Nick Fairley surprises in coverage

Updated: February 28, 2011, 12:20 PM ET
By and Kevin Weidl
Defensive linemen were on display Monday at the NFL combine, working drills that simulate dropping into coverage. Here are some things our scouts have seen so far.

• No one is thinking about moving Auburn DT Nick Fairley outside, so this drill shouldn't carry as much weight for him as it will for some of the other prospects. However, his strong performance didn't hurt. He did a better job of bending and redirecting than most interior defensive linemen.