It was an eventful day for the signal callers on the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium today. Several quarterbacks put in top-notch performances and really turned heads. The good most certainly overshadowed the few poor performances. Here’s the breakdown.
|QB||Ryan Colburn||Fresno State||5.24||5.19|
|QB||Jerrod Johnson||Texas A&M||4.75||4.82|
|QB||Christian Ponder||Florida State||4.68||4.69|
|QB||Tyrod Taylor||Virginia Tech||4.54||4.50|
|QB||Jeff Van Camp||Florida Atlantic||4.81||4.81|
|QB||TJ Yates||North Carolina||5.05||4.98|
Ryan Colburn/Fresno State – He showed a marginal arm, threw poor outs and the deep passes floated.
Andy Dalton/TCU – Displayed good timing and accuracy in short area throws and between the numbers. He struggled to throw the outs and deep throws were erratic.
Pat Devlin/Delaware – A short delivery contributed to a lack of velocity, and he overthrew a long ball.
Nathan Enderle/Idaho – He showed great speed on all of his throws. He was relatively accurate but struggled to hit receivers down the field.
Jerrod Johnson/Texas A&M – All over the place with his throws. Receivers were constantly waiting on the ball. Deep passes floated. Pass catchers were constantly waiting for his throws.
Colin Kaepernick/Nevada – Inconsistent. He threw some terrific deep outs yet was all over the place in the short and intermediate field as he sprayed his passes. He seemed to have a much slower delivery than was seen at the Senior Bowl.
Jake Locker/Washington – Significantly improved over his Senior Bowl performance. He was relatively accurate while hitting receivers in stride and rarely had pass catchers adjusting to the football.
Ryan Mallett/Arkansas – Tremendous performance. He showed speed and power with all of his passes and threw with pinpoint accuracy in all areas of the field.
Cam Newton/Auburn – An impressive looking athlete with a major league arm. He made a few nice throws yet showed poor timing for the most part. The majority of his passes sailed over his intended target.
Christian Ponder/Florida State – He showed good speed on his throws, terrific timing and was very accurate. He put zip on the outs and throw the deep out well.
Josh Portis/California (PA) – He displayed good speed on throws with a large degree of accuracy.
Ricky Stanzi/Iowa – He was inconsistent most of the day. He does have a nice delivery and threw some solid passes down the field.
Tyrod Taylor/Virginia Tech – He has a nice delivery. He was inaccurate and inconsistent with his throws for the most part.
Scott Tolzien/Wisconsin – He shows a quick release, his short throws had speed and he put air under deep passes.
Jeff Van Camp/Florida Atlantic – He appeared to be a timing and touch passes that accurate short and between the numbers. Does not show any type of strength in his arm.
T.J. Yates/North Carolina – A timing and touch passer. He doesn’t have a big arm, yet he was accurate down the field.
|WR||Vincent Brown||San Diego State||4.69||4.72|
|WR||DeAndre Brown||Southern Mississippi||4.59||4.59|
|WR||Stephen Burton||West Texas A&M||4.53||4.53|
|WR||Mark Dell||Michigan State||Inj|
|WR||Edmond Gates||Abilene Christian||4.38||4.35|
|WR||Tori Gurley||South Carolina||4.59||4.56|
|WR||Jamel Hamler||Fresno State||4.62||4.65|
|WR||Dwayne Harris||East Carolina||4.56||4.56|
|WR||Lestar Jean||Florida Atlantic||4.68||4.66|
|WR||Jerrel Jernigan||Troy University||4.47||4.41|
|WR||Greg Little||North Carolina||4.60||4.59|
|WR||Ricardo Lockette||Fort Valley State||4.35||4.29|
|WR||OJ Murdock||Fort Hays State||4.53||4.53|
|WR||Jamar Newsome||Central Florida||4.50||4.45|
|WR||Austin Pettis||Boise State||4.63||4.58|
|WR||DeMarco Sampson||San Diego State||Inj||Inj|
|WR||Jock Sanders||West Virginia||4.47||4.50|
|WR||Dane Sanzenbacher||Ohio State||4.55||4.56|
|WR||Cecil Shorts III||Mount Union||4.53||4.50|
|WR||Owen Spencer||North Carolina State||4.45||4.44|
|WR||Marshall Williams||Wake Forest||4.57||4.57|
|WR||Titus Young||Boise State||4.53||4.43|
Darvin Adams/Auburn – He caught the deep ball well. He displayed reliable hands and good hand-eye coordination. He also ran terrific routes.
Jonathan Baldwin/Pittsburgh – Displayed consistent hands while adjusting to the errant throw. He extends his hands to make the reception away from his frame. He struggled running to and catching the deep pass. He ran poor routes.
Armon Binns/Cincinnati – He did not play as fast as he timed. He ran poor routes. He caught the ball well for most of the day.
DeAndre Brown/Southern Mississippi – He caught the ball relatively well and showed better than expected quickness. He ran poor routes and does not have a burst.
Vincent Brown/San Diego State – Practice faster than he timed. He caught the ball well and showed the ability to pluck passes from the air while running solid routes.
Stephen Burton/West Texas A&M – He ran poor routes, looked slow and dropped a number of passes.
Randall Cobb/Kentucky – He caught the ball exceptionally well extending his hands and snatching passes from the air. He ran quick and sharp routes. He also showed a lot of explosion and burst.
Edmund Gates/Abilene Christian – He was much slower in practice than he timed in the 40-yard dash. He gathered into routes and rounded them off. He caught the ball reasonably well.
Tori Gurley/South Carolina – He caught the ball well but ran poor routes and showed no speed.
Jamel Hamler/Fresno State – He showed strong hands snatching the ball for the air. He looked like a natural pass catcher. He was slow releasing from the line and ran poor routes.
Leonard Hankerson/Miami – He struggled in the gauntlet and then picked it up. He plucks the ball from the air and displays good hand-eye coordination. A one speed receiver lacking burst.
Dwayne Harris/East Carolina – He displayed soft hands, good adjustment as well as good hand-eye coordination. He ran solid routes but could not run to the deep throw.
Andre Holmes/Hillsdale – He struggled all day. He dropped a number of potential catches. He is a long strider lacking burst.
Lestar Jean/Florida Atlantic – He double clutched a lot of throws and even dropped a few. He improved as the session progressed. He could not run to the deep ball and ran poor routes.
Jerrel Jernigan/Troy – He showed a terrific burst, ran nice routes and displayed consistent hands with the ability to make the catch away from his body.
Ronald Johnson/USC – He dropped a number of passes, even having several bounce off his hands. He did not finish the session.
Julio Jones/Alabama – A smooth gliding receiver who ran good routes and displayed solid hands with a natural style. His burst was adequate but nothing spectacular.
Jeremy Kerley/TCU – He showed no burst on the field. He is a smooth pass catcher that extends his hands and displays good high-eye coordination. He caught everything thrown his way.
Greg Little/North Carolina – He caught the ball well while adjusting to the errant pass and was very fluid.
Ricardo Lockette/Fort Valley State – He played to his timed speed and showed great burst on the field. He caught the deep ball well. He ran explosive routes and showed solid pass catching mechanics.
Jeff Maehl/Oregon – He caught the ball well showing strong hands. He showed a lack of burst, played off balance and ran poor routes.
Denarius Moore/Tennessee – He ran solid routes. He dropped a few passes early before picking up his play.
Joe Morgan/Walsh – He showed a nice burst. He caught the ball well for the most part, except for one bad drop. He has marginal quickness and route running skills.
O.J. Murdock/Fort Hays – He caught the ball well. He ran surprisingly poor routes.
Jamar Newsome/Central Florida – He caught the deep ball well. He looked the pass into his hands. He did struggle running routes.
Niles Paul/Nebraska – He displayed good hand-eye coordination and caught the ball well. He rounded off routes yet showed some quickness out of breaks.
Austin Pettis/Boise State – He showed no speed at all. He did run good routes and effectively adjusted to the errant throw.
Aldrick Robinson/SMU – He practiced to his timed speed and showed a terrific long burst. He effectively caught the ball in stride, easily made the deep reception and adjusted to all of the passes.
Greg Salas/Hawaii – He appeared to be a terrific underneath receiver. He ran great routes quickly getting into break and caught the ball well with strong hands. He does lack burst.
Jock Sanders/West Virginia – He has a terrific burst of speed and easily caught the deep pass. He ran good routes. He is a hand-catcher. A small target which may prove tough for the quarterback to find.
Dan Sanzenbacher/Ohio State – He ran good routes. He practiced with good speed and caught the ball well.
Cecil Shorts III/Mount Union – He ran good route, caught the ball well yet showed minimal quickness and burst.
Torrey Smith/Maryland – He played fast and caught the deep ball well. He did drip a number of passes and ran poor routes.
Owen Spencer/North Carolina State – He has a quick release off the line, a nice burst of speed and caught the ball well.
Terrence Toliver/LSU – He practiced slow displaying no quickness or burst. He did catch the ball well and made some terrific receptions during drills.
Terrance Turner/Indiana – He was inconsistent catching the ball throughout the day.
Ryan Whalen/Stanford – He practiced much faster than he timed. He caught the ball well with an ability to pluck the ball from the air.
Marshall Williams/Wake Forest – An agile receiver that ran great routes, easily adjusted to throws, and caught the ball very well.
Jimmy Young/TCU – He ran better than expected routes and displayed good hand-eye coordination.
Titus Young/Boise State – He extended his hands to catch the ball away from his frame. He ran good routes and adjusted nicely to passes. He played off balance and was on the field a lot.
It was a successful day for most of the 34 running backs who took part in the combine today. Most of the ball carriers ran much faster than scouts expected and improved their draft stock. Here’s the breakdown.
|RB||Armando Allen||Notre Dame||Inj||Inj|
|RB||Anthony Allen||Georgia Tech||4.60||4.61|
|RB||Noel Devine||West Virginia||Inj|
|RB||Shaun Draughn||North Carolina||4.65||4.72|
|RB||Darren Evans||Virginia Tech||4.60||4.50|
|RB||Kendall Hunter||Oklahoma State||4.51||4.42|
|RB||Taiwan Jones||Eastern Washington||Inj||Inj|
|RB||Jacquizz Rodgers||Oregon State||4.59||4.58|
|RB||Evan Royster||Penn State||4.62||4.61|
|RB||Brandon Saine||Ohio State||4.42||4.48|
|RB||Daniel Thomas||Kansas State||Inj||Inj|
|RB||Johnny White||North Carolina||4.51||4.53|
|RB||Ryan Williams||Virginia Tech||4.58||4.58|
Anthony Allen/Georgia Tech – He showed a decent change of direction and caught the ball well.
Allen Bradford/USC – He was better than expected changing direction and footwork. He caught the ball well.
Delone Carter/Syracuse – He showed quick feet and didn’t lose momentum when changing direction.
Shaun Chapas/Georgia – He was adequate when changing direction, otherwise there was little signs of burst or quickness.
Shaun Draughn/North Carolina – He caught the ball well.
Darren Evans/Virginia Tech – He struggled changing direction and displayed limited speed. He even dropped a number of passes.
Mario Fannin/Auburn – He looked very athletic. He displayed a quick change of direction with quick feet and caught the ball well.
Jamie Harper/Clemson – He was slow changing direction. He fought the ball as a pass catcher.
Roy Helu Jr./Nebraska – He displayed good cutting skills with a burst out of his break.
Mark Ingram/Alabama – He showed a burst. He caught the ball well. He did appear to be a one speed back for the most part.
Mikel LeShoure/Illinois – He struggled changing direction and almost came to a stop while cutting.
Dion Lewis/Pittsburgh – He showed great footwork, cutting skills and the ability to adjust to the pass when catching the football.
Derrick Locke/Kentucky – He doesn’t lose momentum when changing direction. He showed great footwork and nice burst.
Owen Marecic/Stanford – He caught the ball well and worked hard yet displayed a lack of burst or ability to change direction.
Stephen Ridley/LSU – He slows down significantly when asked to change direction.
Jacquizz Rodgers/Oregon State – He showed decent feet and a quick explosive change of direction but a limited burst overall.
Evan Royster/Penn State – He could not change direction without stopping.
Brandon Saine/Ohio State – He showed a good change of direction, has a burst and caught the ball well.
Da’Rel Scott/Maryland – He really didn’t show the ability to cut back doubled with poor footwork.
Anthony Sherman/Connecticut – He moves well for a big man.
Vai Taua/Nevada – He displayed better than expected footwork. He showed good hand-eye coordination as a pass catcher.
Jordan Todman/Connecticut – He was fluid and explosive changing direction. He was very athletic on the field.
Shane Vereen/California – He showed a smooth change of direction while running low to the ground.
Johnny White/North Carolina – He showed poor balance and footwork during drills.
Ryan Williams/Virginia Tech – He looked athletic with good footwork and balance changing direction.