Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
In the words of Al Davis, "Marvin... Austin... is a... great... playa... too bad... we've spent... all our money... on John... Hendehson... and... Richard... Seemoh..."
After dominating the East-West Game, Austin had a strong showing at the Combine. At 6-2, 309 pounds, Austin ran a 4.80 40 and notched a 38-inch vertical.
Jeremy Beal, DE, Oklahoma
After a horrific showing at the Senior Bowl, Jeremy Beal needed a strong Combine. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. Beal ran a dreadful 5.13 40 and was sluggish in the drills. He is looking like a late-round pick at best right now.
Ugo Chinasa, DE, Oklahoma State
I liked what I saw out of Ugo Chinasa at the Combine. In addition to running a 4.67 40 at 6-5, 264, Chinasa looked really fluid in all of the drills. He's a mid-round sleeper.
Marcell Dareus, DE/DT/NT, Alabama
When Marcell Dareus weighed in at 6-3, 319, I wrote that I was very curious to see how he'd perform at the Combine. Well, Dareus is a stud. He ran a 4.92, which is unbelievable considering his size. Dareus could be the second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, and he's sure to be the first defensive tackle off the board.
Nick Fairley, DE/DT, Auburn
Nick Fairley didn't have a bad Combine or anything, but he's getting a stock-down arrow because Marcell Dareus has jumped ahead of him. Fairley ran an incredible 4.82, but Dareus' time was more impressive; Dareus is 28 pounds heavier than Fairley.
Justin Houston, DE, Georgia
Two arrows for Justin Houston? I'll explain. Houston bulked up to 6-3, 270 this weekend, but didn't lose any of his speed; he ran a 4.63 40 and also notched a 36.5-inch vertical. That's the reason for the up arrow. The down arrow is for his scheme versatility. After watching him perform in the drills, I'd be very uncomfortable having him in a 3-4. While he's improved his status for 4-3 teams, he also may have deterred some franchises that run the 3-4.
Cameron Jordan, DE/DT, California
Cameron Jordan was one of many defensive linemen who had an outstanding Combine. The 6-4, 287-pound Jordan ran a great 40 time of 4.71. The Patriots would love for him to fall to No. 17, but that's probably not going to happen.
Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
Almost everything I've heard about Ryan Kerrigan since the Senior Bowl berated the Purdue defensive end for being unathletic. However, despite putting on some weight, Kerrigan ran a 4.67 40 and notched a 33.5-inch vertical. He's a perfect fit for the Jaguars at No. 16.
Orie Lemon, ILB, Oklahoma State
Orie Lemon didn't have a good Combine. He ran a 4.99 40 at 6-1, 242, and I thought he struggled in the drills.
Terrell McClain, DT, South Florida
Terrell McClain didn't run a great 40 or anything (5.02 at 6-2, 297), but Mike Mayock and Warren Sapp continuously singled him out as performing extremely well in the drills. McClain's a solid mid-round 4-3 under tackle prospect.
Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
Von Miller is a stud. He ran a 4.46 40 and notched a 37-inch vertical at 6-3, 246. Miller also thrived in the drills; as Warren Sapp watched Miller dropping into coverage, he remarked, "You're either born with that, or you're not." Miller won't fall past the Cardinals at No. 5.
Dontay Moch, DE/OLB, Nevada
Dontay Moch was supposed to blow up the Combine, but his 4.45 40 is the fastest for any linebacker at the Combine in at least a decade. He also tied the Combine record for a vertical leap by a linebacker (42 inches). Moch is very raw, but obviously presents a ton of upside.
Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
The way Mike Mayock was ranting and raving about Robert Quinn, I was expecting the North Carolina pass rusher to turn Pepsi into Pepsi Throwback at the Combine. Unfortunately, Quinn ran a 4.67 40 and notched a 34-inch vertical. Those aren't terrible numbers by any means, but Quinn failed to match Mayock's expected 4.55. Prior to Monday's workout, Mayock speculated that Quinn could contend for the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Not so much now.
Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor
Phil Taylor continues to impress. He lost some more weight (334) and despite his massive frame, he ran a 5.18 at the Combine. Taylor has completely turned his life around, and he's definitely looking like a first-round pick.
J.J. Watt, DE/DT, Wisconsin
J.J. Watt showed off his great athleticism at the Combine, notching a 4.78 40 and a 37-inch vertical. He also recorded 34 bench press reps on Tuesday. Warren Sapp called Watt the next Mike Mamula. Mike Mayock, however, defended Watt, predicting that he could have Richard Seymour-type production in the NFL.
Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT, Temple
Another five-technique to impress at the Combine, Muhammad Wilkerson ran a 4.99 40 at 6-4, 315.
Martez Wilson, ILB, Illinois
If it weren't for Von Miller, Martez Wilson would have drawn all the attention during Monday's workout session. At 6-4, 250, Wilson ran a 4.44 40 and notched a 36-inch vertical.
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.