2012 Combine Crib Notes - Saturday Edition

Feb 24, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Denver Broncos general manager John Elway speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
I am stuck in the hospital minus a Gall Bladder from surgery yesterday. The WiFi here is worse than the food that I can't eat since I'm currently limited to liquids and trying to stream the Combine on NFL.com is a hopeless venture. Maybe it's all for the best (or maybe it's the Morphine Bolus), but I just can't leave the Front Page without content. So I am going to update you all on what's being reported out there Horse Tracks style. So here is what's going on.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Broncos' Miller working with South Carolina DE Ingram
One of the top defensive end/linebacker prospects in this year's draft is getting some pointers from a player who knows a thing or two about making a good first impression in the NFL.

Melvin Ingram has shed a dozen pounds since Senior Bowl | ProFootballTalk
South Carolina defensive tackle-end-linebacker Melvin Ingram measured 6-foot-1 7/8 and 276 pounds at the Senior Bowl weigh-in on January 23.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Skill players flash some strength in bench press "
Sunday is the marquee day for on-field workouts, with quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers scheduled to take their turn through the NFL Scouting Combine car wash.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Lott takes pride in being motivating force on bench press "
Fifteen years ago, the NFL Scouting Combine experience dramatically changed for the better when John Lott took over spotting prospects on the bench press.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official 40-yard dash times: Offensive linemen "
Here are the 40-yard dash results for offensive linemen who worked out Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official vertical jump, broad jump results: O-linemen "
Here are the vertical jump and broad jump results for offensive linemen who worked out Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle results: O-linemen "
Here are the three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle results for offensive linemen who worked out Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official vertical jump, broad jump results: Tight ends "
Here are the vertical jump and broad jump results for tight ends who worked out Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official three-cone drill, shuttle results: Tight ends "
Here are the three-cone drill and 20- and 60-yard shuttle results for tight ends who worked out Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Irvin: Impressive workouts reaffirm tight ends’ value in NFL "
This might come as a surprise to you, but I’m going to say it anyway: In my opinion, tight ends are the most incredibly gifted and talented athletes on the football field.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Alabama’s Upshaw draws energy from Saban, Indy visit "
Whether Courtney Upshawwinds up at linebacker or defensive end in the NFL largely will depend on where he goes in April’s draft, but

Richardson misses chance to impress teams - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Alabama star running back Trent Richardson is the premier player at the NFL combine at his position.

Nick Foles not afraid of Tebow-mania - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There has been a lot of talk around the league that Denver may not be an enticing destination for quarterbacks, via either free agency or the draft, because of the Tim Tebow factor.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Coples unfazed by criticism, appreciates high expectations "
Quinton Coples might have the most to gain here at the NFL Scouting Combine, but the North Carolina defensive lineman isn’t concerned about people who knock him for a lack of consistency or an overall drop in play in 2011.

Jaguars G.M. wants Combine invitees to "compete" | ProFootballTalk
Each February, a handful of NFL agents advise their clients to forgo Combine workouts

Whisenhunt successfully gets under unnamed draft prospect’s skin | ProFootballTalk
It’s no secret that NFL brass like to push the buttons of draft prospects during interviews at the Scouting Combine, to see how the soon-to-be rookies respond.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Still believes he’s cream of defensive tackle crop "
He’s not the first guy to say this about himself, but Devon Still believes he’s the very best at what he does.

Combine interviews could be televised in the future | ProFootballTalk
League spokesman Greg Aiello once told PFT that the NFL is the "ultimate reality show."

Mayock pleads with Luck, Griffin, Blackmon to work out Sunday | ProFootballTalk
As the "A" team of Rich Eisen, Charles Davis, and Mike Mayock wrapped their coverage of Saturday’s on-field workouts of the big uglies

Iowa tackle Zusevics tears pec at Combine | ProFootballTalk
Iowa left tackle Riley Reiff has received plenty of attention as the draft approaches.

Iowa’s Adam Gettis could be Combine riser | ProFootballTalk
Iowa guard Adam Gettis is an unheralded prospect, having been overshadowed on the Hawkeyes’ offensive line by Riley Reiff and Markus Zusevics. But Gettis made a mark with an attention-grabbing Combine workout on Saturday.

USC left tackle Matt Kalil is the prototype | ProFootballTalk
Southern Cal offensive tackle Matt Kalil measured 6-foot-6 5/8 and 306 pounds at the Scouting Combine earlier this week. He has 34 1/2-inch arms, a strong measurement for left tackle length.

David Molk puts up 41 reps on the bench press | ProFootballTalk
Michigan center David Molk fell short in his quest to break a new Scouting Combine bench press record. But he still showed off impressive upper body strength.

At Combine, Robert Griffin III in His Words - NYTimes.com
Although he probably won’t beat out Andrew Luck as the top pick, Robert Griffin III, wearing Ninja Turtle socks, won over the crowd in his news conference Friday.

Injured Ryan Tannehill still impressing - AFC West Blog - ESPN
While the focus is on Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III during the NFL combine, another quarterback who is expected to be taken in the first round of the draft must wait his turn.

Ryan Tannehill says he’d love to be a Dolphin | ProFootballTalk
Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman recently raved about quarterback Ryan Tannehill, whom Sherman coached at Texas A&M. The feeling is mutual.

Combine Notes: Speed is what Cordy Glenn needs — and he’s got it | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
During his career with the Georgia Bulldogs, offensive lineman Cordy Glenn went wherever his team needed him to be -- of his 49 college starts, he played 28 at left guard, 17 at left tackle, and four at right guard.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Martin's competitiveness stands out
Nicknamed the "Muscle Hamster" for his chubby cheeks and strength.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Mississippi State DT Cox wants to improve pass rush
Fletcher Cox took the media by surprise on Saturday when discussing his sports background — he was a member of a 4x100 track team in high school. Not a common activity, necessarily, for someone who became a defensive tackle in college.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Mercilus: I'm not a one-year wonder
Whitney Mercilus' junior season came as a surprise. A surprise to everyone but Mercilus, that is.

Illinois’ Mercilus says Bills showing "a lot of interest" in him | ProFootballTalk
Speaking in front of assembled reporters Saturday at the Combine, Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus revealed that the Buffalo Bills have "showed interest … a lot of interest"

Ohio State’s Adams underwhelming at Combine | ProFootballTalk
Most draftnik types pegged Ohio State tackle Mike Adams as a "riser" at last month’s Senior Bowl, but he’s showing some deficiencies at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Iowa’s Reiff has short arms for a left tackle | ProFootballTalk
Arm length is a prominent measurable for offensive linemen because it provides a glimpse of "reach" in pass protection. While arm length is not necessarily indicative of NFL success, it is a concern for teams as they attempt to project linemen to tackle or guard in the pros.

LSU’s Brockers generates buzz at Combine weigh-in | ProFootballTalk
LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers‘ college career was lacking in production, but he’s got the physical-build part down.

Stanford’s DeCastro draws raves for on-field Combine workout | ProFootballTalk
Stanford guard David DeCastro isn’t particularly long or fast from a Combine measurable perspective,

Michael Brockers is one of draft’s wild cards | ProFootballTalk
Every team is looking for huge defensive linemen with freakish athleticism. The next Jason Pierre-Paul.

Washington’s Chris Polk sheds weight for Combine | ProFootballTalk
University of Washington running back Chris Polk generated mixed reviews at January’s Senior Bowl,

Reese: 'It's Not an Exact Science' - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jerry Reese remembers the process that brought Jason Pierre-Paul and Victor Cruz to the Giants.

PSU's Devon Still has dealt with much - AFC West Blog - ESPN
If Devon Still ends up in the AFC West, his new team will not be getting a player looking for an easy ride.

As I said, I am under the influence of Morphine. I there are any duplicate articles or mispelt words, I apoligize for in advance. It looks like I will get to go home when the Combine is over (but of course) and I can catch up. So enjoy my friends and...

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