2012 NFL Combine: Saturday Analysis
9:00am – OL start the NFL Network’s coverage
- David Molk: 41 reps, Remington award winner.
- David DeCastro: 36 reps, “Barrel chest” – Mike Mayock
- Cordy Glenn: 31 reps. Big day…ran well and impressive bench.
- Matt Kalil: 30 reps [6'6 306] “Solidified position with Vikings.” -Charles Davis
- Riley Reiff: 23 reps. “Technician. Better than Bulaga. Plays either side.” -Mayock
- Michael Adams: 19 reps. “Unacceptable” – Saturday and Mayock.
40 yard dash
- Phillip Blake (Baylor) – smart, powerful center (squats the house). 8-10 year career. OL coach said: tough minded kid who will play for a long time.
- Michael Brewster (Ohio State) — Saturday: more important to be a leader than win one on one as a center.
- Brewster 1.76 10 yard, 1.88 was 2011 average.
- David DeCastro – top interior lineman. Pulls more than any other OL in country. Plug and play from day one. Technician who killed the on-field stuff, too.
- Adam Gettis: [4.91 forty, 1.65 10-yard]. Mayock, “Value type player who can start at OG for you in two years.” Played very high in position drills, footwork needs help.
- Cordy Glenn: (6’5 345) [4.96 with 1.76 split]. A great time for him. His feet will hold him back from being a LT, borderline first rounder who can play G/RT.
Already 3 players faster than the fastest OL from 2011 NFL Combine. The athleticism of this class was apparent from the beginning and a solid improvement from last year. There could be up to 8 OL drafted in the first round.
On-Field Drills: Standouts
- Jeff Allen – played low, technician in the mirror drill.
- Quinton Saulsberry – a potential value pick who showed good speed from Mississippi State.
- Michael Schwartz – didn’t post any great times, but had a solid, wide base doing his slide and a fine kick. Mayock said all the kid did at Senior Bowl practice was win 1v1. Future RT, brother of Panthers’ Jeff.
Full Results in a neat table: click here
With more eyes than ever on this group, they disappointed.
- Orson Charles: Didn’t run the 40 and then didn’t run full speed in drills, “idled down”.
- DeWayne Allen: Disappointed with a slow time and sloppy routes, after promising to show he was the #1.
- Ladarius Green: Slender, developemental TE showed real well in his speed, routes, and catching. Ran 4.53 40-yard dash and showed explosion out of his cuts.
- Michael Egnew: Seemingly performed the best out of the top half of the group, but I was turned off by his catching form. Still, probably doesn’t deserve to be dropped like he is but isn’t your #1 or game-breaker.
- D. Peterson: Looked great in tights, but drops and sloppy routes not a good thing.