Posted: 7:14 pm Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

NFL combine: Top performers of Day Two 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

The Dallas Cowboys' bus was parked outside of Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com)

The Dallas Cowboys’ bus was parked outside of Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com)

INDIANAPOLIS — A quick look back at the second day of the combine workouts:

Inside the numbers: Former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell, who transferred to Alabama State, had solid day. He had a 38-inch vertical jump, lifted 225-pounds 23 times and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds officially. There were some much lower hand-held times of 4.32, which was the fastest of the 220-pound plus running backs.

He’s fast: Kent State running back Dri Archer ran the 40-yard dash in 4.26 seconds. He predicted that he would break Tennessee running back Chris Johnson’s mark of 4.24 seconds.

He’s strong: Georgia Southern running back Jerick McKinnon, of Sprayberry High, lifted 225-pounds 32 times, which was tops for the running backs. He ran the sixth fastest 40-yard dash (4.41 seconds officially), had the second-best vertical jump of 40.5 inches and had the second-best broad jump of 11 feet. “As far as the running backs, I think (Jerick) McKinnon from Georgia Southern is a real wild card in this draft…He had a big day,” NFL Network’s MIke Mayock said.

For the record: “I love Blake Bortles. I think he’s a franchise quarterback.” – NFL Network’s Mike Mayock on the Central Florida quarterback prospect.

Hot topic: South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney told ESPN.com he wants to be trade to the Falcons. “I wish they could trade up for me,” he said, “but I hope I don’t fall to No. 6. I like Atlanta – a lot. They’re pretty good. They’ve got some guys from South Carolina on the team, also. And it’s close to home.” Falcons defensive linemen Cliff Matthews and Travian Robertson played at South Carolina. Clowney is from Rock Hill, S.C., near Charlotte.

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tyger
tyger

HBCU Overall Rankings (1-64)



Rank   Name 


1. Isaiah Crowell  RB Alabama St.  - NFL Combine Top Performer

2.Kadeem Edwards OL Tenn.St. - Bench 225 - 26x

3.Joseph Thomas,LB  SC State - #3 NCAA Solo Tackles (84)

4.A.C. Leonard TE Tenn. St. - 2x All-OVX

5.Qua Cox DB Jackson St. - SWAC DPOY

6.D’Vonte Graham DB   NCA&T - AP All-American

7. Arnold Walker  RB - 2x All-SWAC

8. Tyler McDonald WR SC State - MEAC OPOY

9.Kim Barton OL Morgan St. - NFLPA Bowl

10. Robert Simpson  DL MSVS 2x All-SWAC


www.hbcuclassics.com

Hemmorid_Sufferer_2
Hemmorid_Sufferer_2

 South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney told ESPN.com he wants to be trade to the Falcons.


Is that what he said, or is that what you wrote?

TimA13
TimA13

Seenthatb4 can't wait to see Clowney knock the crap out of the Drew Bress.

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

Wow!  I knew Clowney wasn't exactly the brightest bulb at the combine, but to say that confirms he's an idiot. 

GEAUX SAINTS!!!

FalconJames
FalconJames

I bet somebody asked Clowney a leading question to get him to say that. I would imagine if you asked him "What do you think about Carolina? ", he would say "I wish they could trade up for me, I like Carolina-a lot. They're pretty good. They got some guys from South Carolina on the team, also, And It's close to home"

AlwaysReady
AlwaysReady

Is Jerry Jones under that bus with his new offensive coordinator?