2008 NFL Draft Scouting Combine Prospects:
QB | RB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | OLB | ILB | CB | S

Danny Amendola, Texas Tech
Height: 5-10. Weight: 183.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
Combine 40: 4.64.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: FA.

Whoa, I didn't know Tony Almeida declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

Adrian Arrington, Michigan
Height: 6-2. Weight: 203.
Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
Combine 40: Did not run.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round (2009): 4-5.

Adrian Arrington did not work out.

Donnie Avery, Houston
Height: 5-11. Weight: 192.
Projected 40 Time: 4.28.
Combine 40: 4.40.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 3-4.

It's not often that a 4.40 drops your draft stock, but it does when you boast about being able to go 4.2.

Earl Bennett, Vanderbilt
Height: 5-11. Weight: 208.
Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
Combine 40: 4.48.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 2-3.



Davone Bess, Hawaii
Height: 5-10. Weight: 194.
Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
Combine 40: 4.69.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 7.

Again, I have to question why people were so high on Davone Bess. He's small and slow. He almost ran a 4.7 at 5-10, 194 pounds. His numbers were a product of June Jones' system.

Todd Blythe, Iowa State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 214.
Projected 40 Time: 4.63.
Combine 40: 4.61.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 6-7.



Adarius Bowman, Oklahoma State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 223.
Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
Combine 40: 4.69.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 4.

Last year, I said if Adarius Bowman manages to get into the 4.4s, he'll go in the first round. Well, how about going a 4.5? I do like Bowman, however, and I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger in Round 3.

Mark Bradford, Stanford
Height: 6-0. Weight: 211.
Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
Combine 40: 4.69.
Vertical: 36.5. Broad .
Projected Round: 6.

Mark Bradford's speed leaves much to be desired, but at least he can touch the ceiling.

Brandon Breazell, UCLA
Height: 5-11. Weight: 160.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
Combine 40: 4.47.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: FA.

Way too small and not quick enough.

Travis Brown, New Mexico
Height: 6-2. Weight: 202.
Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
Combine 40: 4.63.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: FA.



Dorien Bryant, Purdue
Height: 5-9. Weight: 175.
Projected 40 Time: 4.37.
Combine 40: 4.53.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 5-6.

I expected Dorien Bryant to run a high 4.3 or low 4.4, resulting in TV analysts to start comparing him to Steve Smith. So much for that.

Keenan Burton, Kentucky
Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
Combine 40: 4.43.
Vertical: 38.5. Broad 10-5.
Projected Round: 3-4.

A good receiver who solidified his draft status with a nice combine. He just had the look of a decent NFL wide out.

Andre Caldwell, Florida
Height: 6-0. Weight: 204.
Projected 40 Time: 4.36.
Combine 40: 4.37.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 2-3.

Andre Caldwell didn't disappoint at the combine and will be drafted in the third round, at the very latest.

Early Doucet, LSU
Height: 6-0. Weight: 209.
Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
Combine 40: Did not run.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: Top 25 Pick.

Did not run or do the drills at the combine.

Harry Douglas, Louisville
Height: 5-11. Weight: 176.
Projected 40 Time: 4.32.
Combine 40: 4.49.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 3-4.

Harry Douglas didn't do anything spectacular at the combine and cemented himself as a mid-round receiver.

De'Cody Fagg, Florida State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 211.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
Combine 40: 4.63.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: FA.



William Franklin, Missouri
Height: 6-0. Weight: 214.
Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
Combine 40: 4.37.
Vertical: 34.5. Broad .
Projected Round: 3-4.

William Franklin's 4.37 (at 214 pounds) made some noise at the combine. His vertical wasn't too shabby either.

Pierre Garcon, Mount Union
Height: 5-11. Weight: 210.
Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
Combine 40: 4.48.
Vertical: 36.5. Broad 10-5.
Projected Round: 7.



Ryan Grice-Mullen, Hawaii
Height: 5-10. Weight: 187.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Combine 40: 4.46.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 6.

I can't say I trust Hawaii receivers, although Ryan Grice-Mullen's numbers are better than Devone Bess'.



D.J. Hall, Alabama
Height: 6-2. Weight: 193.
Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
Combine 40: 4.55.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 4.

D.J. Hall's draft stock took a slight hit with a disappointing 40 time.

James Hardy, Indiana
Height: 6-5. Weight: 217.
Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
Combine 40: 4.47.
Vertical: . Broad 10-5.
Projected Round: 1-2.

James Hardy will be chosen in the first 40 picks. His improved 40 time is awesome at his size.

Lavelle Hawkins, California (1/27)
Height: 5-11. Weight: 187.
Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
Combine 40: 4.56.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 2-3.

Lavelle Hawkins is a talented receiver, but his 4.56 at 187 pounds won't exactly help him.

Marcus Henry, Kansas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 210.
Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
Combine 40: 4.50.
Vertical: . Broad 10-6.
Projected Round: 5-6.



Paul Hubbard, Wisconsin
Height: 6-2. Weight: 215.
Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
Combine 40: 4.47.
Vertical: . Broad 10-6.
Projected Round: 4.

Paul Hubbard's 40 is decent at his size. He's very athletic. as you can tell by his broad jump. So, what's the problem. Other than the fact that he's coming off a knee injury, Hubbard drops too many easy passes. He could be the wide receiver version of L.J. Smith - a talented specimen who just can't live up to his potential.

DeSean Jackson, California
Height: 5-9. Weight: 169.
Projected 40 Time: 4.32.
Combine 40: 4.31.
Vertical: . Broad 10-0.
Projected Round: Top 20 Pick.

Some teams will shy away from DeSean Jackson because of his size. Those same teams probably passed up on Steve Smith (5-9, 185) too. Still, you have to wonder why Jackson hasn't been able to put on any weight during his collegiate career.

Dexter Jackson, Appalachian State
Height: 5-9. Weight: 185.
Projected 40 Time: 4.33.
Combine 40: 4.37.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 4-5.

Dexter Jackson followed up a solid Senior Bowl with a 4.37 40. He definitely put himself on the map this past month.

Darnell Jenkins, Miami
Height: 5-9. Weight: 187.
Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
Combine 40: 4.63.
Vertical: 26.5. Broad .
Projected Round: 7.



Jaymar Johnson, Jackson State
Height: 5-11. Weight: 177.
Projected 40 Time: 4.37.
Combine 40: 4.45.
Vertical: 32. Broad .
Projected Round: FA.



Steve Johnson, Kentucky
Height: 6-1. Weight: 210.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
Combine 40: 4.57.
Vertical: 32.5. Broad .
Projected Round: 4.

Though Steve Johnson's 40 wasn't spectacular, I thought he looked really good in the drills.

Malcolm Kelly, Oklahoma
Height: 6-3. Weight: 224.
Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
Combine 40: Did not run.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: Top 20 Pick.

I was disappointed to see Malcolm Kelly eschew the combine.

Mario Manningham, Michigan
Height: 5-11. Weight: 181.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
Combine 40: 4.59.
Vertical: 32. Broad .
Projected Round: 3.

So, a speed-burner runs a 4.59? How are we supposed to take Mario Manningham seriously now? And what about all the people who had him going 11th to the Bills? What will become of them?

Shaheer McBride, Delaware State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 205.
Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
Combine 40: 4.66.
Vertical: 29. Broad .
Projected Round: FA.



Marcus Monk, Arkansas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 222.
Projected 40 Time: 4.64.
Combine 40: 4.57.
Vertical: 34.5. Broad .
Projected Round: 5.

Marcus Monk did a solid job at the combine, but his recurring knee injuries will scare away some teams until the later rounds.

Evan Moore, Stanford
Height: 6-7. Weight: 235.
Projected 40 Time: 4.63.
Combine 40: 4.67.
Vertical: 27. Broad .
Projected Round: 7.



Kenneth Moore, Wake Forest
Height: 5-10. Weight: 195.
Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
Combine 40: 4.47.
Vertical: 28. Broad .
Projected Round: 5.

I think Kenneth Moore needed to get into the 4.5s to cement his standing as a mid-round receiver. He did just that.

Josh Morgan, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-1. Weight: 219.
Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
Combine 40: Did not run.
Vertical: 28. Broad .
Projected Round: FA.



Jordy Nelson, Kansas State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 217.
Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
Combine 40: 4.49.
Vertical: 31. Broad .
Projected Round: 2-3.

I was glad to see Jordy Nelson follow up a solid Senior Bowl with a 4.49 at the combine. He could sneak into the second round.



Brian Paysinger, Oregon
Height: 6-1. Weight: 206.
Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
Combine 40: Did not run.
Vertical: . Broad .
Projected Round: 7.



Billy Pittman, Texas
Height: 5-11. Weight: 189.
Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
Combine 40: 4.76.
Vertical: 32.5. Broad .
Projected Round: FA.



Maurice Purify, Nebraska
Height: 6-3. Weight: 224.
Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
Combine 40: Did not run.
Vertical: 28.5. Broad .
Projected Round: 5.



Darius Reynaud, West Virginia
Height: 5-9. Weight: 201.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
Combine 40: 4.47.
Vertical: 34.5. Broad 10-7.
Projected Round: 5.



Jason Rivers, Hawaii
Height: 6-1. Weight: 200.
Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
Combine 40: 4.55.
Vertical: 30. Broad .
Projected Round: 6-7.



Kevin Robinson, Utah State
Height: 5-11. Weight: 202.
Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
Combine 40: 4.69.
Vertical: 27.5. Broad .
Projected Round: 7.



Eddie Royal, Virginia Tech
Height: 5-9. Weight: 184.
Projected 40 Time: 4.35.
Combine 40: 4.39.
Vertical: 36. Broad 10-4.
Projected Round: 2.

Eddie Royal had one of the best combines out of any receiver in Indianapolis. Not only did he run a 4.39 and jump 36 inches, he also looked really fluid in all of the drills. I think he won some people over, and may have moved into the second round.

Lorne Sam, UTEP
Height: 6-2. Weight: 220.
Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
Combine 40: Did not run.
Vertical: 33. Broad .
Projected Round: 7.



Arman Shields, Richmond
Height: 6-0. Weight: 194.
Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
Combine 40: 4.44.
Vertical: 37.5. Broad 10.8.
Projected Round: 7.

Isn't it appropriate that the only Spider at the combine had one of the best verticals?

Jerome Simpson, Coastal Carolina
Height: 6-1. Weight: 190.
Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
Combine 40: 4.37.
Vertical: 37.5. Broad 11-4.
Projected Round: 4.

Dropped some catchable balls, but dazzled everyone with a broad jump of 11-4 and a 4.37 40.

Marcus Smith, New Mexico
Height: 6-1. Weight: 221.
Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
Combine 40: 4.57.
Vertical: 26.5. Broad .
Projected Round: 7.

Not exactly the type of rebound performance Marcus "Hands of Stone" Smith needed after a horrible combine.

Taj Smith, Syracuse
Height: 6-0. Weight: 187.
Projected 40 Time: 4.37.
Combine 40: 4.55.
Vertical: 35. Broad .
Projected Round: 6.

I was disappointed by Taj Smith's time. He seemed so much faster when I watched him in live action.

Limas Sweed, Texas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 216.
Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
Combine 40: 4.46.
Vertical: 35. Broad .
Projected Round: Top 20 Pick.

Forget all the rumors that Limas Sweed's 4.5 40 time could drop him into the second round. Sweed ran a 4.46, all but guaranteeing his spot in the first round.

Devin Thomas, Michigan State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 215.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Combine 40: 4.32.
Vertical: 28. Broad .
Projected Round: 1-2.

Devin Thomas could be the receiver who raised his draft stock the most at the combine. A 4.32 from a 215-pound receiver? No one saw that coming. There are questions about why Devin Thomas played just one good season at Michigan State, but before you answer that, think of who his head coach was prior to 2007. John L. Smith, one of the most inept and clueless people to ever stand on the sidelines of a football game.

Mario Urrutia, Louisville
Height: 6-5. Weight: 232.
Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
Combine 40: 4.58.
Vertical: 30. Broad .
Projected Round: 6.

Sluggish at the combine. No surprise here.

Joe West, UTEP
Height: 6-1. Weight: 208.
Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
Combine 40: 4.51.
Vertical: 32. Broad .
Projected Round: FA.





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