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NFL DRAFT PREVIEW

NFL Combine 'Best in Show': OL, TE

Wed, Mar 05, 2014

We will review the top NFL Combine performances -- by position -- over the next few days. Reese's Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage, who spent 20 years in the NFL as a coach, scout and executive -- including as the GM of the Cleveland Browns for four years -- was in Indianapolis for all four days of the on-field workouts.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Auburn LT Greg Robinson ran the 40 in 4.92 

 Greg Robinson           OT       Auburn 

At 6’5”, 332 pounds runs 4.92 in the 40-yard dash. He was a lot of man moving really fast. He was the star of the day on Saturday.

 Jake Matthews           OT       Texas A&M 

He lived up to all they hype, checked off all the boxes. He’s going to go in the top five or six of this draft.

 Taylor Lewan             OT       Michigan 

Another senior offensive lineman who was a bit of a surprise in terms of how well he tested, running the fasted time of the offensive linemen (4.87 in 40). He had a terrific workout.

 Weston Richburg      OC       Colorado State  

Just slowly and steadily moves through the process towards the NFL Draft. I think he’s probably a third-rounder at this point.

 Joel Bitonio                 OT/OG            Nevada 

Ran in the 4.9’s in the 40, worked out extremely well. He’s another player – because of his versatility – who has a chance to go in the second or third round of this draft.

 

TIGHT ENDS 

 A.C. Leonard               TE       Tennessee State 

He ran the fastest time among the tight ends (4.50 in the 40), very athletic. He started his career at Florida. We’ll see how he answers the questions about off-the-field issues, but he looked like a really good player.

 Eric Ebron                  TE       North Carolina  

Was limited in what he did in Indianapolis in the workouts, but he’s a standout, going to go high in the draft.

Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz was solid again at Combine.

 C.J. Fiedorowicz          TE       Iowa 

Solid in Mobile at the Reese’s Senior Bowl and continued to shine ran in the 4.7s, tested very well in the shuttles and the jumps, caught the ball well. Probably a third or fourth round pick.

 Arthur Lynch             TE       Georgia  

Has been really consistent since the season ended, both at the Senior Bowl and Combine. He dropped two passes at the end of his career at the Gator Bowl and I don’t think he has dropped one since then. He’s looked very good at the Combine and in Mobile. He’s a player, you know exactly what you’re going to get. Probably forecasted as a second or third tight end on a team, but certainly a contributor as a rookie in 2014.