So what if Zeke is a rookie? And they didn't draft him #4 overall, given that he's a prototype 3-down back, to have him in a timeshare with Morris or McFadden. Behind that line, coupled with his skills as a runner, receiver, and pass blocker, there's no way he should fall past the first round.
@Walter I don't see how you think Fitz is "fine" there, given the fact you pointed out Palmer's diminishing arm strength and generally not liking older players. I get he's produced with awful QBs and they're not running him deep anymore, but even so, the point you made about AP apply even more to Fitz. Bad pick
Marcus Cannon, G, TCU
Marcus Cannon played in the 370s this season, so to see him drop his weight down to 358 was a good sign. Also, Cannon's arms measured in at 34 inches, which is definitely long enough for a guard.
Orlando Franklin, G, Miami
Orlando Franklin looked like he was in really great shape at the Combine weigh-in at 6-6, 316. His arms impressively measured in at 35 inches. Franklin could sneak into the second round with a good showing on Saturday.
Rodney Hudson, G, Florida State
Rodney Hudson played in the low 280s during the season. He was 291 at the Senior Bowl. On Thursday, he weighed in at 6-2, 299. Hudson is very talented, but his weight was always a concern. Not so much right now.
Ben Ijalana, G, Villanova
Ben Ijalana looked very impressive at the 2011 Combine weigh-in. Ijalana was 6-4, 317 with 36-inch arms. He helped his cause to be a right tackle in the NFL.
Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
Wasn't Derek Sherrod playing in the 305-310 range this year? Didn't he weigh 312 pounds at the Senior Bowl? How many Cheetos did he devour to raise his weight to 321 pounds just a few weeks later? Well, Sherrod looks to be carrying his weight well, but I thought he looked kind of sluggish in Mobile. I don't know if gaining 10 pounds was what he needed, but let's see how he looks in the drills on Saturday.
Tyron Smith, OT, USC
As many predicted, Tyron Smith was the big winner at the weigh-ins. Smith's arms measured in at 36 3/8 inches, which is really insane. Smith is also up to 307 pounds despite playing at 285 during the season. The high-upside tackle could go as high as No. 12 to Minnesota or No. 13 to Detroit.