size. Not sure if that's important to Wade or not.

TexansSeminole
02-27-2011, 01:42 PM
I think Ponder and Kaepernick will battle to be the 5th QB taken. Probably 2nd round, no later than the 3rd.

The DBs have been measured (http://walterfootball.com/combine2011DB.php) and there's a lot of size among the CBs this year. Some have safety size. Not sure if that's important to Wade or not.

The big question about Ponder is durability. If a team feels good about his health, he will go in the 2nd round.

Lucky
02-27-2011, 01:45 PM
I'm telling you, if he falls to 11 and there aren't any elite defensive prospects left it will be difficult to ignore him.
Maybe someone can explain to me what AJ Green accomplished in the SEC that Julio Jones did not. Production wise, they seem pretty comparable. Athletically, Jones looks like he's on another level.

Rey
02-27-2011, 02:10 PM
If we stay at 11 I want Jones if all the top defensive prospects are gone.

None of the OLB's really excite me outside of Von Miller.


There will be some good talent in the mid rounds. Hopefully the Texans can get some guys that can come in and make an immediate impact..

IDEXAN
02-27-2011, 02:10 PM
I have a hunch the Texans are gonna have to make a tough call when it comes to Aldon Smith, because with Miller almost surely off the Board at 11, Smith will probably be the best pure edge rusher left on the Board, and they really need an edge rusher. I'm looking toward to seeing him tomorrow.

srrono
02-27-2011, 04:36 PM
Oregon State DT Stephen Paea broke the NFL Scouting Combine’s 225-pound bench-press record Sunday with a stunning 49 repetitions.

watch it here
http://blogs.nfl.com/2011/02/27/paea-shatters-combine-bench-press-mark/

b0ng
02-27-2011, 04:50 PM
Oregon State DT Stephen Paea broke the NFL Scouting Combine’s 225-pound bench-press record Sunday with a stunning 49 repetitions.

watch it here
http://blogs.nfl.com/2011/02/27/paea-shatters-combine-bench-press-mark/

Impressiveness notwithstanding, raw rep numbers don't always reflect the best players. But damn if that doesn't show that he has some motor and endurance, which is something the Texans DL has sorely lacked. Hopefully they put a star by his name and take a long look.

Doppelganger
02-27-2011, 04:51 PM
Oregon State DT Stephen Paea broke the NFL Scouting Combine’s 225-pound bench-press record Sunday with a stunning 49 repetitions.

watch it here
http://blogs.nfl.com/2011/02/27/paea-shatters-combine-bench-press-mark/

That's just sick. I think he is definitely a guy I want to target in a trade down in the first or trade back up into the first/early second.

rmartin65
02-27-2011, 05:40 PM
Not surprised by Paea. He has been called the strongest player in NCAA for a while now. I would grab him in the second in a heartbeat. The 11th spot is just too high for him. Unfortunately, he probably wont last to our 2nd.

Doppelganger
02-27-2011, 05:43 PM
Not surprised by Paea. He has been called the strongest player in NCAA for a while now. I would grab him in the second in a heartbeat. The 11th spot is just too high for him. Unfortunately, he probably wont last to our 2nd.

Would you be ok if we trade down in the first grab another player, and then trade up back into the late first/early second to grab him?

rmartin65
02-27-2011, 05:57 PM
Would you be ok if we trade down in the first grab another player, and then trade up back into the late first/early second to grab him?

Yea, I would be good with that. Anywhere in the 20s would be decent value for him. He has NT strength, but can also penetrate pretty well. If it weren't for the knee I would say he should be in consideration at 11. I like him a heck of a lot better than Taylor, thats for sure.

rmartin65
02-27-2011, 06:03 PM
Anybody hearing anything about who the Texans are interviewing?

Brandon420tx
02-27-2011, 10:39 PM
He was projected as a first round prospect last year, the only reason he dropped back to the second was cuz of his injury. I bet he goes early in the second if not late in the first (could go in early 20's)

Ryan
02-28-2011, 01:17 PM
Von Miller clocked a 4.46 in the 40.

IDEXAN
02-28-2011, 01:21 PM
Von Miller clocked a 4.46 in the 40.
That was today ?
I know that Dontay Moch ran 4.44 earlier in the day, and that's an official time.

Ryan
02-28-2011, 01:31 PM
That was today ?
I know that Dontay Moch ran 4.44 earlier in the day, and that's an official time.



Yeah, looks like a shoe in for a top 5-10 pick.

IDEXAN
02-28-2011, 02:11 PM
Yeah, looks like a shoe in for a top 5-10 pick.
The difference between Miller & Moch is that the Aggie is a terrific football player and they're still trying to figure out if Mock is ?
In the meattime, Justin Houston looked pretty good himself. He's got 2 40s in the low 4.6s and he weighed in at 270. That's not bad at all, and he played the 3-4 OLB position last fall.

Brandon420tx
02-28-2011, 02:19 PM
Justin Houston did look pretty good, what pick?

Honoring Earl 34
02-28-2011, 04:50 PM
http://www.gbnreport.com/combineblog.html

DEs
Dontay Moch 4.44 1.61
Chris Carter, Fresno State 4.62 1.62
Sam Acho, Texas 4.68 1.63
Brooks Reed, Arizona 4.68
Jabaal Sheard, Pittsburgh 4.69 1.71
Robert Quinn, UNC 4.70 1.63
Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue 4.71 1.65
Ugo Chinasas, Oklahoma State 4.71 1.63
Aldon Smith, Missouri 4.75 1.73
Allen Bailey, Miami 4.77 1.67
Cam Jordan, California 4.78 1.69
Adrian Clayborn, Iowa 4.83 1.77
J.J. Watt, Wisconsin 4.84 1.75
Bruce Miller, Central Florida 4.85
D'Aundre Reed, Arizona 4.89 1.78
Cheta Ozougwu, Rice 4.89 1.65
Markus White, Florida State 4.93 1.77
Demarcus Dobbs, Georgia 4.93 1.70
Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State 4.93 1.84
Ricky Elmore, Arizona 4.96 1.74
Ryan Winterswyck, Boise State 5.02 1.81
Wayne Daniels, Texas Tech 5.12
Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma 5.16
DTs
Christian Ballard, Iowa 4.80 1.66
Nick Fairley, Auburn 4.87 1.76
Marvin Austin, UNC 4.90 1.63
Brandon Bair, Oregon 4.93 1.73
Marcel Dareus, Alabama 4.93 1.66
Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple 4.96 1.84
Lawrence Guy, Arizona State 4.96
Corey Liuget, Illinois 4.99 1.75
Pep Levingston, LSU 4.99 1.84
Terrell McClain, South Florida 5.00 1.84
Martin Parker, Richmond 5.03 1.75
Jurell Casey, USC 5.06
Drake Nevis, LSU 5.06 1.75
Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson 5.08
Chris Nield, West Virginia 5.12 1.81
John Graves, Virginia Tech 5.15
Ian Williams, Notre Dame 5.25
Cedric Thornon, Southern Arkansas 5.26
Kendric Ellis, Hampton 5.28 1.97
Sione Fua, Stanford 5.28
Jerrel Powe, Mississippi 5.29 1.84
Colby Whitlock, Texas Tech 5.31 1.84
Ladi Ajiboy, South Carolina 5.37

rmartin65
02-28-2011, 05:09 PM
Martez Wilson of Illinois has spoken with the Texans per kffl

http://www.kffl.com/team/18/NFL

I would be down with that.

spurstexanstros
02-28-2011, 05:17 PM
Did Von Miller just run a 4.4...DRAFT HIM NOW SMITHIAK. I dont care if it breaks rules...skips all 10 others draft him now.

rmartin65
02-28-2011, 05:28 PM
Martez Wilson of Illinois has spoken with the Texans per kffl

http://www.kffl.com/team/18/NFL

I would be down with that.

And apparently Arkasas TE DJ Williams, per NFP

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-DJ-Williams-met-with-Steelers-Vikings-Buccaneers-and-Texans.html

This I am less excited about.

bah007
02-28-2011, 06:48 PM
Martez Wilson of Illinois has spoken with the Texans per kffl

http://www.kffl.com/team/18/NFL

I would be down with that.

If they want to keep Cushing outside then Wilson would be a hell of a choice to play next to Ryans in the middle.

When all is said and done, that kid might end up being the best all around LB in this class.

Texan4Ever
02-28-2011, 07:07 PM
Wow, looking at that list of 40-times. If you run slower than Jerell Power and weigh significantly less than he does you must be slow!

Jeramey Beal ran an awful 40-time as well... :smiliepalm:

Trap_Star
02-28-2011, 08:04 PM
i keep telling you all, houston is a beast..D.Ware 2.0 IMO.

Honoring Earl 34
02-28-2011, 08:11 PM
i keep telling you all, houston is a beast..D.Ware 2.0 IMO.

I think he passed Quin and Smith as an olb prospect . On that note so did Kerrigan .

bah007
02-28-2011, 08:17 PM
I've had Houston rated in my top 20 overall since the end of the season. I know me and only a handful of others have been throwing his name around for a while now about him being a target in the first.

I don't put too much stock into the testing at the combine. You can pretty much guess how most of these guys are gonna test out anyway if you see enough tape on them.

It's the small school guys that really benefit from that stuff, imo. You don't get to see that much on them so you need to gauge their athletic ability.

Outside of the interviews and the drills, the combine doesn't really do much for me.

JimBaker488
02-28-2011, 10:21 PM
I think he passed Quin and Smith as an olb prospect . On that note so did Kerrigan .
There's a lot to this, because some guys like Aldon Smith and Robert Quinn have been getting a lot of hype in part because they are supposed to be physical/athletic freaks. Especially Quinn who has been suggested by some as the top prospect in the Draft. OK then others like Huston and Kerrigan come to the Combine and do as well as them. Hey it's kinda an equalizer and puts everybody closer to the same ratings.
&&
Here’s the top 10 LBs:
1. Martez Wilson, Illinois — 4.49
2. Von Miller, Texas A&M — 4.53
3. Brian Rolle, Ohio St. — 4.56
4. Adrian Moten, Maryland — 4.62
5. Doug Hogue, Syracuse – 4.63
6. Colin McCarthy, Miami –4.65
T7. Ross Homan, Ohio St. — 4.68
T7. Justin Houston, Georgia — 4.68
T7. Scott Lutrus, UConn — 4.68
T7. J.T. Thomas, West Virginia — 4.68
T7. Chris White, Mississippi St. –4.68
&&
Apparently both Smith and Quinn failed to run in the top 6 or under 4.7 among DL ?
1. Sam Acho, Texas: 4.63 seconds
2. Chris Carter, Fresno State: 4.66
3. Ugo Chinasa, Oklahoma State: 4.67
4. Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue: 4.67
5. Christian Ballard, Iowa: 4.70
6. Cameron Jordan, Cal: 4.71
http://blogs.nfl.com/category/combine/

The Cush
02-28-2011, 10:58 PM
Wow...Casserly said Julio Jones completed his combine workout with a fracture in his foot that will need a screw to be put in place. We don't need offense in the 1st but if the Texans drafted him at 11 thinking he is going to be a beast and would provide the greatest reward, I would be OK with that pick.

BigBull17
03-01-2011, 12:05 PM
Wow...Casserly said Julio Jones completed his combine workout with a fracture in his foot that will need a screw to be put in place. We don't need offense in the 1st but if the Texans drafted him at 11 thinking he is going to be a beast and would provide the greatest reward, I would be OK with that pick.

Which means he doesn't have a fractured foot. I don't believe anything Casserly says. He has to be wrong.

HoustonFrog
03-01-2011, 12:18 PM
http://twitter.com/#!/evansilva

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LSU CB Patrick Peterson's first forty attempt: 4.32. Goodness.

The Cush
03-01-2011, 05:33 PM
Which means he doesn't have a fractured foot. I don't believe anything Casserly says. He has to be wrong.

Other outlets including ESPN has picked up on the story.

More recently, we learn that Jones had a fracture in his foot, which was discovered at the NFL combine, when he blazed away to a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash on Sunday and put on a show in all the other drills. His 11-3 broad jump was two inches away from the combine record.

He weighed in at 220 pounds, too, so it's not like we're talking about a 185-pound guy doing this.

And to do it at less than 100 percent only reinforces what a warrior this guy truly is.

According to those in Jones' camp, the fracture isn't a serious one and was more of a crack that showed up on the scan. It's possibily an injury he played with all or most of the season in 2010.

But, then, Jones' tolerance for pain is legendary. As a freshman, he played through painful wrist and shoulder injuries and then underwent three different surgeries following the season, including one for a sports hernia. A knee problem plagued him as a sophomore and cut into his production the first half of the season, but it was Jones who made one of the plays of the year (a 73-yard touchdown against LSU on a wide receiver screen) in the Crimson Tide's run to the 2009 national championship.

Jones will probably need surgery for this latest injury, to go ahead and get it cleaned up. But he's already run a 4.39 with the injury. So being on the shelf for the next month or two while he recovers shouldn't be much of an issue. Plus, Jones recovers quicker than most mortals.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/tag/_/name/2011-nfl-combine

fanofgame
03-06-2011, 02:51 PM
I think Jones is the best WR in this years class....