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3 Travis Swanson C 82 Arkansas rSr 6050 312 1st-2nd

Combine Forty: 5.28...USA Today describes as a "good effort player"...Good size/speed combo...durable....2012 team captain/strong student...average pass and run blocker - adequate anchor but can get beaten by quickness...average power but inconsistent technique in run game...lacks quickness on long pulls to reach edge...has balance issues...above average awareness/aggressive and tough...

Pro Day - Brandt says he was impressive and has the best chance of all the Razorback prospects to be selected high in the draft...Stood on combine numbers and had an impressive performance in the drills...likely late-third/early fourth round pick...

Combine (OL44) - Arm: 33 1/8; BP: 20; VJ: 26.0; BJ: 95; 3C: 7.73; 20S: 4.65;......

2 Weston Richburg C 72 Colorado State rSr 6030 298 2nd-3rd

Combine Forty: 5.10...Could be best at his position....better athlete than some think (ran hurdles in high school) - check his 20-yard shuttle time...nimble-footed...plays with good base and knee-bend...hits with a "pop."...graded above 90% in all 2013 games and led his team with 12 de-cleaters...USA Today conceded that they had to nitpick to find something to criticize and mentioned that he could improve his core strength a little...strong combine could determine his draft ranking as a center....

Pro Day - Stood on his combine numbers...worked out by Bengal TE coach Jonathan Hayes and Brandt says he responded with a really good workout ("If your team is looking for the next Alex Mack", Richburg is that guy. He'll be your starting center for the next 10 years" - Gil Brandt......

Senior Bowl - Savage was "impressed"and considered him "very solid", noting his excellent hand position, good knee bend and strong anchor in pass pro ...

Combine (OL37) - Arm: 33 3/8; BP: 25; VJ: 25.5; BJ: 106; 3C: 7.93; 20S: 4.63;......

1 Bryan Stork C 28 Florida State rSr 6040 315 3rd

Est. Forty: 5.30....Prototype height/bulk/speed...Won 2013 Rimington Trophy for "outstanding center in the country."..."Weight room fanatic and physical player who can shock you with his punch' - USA Today.......Durability issues (hand, headaches)...quiet leader...versatile....strong intangibles...average pass blocker/will overcommit and fall prey to double moves....below average run blocker (OK walling off/zones) but no road grader...pad level and narrow base a concern...Average second-level blocker..)...Experience at every position along the OL...a bit erratic executing routine tasks (i.e. snap count, missed assignments). Can be confused by complex blitzes...aggressive...plays with chip on shoulder...

 

 

 

Pro Day - Stork says he "ran like a gazelle" and hear (unofficial) 5.25 and 5.31 times for the forty. ("who knows? It doesn't matter. I'm a ball player not a track athlete"...

 

Senior Bowl - Savage rated him #3 South OL...

Combine (OL42) - Arm: 32 1/4...

12 Tyler Larsen C 196+ Utah State Sr 6040 312 7th

Est. Forty: 5.2...Tall, barrel-chested with surprising mobility...Can turn and seal...durable..."a physical, battle-tested pivot" - CBSports...but a bit top-heavy with shorter than ideal arms...SB Nation ranks him 5th best center...Cody's brother (Tyler says the advice he's getting from his older brother will give him a leg up when he arrives in the pros)....Didn't run the forty at the combine due to a bad hamstring, but had second best bench press rep number of any Utah St offensive linemen there...

Pro Day - No known recap available.....

Combine - BP: 36 reps; VJ: 23.5"; BJ: 8-6"; 20S: 4.70; 3C: 8.22.........

6 Gabe Ikard C 98 Oklahoma RSr 6040 304 4th

Combine Forty: 5.13...Prototypical size and above average top end speed...above average durability (concussioon in 2012)...outstanding intangibles ) loves footbal/respected by teammates, excelent student, strong work ethic...plays with good base, punch and technique...needs help vs. strong power rushers and could improve core strength...below-average pass blocker and run blocker...lacks strength/can be rocked back by powerful rushers....inconsistent balance...lunges too much....average football awareness...more instinctive in run game than in pass pro....tough but lacks killer mentality/not yet a finisher...

Pro Day - Stood on combine numbers (where he was a top performer in the 20S and 3C...Brandt says he ad a very good on-the-field workout looking very athletic and quick ("Ikard is a very promising prospect" but will (because he's a center) probably drop into the mid-rounds......

Combine (OL16) - Arm: 33 1/8; BP: 22; VJ: 26.0; BJ: 103; 3C: 7.30; 20S: 4.37;...Mayock describes him as a younger version of Shaun O Hara.....

 

10^ Corey Linsley C 187 Ohio State rSr 6030 296 5th-6th

Est. Forty: 5.25...

Pro Day - Forty: 4.97 & 5.0; BJ: 8-11"; 20S: 4.58; 3C: 7.86...Brandt sees him going somewhere during the 3rd day......

Combine (OL25) - Arm: 32; BP: 36; VJ: 27.0;......

11 Zac Kerin C 196+ Toledo RSr 6050 300 7th

Est. Forty: 5.20..Quicker off ball than he looks...tenacious...long enough to project out to guard...but has an "odd build" for an interior lineman...could be viewed as a tweener (lanky frame...average strength...lacking agility/balance)...

Pro Day - BP: 30 reps; VJ: 25.5"; BJ: 8-7". Sidelined (hammy)....No major write-up yet...... Said to have "struggled" during East- West game...

4 James Stone C 86 Tennessee RSr 6040 306 7th-FA

Combine Forty: 5.17...Bigger than original estimates...Prototypical size/thick build...below average speed...durable...No off-field problems...raised by aunt....solid work ethic...leads by example....very good FBI...

Pro Day - Stood on his combine numbers and had a good workout. Brandt says he looks like he has good quickness and there's a feeling he will make a team and play center for a lot of years in the pros....

Combine (OL41) - Arm: 33 7/8; BP: 22; VJ: 27.5; BJ: 105; 3C: 8.16; 20S: 4.63;......

8 Jonotthan Harrison C 145 Florida rSr 6030 304 7th-FA

Combine Forty: 5.15...

Pro Day - Stood on combine numbers and had a good positional workout.....

Combine (OL13) - Arm: 33 3/8; BP: 27; VJ: 27.0; BJ: 113; 3C: 7.97; 20S: 4.86;.....

9 Gus Handler C 171 Colorado rSr 6030 290 7th-FA

Est. Forty: 5.25...

Pro Day - BP: 26 reps; VJ: 25.5"; BJ: 8-4"........

5 Marcus Martin C 88 USC   6033 320 3rd

Sleeper Alert!...Athletic, long-armed and packs a powerful punch...started his college career at guard and moved to center in 2013...According to USA Today, he "cleans up second level LB's like he was born to do it."...He's only 20-years old and can only get bigger and stronger...

Pro Day - Forty: 5.22 & 5.33; VJ: 22.5"; 20S: 4.93; Gil says he should be second center taken (est. late 3rd/early 4th round)....

Combine (OL28) - Arm: 34; BP: 23;. couldn't work out further due to knee injury.....

7 Russell Bodine C 131 North Carolina   6030 310  

Combine Forty: 5.18...Shotgun center with experience at guard...Physical style of play...stiff in lower body and may be a bit muscle-bound in upper body...Outstanding bench press and good vertical jump scores at Combine...

Pro Day - Stood on combine numbers (check out the 42 BP reps)...Brandt says he had a good positional workout showing off his upper body...looks like a rounds 4-7 pick...

Combine (OL03) - Arm: 32 1/2; BP: 42; VJ: 29.0; BJ: 109; 3C: 8.26; 20S: 4.66;.....

                 
 

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