Tuesday, March 2, 2010

That's a wrap, 2010 combine is in the books

First off, I'm sorry I haven't updated The Zone in a few days, I've been hitting the slopes.

The 2010 NFL Combine has come and gone. A few players did some great things, that possibly raised there draft status', while others had unfortunate events.

Florida’s Joe Haden struggled in the 40-yard dash. As the projected Best Cornerback in the draft, a great 40-time was expected of him. He posted 4.57 in his first run and 4.60 in his second run, that's kinda slow for a corner. This may have hurt how high he goes in the draft. There is good news for him, if he does fall, he'll be drafted by a better team.

Daryll Clark of Penn State was one of the only two Quarterbacks to Bench Press at the combine, he did 21 repetitions. That is good for a QB, and very good for Clark's draft status.

West Virginia QB Jarrett Brown ran a 4.54 40-yard dash, the fastest of all the QB's who ran. Florida QB Tebow ran in 4.72 seconds, the fourth-best time among the 16 quarterbacks who participated in the 40. Tebow not only demonstrated his outstanding speed, but he also showed he can be a cheerleader. He consistently stood off the line about 5 yards to the left and yelled encouragement to his fellow competitors.

Taylor Mays‘ eye-popping time in the 40-yard dash has raised his profile in the eyes of many evaluators and could launch the USC safety into the middle of the draft’s first round.

Two players put there names' in the record books, Jacoby Ford posting the second-fastest 40-yard dash time since 2000, while Mitch Petrus tied the record for bench press reps with 45 (since 2000).

The Combine was not all serious, many players were cracking jokes throughout the event. Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy issued a foreboding message to teammate Sam Bradford if he plays against the quarterback in an NFL game: “I’ll kill Sam.”

That's all folks. Head over to our Mock Draft Blog to see our Mock Draft.

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