If you weren't aware, the NFL scouting combine is underway in Indianapolis this week. Offensive lineman and tight ends are taking the field today to participate in drills. Here are the notes that I took from the first group of offensive lineman this morning.
- Tackle/guard prospect Cordy Glenn instantly stole the headlines with an unofficial 4.96 49 yard dash time. For an offensive lineman to run under five seconds is fairly rare. For an offensive lineman who officially weighed in at 345lbs earlier in the week that's unheard of. That kind of athleticism will raise his stock because it opens up the possibility that he could play for a zone-blocking scheme rather than just a power scheme. However, his footwork in some drills was a bit slow from my point of view. If he wants to be a left tackle in the NFL, he has to work on that.
- David DeCastro was as good as advertised. He made the drills look effortless with near perfect footwork and technique. He solidified himself as a top 15 pick in the draft, if not higher.
Hopefully I or one of the other guys will be back with notes from the second group of offensive lineman later.