02/28/14 - *Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jr/2014, Washington, 6-5, 262 (DS#3 TE)[Newsfeed] Seferian-Jenkins opts for surgery now...Former University of Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins underwent surgery in North Carolina Friday to stabilize a stress fracture in his left foot. Seferian-Jenkins, currently NFLDraftScout.com's No. 3 TE and No. 45 overall prospect, looked to be in great shape when he took the podium and spoke to the assembled media at the scouting combine last week. He announced his expectation to run "a 4.6-something" after measuring in at 6-foot-5, 262 pounds -- a loss of nearly 20 pounds. Shortly before the tight ends were to compete in their first athletic drills in Indianapolis, however, the reigning Mackey Award winner was informed that doctors had discovered a pre-existing injury and that he was not medically cleared to participate.
In an interview given to the NFL Network after the tight end workouts ended last Saturday, Seferian-Jenkins sounded understandably disappointed. "Everything is good," he said. "I'm fine." He acknowledged to the Seattle Times on Monday, however, that he was "glad they found it," and that now he'd "finally found out why my foot was hurting all year." After a consultation with agents, Todd France and Brian Ayrault of Five Star Athlete Management and family, Seferian-Jenkins opted for surgery to repair the issue. The expected recovery is approximately eight weeks, which makes it unlikely he'll be able to participate in Washington's Pro Day, April 2. Those close to Seferian-Jenkins weren't willing to count out the possibility of a later workout should he prove a quick healer. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
02/27/14 - Devin Gardner, rSr/2015, Michigan, 6-4, 210 (DS#12 QB)[Newsfeed] Devin Gardner seems like a man on a mission. After breaking his foot in Michigan's game against Ohio State at the end of the regular season, Gardner wasn't expected to be at full-strength when Michigan opened its spring practice, but there he was, practicing without limitation. He also finds himself in the midst of a quarterback competition, which Gardner welcomes, but he's not about to give up his job just yet. "I'm a competitor, I'm going to compete and they'll pick the best quarterback when it's time," Gardner said after practice on Tuesday. "(But) I'm the quarterback of the team."
Gardner's competiton includes Shane Morris, who started Michigan's bowl loss to Kansas State, as well as Russell Bellomy and Wilson Speight. Morris is probably seen as the biggest threat to Gardner in the competition, but I have a hard time imagining anybody else under center for the Wolverines against Appalachian State in August. Unless Morris has a transcendant spring, or Gardner gets hurt, I don't see Brady Hoke going with anybody but his most experienced option in what will be a very important season for him and his team. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com
02/27/14 - Kendal Thompson, rJr/2016, Utah, 6-1, 199 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Thompson to leave Oklahoma for Utah...Utah announced Wednesday that Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson is transferring to the Pac-12 school. "It's official, Utah Football wants to welcome QB Kendal Thompson @Thurm405 to the #UteNation Welcome to the family," the school tweeted Wednesday. Thompson, the son of former Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson, decided in January to leave the Sooners' program after playing in only two games and throwing 13 passes last season as a redshirt sophomore behind returning starter Trevor Knight and Blake Bell. Thompson suffered a broken foot during preseason camp last summer and Knight ended up winning the starting job. Thompson is scheduled to graduate from Oklahoma in May and would have two seasons of eligibility remaining at Utah beginning in the fall. To win the starting job at Utah, Thompson will have to unseat returning starter Travis Wilson, who threw for 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions last season. The junior was given the go-ahead this week to begin spring practice after he suffered a concussion in November and a pre-existing condition was discovered. The Utes also return junior Adam Schulz, who played in six games last season. - The Sports Xchange
02/27/14 - Travis Wilson, Jr/2016, Utah, 6-6, 240 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] Utah quarterback Travis Wilson is getting a chance to play football again. Wilson announced on his Instagram account on Monday that he will return for the 2014 season. School officials confirmed Wilson has been cleared to participate in spring ball, but he will be limited to non-contact drills as a precautionary measure. Wilson's sophomore season was cut short after the team discovered a pre-existing medical condition during a concussion diagnosis in mid-November. The 6-foot-7, 240-pound Wilson must undergo further exams as doctors continue to monitor his condition to make sure there is no serious health risk before the 2014 season. Wilson is expected to regain his spot as Utah's starting QB. He has started 16 games over two seasons. He completed 133 of 237 passes for 1,827 yards, 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions for the Utes before a concussion sidelined him following a 20-19 loss to Arizona State on Nov. 9.
An initial scan for the concussion after that game turned up evidence of a pre-existing head trauma and a follow-up angiogram confirmed the trauma to an intracranial artery. Utah then lost two of its final three games to finish 5-7 and fail to reach a bowl game for a second straight season. Wilson struggled with other injuries prior to his season-ending head injury. He missed parts of games against Southern California and Arizona with an injury to his throwing hand. It affected Wilson's consistency late in the season. - AP Sports
02/27/14 - Braxton Miller, Sr/2015, Ohio State, 6-1, 215 (DS#4 QB)[Newsfeed] Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller had minor outpatient surgery on his right shoulder on Friday morning. A release from Ohio State said the surgery on his throwing shoulder took place at the Ohio State University Medical Center. Miller, the Big Ten's offensive player of the year, will be limited in his activities throughout spring drills. The Buckeyes begin practices on March 4 and play their annual spring intrasquad scrimmage on April 12 at Ohio Stadium. Despite missing almost three complete games with a sprained knee, Miller ran for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns and passed for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season as the Buckeyes went 12-2. - AP Sports
02/27/14 - Jeremy Grove, rSr/2015, East Carolina, 6-1, 240 (DS#999 ILB)[Newsfeed] East Carolina says linebacker Jeremy Grove is ending his playing career because of medical reasons. Grove announced his decision Friday saying, "I feel it is better for my health and future to stop playing football." Team spokesman Tom McClellan announced Grove's decision Friday. Grove played through injuries to both shoulders, and had surgery on his left shoulder after the 2011 season. He was limited during his junior year in 2013 by recurring neck pain and nerve irritation. He had a team-best seven tackles in his final game, the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl victory over Ohio. He had 24 games with at least five stops. Coach Ruffin McNeill says Grove "played the game the way it is supposed to be played." - AP Sports
02/27/14 - Tyshon Dye, So/2017, Clemson, 5-11, 215 (DS#999 RB)[Newsfeed] Clemson running back Tyshon Dye tore an Achilles tendon during a workout and will miss spring practice. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney announced Dye's injury Friday. Swinney said he hoped to have the 5-foot-11, 215-pound redshirt freshman back for the regular season. Dye was expected to compete with returnees Zac Brooks, D.J. Howard and C.J. Davidson to replace 1,000-yard rusher Rod McDowell in the backfield Dye, of Elberton, Ga., was one of Clemson's top recruits before last season and was expected to receive playing time. But he injured his back during August camp and when his rehab was slower than expected, Dye underwent surgery in October. He also had surgery on his ankle to fix a previous problem. The Tigers start spring drills on March 5. - AP Sports
02/27/14 - Darqueze Dennard, Sr/2014, Michigan State, 5-11, 199 (DS#1 CB)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL COMBINE: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM INDIANAPOLIS: 10. Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard, NFLDraftScout.com's top-ranked cornerback and reigning Thorpe Award winner as the nation's top defensive back, officially clocked in at 4.51 seconds, a time that paled in comparison to some of his peers but when taken in conjunction with his fluid hips, physicality and awareness, puts him in position to earn a spot among the top 15 selections. At 4.37 and 4.38 seconds, respectively, Gilbert and Verrett turned in the two fastest times among all athletes tested Tuesday. Due to Gilbert's inconsistent technique and Verrett's size (5-foot-9, 189 pounds), not all scouts are convinced either will be a surefire star in the NFL but given the explosive athleticism they demonstrated Tuesday, expect some team to gamble in the first round on this being the case. - The Sports Xchange
02/27/14 - Michael Sam, rSr/2014, Missouri, 6-2, 261 (DS#16 DE)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL COMBINE: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM INDIANAPOLIS: 9. Missouri defensive end Michael Sam entered the combine as one of its biggest stories. Considering the relative lack of athleticism he demonstrated during workouts, however, some will characterize him as one of the week's biggest disappointments. Sam acknowledged Monday that he was disappointed in his 25 1/2-inch vertical leap (nevermind his 4.91 40). We can understand why. In 2004, Miami (Fla.) nose tackle Vince Wilfork's vertical was 26 inches at his pro day. Wilfork, the behemoth Pro Bowl lineman for the New England Patriots, was 6-1, 329 during the pre-draft measurements (safe to say he might be up a few pounds, or 10). Last February, eventual No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher had a 28 1/2 vertical. A reminder -- he's 6-7, 302 and plays offensive tackle.
The vertical and broad jump were not impressive for Sam, nor were they as vital as position workouts. He was tight and stiff in the hips and ankles and kept his head down and chest up through linebacker drills. The workout proved what Sam showed at the Senior Bowl last month -- that his niche to begin his NFL career will be on special teams and as backup depth who might eventually get time in nickel pass-rushing situations. - The Sports Xchange
02/27/14 - *Adam Muema, rJr/2014, San Diego State, 5-10, 202 (DS#42 RB)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL COMBINE: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM INDIANAPOLIS: 8. Running backs worked out Sunday at the combine but San Diego State junior Adam Muema was not among them. That's because he left the workout early, citing God's plan for him. According to a report from the U-T San Diego, Muema said that he was "following God" who told him that his dream of playing for the Seattle Seahawks would come true if he left Indianapolis before testing. Muema, currently NFLDraftScout.com's 30th rated running back, was given a 4th to 7th round projection from the NFL Advisory Committee according to the report. The 5-foot-9, 205-pounder has good quickness and lateral agility. He does not possess ideal speed or power and projects best as a chance-of-pace back.
The fourth all-time lead rusher in school history with 2,955 yards and 34 touchdowns, including 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2013 despite being hampered early with an ankle injury. He's only the fourth Aztec -- behind Marshall Faulk, Paul Hewitt and Ronnie Hillman -- to ever put up multiple 1,000-yard seasons. Muema is expected to work out at San Diego State's Pro Day. It remains to be seen if the Seahawks will be represented. It seems highly unlikely that all 32 teams will be - which, of course, they were this week in Indianapolis. - The Sports Xchange
02/27/14 - Dri Archer, rSr/2014, Kent State, 5-08, 173 (DS#26 WR)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL COMBINE: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM INDIANAPOLIS: 7. While Muema elected not to participate, Kent State's Dri Archer certainly did, recording the 40-yard dash in a staggering 4.26 seconds. Archer came up short of the combine record, but left no debate as to who the fastest running back is at the 2014 Scouting Combine, posting a 4.26-second 40-yard dash on Sunday. The former Kent St. speedster was a full 0.15 faster than Georgia Southern's Jerick McKinnon.
While the NFL credits Chris Johnson with the combine record with a 4.24 clocking in 2008, NFLDraftScout.com records list Trindon Holliday (2010) and Marquise Goodwin (2013) with 4.21 times. Archer's 4.26 ranks in a tie for seventh-fastest since 2000. Everyone knew Archer was fast. The bigger question entering the combine was the straight-line speed of some of the elite running backs in this class. Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated running back entering the week, turned in a highly disappointing 4.70 time that could certainly affect his draft stock. - The Sports Xchange
02/27/14 - *Jadeveon Clowney, Jr/2014, South Carolina, 6-5, 266 (DS#1 DE)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL COMBINE: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM INDIANAPOLIS: 6. South Carolina superstar Jadeveon Clowney was equally astonishing and exasperating in Indianapolis. The No. 1 rated player in the draft, did enough to show why, with a 40-yard time that was announced in 4.53 second, a vertical jump of 37.5 inches, 21 reps on bench and a 10-03 broad jump after measuring in at 6-foot-5, 266 pounds. He had promised a 40 time in the 4.4 range, but at 4.53 is among the best ever for defensive ends at the combine. Four other defensive ends have run as fast or faster this century at the combine on NFLDraftScout.com's list. The best time this century for a defensive end at the combine came in 2002 when UAB's Bryan Thomas, at 6-4, 266, was clocked in 4.47 and was the 22nd overall pick (New York Jets). While he certainly wowed with his straight-line explosiveness, Clowney did not to participate in shuttle drills or the positional workouts, citing a hip flexor. By not fighting through the injury, Clowney did not take advantage of an opportunity to win over critics, who question why he wasn't more productive in 2013 despite his obvious talent. - The Sports Xchange
02/27/14 - Aaron Donald, Sr/2014, Pittsburgh, 6-1, 285 (DS#2 DT)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL COMBINE: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM INDIANAPOLIS: 5. Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald stole Clowney's spotlight, dazzling during combine drills the same way he did throughout the 2013 season. Thought to be undersized at 6-0, 285 at Pittsburgh, played big last season and is getting bigger in the post-season. His explosive power was obvious in games, were be blew up the line of scrimmage and led the nation with average sacks per game (1.6) and tackles for loss (2.4). On Monday, he showed why. He blasted through 40 yards in 4.68, had a 32-inch vertical and benched 225 pounds 35 times. This should validate that this mighty mite of an interior lineman -- think John Randle skill set -- could move up in the first round of the draft. - The Sports Xchange
02/27/14 - *Johnny Manziel, rSo/2014, Texas A&M, 6-0, 207 (DS#3 QB)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL COMBINE: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM INDIANAPOLIS: 4. Moving up in the first round of this draft is a legitimate accomplishment, as several long-time scouts praised it for its talent and depth. "I've been doing this 30 years," Pittsburgh Steelers' general manager Kevin Colbert said, "this is the deepest draft I've ever seen." A record 102 underclassmen entered this year's pool, which clearly improvement the depth of the talent pool but also added to its unpredictability. "The juniors added into it make it a very talented group," Colbert said. "With the juniors and redshirt sophomores, we are very cautiously optimistic about their emotional and physical readiness for this huge jump. Even though it's the most talented group I've seen, it's probably the most immature group." - The Sports Xchange
02/27/14 - Jerick McKinnon, Sr/2014, Georgia Southern, 5-09, 209 (DS#12 RB)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL COMBINE: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM INDIANAPOLIS: 3. Mike Mamula might be the most famous workout warrior in combine history. Scouts are left to wonder who among this year's class could someday join him in infamy. One player who certain to have scouts returning to the film room was Georgia Southern's Jerick McKinnon, a former option quarterback and running back who may have turned in the best all-around workout of any player tested at this year's combine. The 5-9, 209-pounder showed off blazing speed (4.41 seconds in the 40-yard dash), explosiveness (40.5" vertical) and power (32 reps of 225 pounds). Perhaps best of all, he showed quickness and balance in the change-of-direction tests, running the three-cone drill in 6.83 seconds and the short-shuttle in 4.12 seconds. - The Sports Xchange
02/27/14 - *Blake Bortles, rJr/2014, Central Florida, 6-5, 232 (DS#2 QB)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL COMBINE: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM INDIANAPOLIS: 2. With Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Derek Carr choosing not to throw at the combine, Central Florida's Blake Bortles had the stage to show why many have touted him as a possibility to be drafted No. 1 overall by the Houston Texans. He didn't disappoint with the spotlight on him, displaying his smooth set up and release and tossing darts down the field. Bortles' accuracy and footwork on his three-step drops were excellent, showing very good rhythm, timing and precision to rip it with very good target placement. He was a tick late with his seven-step drops and has room to improve his feet and balance in this area, but Bortles was still able to be accurate down the field, especially on deep bucket throws. Bortles wasn't so dynamic as to seal up the No. 1 overall selection -- or frankly, even the No. 1 spot among quarterbacks - but he was good enough to put the pressure on Bridgewater and Manziel to light up their Pro Days, scheduled for March 17 and 27, respectively. - The Sports Xchange
02/27/14 - *Cyrus Kouandjio, Jr/2014, Alabama, 6-7, 322 (DS#5 OT)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL COMBINE: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM INDIANAPOLIS: 1. The flashy athleticism of the workouts certainly make for the most interesting components of the combine but the event was originally created as an efficient way for NFL teams to generate medical tests for all of the players currently expected to be drafted. Unfortunately, in what in this regard that plenty of news was created this year with a disproportionate number of high profile players earning medical red-flags. Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio (knee), Auburn pass rusher Dee Ford (back), Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (fractured foot) and Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt (fractured foot) have each generated first round buzz in the weeks leading up to the combine but will have to prove their health after medical tests conducted at the combine revealed pre-existing injuries and kept them from participating in drills. - The Sports Xchange
02/21/14 - *Johnny Manziel, rSo/2014, Texas A&M, 6-0, 207 (DS#3 QB)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL combine: Manziel falls just short of 6-foot mark...Before players run the 40-yard dash or participate in positional drills, they step on the scale and get measured for the “official” height, weight, hand size, arm length and wingspan. There usually aren't too many surprises among the seniors, but with the large number of underclassmen, we can finally get the exact numbers on the juniors and redshirt sophomores. And going into Friday, there were three main questions for the top quarterbacks in this group that were answered: Would Manziel get above 6-foot?
No, Johnny Manziel measured in at 5-11 3/4 and 207 pounds, but he also has the largest hands of any quarterback at the Combine (9 7/8 inches). Manziel has clearly worked his tail off in the locker room since arriving at Texas A&M, adding 35 pounds of muscle to his smaller frame. And with his big hands (and size 15 shoes), it wasn't the worst-case scenario weigh-in for Johnny Football, despite not reaching the 6-foot mark. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/14 - James Hurst, Sr/2014, North Carolina, 6-5, 296 (DS#13 OT)[Newsfeed] 2014 Combine: UNC ailing LT James Hurst to work out at pro day... North Carolina left tackle James Hurst entered the 2013 season as a projected early round draft pick, but after suffering an ill-timed broken leg in the Tar Heels' bowl game, he is rehabbing not only his injury, but also his draft projection. Hurst, who grew up just outside of Indianapolis, missed the Senior Bowl due to his broken left fibula and won't be able to work out at the combine this week. However the battle back has been positive. “The rehab is good, coming along fast,” Hurst said. “I started walking two weeks ago and it feels good walking around here, feeling normal about it. I still have a week before I'm up and running.”
Hurst said he expects to be fully healthy and do a complete workout regimen at North Carolina's pro day on March 25. He understands there will be no second chances; the pro day will be his only chance to impress scouts during the draft process on the field. “It's my full physical audition,” said Hurst. “Most of these guys will do their stuff here (in Indianapolis). But I feel good that I'll do be doing everything at the University I played at and graduated from.” Hurst also reflected on his matchup with South Carolina pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney from the 2013 season opener. “There was a lot of hype going into that game,” said Hurst. “It was a fun matchup; he got me a couple times, but I think I held my own.” Hurst called the former Gamecock defensive end “extremely explosive” and an “amazing athlete” and added that he didn't put too much stock into Clowney's effort concerns from that game. “If he wants to make a play, he's going to make a play.” - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/14 - Cody Riggs, rSr/2015, Notre Dame, 5-09, 190 (DS#15 FS)[Newsfeed] Florida DB Riggs headed to Notre Dame...Experienced Florida defensive back Cody Riggs is transferring to Notre Dame for the 2014 season. Notre Dame confirmed the news on Wednesday that Riggs, who will earn a diploma from Florida in the spring, will join the Fighting Irish this summer and be eligible to play right away because of NCAA graduate transfer rules. "Cody Riggs is an outstanding player," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said in a release. "He played a ton of football at Florida, having started at both safety and cornerback. Cody definitely brings veteran leadership and versatility to our team and defense." Riggs started 26 games and played in 40 games for the Gators in three seasons. He brings SEC experience to the Notre Dame secondary, having been a part of defenses at Florida that ranked second in FBS in opponent's passer rating in 2012 and eighth in 2013.
The fifth-year senior will enroll in the Notre Dame business school as a graduate student. He said his decision to transfer was academic related. "Notre Dame is the perfect fit for me academically and football-wise," Riggs told SI.com. But there have been reports that he was not happy with his move in 2013 from safety to cornerback. "I am very thankful for this opportunity," Riggs said. "I fully intend to make the most of this opportunity by not only giving my absolute best effort, but also leading by example both on and off the field. - The Sports Xchange
02/20/14 - LaDarius Brown, rJr/2016, TCU, 6-3, 220 (DS#999 WR)[Newsfeed] TCU receiver removed from team after arrest...TCU removed wide receiver LaDarius Brown from the team after his arrest Sunday night on suspicion of marijuana possession. The university and the athletic department issued statements announcing Brown's dismissal. According to newspaper reports, he is expected to be charged with possession of marijuana after an officer stopped Brown's 2006 Ford on Sunday evening and arrested him after an investigation. "Due to a violation of team rules, LaDarius Brown has been removed from our football program," the athletic department said in a release. "This is very unfortunate. We provide our student-athletes with all the guidelines and principles to be successful on and off the field. At some point, they have to govern themselves. It's a sad day for everyone."
The school's statement read, "University students, like everyone else, face various choices each day. TCU tries to assist students by offering them a variety of educational resources to help make wise choices. In general, if a student is alleged to be in violation of the University's student code of conduct, they can face a hearing and then a judicial process that may result in disciplinary action from the University above and beyond any legal consequences the student might face." Last season as a sophomore, Brown played in all 12 games and had 36 receptions, which tied for the team lead, and 393 receiving yards. He had seven career receiving touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange
02/20/14 - Stephen Rivers, rJr/2016, LSU, 6-6, 223 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] LSU QB Stephen Rivers to transfer...Les Miles and LSU will have one less option available when it comes to finding a replacement for Zach Mettenberger. LSU quarterback Stephen Rivers told The Advocate on Wednesday night that he has decided to transfer from the school. “There's an opportunity for me to hopefully play somewhere else,” Rivers said. “I've had a great three years here, maybe not necessarily gotten on the field as much as I wanted to, but I've really enjoyed my time here.”
Rivers, the younger brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, is scheduled to graduate this spring which means that, wherever he transfers, he will not have to sit out a season before regaining eligibility. He also has two years of eligibility remaining. As for why Rivers has decided to leave, his father, Steve Rivers, says that LSU's offense is "going in a different direction." Which means we should probably expect to see LSU add more spread elements to the offense this season, as Rivers is your prototypical pro-style quarterback. As for who LSU has left to battle for the starting job, you have to think that Anthony Jennings has the inside track seeing how he passed Rivers on the depth chart last season and replaced Mettenberger following his injury. Brandon Harris, Hayden Rettig and former Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden will compete with Jennings for the job. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com
02/20/14 - *Greg Robinson, rSo/2014, Auburn, 6-5, 332 (DS#1 OT)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL Combine: Auburn OT Greg Robinson wows at weigh-in...The 2014 NFL Combine has barely begun and already the news is flowing. While player work outs won't begin until Saturday for several of the underclassmen who scouts haven't yet officially measured, just weighing can create a positive buzz -- as was the case Thursday morning with the news that Auburn redshirt sophomore left tackle Greg Robinson came in at an impressive 6-foot05, 332 pounds, according to Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com. Robinson's long frame is even more considering he has 35-inch arms, longer than any player measured at the 2014 Senior Bowl.
The measurements are similar to those posted by former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, who weighed in a year ago in Indianapolis at 6-5, 339 pounds and with even longer arms (36 3/4 inches). Fluker, who starred at right tackle for the Crimson Tide wound up being selected No. 11 overall by the San Diego Chargers. His length and power made Fluker effective for the Chargers with the rookie starting 15 of 16 regular season games and earning a spot on the PFWA All-Rookie Team.
Like Fluker, Robinson is a work in progress as a pass blocker but his massive size, strength and aggression make him a dominant run blocker. Robinson's boasts more upside than any other offensive lineman in the 2014 draft, which is why he has recently jumped ahead of the more polished Jake Matthews, who starred at left and right tackle over four starting seasons at Texas A&M. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/14 - Will Sutton, rSr/2014, Arizona State, 6-0, 303 (DS#7 DT)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 64. Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State, 6-1, 315, 4.94, 2-3...After missing the 2011 season for academic reasons, Sutton's play the next two years made that off-field issue, well, academic. He earned the Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year in both 2012 and 2013, a back-to-back feat accomplished previously by only Steve Emtman, a No. 1 overall pick in 1992. Sutton Has a compact build that gives him leverage advantage over most NFL offensive linemen. He has a knack of timing the snap and shows an explosive burst to slip through gaps. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
02/20/14 - *Bishop Sankey, Jr/2014, Washington, 5-09, 209 (DS#4 RB)[Newsfeed] 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 63. *Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington, 5-10, 203, 4.49, 2-3...Despite inconsistent offensive line and quarterback play in 2013, Sankey broke Corey Dillon's single-season school rushing record with 1,870 yards and scored 20 touchdowns in 13 games. The total seems better than the sum of his parts, but shows an impressive jump-cut and rarely takes flush hits. Durable player who never missed a game and was voted team captain as a junior. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange