Posted: 7:49 pm Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

NFL combine: Connor Shaw, Albert Wilson shine on Day Two 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw, here throwing during the first half against Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, had a strong NFL scouting combine workout. (Associated Press File Photo)

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw, here throwing during the first half against Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, had a strong NFL scouting combine workout.
(Associated Press File Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS — South Carolina quarterback Conner Shaw, of Flowery Branch High, and Georgia State wide receiver Albert Wilson had strong days on Sunday.

Shaw had the third-fastest 40-yard time (4.66 seconds) of the quarterbacks. He also had the third highest vertical jump (34 inches), fifth-best broad jump (9 feet, 8 inches), fifth-best three-cone drill (7.07 seconds) and 11th-best 20-yard short shuttle in his position group.

“I’ve met with Tampa Bay and Jacksonville,” Shaw said. “(I’ve had)  a bunch of informal talks. I think I have met with every team except for about seven for informal interviews. It’s been a good bit. I did not talk to the Titans but I talked to them twice in L.A. at the all-star game.”

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Wilson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds.

“Albert Wilson ran tremendously well,” NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said.

Wilson lifted 225-pounds 10 times, had a 37.5-inch vertical jump, a broad jump of 123 inches and 7.0 in the three-cone drill and 4.21 seconds in the 20-yards shuttle.

Here’s how some of the other local players performed:

Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd (Roswell) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.73 seconds.

Central Florida’s Storm Johnson (Loganville) lifted 225-pounds, 16 times, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds, had a vertical jump of 35.5 inches, a broad jump of 118 inches.

Notre Dame’s T.J. Jones (Gainesville) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds, had a vertical jump of 33 inches, a broad jump of 119 inches, three-cone run of 6.82 seconds and a 20-yards shuttle time of 4.27 seconds.

15 comments
Tougher
Tougher

Muarry would be a great great girls basketball coach for a high school.

Tougher
Tougher

cont…Gamecocks got tougher and better as the season went on…..good luck aaron Muarry!!

Tougher
Tougher

I think Aaron Muarry is a fine young man….and will do well in the business world or teaching…I hope him nothing but the best!


I did not disappear after UGA ran the ball down that "young" Gamecock D last SEpt. UGA was tougher that day..no doubt. Too bad…as you know, UGA lost that toughness as the season went on….we got bert

sportsnut
sportsnut

Murray is still recovering from his injury and not paticipating yet, will do later in the spring at Athens at Pro Day.

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

Haven't seen any mention of Aaron Murray here or anywhere.  Leads one to believe he has left folks unimpressed, hope I am wrong.  I knew Shaw was going to perform well, he always does, and was underrated in the SEC.  He is just one of those guys who gets it done. 

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

FalconJames.....4.6 for Storm is not flying, dude. Should be ok for a fullback or H back type. But I too wish him well.

HarveyPooka
HarveyPooka

Shaw has all the basics intact and when you add in his quality work ethic, that makes him a top-level pick that you cannot overlook.   He'll win somebody a lot of games they otherwise might not win.

TomGaff
TomGaff

I would look seriously at Connor Shaw for my backup guy with the ATL Falcons!!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

I agree with Buck Belue, Shaw is the toughest man in college football.

FalconJames
FalconJames

I like Storm Johnson, hope he does well in the draft. The dude can fly, has good size. If the Falcons were not so lame on both lines and need so much help there, I would love to see them draft this guy.

Tougher
Tougher

I would take Connor anyday….anyday over Aaaron Muarry. Connor could be the surprise of the 2014 draft..

SkokieDog
SkokieDog

@RafeHollister I read elsewhere that AM is hoping that NFL teams will watch his tape. Remember, he's great in the film room.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

of course you would tougher...the same tougher who ran his mouth for a month last September and then disappeared for the remainder of the football season...after his team went to Athens...personally I like Shaw, always have...but I'm not going to sit here here and down the young man, like you do Murray, just because he plays for another team...see, tougher, you are what I call a homer...doesn't matter the situation, you will spin it to where your team or player is superior...loser...go dogs

Whiznot
Whiznot

@Tougher I bailed on Murray a couple of years ago after he told the world that Mark Richt is a great man who will teach the Georgia players how to be "great leaders, great businessmen and great husbands and wives".


Murray was supposed to be a 4.0 student in High school. What a joke.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

and Whiznot, (Whiznot, really??) you're the joke pal...another LOSER...go dogs