Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Combine'11: Day 5 news and nuggets
By Kevin Seifert
As the sixth and final day of the NFL scouting combine gets underway, let's tap into Scouts Inc. for some highlights from Day 5.
- Nevada defensive end Dontay Moch turned in one of the best workouts of the combine, running a 4.44 in the 40-yard dash, recording a 42-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-8 broad jump. But Moch is undersized at 244 pounds, and Scouts Inc writes: "His impressive explosiveness and straight-line speed are offset by his lack of lateral agility, hip fluidity and body control to bend the edge as a pass-rusher. He's also raw in terms of instincts and looked tight during drills."
- Alabama defensive lineman Marcell Dareus proved to be in excellent shape, running a 4.94 despite a 319-pound frame.
- Auburn defensive lineman Nick Fairley is nowhere close to being assured he will be the No. 1 overall pick. Among other things, Fairley proved smaller than originally believed -- weighing in at 291 pounds.
- California defensive end Cameron Jordan is proving to be a climber. He had a strong Senior Bowl, ran a 4.78 in the 40-yard dash on Monday and is now projected as a mid-first round pick.