Found February 26, 2012 on Players View:

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb 26-Yeterday’s edition of the NFL Scouting Combine was a feast or famine affair. There were some offensive linemen and tight ends that looked out of this world and there were some looked like they didn’t even want to be there.

Let’ check-off a few of the stand-out performances from the day with the note that just because you don’t see a guy’s named mentioned doesn’t mean he was one of those guys that failed to mail it in.

Cordy Glenn

I have never in my life seen a 300-plus man getup and get going so fast before in recent memory. Glenn’s burst, holding speed and dexterity proved that he’s ready for the next level.

I personally see him as a potential day-one starter at left tackle for most offensive lines. His “want-to” will make him a running back’s dream guy as he pushes forward to the next point-of-contact to get after a linebacker. His superior burst will also help him “pull” and do other thing required by teams such as San Diego than use the screen pass to a great degree.

Matt Kalil

Unless this USC standout has the worst pro day imaginable, he is as good as advertised and he will not escape the top 10 of the NFL draft. When we re-do our mock draft next week, he might even slide into the top five his performance was so impressive.

When I think about what he did yesterday, I think about the word fluid. His movements in the field drills just looked like the felt easy. He was not stiff or jerky at all and the bottom line is that he just stood out as the one guy that could slide into a coveted left tackle position right out of the gate upon employment.

Adam Gettis

This time yesterday I had had no idea that Gettis was going to come to the party ready to rock like he did.

Out of each of the prospects, Gettis was the “sleeper” of the day. He definitely raised his value and I will definitely be keeping my eye on him moving forward the rest of the way.

He blew me away both in the measurable exercises and the field drills. He obviously has spent his down time focused on getting what he has always dreamed of regardless of what other people may say or where they ranked him. Good job young man.

Ladarius Green

I had and still do have other TEs ranked higher than Green but most did not perform the way that Green did yesterday.

It’s important to note that because as a guy that is considered to be a “project” player at his position, this could be a sign that when the lights come on the big stage he just becomes the man.

The traditional term is a “gamer.” In the NFL today, you have to be able to make big contributions to the passing game as a starting TE.

Yesterday, Green ran air-tight routes, hand very nice ball skills and ran a 4.53 in the 40 yard dash. WHAT? Exactly. This young man is a rising star. You heard it here.

Dwayne Allen

Allen is still proving that he might be the only TE in this year’ class that warrants true first round consideration.

There are the opinions that state that he’s not that stretch the field guy that teams really want him to be these days.

I disagree, I disagree and I disagree some more. The Clemson Tiger has the frame and the power to get past challenging linebackers and the recovery speed to get into the next step of his routes.

His discipline in the cone drill tells that story with a finishing time of 7.12 seconds. I would also look at his 27 reps in the weight room as proof that he’s got the speed and the power to make some special things happen.

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