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Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III watches from the sidelines during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III watches from the sidelines during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Here are another set of entries from the days' events and highlights of the 2012 NFL Combine. Sunday's competition was surrounded by the Quarterbacks, Running Backs and Wide receivers. Along with their marks, I have listed them into position groups for ease of comparison.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Enter the draft guru: Mayock dishes on 2012 class "
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock hit the press room Sunday for a wide-ranging conversation with reporters about everything from Robert Griffin III‘s to Peyton Manning‘s legacy here in Circle City.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Fans enjoy first access to library-like combine experience "
Sitting in the upper levels of Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday were over 200 number-hungry football fans, and it was like a library up there.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Opposites attract at this year's Combine
Looking for a slam-dunk gridiron study in contrast? Look no further than the one offered by 21-year-old LSU DT Michael Brockers, a mere babe in the woods widely projected to be a top-10 pick in this year's draft,

NFL teams now clamoring to move up for Robert Griffin III | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
We can only assume that Robert Griffin III's mega-impressive performance at the podium during the scouting combine was repeated when the Baylor quarterback interviewed with NFL teams this week.

Robert Griffin III is as fast as expected | ProFootballTalk
In case anyone was wondering, Robert Griffin III is fast.

Mayock presses Griffin on not throwing at Scouting Combine | ProFootballTalk
n Saturday, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock looked into the camera and pleaded with Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Justin Blackmon to fully participate in the Scouting Combine workouts on Sunday.

RG3 Impressive At Combine - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chris Mortensen and Rachel Nichols discuss Robert Griffin III's impressive performance at the NFL Scouting Combine.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official vertical jump, broad jump results: QBs "
Here are the leading vertical jump and broad jump results for quarterbacks who worked out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Warner: Luck, RGIII smart not to throw at combine "
It would have been nice to see Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III throw Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. It would have been nice to see if they actually live up to the billing.

Andrew Luck is pretty fast, too | ProFootballTalk
Andrew Luck’s arm is the reason he’s likely to be the first overall pick in the NFL draft, but his legs are impressive as well.

Combine Notes: Luck matches Cam’s combine step for step | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Andrew Luck's athleticism is without question the most underrated aspect of his game.

Interesting tale of the tape between Luck, Newton | ProFootballTalk
Any questions about Andrew Luck’s athleticism should have been erased when he hauled in a one-handed pass along the sidelines during the 2011 season.

Sunday morning Combine Report: Kirk Cousins sets himself apart | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
The logjam of quarterbacks below Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Ryan Tannehill just got a little lighter, as Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins took offseason work with QB guru Chris Weinke and turned it into a very impressive set of throwing drills on Sunday morning.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official 40-yard dash results: Running backs "
Here are the leading 40-yard dash results for running backs who worked out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official vertical jump, broad jump results: Running backs "
Here are the leading vertical jump and broad jump results for running backs who worked out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official three-cone drill, shuttle results: Running backs "
Here are the leading three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle results for running backs who worked out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official 40-yard dash results: Running backs "
Here are the leading 40-yard dash results for running backs who worked out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Sunday Combine Scouting Report: WR Kendall Wright, Baylor | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
For a speed receiver, Wright looked bigger than he should have -- too thick around the trunk especially.

Sunday Combine Scouting Report: WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Sanu measured at 6-2, 215. He's a long-looking athlete with a muscular upper body and slightly skinny legs. He took a while to get up to speed on the 40 (would like to see his 10-yard splits), but showed decent glide when he got there.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Toon navigates through injuries, Madison and big footsteps
WR Nick Toon has never had a 1,000-yard season. No Wisconsin wideout has. Not in the past six seasons anyway. That's simply the way the Badgers play, and Toon said he is fine with that.

Georgia Tech’s Stephen Hill lights up the 40-yard dash | ProFootballTalk
Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill has just done a whole lot to improve his NFL draft stock.

Michael Floyd, Stephen Hill stand out at Combine | ProFootballTalk
Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd is making a strong push to be the second receiver taken in this draft

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official 40-yard dash times: Wide receivers "
Here are the leading 40-yard dash results for wide receivers who worked out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official vertical jump, broad jump results: Wide receivers "
Here are the leading vertical jump and broad jump results for wide receivers who worked out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Official three-cone, shuttle results: Wide receivers "
Here are the leading three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle results for wide receivers who worked out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Devon Still: I’m the best defensive tackle in the NFL draft | ProFootballTalk
If nothing else, Penn State’s Devon Still is one of the most confident players in this year’s NFL draft.

ProFootballWeekly.com - North Carolina DE Coples looks to shed slacker label
So why didn't Quinton Coples have a better senior season at North Carolina?

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Memphis DL Poe posts combine-best 44 reps in bench press "
There’s no better event at the NFL Scouting Combine than the bench press. It’s the ultimate combine theater.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Hightower defined by rare take-on strength
First name is pronounced "Don-tay."

Burfict says he’s "misunderstood" | ProFootballTalk
Until Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can find a way to finagle cameras into the player-team interview sessions, we’ll have to settle for the things a player says at the Scouting Combine when meeting with the media.

Secondary Market
Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne and Alabama safety Mark Barron are considered three of the top defensive backs available in the 2012 NFL Draft.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive LSU’s Claiborne aims to ‘take over’ combine, as Peterson did "
LSU is turning out top-notch defensive backs at a startling pace, a trend not lost on Morris Claiborne, who’s widely considered the top cornerback in this year’s draft class.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Jenkins working hard to conquer demons
North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins is widely considered a blue-chip talent with a well-documented chip on his shoulder and more than a few red flags.

Janoris Jenkins answers the tough questions | ProFootballTalk
Former Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins stepped up to the podium Sunday for the most uncomfortable press conference of the week. He was candid and soft-spoken about his troubled past, handling himself well.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive North Alabama CB Jenkins shoots straight on troubled past "
Janoris Jenkins knows he can’t run from his past, especially here at the NFL Scouting Combine, where scouts and coaches rattle every skeleton in the closet to avoid taking a risk on a prospect.

Go Broncos!