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

Gary Barnidge, Louisville
Height: 6-6. Weight: 244.
Projected 40 Time: 4.94.
Combine 40 Time: 4.63.
Benchx225: 22. Vertical: 31.
Projected Round: 4-5.

I said Gary Barnidge needed to improve his 40. He did that, going from 4.94 to 4.63. Very impressive.

Martellus Bennett, Texas A&M
Height: 6-6. Weight: 259.
Projected 40 Time: 4.72.
Combine 40 Time: 4.69.
Benchx225: 18. Vertical: 34.
Projected Round: 2-3.

Martellus Bennett didn't really stand out at the combine, but he may have benefited from John Carlson's poor 40 and Fred Davis' drops in the drills.

Adam Bishop, Nevada
Height: 6-4. Weight: 243.
Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
Combine 40 Time: 4.93.
Benchx225: 21. Vertical: 27.
Projected Round: 7.



John Carlson, Notre Dame
Height: 6-4. Weight: 255.
Projected 40 Time: 4.90.
Combine 40 Time: 4.89.
Benchx225: 20. Vertical: 30.5.
Projected Round: 4.

John Carlson's draft stock took a hit in the wake of his 4.89 40. I don't get why people liked Carlson in the first place. Every time I watched him I never came away thinking, "Wow, this guy is going to be a great tight end."

Brad Cottam, Tennessee
Height: 6-7. Weight: 270.
Projected 40 Time: 4.68.
Combine 40 Time: 4.68.
Benchx225: 24. Vertical: 33.
Projected Round: 2-3.

Brad Cottam ran a really impressive 40 at his size and looked fluid in the drills.

Fred Davis, USC
Height: 6-3. Weight: 255.
Projected 40 Time: 4.68.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Benchx225: 24.
Projected Round: 2.

Fred Davis didn't run the 40 or do the vertical jump. He did the position drills, but dropped two of his first three passes. Davis also bobbled two balls in the gauntlet.

Kellen Davis, Michigan State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 262.
Projected 40 Time: 4.83.
Combine 40 Time: 4.58.
Benchx225: 22. Vertical: 28.
Projected Round: 4.

As Matt McGuire predicted, Kellen Davis was one of the star tight ends at the combine. The question remains whether he can play football.



Derek Fine, Kansas
Height: 6-2. Weight: 251.
Projected 40 Time: 4.71.
Combine 40 Time: 4.84.
Benchx225: 24. Vertical: 29.
Projected Round: FA.



Jermichael Finley, Texas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 243.
Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
Combine 40 Time: 4.82.
Benchx225: 20. Vertical: 27.5.
Projected Round: 3.

Jermichael Finley struggled in the 40, but looked great in the gauntlet, perhaps offsetting his horrific sprint.

Joe Jon Finley, Oklahoma
Height: 6-6. Weight: 254.
Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Benchx225: 12.
Projected Round: 3-4.

Didn't work out.

Joey Haynos, Maryland
Height: 6-7. Weight: 269.
Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
Combine 40 Time: 4.90.
Benchx225: 17. Vertical: 30.5.
Projected Round: 5-6.

Joey Haynos has a nice frame, but his 40 is slow. He also struggled in the gauntlet, waddling all over the line.

Kolo Kapanui, West Texas A&M
Height: 6-3. Weight: 271.
Projected 40 Time: 4.64.
Combine 40 Time: 5.04.
Benchx225: 23. Vertical: 26.5.
Projected Round: 7.



Dustin Keller, Purdue
Height: 6-2. Weight: 242.
Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
Combine 40 Time: 4.53.
Benchx225: 26. Vertical: 38.
Projected Round: 3.

Dustin Keller nearly touched the roof of the RCA Dome, notching a 38-inch vertical, and then blew everyone away with a 4.54 in the 40, nearly matching Greg Olsen's time of 4.51 in 2007. Keller then looked very fluid in the drills and even leaped a 10'11" broad jump.



Martin Rucker, Missouri
Height: 6-4. Weight: 251.
Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Benchx225: 20.
Projected Round: 3.

Martin Rucker didn't run or do the drills.

Tom Santi, Virginia
Height: 6-3. Weight: 250.
Projected 40 Time: 4.73.
Combine 40 Time: 4.76.
Benchx225: 14. Vertical: 36.
Projected Round: 6.



Craig Stevens, California
Height: 6-3. Weight: 254.
Projected 40 Time: 4.72.
Combine 40 Time: 4.62.
Benchx225: 27. Vertical: 27.5.
Projected Round: 5.

How does a blocking tight end run a 4.62? Crazy.

Darrell Strong, Pittsburgh
Height: 6-4. Weight: 268.
Projected 40 Time: 4.95.
Combine 40 Time: 4.79.
Benchx225: 17. Vertical: 25.
Projected Round: 7.

I'm not sure if Darrell Strong did enough at the combine to offset some of his character issues.

Jacob Tamme, Kentucky
Height: 6-3. Weight: 236.
Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
Combine 40 Time: 4.57.
Benchx225: 18. Vertical: 30.
Projected Round: 3-4.

Jacob Tamme ran a nice (but expected) 40, and made some great catches in the drills.



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