Players of note, all on defense:
OLB Vic Beasley (1st round grade). Strong edge rusher. Don't see it as a great fit for the Pats.
ILB Stephone Anthony (2-3 round). Big, strong MLB could add depth.
DT Grady Jarrett (2-3 round). A bit undersized, but a disruptive interior presence. Fits better in 4-3 DL vs 3-4 DT role, IMO.
DE Corey Crawford (4-5 round). Don't know too much about him, but has good size (6'5", 280).
I need to watch some tape on these guys to get a better feel, but Anthony sticks out as LB depth in the 2nd/3rd round, esp with Mayo and Hightower coming back from injuries. He's got the size BB typically likes.
ZMart100 said:Western Oregon WR Tyrell Williams - 6'3 1/2, 204 lbs ran a 4.42 40 yard dash, had a 39 1/2 inch vertical a 10'7 broad jump a 4.11 short shuttle and a 6.55 three cone drill. Videos here. He's an interesting athlete, but likely needs a fair amount of development to be a NFL WR. The fastest 3-cone from a WR at the combine this year was 6.63 from Justin Hardy and Justin Coleman had the fastest of any position at 6.61.
Mark Schofield said:Don't be surprised if the Bengals draft Tre McBride. Spent a lot of time looking at him this morning.
Yep. About fifteen teams here. I've got a list but off the top of my head: Pats, Colts, Ravens, Chiefs, Jags, Raiders, Browns, Bengals, Texans, Washington, Titans, 49ers and Eagles.RedOctober3829 said:Any Patriots reps there today?
I really want to see the Patriots go after Kyle Emmanuel from NDSU. He's another Ninkovich in training.Super Nomario said:Rice's Bryce Callahan (CB) wasn't a Combine invite, but he measured at just a little over 5'9" but jumped 11' in the broad and 43" in the vertical and ran a 4.4 40. Interesting to see where he ends up.
Ed Hillel said:Am I the only one who thinks Winston looks overweight and gimpy? His accuracy looks decent, but nothing to write home about, though that's something nerves could explain. It's the weight and odd looking movement that would give me pause.
Is he injured? Looks like he's struggling to even walk around.
Add Western Oregon WR Tyrell Williams to that list. If legit, a 6.55 three cone is pretty insane, especially for a relatively big WR.ZMart100 said:Catching up on some interesting pro day performances.
Non combine players
Marshall CB Darryl Roberts ran the 40 in 4.36, had a 39 inch vertical, a 11-1 broad jump, ran a 4.08 short shuttle and 6.66 3-cone. Senior highlights here not the strongest tackler, but good in coverage.
West Virginia RB Dreamius Smith 5-10 5/8, 223 lbs. Ran the 40 in 4.50 seconds, had a 35-inch vertical, 10-4 broad jump, a short shuttle time of 4.16 seconds and ran the 3-cone in 6.87 seconds. Video here while he's not a bulldozer of a runner, he breaks arm tackles and seems to get through holes he shouldn't.
BYU WR Jordan Leslie 6-1 5/8, 204 lbs, 10 1/4-inch hands. Ran the 40 in 4.41, had a 36 inch vertical, a 10-foot-10 broad jump, 4.08 shuttle and a 6.87 3-cone. Video against Cal showed he has a ways to go as a WR, but the hands, height and athleticism are interesting. Patriots assistant special teams coach Ray Ventrone was at the work out although I suspect he was more likely there to see S Craig Bills video here. Bills is 6-1 1/8, 205 lbs. He ran the 40 in 4.48, had a 33 inch vertical, a 9-4 broad jump, a 4.42 shuttle and a 6.95 3-cone.
Williams excelled after participating in Oregon State’s pro day on March 13. The 6-foot-3 receiver ran a 4.42 second 40-yard dash; 39 1/2 inch vertical; 4.22 second shuttle drill; and a 10 foot, 7 inch broad jump.
Williams’ highlight was the three cone drill, which tests agility. Williams finished in 6.55 seconds, which would have given him the top time at the NFL draft combine earlier this year.
http://walterfootball.com/proday.php#YxXFEfkxgI7he7iy.99The word from UConn pro day was Byron Jones did better than expected.
As previously mentioned, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer ran the workout, even coaching Jones at one point on specific techniques he employs with his cornerbacks. I further confirmed the 40 times on Jones, as most teams had him in the mid 4.3s on his first attempt and slightly slower on the second run. For example, Baltimore Ravens senior personnel assistant George Kokinis timed Jones at 4.38 on the first 40, then 4.45 on the second run.
I'm told the Carolina Panthers met with Jones last night then again today after the workout, while the New England Patriots had breakfast with the cornerback this morning.
I wrote up Jones for ITP: http://insidethepylon.com/nfl/nfl-draft/2015/02/27/nfl-draft-profile-connecticut-cb-byron-jones/RedOctober3829 said:
Already mentioned himMorgan's Magic Snowplow said: