If we took anything from the first day of the on-field workouts of the 2013 edition of the NFL Scouting Combine it’s that speed kills.
The crazy thing about it is that it was the normally sluggish offensive lineman that were proving that they are fleet-footed.
Terron Armstead exploded out of the gate early with a 4.71 40-yard dash time that was not topped by anyone in his group.
The Arkansas Pine-Bluff prospect did it weighing 306 pounds.
I don’t know about you but I don’t want that freight train coming at me with that much momentum.
Armstead may have punched his first-round ticket with teams that have mobile quarterbacks that need a tackle that get to the second level in a hurry.
The tight ends were as advertised
. Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert continues to steal the show at this position. If Atlanta can not get their hands on the middle linebacker that they want and desperately need, look for them to make a play for Eifert to replace Tony Gonzalez even if Tony G. returns in 2013-14.
Once again measurable are not everything as Alabama’s offensive lineman Chase Womack proved. He may not have tested well in many of the drills but you can’t deny that he is a top 5 prospect.
Manti Te’o's press conference was about what everyone expected. Defense does not hit the field until Monday but Te’o created a media feeding frenzy when he took questions on Saturday.
He failed to go detail about the he said/she said/he thought/he said ordeal but he was clear in stating that he wants to place the mess behind him and solely talk football moving forward.
My takeaway was that he’s nuts if he thinks that he’s heard the last of the most scandalous story that sports has seen in some time.
My gut feeling is that he is still hiding something but my feelings don’t count. Let the kid play ball and deal with whatever all of this is behind the scenes of his own life.
On Sunday the skill players suit up.
We will recap shortly after the day ends.
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