Combine 40-times and practice reports: DE\DT

NFL draft boards moved plenty today after a terrific group of defensive linemen posted brilliant performances this afternoon. While a few watched their stock drop many pushed draft grades significantly higher.

 
Full Name School Ht Wt 40-1 40-2
Darrell Adams Villanova 6045 277 5.08 5.06
Titus Adams Nebraska 6033 306 5.14 5.24
Victor Adeyanju Indiana 6042 274 4.86 4.91
Henry Anderson Oregon State 6037 306 5.29 5.25
Mark Anderson Alabama 6042 254 4.64 4.74
Charles Bennett Clemson 6035 258 4.74 4.77
McKinley Boykin Mississippi 6010 289 5.06 5.23
Manaia Brown BYU 6027 301 5.02 5.12
Copeland Bryan Arizona 6035 263 4.87 4.86
Broderick Bunkley Florida State 6026 306 4.94 5.00
Barry Cofield Northwestern 6040 304 4.98 4.94
Kader Drame Syracuse 6050 290 5.38 5.33
Elvis Dumervil Louisville 5113 257 4.89 4.84
Dusty Dvoracek Oklahoma 6026 306 5.07 5.03
Raymond Edwards Purdue 6046 273 4.81 4.79
Chris Gocong Cal-Poly 6021 263 4.79 4.76
Kedric Golston Georgia 6040 300 4.96 4.90
Marcus Green Ohio State 6012 295 5.16 5.26
Tamba Hali Penn State 6030 275 DNR  
Parys Haralson Tennessee 6012 253 4.92 4.85
Orien Harris Miami-Fl 6032 301 DNR  
Jason Hatcher Grambling 6057 284 4.99 4.96
Eric Henderson Georgia Tech 6017 270 INJ  
Tommy Jackson Auburn 6003 304 5.32 5.26
Julian Jenkins Stanford 6035 277 5.04 5.08
Johnny Jolly Texas A&M 6032 317 5.43 5.52
Charlton Keith Kansas 6043 237 4.86 4.83
Mathias Kiwanuka Boston College 6056 256 4.77 4.75
Mike Kudla Ohio State 6015 265 4.70 4.76
Ryan LaCasse Syracuse 6023 267 4.64 4.65
Manny Lawson North Carolina State 6053 241 4.44 4.46
Jonathan Lewis Virginia Tech 6011 309 5.18 5.05
Jesse Mahelona Tennessee 6004 311 INJ  
John McCargo North Carolina State 6014 302 5.11 5.16
Stanley McClover Auburn 6023 252 4.70 4.61
Jeremey Mincey Florida 6034 259 4.78 4.83
Javon Nanton Miami-Fl 6033 250 4.93 4.86
Haloti Ngata Oregon 6041 338 5.23 5.12
Rob Ninkovich Purdue 6031 260 4.92 4.94
Melvin Oliver LSU 6036 276 INJ  
Babatunde Oshinowo Stanford 6015 304 5.38 5.33
Domata Peko Michigan State 6026 307 5.32 5.38
Matthew Rice Penn State 6040 271 DNR  
Frostee Rucker USC 6032 267 4.99 4.83
Le Kevin Smith Nebraska 6027 316 5.05 5.07
Montavious Stanley Louisville 6021 313 5.22 5.20
Darryl Tapp Virginia Tech 6015 262 4.84 4.86
Gabriel Watson Michigan 6034 339 5.25 5.32
Kyle Williams LSU 6012 299 5.17 5.16
Mario Williams North Carolina State 6070 295 4.74 4.69
Kamerion Wimbley Florida State 6037 248 4.63 4.64
Rodrique Wright Texas 6051 300 5.06 5.08
Claude Wroten LSU 6020 302 DNR  
James Wyche Syracuse 6053 262 4.63 4.71

Practice Notes:

Mario Williams solidified himself as one of the top four players in this draft.  After running well, his workout was outstanding.  Several scouts say Williams is just plain big and nasty.

Williams' North Carolina State teammate, Manny Lawson, also solidified himself as a first-round choice.  While many will concentrate on Lawson's outstanding 40-times, he displayed great range and quickness in the practice session.

And a third member of the Wolfpack, John McCargo, also looked solid.

Improving on a fine showing at the Senior Bowl, Kamerion Wimbley was outstanding during the practice session.  Explosive and displaying great feet, Wimbley also stood out in linebacker drills.  Wimbley's Seminole teammate,  Brodrick Bunkley, also showed well.

Ohio State's Mike Kudla moved into the draft's initial 60 picks.  While his workout numbers will be the talk of the town, like Wimberly, Kudla showed great movement skills and looked good during linebacker drills.

Saving what was a lost junior campaign and questionable choice to enter the draft, Ray Edwards looked good all day.  The most impressive thing about Edwards is he looks almost skinny at 273 pounds and offers plenty of room for growth.

Stanley McClover of Auburn looked very athletic and impressed at 262 pounds.

Gabe Watson was solid at the start, then faded.  Though not outstanding, Haloti Ngata also showed well.

After a pair of disappointing 40-times, Parys Haralson showed well in the line and linebacker drills.  Quick and explosive, Haralson was solid all day.

Another SEC defender, Mark Anderson, also stood out.  Displaying great explosion, Anderson was fast in every direction and showed well when run through a battery of linebacker drills.

Copeland Bryan, Barry Cofield, Chris Gocong, Jason Hatcher, Ryan Lacasse, Rob Ninkovich and James Wyche all turned in solid days of work.

On the flip side Mathias Kiwanuka watched his grade slip, almost as much due to the performances of other prospects as anything else.

Elvis Dumervil did not workout because of an injury after a pair of poor forty times and continues to move through the second day.

Johnny Jolly of Texas A&M was just bad.


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