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Morning links: Defensive linemen take center stage

Post by Eric Williams on Feb. 28, 2011 at 8:57 am with 3 Comments »
February 28, 2011 8:57 am
California defensive end Cameron Jordan (AP Photo/Michael Conroy).

With the NFL scouting combine winding down, the defensive linemen and linebackers take center stage today, with California’s Cameron Jordan posting an impressive 4.71 40-yard-time.

With the possibility of nine defensive linemen going in the first round, this is the day to spend a few minutes watching live coverage, which you can check out here.

We’ll also be having our regular Monday Morning Quarterback chat at 11 a.m., so get your draft questions ready.

My story today focuses on Washington quarterback Jake Locker’s performance and how the quarterbacks performed overall.

Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports places Locker among the winners in his list of winners and losers during Sunday’s workout day at the scouting combine.

Clare Farnsworth of takes a look at the quarterback position in this year’s draft, with the Seahawks possibly selecting a signal caller in the first round.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post says it will take time for quarterbacks like Auburn’s Cam Newton and Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert to transition from a spread offense to a more pro-style offense.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated talks to teams about restrictions NFL teams will have on contacting players once a lockout becomes a reality on Friday. King also has three quarterbacks going in the top 10 in his mock draft, including Cam Newton to Cincinnati, Blaine Gabbert to Arizona and Ryan Mallet to Washington.

Check out this video of Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea setting the bench press record with 49 reps at 225. Pretty impressive.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    The cool thing about Paea pushing up 49, was some of the coaches reactions. Rob Ryan cheering and giving a fist pump. Whoever was sitting next to him was hooting and hollering. lol. Great scene.

  2. What could Locker look like throwing to BMW, Obo, Butler, Tate, and maybe Alshon Jeffery in ’12 or ’13? Especially if he had an OL that could give him a full 4 secs to throw?

  3. Would Paea be around @ #25?

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