NFL Combine | Sunday Open Thread

Kevin C. Cox

The quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers are working out at the NFL Combine today.

Quarterback AJ McCarron and wide receiver Kevin Norwood are in Indianapolis, repping Alabama today. After much debate, AJ decided that he will be doing the full workout, which I think is a great move.  In my opinion, AJ's stock has a lot of upward mobility, and him working out will almost certainly help him, as the worst case scenario is that he would reinforce any negative ideas scouts have about him.  Bottom line, I think the worst he can do is prove himself to be who the scouts say he is, in which case, his draft prospects should be relatively unaltered.

As a small recap of yesterday, by all accounts, Cyrus Kouandjio had a pretty bad day. Per the NFL Network:

Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama:

Scouts weren't expecting Kouandjio to post jaw-dropping numbers at the combine due to his massive frame, but even his staunchest supporters will have some concerns about his overall athleticism after glancing at the numbers from his workout. Kouandjio ranked near the bottom of his position group in the 40, broad jump, short shuttle and three-cone drill. Additionally, he looked a little sluggish in the change-of-direction drills of the positional workout. Although that's not surprising, based on his mauler/brawler style, the lack of short-area quickness and body control leads to more questions about his ability to handle speed and quickness off the edge. With failed physicals and concerns about long-term knee issues running rampant, it's quite possible Kouandijo slides down most boards following the combine.

You can watch the Combine on the NFL Network or you can watch it online HERE.

Tomorrow, the defensive linemen and linebackers  will be working out.

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