By Rob Staton
The defensive lineman and linebackers took part in drills today and ran the forty yard dash. The combine wraps up tomorrow when the defensive backs work out. I'll be updating my mock draft after the event, but I have to say - very little has surprised me so far in Indianapolis. I don't think too much will change, there's a tendency to over hype situations after the combine, but there's been very few shocks so far. Those who were expected to impress have done.
So what's been happening today? Here's some of the forty yard dash times:
Ndamukong Suh: 4.98 & 5.07
Gerald McCoy: 4.96 & 5.14
Dan Williams: 5.17 & 5.17
Brian Price: 5.13 & 5.16
Jared Odrick: 4.98 & 5.04
Ricky Sapp: 4.61 & 4.62
Lamarr Houston: 4.85 & 4.87
Sergio Kindle: 4.65 & 4.66
Everson Griffen: 4.64 & 4.73
Brandon Graham: 4.69 & 4.69
Carlos Dunlap: 4.71 & 4.66
Jason Pierre-Paul: 4.64 & 4.69
Derrick Morgan: 4.72
Sean Wetherspoon: 4.57 & 4.59
Terrance Cody: 5.64 & 5.75
I've been unable to find a second unofficial time for Derrick Morgan. If anyone has the information, please feel free to let me know in the comments section. Of the times, I'd say Lamarr Houston's is the most impressive. I've been giving him a first round grade for some weeks now and this won't do him any harm at over 300lbs. He's fast, disruptive and can play either scheme. It's still pretty hard to separate Suh and McCoy. Teams will be split on who they prefer, although I expect most to favor Suh. Carlos Dunlap and Brandon Graham both looked very fluid in their runs. Rolando McClain didn't run.
You can see the first group running their forty times by clicking here.
Derrick Morgan speaks to the NFL Network.
Gerald McCoy also speaks live on set.
Lamarr Houston talks about his impressive combine performance.
Jason Pierre-Paul discusses the combine. I can't help but like the kid. Immense talent and potential, but completely grounded too. Wherever he ends up, I wish him all the best.
Suh or McCoy? Mike Mayock gives his opinion.
The defensive backs also took part in the bench press. The two top safety's did fairly well - Earl Thomas managed 21 reps and Eric Berry notched 19. Taylor Mays, who is much bigger and physical, only managed three more reps than Thomas (24). To compare, Kyle Wilson managed 25 reps, but Donovan Warren only conjured up 12. Joe Haden benched 18 reps.