The physical testing portion of the NFL Combine began Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium with the offensive linemen, tight ends and kickers. Here are the players whose stock rose and fell, according to Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com and CBSSports.com.
• Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson: “He was a big winner. Just the fact he ran as well as he did at that size (4.92 at 332 pounds) and put up the number of repetitions on the bench (32) he did. He has long arms for a big man, and to move like that speaks to his remarkable athleticism, and you can see it on tape. It’s just quantitative evidence of his remarkable ability. I expect him to leapfrog Jake Matthews (of Texas A&M) as the top tackle in the draft. I’d say he’s a top-five pick.”
• Tennessee State tight end A.C. Leonard: “He had a phenomenal workout in terms of his numbers in the 40-yard dash (4.50) and broad jump (128 inches). It showed his explosiveness. He had a nice position workout as well, as he showed some fluidity and caught the ball well. He’s an interesting player. I think he’s a solid day-three guy now after previously being a late day-three guy.”
• Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio: “NFL.com reported that multiple teams have failed him on their medical due to knee issues. He was a first-round player, but some teams could take him off their boards because of the injury news.”
• Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins: “He was diagnosed with a foot issue that kept him from working out at all. He said on NFL Network that he wasn’t sure if he’d be able to work out on Washington’s pro day, which is fairly late, which is obviously alarming. I know some teams were absolutely stunned by this news. He was a borderline first- or second-round guy based on tape, but teams could take him off their boards.”
• Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro: “I was a little disappointed in Jace. He wasn’t quite as fast I was expecting, and he struggled a little bit catching the ball. You see that a little bit on tape, but I thought I saw him drop as many passes today as any of the tight ends that tested, and considering he’s in the first-round conversation, that’s obviously alarming. He’s earned some Jimmy Graham comparisons, and he certainly didn’t look like Jimmy Graham today.”
| Terez A. Paylor, firstname.lastname@example.org