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1. Sharrif Floyd, Florida
2. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
3. Star Lotulelei, Utah
4. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
5. Jesse Williams, Alabama
The big news here is that Lotulelei was unable to work out after an echocardiogram uncovered a heart condition that will require further tests. Floyd and Richardson, meanwhile, continue to impress scouts — both could wind up in the top 10.
Rising: Akeem Spence, Illinois.
Spence measured in at just 6-foot-0, though he did hit 307 on the scale. More than those numbers, though, he hit 37 reps in the bench press and performed well during positional drills. He’s probably a Day 2 pick at this point.
Falling: Jonathan Hankins, Ohio State.
In reality, Hankins’ stock probably held mostly steady this weekend. But he did skip the bench press — he’ll do it at Ohio State’s Pro Day in March — and was near the bottom of the DT list in the 40-yard-dash, broad jump and vertical jump.
I don't think the 2 pro offensive linemen that Big-Hank will occupy on every down will care in the least about his 40 time or broad jump.
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Don't see how. Floyd is not a 1 technique. They are two different kinds of players. Its like saying a strong side end is better than a weak side end. Two entirely different positions.
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Hankins can play in either a 3-4 or a 4-3, he has a great motor, and is a good citizen. Any team that picks him will be.awfully glad. He will go earlier than expexted
And I shall rejoice in victory for another 365 days over That School Up North.
Well, honestly those guy's are better right now. Hankins has all the tools to be a great DT, but he is going to have to prove it. I think he can.
I never saw hank take a game over and a lot of times he got hurt. I thought he needed another year, it seems that a lot of o-state players are over hype because of the fans. I have been following football for over fourty years and I was not that impress with hankins. I think the big boys( Nfl ) can handle him one on one.
I still think that big hank should of stayed. I feel like he needed one more year with vrabel so he could learn how to ddestroy ppl even more. But I guess its selfish of me because I know were gonna be young and need the help with the young guys
Only Draft Mockers and idiots let the underwear olympics combine overly influence their draft boards. Hank is still a first round lock.
Question: Why doe the NFL hold the combines IF they are no use??? I too think Hankins will be a good pro, but I never thought he was better than Floyd.
Often they grade guys out on film as a staff right after the college season. They have lots of players who will grade out equal or who guys in their organazation disagree upon. They use the measurables to seperate these players. In this day and age it is very rare for a guy to shoot up a team's draft board just because of their workouts but it is a great way to finalize how they feel along with pro-day workouts. The medical evaluation and interviews may be the most important part of the entire combine.
Who said they were no use? I didn't.
I think its a very useful tool for players to promote themselves, and for coaches to evaluate. Just nothing to overreact to. Floyd is clearly a better athlete than hankins, we all knew that.
If someone picks Margus Hunt (6'8" 277, 4.6 40, 225x38, 26 year old eastern european track and field thrower) in the first round because he was a workout warrior, to me thats a real stretch after you evaluate his film, which shows more of a mid round guy playing.
My real heartburn is the mockdrafters and talent experts out there who make weekly updates and throw guys up and down 30 spots based on the combine. stupidity.
I agree with that. Very good college player but see an avg NFL DT.
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