The annual sojourn to the city of Indianapolis has begun for the league’s 32 franchises who will be joined by 325 prospective future employees. For the next six days DraftInsider.net will bring you complete coverage of what’s going on in and around the combine.
Update 2 PM EST – Defensive line workouts…
– The second group of defensive linemen were just as impressive in the late morning of the combine.
Arizona’s Brooks Reed and Pittsburgh’s Jabaal Sheard both ran in the low 4.6 area during both of their 40-yard dash timing, while North Carolina’s Robert Quinn was not far behind. Nevada’s Dontay Moch was expected and did time the fastest with a 4.47. Missouri’s Aldon Smith also ran well.
In drills Temple’s Muhammad Wilkerson looked athletic. Several of the linemen went through linebacker drills with Quinn, Smith and Cheta Ozougwu looking outstanding.
11 AM EST
– It was a fast group of defensive linemen this morning as all but a handful got under five seconds in the fort-yard dash. Two, Sam Acho and Chris Carter, registered below 4.7 seconds. Christian Ballard, Ryan Kerrigan and Cam Jordan were all in the mid to high 4.7 area. Adrian Clayborn was slightly dissapointing with a 4.8-second effort.
– In drills Kerrigan, Acho and Sione Fua looked terrific. Jeremy Beal, who barely broke 5.2 seconds in the 40, looked solid in drills.
– California defensive end Cameron Jordan appeared a bit tight and tentative.
9 AM EST
– Despite not breaking 4.5 seconds in the forty-yard dash yesterday, scouts are incredibly high on Hawaii wide receiver Greg Salas. Many said yesterday his combination of size, route running skills and hands could push Salas into the second round.
– Nebraska defensive end Pierre Allen will not work out today due to a minor leg issue. Allen will workout at the Nebraska pro-day. hulih