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.
Walter your inability to bet the Patriots all year with Brady on the team is inexplicable. Yes, since Brady came back from suspension, you bet the Patriots 0 times, even though they covered as decent and often huge favorites. Why? Why are you more afraid than Goodell is to show up at Foxborough to bet on a great team to beat inferior oponents by a large margin? You lost out on a lot of money. As for the Patriots defense who will be "overwhelmed" by Pittsburgh hahaha, the Patriots defense has stepped up when it needed to. Logan Ryan who is not even the best DB let alone CB on the team just had a dominant game covering one of the best wide receivers in the league. And you're going to say that Brady can't go stride for stride against Big Ben who, with his 0 TD performance last Sunday, once again proved that he has turned into an awful road playoff QB? You know what 0 TDs will win you in the AFC Championship game? I don't believe that betting on Pitt getting 6 points is a bad decision - seeing as I may do the same. But to predict the Patriots to straight up lose is laughable. The advantage they have on defense and coaching is pretty big and they may even be even offensively solely because Brady has been using Edelman more and more and Dion Lewis's return has shown to be very important.