Saturday NFL Combine LIVE Feed - Updated 5:09 ET

Directly from the NFL combine, live feeds from personal and draft scouts on all the news from Indianapolis. NFL Draft prospect notes, NFL Team notes, Reports, Stats and free agency updates. <br><br> <b>This page will be updated frequently, please refresh regularly.

George Gause/DE/USC

- He measured in at 6'4"/275

- He will not be working out here but will be at his pro day on 3/16.

- He listed Michael Munoz was his toughest opponent.

- He is willing to play special teams

- He believes he is better against the run and enjoys that aspect of defense.

- He prefers playing in a 4-3 scheme.

- He met with the Vikings, Packers, Jaguars, Chiefs, and Cowboys

More on Alex Smith/TE/Stanford

- He will not work out because he bruised his knee at the Senior Bowl. Says he checked out medically OK here.

- He has not missed any games because of injury.

- He said he's trying to break away from his label as a receiving tight end, trying to become and every-down player for NFL teams.

- He expects to go somewhere in the first round or maybe early second.

- He has his degree in economics.

- His father played four seasons for the Broncos, where he watched a couple of training camps.

- He spent a total of nine hours in the hospital getting checked out medically between two days. A torn ACL ended his father's career.

- He played WR his first two seasons in high school.

- He expects to run a 4.6-second 40-yard dash with a goal of 4.5.


Shaun Cody/DT/USC

- He measured in 6-4/293

- He will not run here, but will lift on Sunday. He plans to work out at his pro day on March 24.

- He said he can play inside in a 4-3 and outside in a 3-4.

- He doesn't have an agent yet; will hire one after the Combine.

- He has received the most interest from San Diego, Dallas, and Minnesota.


- Top 5 40 Times from RBs today.
1) J.J. Arrington/California-4.46
2) Ronnie Brown/Auburn-4.48
3) Deandra Cobb/Michigan St.-4.49
4) Anthony Davis/Wisconsin-4.54
5) Ryan Grant/Notre Dame-4.54


Erasmus James/DT/Wisconsin

- He measured in at 6-4 1/2/266

- He will do everything but the bench.

- He played basketball in high school.

- He said his ankle injury, which kept him out of the Senior Bowl, is OK now. The ankle bothered him for two games.

- He expects to run in the 4.6 range.

- As for injuries, he was originally concerned that his hip injury of August 2003 would be a "Bo Jackson" injury that would end his career. It was a partial dislocation of the hip. His original medical tests in Indianapolis were good, but he has yet to do the MRI. He had tendonitis in the shoulder in 2002.

- He knows the biggest questions about him from scouts will be regarding his health.

- He thinks he is similar to defensive ends Julius Peppers and Jevon Kearse.

- He thinks he would fit a 3-4 defense well.


Cedric Houston/RB/Tennessee

- He measured in at 5-10/225.

- He considers himself a "small bruiser."

- He won't work out because he's been sick the last two weeks.

- He has been working out at Nashville and Atlanta.

- He has been shown the strongest interest by Tennessee, Cleveland, Carolina, New York Giants.

- He expects to run in the low 4.4s.

- He expects to go between the second and fourth rounds.


Jonathan Goddard/DE/Marshall

- He measured in at 6-0/240

- He expects to be selected between the second and fourth rounds.

- He said most teams are talking to him about playing linebacker.

- He ran a 4.5 in college.

- He played at 228 pounds in college.

- He said that more teams going to a 3-4 defense in the NFL helps his stock.

- He played very little linebacker in college, but might translate there in the NFL.

-Most of the 3-4 teams have talked to him.

- He will do everything but the 40 because he tweaked his hamstring about three weeks ago.


Frank Omilaye/OL/Tennessee Tech

- He measured in at 6-4 1/4/310

- He did 22 reps bench pressing at 225.

- He played left tackle and right tackle, but says he could play guard at the next level.

- He committed to Vanderbilt coming out of high school, but his ACT fell one point short of Vandy's standards. He will be six hours from graduating after spring classes.

- Teams showing the most interest so far are Chicago, Kansas City, Tennessee, and Jacksonville.


Kelly Griffith/TE/Fort Hays State (Kan.)

- He measured in at 6-4/284. His playing weight was 284.

- He will do everything here.

- He says he's more of a blocking tight end but can stretch the field as well.

- Detroit and Cincinnati showing the most interest so far. Has also interviewed with St. Louis.


Travis Johnson/DT/Florida St.

- He measured in at 6'3 5/8 305

- He will only bench press. He will work out at his pro day on 3/15

- He lists his toughest opposition as Alex Barron, Elton Brown, and Jeff Faine.

- He has not met with teams yet


Mike Patterson/DT/USC

- He measured in at 5'11 1/2 292

- He hasn't met with any teams yet

- Ryan Kalil toughest competition

- He lists his versatility as his best strength.


Joel Dreessen/TE/Colorado State

- He measured in at 6'4"/260

- He will do everything here.

- He lists Matt Roth as his toughest opponent.

- He wants to be a long snapper.


Heath Miller/TE/Virginia

- He measured in at 6'5 256

- He lists Shaun Merriman toughest opponent

- He prefers to get down field but is a willing blocker

- He will not work out here but will at his pro day.

- His rehab from abdominal surgery is going as planned.

- He has not met with any teams


Marcus Spears/DE/LSU

- He measured in at 6'4 307

- He confirmed that he has a torn meniscus in his right knee which is why he won't work out here.

- His pro day is 3/31 and will be the first time he works out.

- He is willing to play end in a 3-4, 4-3, or tackle in a 4-3

- He said his former coach Nick Saban runs mini combines for his players before training camp and he added he would love to play for Saban at Miami.

- He listed Shawn Andrews as his toughest opponent.


Alex Smith/TE/Stanford

- He measured in at 6'4/258

- He has not met with any teams.

- He will not be working out here.

- A scout from the Cardinals pulled Smith off of the interview podium in order to conduct a team interview with him.


David Pollack/DE/Georgia

- Measured in at 6'2/265

- He said he plays a little bigger than 265.

- Named former University Of Arkansas offensive lineman Shawn Andrews toughest competition.

- He said he will do everything here.


Travis Johnson/DT/Florida St.

- Measured in at 6'3 5/8 305

- Will only bench press here but will work out at his pro day on 3/15.

- Named his toughest opposition Alex Barron, Elton Brown, and Jeff Faine

- Has not met with teams yet


Mike Patterson/DT/USC

- Measured in at 5'11 1/2/292

- He hasn't met with any teams yet

- He said Ryan Kalil toughest competition

- His versatility is his best strength.


Adam Bergen/TE/Lehigh

- Measured in at 6'0 1/2/265

- He said he was put in motion often and even played some at slot.

- Played quarterback in high school.

- Has interviewed with many position coaches.

- Best time running the 40 in his career was 4.6.

- He considers himself a better pass receiver than blocker at this point.


Anttaj Hawthorne/DT/Wisconsin

- He measured 6-3/321

- He said he played at 330 his senior year.

- He wanted to prove he was more than just a big guy.

- He lists strengths as being strong and physically aggressive

- He said the only reason he went to the Senior Bowl was to show his work ethic to coaches.

- Will do a full workout.

- Teams showing an interest are Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Cincinnati.

- He ran 5.17-40 last year.

- Sees himself as a two-gap player who likes played heads-up on the center.

- He has started since the last three games of his freshman year.

- Senior Bowl position coach for the Raiders compared him to Warren Sapp.

- He says he expects to go at end of the first round or early second.

- He didn't consider coming out early.


Jonathan Babineaux/DT/Iowa

- He measured in at 6-2/286

- He can play defensive end or tackle.

- He thinks he gets to the quarterback faster from defensive end.

- His injuries in his recent playing career fractured ankle in 2001 and had ligament damage in his leg in 2003.

- He played running back, linebacker and defensive end in high school.

- Weighed 230 at end of high school career.

- He played fullback at Iowa in 2000; made transition to defensive line in 2001.

-Will work out fully here.


Shawne Merriman/DE/Maryland

- He measured in at 6'4"/272

- He will work out, saving it for March 16 pro day.

- His most recent times in the 40 had been in the low to mid-4.4 in the 40.

- Says "I can play up first three downs, but if they need me to rush, I can rush.

- He has been told he could play OLB or MLB.

- Nickname is "Lights Out." "I've knocked out a lot of people," he said. He said he loves making the big hit.

- He said he has a 41-1/2-inch vertical leap.

He played basketball in high school.


Dan Cody/DE/Oklahoma

- He measured in at 6-5 1/2/255.

- He said he will not work out.

-In regard to a black out in one game.

- "Before the fourth quarter I was pretty revved up," he said. "I didn't black out, I just got light-headed. I cam back with a sack and a tackle on the next drive."

- He was a medical redshirt in his freshman year after being diagnosed with clinical depression. Got treatment and said everything is fine now.

- "It's just having a good relationship with yourself and with God."

- He wants to be known as the hardest-working player in college football.

- In regard to being a top pick

- "I can't see myself being a top-5. Top 15 hopefully."


North Dakota Matt Hunt,  Alabama Evan Mathis, Scott Young of BYU, all ran well and did well in drills 

Chris Spencer of Mississippi also looked good

first group of RB .... On the other end of the spectrum is Auburn running back Ronnie Brown whose official time was 4.48. , while Maurice Clarett could not break the 4.8 barrier


Virginia offensive guard Elton Brown has left the combine. Uncertain to the abrupt decision to leave the event, one NFL scout noted Brown is a quality player physically, but he has some issues to deal with personally.


As reported Elton Brown was not going to work out,  but now Elton Brown has left town. Many scouts in attendance were baffled at Browns absence. More to come on this developing story later. 


Marcus Johnson is being talked now about a move from Guard to tackle by many teams. Scouts believe he can be a rare prospect to do so, since most move from tackle to guard once they come to the NFL.


Alternate skills:

 The following players listed at QB will practice at WR Matt Jones

Following prospects listed at DL will play OLB Vincent BurnsDan CodyTrent Cole, Chauncey Davis, Andre FrazierJonathan Goddard, Shawne Merriman, Jonathan Babineaux, Erasmus James, Khari Long, David McMillan, Eric Moore, David Pollack, Ryan Riddle, Matt Roth, Justin Tuck, and Jonathan Welsh

Linebackers who will work out as DL

Demarcus Ware


CB who will workout as WR

Antonio Perkins


BREAKING NEWS: Richie Incognito Fell to the ground in severe pain, laid for several minutes on the ground clutching his leg . He looks to have a serious right knee injury and was carted off the field.


Prospects who looked good

Richie Incognito, Khalif Barnes, and  Jammal Brown ran well


Reggie Brown/WR/Georgia

- Measured in at 6'1/196

His best vertical leap in his career has been 43 inches and his best 40-time was 4.25. His best bench press was 400 pounds two years ago.

- He loves to work out. He jobs three to four miles a day with wrist and ankle weights on. He also plays basketball with a weighted vest on.

- He lists Corey Webster as the best cornerback that he faced in college.

- Will work out fully here.

- He is hoping to be selected in the first round.

- The only injury of note was in 2001 (knee).



Fred Gibson/WR/Georgia

- Measured in at 6'4/196

- He lists Carlos Rogers as the best cornerback that he faced in his collegiate career.

- He didn't start playing football until the 11th grade.

- He sees himself as a deep threat and more of a "Randy Moss type".

- Will work out fully here.

- His best 40-time has been a 4.42.

- One area that he would like to improve on is with his consistency with blocking.


Alex Smith/QB/Utah

- Will not throw here but will on March 16. The reason why he won't throw here is that he has a chance to throw more in his workout later on.

- He believes that he will be able to adjust to the NFL quickly.

"Obviously you have to look at the NFL today and the quarterback position and you have to be smart. I would be able to adjust quickly, especially mentally."

- In comparing himself to Aaron Rodgers

"I have shown a little more ability to run."

- He feels that he has an edge in preparation in comparison to Rodgers because of his recent workouts.

- Smith stated that one area where he didn't have a lot of experience in college is with screen passes.

- He feels that he's still in competition for the top rung on the quarterback rankings for the draft.

- He was a fan of former San Francisco 49er quarterback Steve Young growing up.


Alvin Pearman/RB/Virginia

- Measured in at 5'9 3/8/208

- He has been compared to former Tulane back Mewelde Moore.

"He wasn't a big guy but his game really translated to the NFL. I have similar skills."

- He ran the 100 and 200 meters on the track team in high school.

- Has played on just about all special teams including returns and coverage.

- He has been working on his receiving skills since he was five.

- He feels that his stock has been on the rise since last season.


Eric Shelton/RB/Louisville

- Measured in at 6'1/246.

- An AC sprain prevented him from working on his bench press here.

- Lists his strengths as being a team leader, having a nose for the end zone, and being a break away threat.


Roddy White/WR/Alabama Birmingham

- Measured in at 6'1/207

- He said small, quick cornerbacks have given him trouble in the past.

- He lists route running as his biggest challenge at the next level.

- He likes the Colts and Rams since they throw the ball a lot but admits the Colts would be a long shot since they have a deep receiver corps.

- His family had tremendous success in wrestling and he won two state championships while in high school. In only lost one match in his final two years.

- His freshman year he wrestled at 112 and in his senior year he wrestled at 189.

- He has been working out with some NFL players in Arizona to get ready for the draft.


Jammal Brown/OL/Oklahoma

- Measured in at 6'5 1/2/316

- He said he can play either tackle position.

- Lists his strengths as having good feet, being very aggressive, and plays to the whistle.

- He made the switch from defensive line to offensive line due to the emergence of Tommie Harris. At first, he was hesitant to make the move and thought of transferring to Tennessee or Miami-Fla.

- On his combine experience

"The best sleep I got here was on the floor at the hospital (when taking the physical)."

- He planned on doing a full workout but his body is worn down a little so he may just wait until his pro day next month to do that.

-Said he was battling it out for the top lineman with Khalif Barnes since Alex Barron did not do a full workout.

- Has received interest so far from Baltimore, Green Bay, Carolina.


Kevin Everett/TE/Miami-Fla.

- Measured in at 6'4 5/8/241

- Tore his left labrum in November and had surgery on January 5 so he will not be working out here. He added that he's about six weeks from a full recovery but hasn't yet scheduled a date to work out for the NFL scouts.

- Has an expectation of being selected high as recent Miami tight ends have.

- His running and jumping numbers are better than Kellen Winslow Jr.'s.

- On playing in the NFL

"I plan on being one of the best and being a future pro bowler."

- He said one area that he feels that he needs to improve on his with his route running.

- Has interviewed with the Panthers, Packers, Redskins, Jacksonville so far.


Maurice Clarett/RB/Ohio State - Clarett had his body fat measured Saturday at 11.4% which is a pretty good number considering his weight is at 234 pounds.



Scout NFL Network Top Stories