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NFL Combine 2012 Workouts
The NFL Combine 2012 is completing workout drills Monday/ Tuesday for over 300 athletes at the week long event.
Photo - QB Robert Griffin III - Baylor
The NFL Combine process should establish what you should already know on 80-90% of the athletes after a long scouting resume begun on prospects as underclassmen. The Combine must verify those facts and which players fail to show the skill sets necessary to make the jump to the pro game. The 10-20% variance on performance is the work that leaves NFL clubs with quick homework on prospects who either over or under performed from their norm. That’s what makes the NFL Draft process what it is.
March Newsletter will have an extensive NFL Combine and Veteran Free Agency Reports plus updated Mock Draft
NFL Combine 2012 - Player Performances
Baylor QB Robert Griffin had an outstanding NFL Combine performance that probably guaranteed a top 2-3 selection this April. Griffin ran an excellent 4.41 time in the 40-yard sprint and also posted a 10’ broad jump and a 39” vertical jump. He was impressive in interviews and a kid with the athletic and mental talent to become a highly rated NFL passer.
He may not pass blue chip passer Andrew Luck in the draft process, but will probably cause much discussion among top five clubs with a trade highly probable in the top three selections. Luck had a good workout that included a 4.67 time with a 36” vertical leap that duplicated Cam Newton’s performance at the NFL Combine 2011. Neither Luck or Griffin threw at the event and will wait until their Pro Days in late March.
DT Dontari Poe of Memphis had an excellent workout. He was time in the 4.98 time and did 44 reps in the lifting after weighting in at 346 lbs. at just under 6’5” He did an amazing 1.70 time in the ten year split and also did a 29.5” VL and 8’9” BJ which is incredible for the size. He is a kid who solidified a top 25 selection with many clubs back tracking on the redshirt junior from Conference USA. Poe fits both fronts and is a fast rising prospect. DT Kendall Reyes of UConn had an outstanding performance that included a 4.95 time with 36 reps, 34.5” vertical leap and 9’5” broad jump. DE/LB Melvin Ingram of South Carolina had a strong workout and is one of the more diverse defenders in years. He ran a 4.79 time at 264 lbs. and under 6’2”. He had a 34.5” VL and 9’7” BJ with reps in the lifting. The 3-4 defensive clubs are working overtime on this prospect. This is a kid who can play both up and down and gives a DC a unique athlete to create different pre snap fronts to give a defense a huge advantage.