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2013 NFL Combine - The Five Big Losers
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Posted Feb 27, 2013


Final Thoughts after the 2013 NFL Combine - The Five Big Losers


2013 NFL Combine 

Last Thoughts
 
 

By Pete Fiutak
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2013 NFL Combine Last Thoughts
- Worst ... Draft ... Ever?
- Te'o wasn't THAT slow
- The key takeaway from the weekend: safeties
- A shocker of a No. 1 pick?
- The Five Big Winners 
- The Five Big Losers

The five big losers

- Running backs. The problem isn’t the talent; it’s that there aren’t many job openings for several good players for a position that’s being devalued more and more by the year. Arkansas’ Knile Davis was big and blazing – running a 4.37 at 227 pounds – Auburn’s Onterio McCalebb was small and faster with a 4.34, and UCLA’s Jonathan Franklin and Texas A&M’s Christine Michael were fantastic. Unfortunately, they’re all mid-round picks considering the glut of talent.

- Slowish big-name running backs. Wisconsin’s Montee Ball, Nebraska’s Rex Burkhead, Oklahoma State’s Joseph Randle, Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor and Nevada’s Stefphon Jefferson timed slow, while 5-6 mighty-mite Robbie Rouse out of Fresno State and Pitt’s Ray Graham each came up with a disastrous 4.80.

- Quarterbacks. Zzzzzzzzzz. Matt Barkley didn’t throw, Geno Smith looked like just a guy, and no one had anyone buzzing. Florida State’s E.J. Manuel had the best workout of all the quarterbacks, but that only raised the question of why he wasn’t a far better college player.

- WR Ace Sanders, South Carolina – The tape doesn’t match the workout. One of the most dynamic all-around playmakers in college football, he was slow in the 40 running a 4.58, lumbering around the quickness drills, and measured in at a wispy 5-7 and 173 pounds.

- DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M – The pass rushing superstar came into Indianapolis as a possible top ten overall pick, but his workout was a disaster. Not only was he the slowest of all the ends with a 4.95 40, he came up with a pathetic 12 reps on the bench. His broad and vertical jumps weren’t awful, but he didn’t look the part.

2013 NFL Combine Last Thoughts
- Worst ... Draft ... Ever?
- Te'o wasn't THAT slow
- The key takeaway from the weekend: safeties
- A shocker of a No. 1 pick?
- The Five Big Winners