Posted: 7:14 pm Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
By D. Orlando Ledbetter
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.