View Full Version : Sunday's Random Combine Info

Mat'hir Uth Gan
02-27-2005, 05:33 PM
Odell Thurman/LB/Georgia

- Measured in at 6'1"/233.

- Got in fights, skipped class, and partied too much his freshman year, he said, and his coach advised to transfer to junior college. Returned to Georgia after he matured, he said.

- Coming into draft as a junior to take care of his two children.

- Describes his game as "reckless. I'm a wild man, a gladiator."

- When asked if he'd play outside at the pro level, he said "middle

- I hit hard."

- Had a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown, where he says his first 40 yards were fast and the last 20 he was pretty tired.

- He said Carnell "Cadillac" Williams is best player he's faced.

- He said his play is similar to Ray Lewis.

Lance Mitchell/LB/Oklahoma

- Measured in at 6'2"/247

- Will do a full workout here

- Projects to a MLB in the NFL.

- He tore his ACL in the third game of his junior year. He said X-Rays and MRI turned up good at combine.

- He signed with Florida out of junior college, but his transcripts didn't qualify for ACC standards because of missing a class.

- He felt hesitation from knee injury at the start of his senior season, but was comfortable by the end of the year.

- He has talked to Kansas City and Tennessee.

- Recruited by UCLA as a running back after rushing for 2,000 yards as a senior in high school.

Demarcus Ware/LB/Troy St.

- He measured in at 6'4"/251.

- He was huge Auburn fan who grew up minutes from the stadium. He went to Auburn's last two bowl games to continue his support. Attended a talk by Bo Jackson at the Boys' and Girls' Club. Said being 6-foot-2 and 198 pounds coming out of high school scared away Auburn. "It hurts your heart that they didn't look at the smaller guys," he said.

- He models his game after Dwight Freeney.

- Studies tendencies of offensive linemen to get an edge in rushing the passer.

Darryl Blackstock/LB/Virginia

- He measured in at 6'2" 1/2/247

- He will play any position to help the team, though teams are interested in him only as an outside linebacker.

- DeBrickshaw Ferguson is the best offensive lineman he has ever faced.

- He has 15 interviews scheduled for tonight.

- He will do everything here

- He credit's his collegiate head coach Al Groh with his development as a player

- He left early because the college game became boring to him.

Mike Williams / WR / USC

- Ran 4.62 and 4.56 and did not participate in the receiving workouts.

Thomas Davis/S/Georgia

- He measured in at 6'1"/230

- He will be working out fully here.

- He prefers playing close to the line of scrimmage.

- He feels people are questioning his coverage skills

- He speaks to Boss Bailey, Sean Jones, Champ Bailey, and Jamal Lewis frequently

- He hopes to run low 4.4's with 4.36 being his best time ever.

- Ronnie Brown is the best back he's ever faced.

- Teams are talking to him about possibly moving to OLB

Channing Crowder/ILB/Florida

- He measured in at 6'2"/252

- He will not work out here.

- His knees were cleared by doctors.

- He feels his off field incidents will not hurt him

- He lists Shawn Andrews as the best player he's ever faced.

Antrel Rolle/CB/Miami Fl.

- Measured in at 6'0"/200.

- He will not work out here but will on his pro day.

- He said he had no second thoughts about staying for senior year.

- He said he'll run faster than the 4.55 people expect of him.

- "I try to do my damage at the line of scrimmage as soon as I can," he says of the NFL's rule against illegal contract outside of five yards.

- Has been a man press defender.

- No relation to Samari Rolle, although he met Samari recently and he told Antrel if he had a dollar for every time he heard that, Samari could quit football.

- Has worked out with many of the University of Miami pros, including Reggie Wayne, Santana Moss, Phillip Buchanon, Edgerinn James, and Chad Johnson. "At Miami, we compete all the time, whether it's to see who runs to the store the fastest."

- Sis the best cornerback in the draft because "I bring so much passion to the game. I'm very confident in my game."

- He hopes to do return work as well on the next level.

- Got into a scuffle with former Virginia Tech CB DeAngelo Hall in 2003. Both were ejected and Rolle suspended for the next game because he wasn't in the game at the time. "We were just being knuckleheads," Rolle said of the incident.

Bryant McFadden/CB/FSU

- Measured at 5

-11 3/4/193.

- He compares his Florida State swagger and spunk to Terrell Buckley, not in Deion Sanders' class.

- He will bench here, but he's undecided about a full workout.

- He said the last TD pass he gave up with in 2002.

- He lists Anquan Boldin as the best wide receiver he's faced.

- He was in mostly man coverage at FSU.

- He said he needs to improve in his film study to pick up receivers' tendencies.

Matt Jones / TE / Arkansas

- Runs a pair 40's that was faster than any RB in attendance ....... unofficial hand times 4.41 and 4.39.

Derrick Johnson/LB/Texas

- He measured 6'2"/242

- He will do full workout here.

- Of teammate running back Cedric Benson, he said "it's a privilege to out there and going against guys like that. He keeps you on your toes."

- Has a reputation for stripping the ball. "Every time I tackle someone, I think 'ball!' " he said.

- He said he can play inside or outside but figures to be a weakside linebacker in the NFL.

- He said he's similar to Derrick Brooks.

- He thinks he became more of a leader in his senior year.

- He said he rushed the passer more as a senior than he did in his previous three years.

- Growing up, his mother wanted him to play football but he was hesitant. "The coach was kind of mean to me when I was little," he said. By 12 years old, he learned to love the game.

- The speed of the linemen will be the biggest adjustment to the NFL.

Brandon Browner/CB/Oregon State

- He measured in at 6'3" 3/4/221

- He played collegiately at around 210.

- He will work out fully

- He left school early because he felt he was ready to make the jump

- He wants to stay at cornerback but told us that since he plays a physical brand of football that he understand why teams could decide to look him as a safety as well.

- He hopes to run the forty around 4.4-4.5

- Lists wide receivers Reggie Williams and Mike Williams are his toughest competition.

Adam "Pac-Man" Jones/CB/West Virginia

- He measured in at 5'10"/197

- He left school early due to first round grade

- He allowed 1 TD pass this past year

- He feels that he is one of the best return men

- He played RB in high school but was forced to switch to CB in college

- He has interviews with 13 teams this evening.

- He named Chris Henry as his toughest competition.

- Interestingly, he played running back in high school exclusively and moved to cornerback at West Virginia playing that position for the first time in his football career. He said he made the switch due in part to being worried about holding up physically to the pounding at running back.

Bill Swancutt / DE / Oregon St.

- Measured in at 6'4"/270

- Has interviewed with several teams here including Dallas, San Diego, Detroit, Carolina, Minnesota, and the New York Giants.

- Calls himself a high-motor player with good speed.

- Really enjoyed his Senior Bowl week practices and enjoyed the intensity.

- He said that area that he needs to improve in is getting his pad level low.

- Said the toughest opponent that he faced in his collegiate career was Khalif Barnes who coincidentally has been working out with recently at the Athletes Performance facility in Tempe, Arizona.

02-27-2005, 05:54 PM
thats great stuff Mat'hir...can you get some info on Jammal Brimmer

Mat'hir Uth Gan
02-27-2005, 06:01 PM
thats great stuff Mat'hir...can you get some info on Jammal Brimmer

Jamaal Brimmer/S/UNLV

- He measured in at 6'1"/216

- He played between 210 and 215 in college.

- He will do everything here.

- He hopes to run a 4.5.

- Teams are talking to him about both safety spots.

- Mark Clayton and Courtney Roby are the toughest competition he's faced.

- He feels he needs to prove he has the speed to play in the NFL as well as improving his overall technique.

That's all on him at the moment.

02-27-2005, 06:04 PM
Thanks Mat'hir i think this would be a great pickup with our 2nd round selection...as i've said before i see him as an Atwater type safety with big strong hits over the middle and pretty good coverage unlike both of our safetys now...he was a 2 time all american at UNLV so he has proved himself at the college ranks..

btw Mat'hir keep updating me on him

02-27-2005, 06:30 PM
i'd love to get him in the early 2nd round if we can trade pryce and our 2nd for an earlier 2nd and a dlinemen

02-27-2005, 06:46 PM
if it was up to me he'd have to be god to wear 27