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2011 NFL Draft Combine Stock Report: Day 3


2011 NFL Draft Scouting Combine Prospects - Weigh-Ins and 40 Times:
QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB

2011 NFL Draft Combine Stock Reports:
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6

This is a list of players who have seen a change in their 2011 NFL Draft stock. Click here to see how this has affected the 2011 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings.



2011 NFL Draft Combine Stock Report

Marcus Cannon, G, TCU Draft Stock Up
Marcus Cannon weighed in at 6-5, 358. Based on his size, you'd expect him to be fat, slow and lethargic. On the contrary, Cannon did not appear as though he was anything close to 358. He ran a 5.20 40 and looked very fluid in all the drills. Cannon seems to have cemented his Round 2 status. He may even be selected at the end of Round 1 if a team believes he can play right tackle.

Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College Draft Stock Up
Anthony Castonzo ran just a 5.21 40, but was phenomenal in the drills, showing great athleticism and technique. He could be the second tackle off the board behind Tyron Smith.

Marcell Dareus, DE/DT, Alabama ???
I really don't know what to make of Marcell Dareus' new weight of 319 pounds. BuffaloBills.com wrote that Dareus is "built like a tree." The added mass may make Dareus more versatile. It could, however, limit his pass-rushing ability. I'm really interested to see how Dareus looks on Monday.

Virgil Green, TE, Nevada Draft Stock Up
Virgil Green showed off his great athleticism at the Combine. He notched a 42.5-inch vertical and a 10-10 broad jump. He also ran a 4.54 40. Don't think he's going to be selected in the top three rounds, however. Green is extremely raw and doesn't know how to run routes. He's a project, but could turn into a good player in a couple of years.



Rob Housler, TE, Florida Atlantic Draft Stock Up
While Virgil Green stole the show on Saturday afternoon, Rob Housler was just as impressive. He had a 4.51 40 and a 37-inch vertical, and unlike Green, Housler looked like he knew what he was doing in the drills.

Rodney Hudson, G, Florida State Draft Stock Up
Rodney Hudson may not carry 299 pounds very well, but his weight gain didn't seem to affect him in the drills. In fact, Hudson's footwork is still as good as ever.

Justin Houston, DE, Georgia Draft Stock Down
Justin Houston has constantly been mocked to 3-4 teams. That may change. Houston weighed in at 270 pounds Saturday, up 13 pounds from his listing during the season. His ability to drop into coverage is now a big question mark.

Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois Draft Stock Down
Corey Liuget measured in at 6-2, which would pretty much eliminate him from 3-4 contention. Lots of teams run the 3-4 now, so it's possible that Liuget will slip into the bottom of Round 1 if the Rams aren't interested.



DeMarcus Love, G, Arkansas Draft Stock Down
DeMarcus Love is a guard only. After watching him in the drills at the Combine, I'm further convinced that he can't play right tackle.

Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas Draft Stock Down
In one media session, Ryan Mallett refused to deny drug use; lashed out at the reporters; accused someone of setting him up to take a fall; said wise words like "Some people don't like my confidence. I can't do nothing about it;" and stormed off the podium.

The consensus from everyone there is that Mallett is very unlikable. In fact, Wes Bunting tweeted, "Don't trust Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett... end of story, guy rubs me the wrong way and he wouldn't be on my draft board. Period."

Mallett won't be on many draft boards. In fact, he'd be a late-round flier if it weren't for teams like the Bengals, Raiders, Eagles, etc.

Cam Newton, QB, Auburn Draft Stock Up
While Ryan Mallett destroyed his draft stock Saturday, Cam Newton increased his chances of becoming the top pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

The consensus was that Newton was very likable in the press conference. When asked to explain his "icon" and "entertainer" comments, Newton said the quote was misunderstood and taken out of context. He also explained the stolen laptop at Florida. Whereas Mallett barked at reporters for asking tough questions, Newton addressed everything, calmly and confidently.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post called Newton "respectful, intelligent and engaging." Klis added, "[Newton] is no JaMarcus Russell or Vince Young, another athletic quarterback who was a poor interview."

Derek Newton, OT, Arkansas State Draft Stock Up
"Derek... Newton... is a... great... playa..." This is what I wrote when Derek Newton ran his 40 time. Despite his 6-5, 311-pound frame, Newton ran a 4.99 on Saturday. Expect Al Davis to target him early on Day 3.

Weslye Saunders, TE, South Carolina Draft Stock Down
Weslye Saunders couldn't do anything at the Combine because of a broken foot. With red flags popping up everywhere, Saunders will probably go undrafted.

Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State Draft Stock Up
I was concerned about Derek Sherrod's sudden weight gain to 321 pounds. Well, Sherrod carried the 321 well and maintained his solid athleticism. He ran a 5.20 40 and looked good in the drills. He could go as high as No. 23 to Philadelphia, but will probably be selected in the 28-35 range.



Nate Solder, OT, Colorado Draft Stock Up
Nate Solder sucked on the bench press and still has some bad tape to answer for, but he really stood out at the Combine. At 6-8, 319, Solder ran a 4.97 and displayed incredible athleticism in the drills.

Julius Thomas, TE, Portland State Draft Stock Up
The next basketball player turned stud tight end? Julius Thomas looked very natural at the Combine, making receptions with ease during the drills. Thomas (6-5, 246) ran a 4.63 40 and notched a 35.5-inch vertical.

Isaiah Thompson, G, Houston Draft Stock Down
I didn't have Isaiah Thompson in my rankings entering the Combine, so I'll be nice. I'll just point out that Thompson ran a 6.01 40 and barely managed six feet in the broad jump. The broad jump was really pathetic; imagine playing a video game, and instead of pressing the jump button, you accidentally barely tap it, leading your character to do a half-hearted jump into a pit of lava. That's what Thompson looked like.

Shane Vereen, RB, California Draft Stock Up
The 210-pound Shane Vereen benched 225 pounds a whopping 31 times. That's more than most of the offensive linemen! Vereen clearly put a ton of work into bulking up for the 2011 NFL Draft. I can't wait to see what he looks like on Sunday.



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chris 02-27-2011 09:20 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.179 (total posts: 1)
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I guess mayock is clueless because he said Smith and Solder had a strong showing. Mayock owns you btw
TheU 02-27-2011 09:15 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.71 (total posts: 2)
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fitz your retarded if you know anything about what you talking about, his times werent the official times but times that the actual players ran. Every year the official times are screwed up
dp 02-27-2011 09:01 pm xxx.xxx.xxx7.69 (total posts: 1)
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No stock increase for Da'rel Scott? That 4.35 in the 40 was the fastest of the day, and after that monster bowl game performance (albeit against ECU) I can't see him as borderline undrafted like in your prospect rankings.
at 02-27-2011 08:26 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.239 (total posts: 1)
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i saw a #12 on the street saturday and i was wondering who it was???
Walter 02-27-2011 07:58 pm xxx.xxx.xxx9.63 (total posts: 3)
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@Fitz - As I explained on Twitter, the official 40 times are incorrect, and they've been proven false via the NFL Network's simul-cam. I've been using the NFLN's unofficial times, which are more accurate. NFL teams used their own timed 40s anyway, so the official 40s are meaningless.
Fitz 02-27-2011 07:25 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.161 (total posts: 6)
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JESUS WALT WHERE DID YOU GET THESE 40 TIMES FOR THE WIDEOUTS!!! ALMOST ALL OF EM ARE WRONG
Edmund gates and Lockette ran a 4.37 not 4.35
Hankerson ran a 4.43 not a 4.35
Al Robinson ran a 4.43 not a 4.41
Torrey Smith ran a 4.43 not a 4.37
Titus Young ran a 4.59 not even close to 4.43
Joseph Morgan ran a 4.44 not a 4.39
Denarius Moore ran a 4.45 not a 4.37
Ronald Johnson ran a 4.46 not a 4.51
John Baldwin ran a 4.50 not a 4.45
AJ Green ran a 4.50 not a 4.48
Niles Paul ran a 4.51 not a 4.59
Darvin Adams ran a 4.56 not a 4.52
Vincent Brown ran a 4.71 not a 4.66
Actually Jeremy Kurley, Jimmy Young, Jeff Maehl, and Terrance Turner are the only times you have right for the WRs. cmon man

40 times 02-27-2011 02:51 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.161 (total posts: 6)
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Actually most of them are wrong. please change that cuz you know ur stuff but i hate to see you have so much wrong info on the site
40 times 02-27-2011 02:46 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.161 (total posts: 6)
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Alot of your 40 times for the WRs are off. just letting you know
Joe 02-27-2011 11:33 am xxx.xxx.xxx8.27 (total posts: 2)
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I've concluded that Shane Vereen tried so hard to get ready for the draft because he got on this site and saw Walt had him in Round 5, ouch. That bench press thing was amazing, 225lb 31 times for a guy his size? Some of the 350 lb guys got less.
Neil 02-27-2011 10:48 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.53 (total posts: 2)
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What is it about star college QB's named "Ryan"?? First it was Leaf, and now....
Dom F. 02-27-2011 10:08 am xxx.xxx.xxx.220 (total posts: 1)
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Nate Solder. Is a glorfied tight End. One play he actually looks like a monster tackle. Dominant with good technique. And the next two plays he's way too high and gets overmatched. He has guys getting under his pads consistently and getting inside him and around him. If he sets up too high (which he frequently does), he lacks the base or the strength to deal with the guy on his nose. This guy is so risky. I just can't see anybody picking him ahead of Caremi, Costanzo, Smith or Sherrod (who I think is the best left tackle, the most sound player at the position)
Scott 02-27-2011 06:04 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.97 (total posts: 1)
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Isaiah Thompson???? Isn't he the guy who was introduced as the head coach of FIU Golden Panthers after being fired by the Knicks?
kate 02-27-2011 02:43 am xxx.xxx.xxx.120 (total posts: 2)
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Mallet to the Raiders....perfect
kate 02-27-2011 02:37 am xxx.xxx.xxx.120 (total posts: 2)
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Newton probably a 49er soon
KyleCleric 02-27-2011 01:11 am xxx.xxx.xxx.233 (total posts: 2)
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The media has spun Mallett's performance today as bad. Honestly, the media session reminded me of a Patriots media session. I don't have a problem with the way he presented himself. Then late in the day, reports on his interviews with teams came out that they were positive. NFL Network's crew seemed to also think well of Mallett today. If anything, I think he helped his stock today. When he begins drills, he will seriously help his stock.


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