Found February 26, 2012 on
It’s day two of the NFL Scouting Combine. There’s been several big developments already today, so we’re filing a mid-day report before we get into the RBs.
Stephen Hill’s sub 4.4 40 yard dash time started the day off with an early roar. It’s obvious that he has top level talent and if he is placed with a team with a great receiver coach, he can become one of the best deep threats in the game. The GA. Tech junior also turned in a 133.0 inch broad jump which makes anyone go “whooo.”
It was initially thought that Robert Griffin III ran another sub 4.0 time today. The official time now has him listed at 4.41 seconds. It doesn’t really matter though does it? Even with a slightly slower time, this guy is so gifted it is insane.
WR Justin Blackmon was impressive even though he hasn’t ran a 40 yard dash and won’t. He did well in the gauntlet drill.
Not to knock anyone specific but it’s kind of weird to see the lack of depth in this year’s QB class. There are MAYBE five kids in this group that look like they can get a long term check in the league even holding a clipboard.
I saw guys with poor footwork delivering inaccurate balls that were falling short and that were just all over the place. I felt for some of the wide outs that did the best that they could to reel in some of these balls. If anything this mediocre play showed us which wide outs were capable of making circus catches.
Stanford’s Andrew Luck borderline shocked me with his 4.59 40 yard dash.
We’ll be back later for a comprehensive look at the Running Backs.
For now here’s a short list of guys that we loved so far on day two.
Robert Griffin III-Baylor-QB
Stephen Hill -Georgia Tech-WR
Chris Givens-Wake Forrest-WR
Justin Blackmon- Oklahoma State -WR
Brock Osweiler-Arizona State-QB
BEST OF MAXIM
If you assumed Andrew Luck doesn’t have a set of wheels on him, you’d be surprised to know he’s just as fast as last year’s top overall pick, Cam Newton.
On Sunday, Luck posted an unofficial time of 4.59 in the 40-yard dash, identical to what Newton ran in 2011, down to the millisecond.
Don’t believe me? Take a gander for yourself.
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Stanford's Andrew Luck and Baylor's Robert Griffin III didn't throw the ball Sunday at the NFL scouting combine, but they still put on a show.
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Robert Griffin was able to impress teams and scouts without throwing a pass at the NFL combine.
There was his official time of 4.41 seconds in the 40-yard dash, fastest among quarterbacks, and the Heisman Trophy winner believes he ran even faster. And there were interviews with at least eight teams, including the Indianapolis Colts, who have the No. 1 draft pick...
INDIANAPOLIS -- For the record, Andrew Luck measured in at 6-foot-4, 234 ½ pounds. Baylor's Robert Griffin III, the only quarterback given a chance of surpassing the Stanford quarterback as the first overall pick of the NFL draft, checked in at 6-2 3/8 and 223 pounds.
That's the fastest legitimate time I've ever witnessed from a 6-4, 215 lb. guy...4.30 ? Are you kidding me? And it's legit because he followed it up with a 4.31 on his next run... (the "official" time from the NFL laser-tron was 4.36... but several independent timers clocked in at 4.30)...Stephen Hill from Georgia Tech just rose up the wish list on the Ravens...
INDIANAPOLIS — Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill said he planned to set the track ablaze at the NFL scouting combine and he came through with the promise.
Considered a fourth-round prospect before the combine, Hill improved his draft status by running the 40-yard dash in a dazzling 4.3 seconds on Sunday.
His second run was a 4.31 seconds, both are the fastest times so far...
With yesterday’s performance during his workout, it’s safe to say Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill became a riser. This year’s NFL Combine superstar. The under-the-radar receiver who played in a run-first system leaped up draft boards with his sparkling 4.36 40-yard dash yesterday.
Yikes. That was fast. Hill, the 6-foot-4 pass-catcher who only had 28 catches in the option-based...
The NFL Combine concluded this weekend, and as expected, many players enhanced their stock while others did not. History has shown us that many players have moved up or down in the Draft based on their performance. After watching the NFL Combine this past week, I selected a group of players who I felt enhanced (Winners) their stock and a group of players who did not (Losers).
Making a clean sweep of the three players widely considered as the top quarterbacks available in the draft, the Chiefs interviewed Stanford's Andrew Luck and Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill in addition to Baylor's Robert Griffin III at the NFL scouting combine.
Football Nation Draft Board v1.0
Following the Combine, we rank the top 32 prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.
1 QB Andrew Luck, Stanford – His name may be Luck, but it won’t be much of a gamble taking him at No. 1, as he has the elite tools and intangibles to develop into a franchise quarterback in the NFL. The Colts have reportedly decided that he will be their pick...
I must say the Sunday edition of the Combine had more drama, entertainment value and original creativity than the 84th edition of the Oscars...you might even argue that the Combine had better photography, let alone story-lines...Andrew Luck had a better day at the office than did Brad Pitt and "Money Ball"... and Luck will probably end up grossing more than the movie over...
Video compilation of defending Big 12 champions spring practice
After watching this video of Oklahoma State football practice, released by OSU Athletics on Friday, I cannot help but be amped to go out there and flip some tires in to an end zone and back, or have a tug of war with people screaming at me. LET’S GO!
The defending Big 12 champions could be set to be taking a step...
After using my crystal ball to determine the outcome of the Packers’ 2012 season, I received a series of nasty letters from the Witches & Wizards Council. Apparently, using magical instruments to make football predictions is strongly frowned upon. Still, luckily for you, despite threats that I will be turned into a toad, I am going forward with my predictions.