Sunday, February 27, 2011
Combine'11: Day 3 news and nuggets
By Kevin Seifert
INDIANAPOLIS -- As the fourth day of the NFL scouting combine gets under way, let’s tap into our friends at Scouts Inc. for a glimpse into the Day 3 workouts:
- USC offensive lineman Tyron Smith was having a strong combine until medical staffers found fluid in his knee and shut him down. The fluid stems from relatively minor knee surgery last month. Smith is expected to be fully healed in time for his March 31 Pro Day, and could be a target for the Minnesota Vikings at No. 12 or Detroit Lions at No. 13.
- Colorado offensive lineman Nate Solder, who had a disappointing bench press Friday, had the fastest 40 time among tackles and proved quite athletic during agility drills.
- Nevada tight end Virgil Green proved as athletic as advertised, running a 4.64 in the 40-yard dash and completing a 42 1/2-inch vertical jump.
- Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, perhaps the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, measured smaller than advertised. He is officially 6-3 and 291 pounds.