Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Combine cheat sheets
By Matt Fortuna
With the NFL scouting combine kicking off today, Scouts Inc. offers some cheat sheets on the offensive side of the ball.
Most notable for Notre Dame fans is the wide receiver position , as former Irish star Michael Floyd could be drafted in the first round. Measuring in at 6-foot-3, 229 pounds, Floyd is bigger than the average receiver of the past four combines, who measure 6-0 7/8 and 202.4 pounds.
Based on the last three drafts, 29.6 receivers have been drafted per year, with 3.6 going in the first round.
While Floyd is listed third among draftable receivers from this year's class, he is not in the top five of any of the main receiver categories: separation skills, ball skills, big-play ability and competitiveness/toughness.
Also worth noting from the offensive line class, is that former right tackle Taylor Dever does not have a draftable grade , despite being invited to the combine.