NFL Combine Update

West Virginia's six players at the NFL Combine completed their measurements and began workouts over the weekend.

In addition to the results posted on Saturday, Brandon Hogan and Robert Sands underwent the first day of the process for their position groups while Noel Devine and Jock Sanders wound up the on-field portion of the three-day combine.

Sands checked in a little under his advertised height at West Virginia. According to the NFL's numbers Sands stood 6' 4" and weighed 217 pounds. He had an arm length of 33 3/8" and a 9 ¾" hand measurement. Hogan, one of a big number of cornerback prospects, stood 5' 10" and weighed 192 pounds. His arm length was 30 3/8" and his hands almost matched Sands, spreading 9 5/8".

Workout and drill results were spotty for Devine and Sanders. Devine's only reported result was a very good 24 repetitions in the 225-pound bench press, which was seventh among running backs. He reportedly did not participate in any of the other drills. Sanders recorded a 4.53 time in the 40-yard dash time, which might have been disappointing to some observers, but underscores the fact that he is not a straight-line speedster, but rather a shifty and evasive runner. Sanders also had a leap of 10' 5" in the standing broad jump, and a 4.13 time in the 20-yard shuttle.

Chris Neild went ahead of the previously published schedule and recorded 30 repetitions in the bench press.

Drills and testing at the Combine continue today.


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