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If you look up the phrase “took the NFL Combine by storm”, there would be a picture of former Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley.  He exploded off the charts with a forty yard dash of 4.35, a cconleyvertical of 45 inches, and a standing broad jump of 11’ 7”.  Although the wide out played for a heavily run-based offense, there is a great deal of upside related to him.  I reviewed the two available games on www.draftbreakdown.com  against Arkansas and Tennessee to get a better feel of what he can do on the football field versus what he can do in a track meet.

WR Chris Conley, Georgia 6’ 2” 213 lbs.

Cons: Sometimes coming from a school that features a running game almost exclusively can benefit a player like Calvin Johnson at Georgia Tech, but it also comes with a very limited route tree.  Because Conley ran mostly nine routes and slants, it is difficult to tell if he can excel running patterns that he never ran in college.  Right now the receiver looks like a better athlete than a football player due to his general rawness.  Solid position coaching could make a big difference, but it might take time or never sink in.  That is a huge risk.  Against physical, press coverage, Conley struggles to get separation.  Even if he lines up exclusively in the slot, the receiver needs to show improvement with upper body strength.  It is a bit concerning that he isn’t that great of a blocker despite playing in a run-first offense.  Read More »

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It’s the final day in Indianapolis.  NFL Network coverage starts to lag a little, because more people tune in for Rich Eisen’s forty time than they do to watch the defensive backs.  This is definitely the scoutingcombineday for hardcore dynasty owners and fans of Deon Sanders.  Here are some quick observations of mine:

CB Jalen Collins, LSU

The corner ran a respectable 4.48 forty.  He has big legs, long arms, and quick feet.  Collins used good back pedal, loose hips while showing off his soft hands in the gauntlet drill.  Read More »

Welcome to Day Three in Indianapolis.  This is usually my favorite day of the combine with huge men looking more athletic than they should.   The defensive linemen as a whole impressed, while thescoutingcombine linebackers were not as crisp as they had been in years past.  Here are some thoughts on players that stood out today:

DT/DE Arik Armstead, Oregon

He was a big, muscular monster.  The defender showed good balance and some quickness, but definitely belongs on the defensive line.

DE/LB Vic Beasley, Clemson

If the combine needed to have a winner for the day, it would be Beasley.  This muscular, quick twitched athlete ran an impressive 4.53 forty yard dash.  He was explosive with no wasted motion changing directions effortlessly (an impressive three cone drill time of 6.91), while showing off quick, powerful striking hands.  Beasley also looked nature dropping back into coverage. Read More »

It’s Day Two in Indianapolis and the day every dynasty owner loves the most..the offensive skill player day!  Remember we are getting a small glimpse into what each player brings to the next level, scoutingcombinenot the holy grail.  Here are some players that stood out to me during this day:

RB Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

The powerful running back looked smooth in drills showing off his loose hips and good hands.  He ran a slower forty than thought at 4.60.

WR Nelson Agholor, USC

He had a great gauntlet drill, catching passes in stride with his soft, attacking hands.  Agholor ran a solid 4.42 forty time, but his day ended early due to a dislocated finger. Read More »

It’s another year in Indianapolis watching NFL hopefuls running around in bike shorts.  This year’s tight end class is one of the weakest in years.  Please forgive me for not commenting on the scoutingcombineoffensive linemen as their place in fantasy football does not relate individually.  Here are some quick thoughts on a few of the tight ends out there:

TE EJ Bibbs, Iowa State

This tight end was thick and muscular.  He showed off some good hands, but looked a bit tight catching the ball and moving around.

TE Ben Koyack, Notre Dame

Koyack looked a bit thin and a little stiff in the hips.  The tight end fought the ball too much for my taste.  He might be a better blocker than a receiver, which is good for an NFL team, but not for your fantasy team. Read More »