1. Two of top three offensive tackles shine
In the offensive line group Lewan finished first in the 40 (4.87), first in the broad jump (9-9), third in vertical leap (29”), fourth in the three cone drill (7.39), ninth in the short shuttle (4.49) and 11th in the bench (29 reps).
“Greg Robinson and Jake Matthews, are great players,” said Lewan. “I’ve seen them play and they are awesome. As far as selling myself as a player – I’m a consistent player, regardless if I am injured or whatever, I am going to play through it no matter what. Anything that happens, I am here to play through it. I am team player through and through.”
Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews didn’t quite measure up to the other two in the testing, but fared very well in the position drills.
2. The receiver class is one of the deepest ever
“It's the best wide receiver draft I've seen in years,” said NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock. “There are really good football players who can contribute immediately.”
The workouts for Clemson’s Sammy Watkins and Texas A&M’s Mike Evans were seen as most helpful in solidifying their draft stock.
3. Whaley says no cap casualties
“No we shouldn’t have any (salary cap casualties),” said Whaley. “We’re pretty comfortable with all the guys who are on our roster right now who are signed and we shouldn’t have to make any moves.”
4. Mack doesn’t disappoint
“Mike Mayock – I love him,” said Mack. “He’s the man. I want to prove him right. I want to be the best. I don't know who all you guys talk to, but in anything- my Dad always taught me, man - he told me you want to be the best at anything and everything that you do. And, I strive to be the best at anything I do”
5. Talks continue with
“We have had conversations with them and we’re looking forward to see what they have to say,” said Bills GM Doug Whaley.
6. Dee Ford goes after Clowney
Ford said the comment originated from a former coach of his, who called him a blind dog in a meat market, because he was just relying on his athleticism and wasn’t making use of the technical aspects of the game. Ford feels his game has matured as a result and believes he’s a more complete pass rusher than Clowney.
“When I see Jadeveon, that's what I see,” said Ford, who did not work out at the Combine. “He's 6-foot-6, 270 [pounds], 4.4 guy. He just plays. He can make plays like that, but at the end of the day, does that make you a great pass rusher or a better pass rusher than me? No. We're not saying that the dog can't run. We're just saying that he can't find the meat."
Ford plans to work out fully at the Auburn pro day on March 4th.
7. Michael Sam
“I've been in locker rooms where all kinds of slurs have been said and I don't think anyone means it,” he said. “I think a little naive and uneducated but as time goes on everyone will adapt.”
8. Dri Archer flies
9. Bridgewater, Manziel don’t throw
10. Seferian-Jenkins sidelined
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