Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium won’t host Super Bowl XLVI for another 11 months, but the Super Bowl of Scouting begins Thursday in downtown Indy. A total of 330 draft-eligible prospects will run, lift, jump and interview for personnel representatives from all 32 NFL teams February 24th – March 1st.
Of those 330, around 250 are expected to be drafted.
The week’s results will directly affect April’s draft board, which in turn will affect who returns to Indianapolis on February 5, 2012.
Once KCChiefs.com lands in Indy, we’ll keep you updated on all of the Combine happenings. Until then, let’s take a look at who might become a Chief this April.
Chiefs Linebacker Situation
2010 Combine Participants: Justin Cole, Micah Johnson, Cameron Sheffield
*Cole’s Combine Results
40 Speed: 4.84
*2010 Combine Results compiled from ESPN (some categories may be incomplete)
40 SPEED: 40-yard dash time.
3-CONE: 3-cone drill time.
SHUTTLE: 20-yard shuttle time.
VERTICAL: Vertical jump - measured by the differential between a players reach and the marked flag.
BROAD: Broad jump distance.
BENCH: Bench press - measured by the number of times a player bench presses 225pds.
*Johnson’s Combine Results
40 Speed: 5.07
*Sheffield’s Combine Results
40 Speed: 4.92
*2010 Combine Bests (Inside Linebackers)
40 Speed: 4.54 – Jamar Chaney, Mississippi State (7th round, PHI)
3-Cone: 6.85 – Mike McLaughlin, Boston College (Undrafted, DEN)
Shuttle: 4.07 – Josh Hull, Penn State (7th round, STL)
Vertical: 39.00 – Chaney
Broad: 124 – Chaney
Bench: 35 – Donald Butler, Washington (3rd round, SD)
*2010 Combine Bests compiled from ESPN (some categories may be incomplete)
*2010 Combine Bests (Outside Linebackers)
40 Speed: 4.56 – Dekoda Watson, Florida State (7th round, TB)
3-Cone: 6.67 – Kyle Bosworth, UCLA (Undrafted, JAX)
Shuttle: 4.11 – Two Tied: Watson and Bosworth
Vertical: 41.50 – Kennan Clayton, Oklahoma (4th round, PHI)
Broad: 134 – Watson
Bench: 34 – Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri (1st round, ATL)
2011 Combine Invites (LBs):
LB1: Akeem Ayers, UCLA
LB2: Nicholas Bellore, Central Michigan
LB3: Bruce Carter, North Carolina
LB4: Akeem Dent, Georgia
LB5: Mason Foster, Washington
LB6: Mark Herzlich, Boston College
LB7: Douglas Hogue, Syracuse
LB8: Ross Homan, Ohio State
LB9: Justin Houston, Georgia
LB10: Jeremiha Hunter, Iowa
LB11: Nathaniel Irving, NC State
LB12: Greg Jones, Michigan State
LB13: Elijah Joseph, Temple
LB14: Orie Lemon, Oklahoma State
LB15: Gregory Lloyd, Connecticut
LB16: Scott Lutrus, Connecticut
LB17: Clay Matthews, Oregon
LB18: Colin McCarthy, Miami
LB19: Von Miller, Texas A&M
LB20: Michael Mohamed, California
LB21: Adrian Moten, Maryland
LB22: James Mouton, Michigan
LB23: Brian Rolle, Ohio State
LB24: Kelvin Sheppard, LSU
LB25: Darryl Smith, Appalacian State
LB26: Derrell Smith, Syracuse
LB27: Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina
LB28: James Thomas, West Virginia
LB29: Chris White, Mississippi State
LB30: Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut
LB31: K.J. Wright, Mississippi State
Participants are determined annually by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent twenty-five NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. ALL eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the ensuing NFL Draft. – www.nflcombine.net