2014 NFL Combine Field Drills Recap: Offensive Linemen



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This is the 2014 NFL Combine Field Drills Recap for the offensive linemen. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2014 NFL Combine: Field Drills Recap - Offensive Linemen
By Charlie Campbell - @draftcampbell

  • For a point of reference, the average for interior offensive linemen at the Combine in 2012 was 5.36 and 5.47. Offensive tackles typically run a little bit faster. In the 10-yard split the average was 1.79 seconds in 2012 and 1.80 in 2013.

  • Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson (6-5, 332) was the star of the offensive linemen on Saturday. He ran an amazing time in the 40 of 4.92 seconds with a 10-yard split of 1.69. His 10-yard split was in the range of a tight end. On his second try, his numbers were improved as his 10-yard split was 1.68. Robinson then showed his ability to bend with fluid hips in the field drills. Robinson also excelled in the bench press. With his size, speed and length there is no doubt that Robinson is a rare athlete. He had a great Combine to further force his name into the discussion to be the first offensive tackle selected.

  • Our top-ranked offensive lineman is Texas A&M left tackle Jake Matthews, and he did his part in the drills to try and keep Robinson behind him. Matthews showed his smooth athleticism with a superb 40-yard dash official time of 5.07 with a 10-yard split 1.70. On his second try, he hit 4.91 unofficially with a 10-yard split of 1.72. Matthews then displayed great hips to stay low and fluid while changing directions during the field drills. Matthews is more refined and isn't as raw as Robinson. Matthews can count the Combine as a job well done.

  • Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan (6-7, 309) was one of the most impressive players in the workout on Saturday. Officially, he had the fastest 40 of 4.87. His 10-yard splits were tremendous at 1.70 and 1.64. He looked natural with his athleticism and feet in the field work. Lewan wasn't expected to be faster than Robinson or Matthews, so this was a great day for Lewan that will only serve to confirm his status in the top 16.



  • Nevada offensive tackle Joe Bitonio was one of the standouts on Saturday. Bitonio blazed a 1.68 and 1.74 in his two reps in the 10-yard split. He had an official time of 4.97 in the 40. In the field drills, Bitonio was excellent as showed flexible hips and explosion. Bitonio really did well for himself at the Combine.

  • Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio had an ugly unofficial time of 5.56 with an average 10-yard split of 1.79. Kouandjio showed some hip tightness coming out of his stance. His second time was even worse at 5.53 in the 40 with 1.87 in the 10-yard split. This was surprising because Kouandjio has shown a nice athletic skill set in college. Kouandjio also showed tight hips in the field drills with some decent feet. He also failed the Combine physical because of his knee.

  • Everybody knows that Miami left tackle Seantrel Henderson is a great athlete, and he put that on display. He got his day started with a fast 40 of 5.04 with a 10-yard split of 1.71, the same number that was produced by Chicago Bears' rookie star Kyle Long. A blazing 10-yard split like that shows Henderson's big-time ability. He repeated those times in his second try. Henderson did pretty well in the field drills.

  • Boston College offensive tackle Matt Patchan was one of the fastest runners in the 40 with 4.97 an a 10-yard split of 1.59 seconds. Patchan had a ton of injuries during a 6-year collegiate career, and his medical exam was just as important as his field work. However, his Combine workout should help him to get more attention from teams.



  • Tennessee right tackle Ja'Wuan James had a mixed day. He ran some slow times of 5.25 in the 40 with a 1.82 10-yard split. However, James really performed well in the field drills. He showed nice hip flexibility with great feet. He was relaxed and fluid in the mirror drills. James is an interesting prospect that could be steal on Day 2.

  • Clemson left tackle/guard Brandon Thomas was another offensive lineman that made a statement. He ran the 40 at 5.09 seconds with a 10-yard split of 1.78. Thomas was solid in the field drills but did show some tightness. He could be a second-day pick and probably would be best playing guard in the NFL.

  • UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo showed his athleticism with a time of 5.04 in the 40-yard dash and a 1.75 time in the 10-yard split. He looked very athletic and fluid in the field drills. Su'a-Filo had a Combine performance to make teams consider moving him up as the first guard to be drafted.

  • Stanford guard David Yankey had poor times in the 40-yard dash of 5.5 and 5.53. His 10-yard split was also on the low side at 1.81 and 1.87. Yankey didn't make up for it in the field drills and didn't look as nearly athletic as Su'a-Filo. Yankey will need to perform better at his pro day.





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