CJBestInAFC Posted February 23, 2004 Report Share Posted February 23, 2004 Found an article on a website that talked about the 2004 Combine.COMBINE NOTESBy Allen Trieuphoto by Evan Kotecki Here are some notes and numbers I picked up at the combine today, mostly from player interviews. More coming in the next few days. Sunday will be a big day as top prospect including Reggie Williams and Lee Evans will run 40s.Chris PerryTalked a lot about his versatility. Will not work out here and will instead workout at the pro day at Michigan. Has talked informally with the Giants, Bengals and Packers.Michael TurnerLooked very built. Measured in at 5’10, 237. Has only met with one team and that was the Detroit Lions. Spoke at length about the perception of the MAC and how he was not heavily publicized as a senior. Also talked about how UNI was the only school to offer a scholarship out of high school.Kevin Jones Will not participate here because of advice from his agent.Steven JacksonBig Steve came in at 6'1 1/2, 241. He said he hopes to run mid-4.4s but won't run here. Mewelde MooreMeasured at 5’10 ½, and 209. Made sure everyone knew that baseball was no longer an option. He also reiterated that his left hand was fine. Has been training at Cornerstone with Keith Bell. Will run 40 and do everything here except lift but will lift at his pro day. Has talked to four teams, Green Bay, Atlanta, Cincinnati and Tampa Bay.Nick LeckeyMeasured in at 6’2 1/2, 290 lbs, was interviewed by the Steelers. Steelers have shown interest in Champ Bailey, but Detroit is considered the frontrunner for him.Tony PapeVery well spoken “media darling.” Measured in at 6’6, 322 and says he did 28 reps but only 26 got counted.Lousaka Polite Measured in at 5’11 ½, 246. Will run here and is aiming at 4.5s but says he’s been consistently in the low 4.6s. Looked impressive and is slowly becoming the top Fullback prospect.Shawntae Spencer Is not here but reports have him at 6’2, 178 with his forty time in the low 4.3s. Will run at Pittsburgh’s pro day.Jeb TerryMeasured in at 6’5 ½, 313 did 27 reps on the bench.Devard DarlingWill run 40 here. Did not get numbers on him. Fred RussellMeasured in at 5’7, 195. Will do everything here. When asked about stats for his last year, he replied, “I don’t remember, Big Ten hits will make you forget a lot.”Larry FitzgeraldVery impressive interview. Was very well spoken and showed the character that has been well publicized. Measured at 6’2 ¾, 225 lbs. Also said he began the year at 210 and by the end of the season was playing at 230. Spoke at great length about being the Vikings ball boy and the possibility of being reunited with Dennis Green in Arizona. Will not work out here.Reggie WilliamsLooked very large. Measured in at 6’4, 231. Surprisingly will do all drills here and will run on Sunday.Ben RoethlisbergerBig Ben measured in as expected, 6’5, 241.Eli Manning Manning came in at 6’4 ½, 222.Jared LorenzenMeasured in at 6’3, 280 but didn’t necessarily look any bigger than he did throughout the season.Shawn AndrewsAdmitted he was over 400 at one point. Down to 366 now but still looked a bit soft.Stacy AndrewsConversely, Stacy looked as big as his brother but was much more solid. He is a player who is really making some noise here and is moving up boards.Jeff SmokerSpoke a lot about the off-field issues. Measured at 6’3, 223. No forty here but will run at his pro day.Cody Pickett Looked very big. Measured at 6’3 ½, 233 lbs. About 15 lbs heavier than his playing weight. Both him and Reggie Williams seemed bigger than usual…something’s going on up in Washington! Pickett said he will do all tests and drills here.Devery HendersonMeasured in at 5’11, 198. Will not run here but rather at his pro day on March 18. Said his fastest so far is 4.26.Rashaun Woods 6’2, 202, nice to see him add a little bulk.Roy WilliamsMeasured at 6’2 1/2, 212. A little shorter and a little lighter than expected.Darius WattsMeasured 6’1, 188. Will not do anything here. Said he wants to work on strength a lot. Philip Rivers6’5, 229. Denver and San Diego have shown interest. Not doing anything here. Derrick Hamilton6’3, 196. Thinks he’ll mid-4.3s but won’t run here. Will do WR drills though. Talked at length about his versatility and ability to make people miss despite his height/wiry frame.James NewsonCame in at 6’0, 213. I jokingly asked him if he could match his 99 speed rating in Madden. He said we’ll have to wait and see but the game doesn’t measure heart baby! Has been training with Charles Collins at Phenom Factor. Will run Sunday. Quincy Wilson5’9, 225 with some of the biggest calves I’ve ever seen. Talked a lot about the Miami game and how he did more than just the one big run in that game. Matt Schaub 6’5 ¾, 243, a little taller than advertised. Will do everything here. Talked about his lack of being sacked this year and his quick release. Said he's been compared to Chad Pennington and Brad Johnson. Rod Rutherford6’1 ½, 240 - compared himself to McNair. Said he doesn’t mind being called Slash and will “do what he has to to get on the field,” but definitely likes being a QB.Ernest Wilford 6’3 ½, 226, will do everything here. Looked like a TE, Baltimore and Cincinnati have talked to him about playing TE depending on his 40. Interviewed very well and had a pretty good sense of humor and take on the Frank Beamer slap to the helmet. Best DB he’s faced: DeAngelo HallNFL WR he compares to best: Terrell OwensHow he will impress scouts: charm and good looks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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