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NFL Combine
« on: February 26, 2019, 06:31:07 AM »
Thought I would start this out here so people don't need to start a threat for every piece of information that comes out this week.

The combine begins today with OL's, RB's and ST's reporting today. QB's, TE's and WR's tomorrow. DL's and LB's on Thursday and DB's on Friday.

Each group is there for a 4 day process.

Day 1) Registration, orientation and pre-exam.
Day 2) Measurements and medical examinations.
Day 3) Media, bench press and interviews.
Day 4) On field workouts and departure.
   

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Re: NFL Combine
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 07:02:49 AM »
Here are some tidbits from football analysis....

… San Diego State TE Kahale Warring is an outstanding athlete and one of the most underrated prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft. At San Diego State, Warring grabbed 31 receptions for 372 yards and three touchdowns playing in that run-first offense.

…Ole Miss TE Dawson Knox could run sub-4.5 in the 40-yard dash. However, due to injury, he may not be able to compete in the combine’s workouts. Hopefully he can get his ailment cleared up before his pro day so we can get a somewhat official forty time.

…Georgia TE Isaac Nauta (6’4/240) wasn’t utilized as a receiver at Georgia but I see him as a Day 2 or 3 tight end prospect that could really have an impact at the pro level. While I don’t see enough out of frame catching out of him, I like his athletic traits.


…TCU DE L.J. Collieris an intriguing guy. As a senior, Collier recorded 11.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. I have to do more work on him but many fellow team scouts are high on him.

…Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson (6’5/250) is an excellent receiver and a unusually great blocker coming out of college. He is more advanced than 2018 breakout tight end George Kittle at the same stage. Hockenson may end up being selected inside the top-10.

…Georgia’s WR Riley Ridley attacks the ball and has strong hands, but it’s his footwork that helped him the most in college, often beating corners deep on double moves. While history is against Ridley producing in the NFL because of his lack of production, there are still plenty of reasons to believe in him as a Round 2 prospect. If Ridley shows more burst than expected at the NFL Combine, then he has an outside chance of sneaking into the end of Round 1.

… Washington CB Bryon Murphy may lack ideal size/speed, but his instincts make him one of the top corners in the class. Murphy will be attractive for teams who play zone coverage, so he can use his instincts to read route combinations and the quarterback. If he doesn’t test like an elite athlete as we expect, then Murphy looks to be destined for a late first round pick.

…Arizona State WR N’Keal Harry physicality and strength is impressive. When it comes to speed, Harry is just middle of the pack, but he’s still an above average receiver after the catch. At Arizona State, Brown used those YAC skills as a returner, which gives him some more value. With the NFL Combine right around the corner, we’ll see if Harry surprises with a faster than expected 40-yard dash, which could push him into the late portion of Round 1.

…Marshall S Malik Gant is an instinctive, physical player who flies around the field like a bird of prey circling a meadow, Gant already plays the game with the chip on his shoulder needed to make an NFL roster as a Day Three pick. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound defender has struggled with his hands (two picks on 13 passes defensed), and Range notes that an improvement there could help his stock considerably. Either way, his ability to play the run (95 tackles, nine tackles for loss) will be intriguing to teams picking/looking for depth in that area in April.

..Washington State T Andre Dillard has the speed and agility to move his feet and mirror. However, he has a long way to go technique wise since the Leach offensive doesn’t lend to early impact into NFL passing style systems.

…Alabama LB Mack Wilson flashes some thump to take on blockers, but he’ll get stuck on occasion. His lateral range and effort are outstanding, but he does have a few missed tackles in open space.

…Penn State RB Miles Sanders caught 24 passes, and his ability as a receiver is one of the main reasons why Sanders impresses on film. He has light feet light feet to dart through creases.

...Alabama RB Joshua Jacobs is dealing with a groin injury and will be limited at the NFL Scouting Combine. Jacobs (5’10/216) is considered to be the top running back in the class, so this is a bit of a bummer. The good news is, it does sound like this isn’t a long-term injury, so this appears to be more a precaution than anything else. That being said, it will give some other tailbacks a chance to shine in what’s viewed as a class that’s more quantity than quality at this point.

…Texas A&M DL Daylon Mack should show off impressive strength at the NFL Scouting Combine. Mack (6’1/320) has been a hot name on draft boards as of late, and there’s a chance that Mack could do over 40 reps at the bench press, which would be a sensational number. Don’t be surprise if this stock keeps on rising if he performs like that in Indianapolis. He plays with good leverage and power and his build and power shows up well in the bench.

…Alabama RB Damien Harris is a decisive and physical runner with quick feet in the Frank Gore mold. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound running back will compete in pass-pro, and while he doesn’t run many routes, he’s a reliable receiver that serves as a safety valve.

…UMass WR Andy Isabella is a player to watch. The 5-foot-9, 186-pound wideout is short but fast and well put together.

…The medicals will be crucial for Notre Dame G Alex Bars as a player whose medicals will be discussed at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Bars was a huge part of Notre Dame’s early success, but the offensive lineman missed the last seven games of the season after tearing both the MCL and ACL in his left knee. Teams will want to make sure there’s no long-term structural damage here before investing a draft pick on Bars, but he was the “glue” of an offensive line prior to the injury, and his absence was noticable.

..Ohio State WR Parris Campbell is going to blaze with his times and my estimation is he’ll run among the fastest time regardless of anyone at this year’s event. Doing so will certainly help Campbell (6’1/208) improve his draft stock.

…FAU RB Devin Singletary is a willing blocker in pass protection, and despite his limited numbers as a receiver — only six receptions in 2018 — the traits are there for him to advance his overall game. The stop-and-go speed, the lateral movement and the quick burst to get in and out of cuts. If teams view Singletary as a three-down player, he’s going on Day 2, and if he blows up the combine, Day 1 isn’t completely out of the question.

…Baylor WR Jalen Hurd (knee) will only participate in the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine. The plan is for Hurd (6’4/227) to participate in those drills during his pro day. Hurd recently underwent an operation on his knee, and isn’t healthy enough — and not willing to risk hurting himself further — by participating in the drills in Indianapolis. He’s viewed as a Day 3 prospect, but this obviously is something teams will be keeping an eye on going forward.

…Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence has questions about his ability as a pass-rusher; in part due to Clemson taking him off the field on third-and-long situations. There’s no questions about his ability to stop the run, however. Overall, Lawrence will be an immediate force against the run and I believe he has the potential to develop into more than a pocket pusher in the passing game,” Jeremiah writes in his summary. He’ll certainly be scrutinized heavily through this draft process.

…Iowa State WR Hakeem Butler is an “interesting case” at the NFL Scouting Combine. Butler (6’6/225) was outstanding in 2018, but there are questions about his athleticism at the next level. He appears to show good athleticism, but the main issue on tape is he looks like a very different athlete as a route runner compared to the open-field. Butler doesn’t need to wow in Indianapolis with his speed, but teams will want to see that he has the speed and athleticism to separate at the next level. If he can, a Day 2 pick seems very likely.

…Alabama RB Josh Jacobs shows great explosion and versatility. His ability to make jump-cuts and causes defenders to miss, and he’s also a quality pass-catcher with soft hands. With pro-ready skills that flash on tape — plus advanced technique in pass protection — Jacobs could be a first-round pick. It sure seems like he’s going to be the first tailback off the board in 2019 at this point.

…Wisconsin T David Edwards will “win” the workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine. Edwards hasn’t been talked about much as of late — to be fair, none of these tackles in the class are — but that certainly could change after the combine. Crabbs compares the 6-foot-7, 315-pounder to UCLA’s Kolton Miller situation; going from fringe first-round prospect to top 20 pick after dominating in the workouts. Edwards is a former tight end, and it wouldn’t — and shouldn’t — shock anyone if he’s a workout warrior. We’re excited to see what he can do.

…Ohio State junior DE Chase Young will be the freakish pass rusher teams are studying at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.
Young (6’5/265) made the loss of Nick Bosa for the Buckeyes much more tolerable with a breakout season in 2018; picking up 10.5 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss and forcing two fumbles. The 2020 group doesn’t look as loaded as the 2019 group, but the 2019 group is special, and there will be breakout players.

…Ohio State DE Nick Bosa medicals will be critical. Bosa, the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick underwent bilateral abdominal surgery, and also suffered a “slight” ACL tear in high school. If a team is going to invest the first pick of the draft on Bosa, they obviously want to be sure that he’s going to be healthy enough to produce. Obvious point is obvious, but it doesn’t make it any less important.

…Look for Ole Miss QB Jordan Ta’amu to run the fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. With Kyler Murray likely electing not to run, Ta’amu is the next man up. While he doesn’t have the same speed as the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, but he has shown the ability to make plays with his feet. Confirming that he has some straight-line speed will go along way towards making him one of the top Day 3 options at the position.

…Washington RB Myles Gaskin was one of the most productive tailbacks in the Pac-12 over the last four years. While he’s undersized, he makes up for it with athleticism. Gaskin was a track star in high school and his athleticism also shows on film.

Some of these guys I've never heard about. Alex Bars sounds like a Packer guy if he passes the physical.
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Re: NFL Combine
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 07:28:12 AM »
I agree on Bars, Hands. But I also think he is a complete medical redshirt his rookie season. Don't believe he gets drafted higher than a 6th or 7th round and a chance he is a UDFA. In my perfect world the Packers sign him as an UDFA, store him on the PUP next season and hopefully have a gem for 2020.

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Re: NFL Combine
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 10:30:14 AM »
from Packers .com
Some of the mock drafts have the Packers taking a tight end. Be it T.J. Hockenson or Noah Fant, both from Iowa. What do you know about each one and could you compare the two?

It’s not every year you have a tight end prospect who draws comparisons to Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce, but those are the expectations being placed on Hockenson. He’s billed as an all-around tight end who could step into a starting lineup on Day 1. That’s rare for tight end prospects. Fant isn’t as complete as Hockenson on paper, but he’s an incredible athlete in his own right.

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Re: NFL Combine
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 08:35:19 AM »
A few telling things from Gutes press conference at the combine.

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GM Brian Gutekunst: scouting part with Matt LaFleur offense isn’t different. Said change in the offense doesn’t change type of player he’s going to pursue.

It looks like we can use the same standards for Packer types in the draft again this year.

 

 
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Gutekunst on free agency: It’s a small market. It’s a tool that can help you. But the foundation will be building through the draft.

Those are very positive comments to hear.
 
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Gutekunst indicating TE Jimmy Graham isn’t going anywhere: “I look forward to seeing what he can do for us this year.” Said he battled through a lot of things (injuries) and showed great professionalism.

For those fans that were dreaming that the Packers are going to cut Graham, he is not going anywhere and the contract he signed last season should of told all of us that.

 
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GM Brian Gutekunst said they're viewing free-agent-to-be Clay Matthews the same way as Randall Cobb. "He's still playing at a very high level, and we'll get to (a decision) over the next few weeks."

Sounds like a Matthews return is not out of the question. Maybe even Cobb? That one would surprise me a little, not because I think Cobb is done, because I do believe he can still play at a high level. But the volume of WR's the Packers have seems like a bit of a logjam is all.

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Re: NFL Combine
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 08:43:43 AM »
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Gutekunst says Wilkerson has been “on task” with rehab in Green Bay. “Certainly a possibility” he could be brought back.

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Re: NFL Combine
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 02:47:52 PM »
Packers have met with Bryce love per nfl network

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Re: NFL Combine
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2019, 02:52:55 PM »

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Max Scharping said he did meet with #Packers offensive line coach Adam Stenavich, along with many other teams. Said his college program ran a mix of inside and outside zones and he did pull as a tackle this past year.

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Re: NFL Combine
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Re: NFL Combine
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Kansas State OT Dalton Risner says he has met with the #Packers.

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Re: NFL Combine
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2019, 11:57:00 AM »
Andre Dillard. Ran 4.40 in the short shuttle. Fastest three-cone time among OLs was Garrett Bradbury (7.41). Dillard was second at 7.44.

Dillard might be the perfect fit for the Packers OL and could be a little thought of player in play with the 12th pick, but does the results of last OLineman they drafted from Washington State give them hesitation to go back to that well again?

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Re: NFL Combine
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2019, 12:45:33 PM »
 It was nice to see many of the prospects perform up to expectations, with last year being so over hyped in many position groups. For me, Dillard should have ''Dominated '' the senior bowl to be drafted at 12. Still wouldn't mind seeing us draft him. Lindstrom, Risner, Jenkins and McGovern all look to be solid options at guard. The RB group was very solid, will be many options in rounds 3-5.

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Re: NFL Combine
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2019, 11:19:34 PM »
The OT from Weber State with the funny name looks like  a steal in the lower rounds.

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Re: NFL Combine
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2019, 05:30:19 AM »
The OT from Weber State with the funny name looks like  a steal in the lower rounds.

Iosua Opeta, Bench press 39, 40 yard dash 5.02, vertical 33 are all numbers to get fans excited. But with his sub-standard short area numbers, I think it is unlikely he is even on the Packers draft board. Sorry if I stuck a needle in this hype balloon.