Combine time in Indy

Some of your favorite former Clemson players are getting ready to be poked, prodded and analyzed beyond belief at this year's NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Mike Mayock of the NFL Network will be among those responsible for the analysis.

On Tuesday, Mayock fielded questions during a teleconference about Sammy Watkins, Tajh Boyd and a number of other soon-to-be NFLers, including Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney and Michael Sam.

But, around this Clemson-centric part of the Worldwide Web, you're here to read about Tigers, past, present and future.

We featured some of Mayock's thoughts about Watkins on Tuesday afternoon.

Mayock also had this to say about the All-American wide receiver: "He's physically explosive. He's got great hands. He's got good size. He's got very good speed and what I really, really liked about this kid is he's got toughness. He'll physically beat press coverage.

"He high points the ball. He's got a little attitude about him. He blocks people."

Boyd, the guy who was on the throwing end of a majority of Watkins' 240 catches at Clemson, will take to the field on Sunday with the quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs.

"Tajh Boyd has better arm strength than people think, good mobility, won a lot of football games, has some inconsistency on tape but he's a playmaker and I like that," Mayock said. "He's a guy I think you get mid-to-late in this draft and you can try to develop him, so I like him."

Bashaud Breeland and the defensive backs will close out the 2014 combine on Tuesday.

"The corner from Clemson, I'm a little bit intrigued by because he's long, he can run," Mayock said. "I think he probably could have benefitted staying in school a little bit longer but I still think he's probably going to go in the third or fourth round."

The offensive linemen will be on the field first. They kick things off with the tight ends on Saturday.

"Brandon Thomas from Clemson who is a tackle or a guard, but I think he's a tackle, he would probably go late second round," Mayock said.

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