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2011 Combine Buzz - The Talk Will Be About...
Maryland WR Torrey Smith
Maryland WR Torrey Smith
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Posted Feb 22, 2011


The buzz around the 2011 NFL Combine - The three players everyone will be talking about.

2011 NFL Combine Buzz

Everyone Will Be Talking About ...

 
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As young men start to parade in their underwear in front of old guys with notepads, here are ten things that all the NFL types are talking about before the fun and merriment of the Combine in Indianapolis kicks in this weekend.

Everyone will be talking about the workout of …

Pitt WR Jonathan Baldwin, North Carolina WR Greg Little and Maryland WR Torrey Smith. Georgia’s A.J. Green and Alabama’s Julio Jones are the franchise receivers in the draft, and there will be plenty of discussion about where Boise State’s Titus Young, Kentucky’s Randall Cobb, Troy’s Jerrel Jernigan and Indiana’s Tandon Doss will go in the pecking order in a mediocre draft for receivers, but Baldwin, Little, and Smith are about to help themselves immeasurably.

Little, a former running back, has fallen off the map a bit after not being on the field since the 2009 season, but he has been working for this week and should come out roaring. He has 6-3, 220-pound size, good enough speed to be considered more than just a possession receiver, and the leaping ability to make him an even bigger target. After already owning up to his mistakes off the field, he should be more than ready to answer all the character questions without an issue in the interviews, while he’ll be strong enough and quick enough in the drills to make some team think hard about what he can do as a big, tough No. 2 target.

Maryland players always seem to rock the Combine, and Smith will be the next in line. He has good 6-0, 200-pound size and should be phenomenal in the 40. He can move well enough to be a threat to rip off a sub-4.4, and he should blow the doors off the shuttle and cone drills. Known as a strong blocker, if he runs well, is fluid in ball drills, and comes up with a good lift in the weight room, he could be a must-have pick in the second round.

6-5, 225-pound Baldwin needs a bit of work and has to become a better route runner, but his workout will be enough to make scouts going back to the film to give him an even longer look. Even at his size, he’s quick, should hover around a 4.4 40, and has the length, the vertical and the arms to make any jump ball grab over a defender. He’s a deep threat who should be great around the goal line, and he’ll show off all the tools this week.