The 2010 NFL Combine is in the books and there has been plenty of reaction around the web.
Some players ran well (see: Jahvid Best), some ran really well (see: Jacoby Ford) and some ran way better than expected (see: Golden Tate). Others, not so much (see: Dexter McCluster). And some, well we do not know what they ran (see: Taylor Mays).
There was lifting and drills as well. Jumping and longer jumping. Route-running and pass-throwing. Catching and dropping. Lots of stuff to analyze from a physical stand point.
One would that it would be boring to watch, but the NFL Network has made it watch-able television. For brief stretches of time, at least.
Now that coaches, scouts, the media and fans have had a chance to let all the physical assessments sink in, there is plenty of analysis to read before looking toward the NFL Draft next month. A few choice pieces:
- 2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Stock Up, Stock Down [The Big Lead]
- Fantasy Clicks: NFL Combine Revelations [SI.com]
- Combine Conquistadors: Guys turning heads in Indy [Shutdown Corner]
- NFL Combine Report – QBs & TEs [Bruno Boys]
- Combine love [Fantasy Football Librarian]
Here are today’s great reads:
- If you are going to play in The Hazean’s fantasy baseball league and you have an iPhone, this list is perfect for you. There really is an app for everything! [Fantasy Ethos]
- So much could happen this offseason, but the Philadelphia quarterback situation figures to be one of the more interesting story lines. How it stands yesterday, from the Michael Vick arc: He would not mind playing in Carolina next year. [The Big Lead]
- It was rumored during the NFL Scouting Combine that the St. Louis Rams would take Sam Bradford No. 1 overall, but it is way too early for that kind of speculation. Now, another fun Rams rumor: The front office is apparently discussing the merits of bringing Donovan McNabb to St. Louis via trade. [ProFootballTalk, Shutdown Corner]
- The 49ers turned the ball over to Alex Smith (again) this year and he did not disappoint for the most part. Is he ready to keep up this kind of success? Or will he fall back to his less-than-stellar days at quarterback? Time will tell, but the young nucleus of Smith, Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis has potential. [FanHouse]
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