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20% of players invited to #NFLCombine are from the SEC (71 total).
Of those 71 players, 12 are from @AlabamaFTBL. pic.twitter.com/amGpFgwoDr- NFL (@nfl) February 23, 2014
Tuesday
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix kicks off the final day of the Combine with an unofficial 4.52 on his first 40 attempt.Mike Mayock and Deion Sanders both agree that that's a good time for Clinton-Dix. On his second attempt, he betters his time with a 4.50. According to NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah, Clinton-Dix registered a 33 vertical jump.
Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden said Clinton-Dix "gives you everything you want in a safety. He's got range. That's beautiful."
Watch Ha Ha Clinton-Dix run the 40.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (DB - @AlabamaFTBL) runs unofficial 4.52 40-yard dash!
WATCH: http://t.co/tPhutjljYU #NFLCombine- NFL (@nfl) February 25, 2014
Clinton-Dix bench pressed 225 pounds 11 times. Vinnie Sunseri put up 18 reps and Deion Belue did 11.
Belue did not run or go through other drills. He'll work out at Alabama's Pro Day on March 12.
Monday
Today is defensive linemen and linebackers.
Jeoffrey Pagan and Ed Stinson did not run the 40.
Adrian Hubbard ran an unofficial 4.53 40-yard dash. It looks like he opted not to bench press.
Alabama OLB Adrian Hubbard, at 6'6" 257 lbs., ran a very impressive unofficial of 4.63. Great length. Very intriguing physical skills.- Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) February 24, 2014
Alabama OLB Adrian Hubbard improved his 4.63, by running an unofficial 4.53. Really strong showing in this department for him.- Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) February 24, 2014
Alabama OLB Adrian Hubbard is a bit of a specimen. Moves really nicely at his height/weight. Uses arms to stay balanced in movement.- Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) February 24, 2014
C.J. Mosley did nor run the 40 but is participating in other drills.
Alabama ILB C.J. Mosley, who didn't run a 40, shuffled well. Compact + balanced.- Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) February 24, 2014
Sunday
Today is quarterback and wide receivers.
AJ McCarron starts off the second day of the Combine running an unofficial 4.94 40. On his second run, he puts up an unofficial time of 4.91.
The big thing for McCarron today is how he throws the ball. Remember that he didn't participate in the Senior Bowl, so this is the first time he's thrown for NFL scouts. He'll also throw during Alabama's Pro Day. Players love to throw to their receivers, but today is important as well. He's spent the past month working out in Jackson, Miss.
.@10AJMcCarron (QB - @AlabamaFTBL) let's it fly! #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/7kziPb604H- NFL (@nfl) February 23, 2014
Former Super Bowl winning quarterback Kurt Warner said of McCarron: "He has great anticipation. He throws wide receivers open." NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said: "Outside of the Oklahoma tape, I love his tape. He pushes the ball down the field." During drills Warner said "McCarron throws a very catchable ball."
McCarron just threw three perfect post corner routes, including one to LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham. That was his favorite throw at Alabama.
Watch AJ McCarron throw the deep post corner route:
.@10AJMcCarron is out there making it look EASY!
WATCH: http://t.co/B0Bl5hfPdb #NFLCombine- NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 23, 2014
AJ McCarron's interview with the NFL Network.
ICYMI: Here is a conversation with @10AJMcCarron after his workout at the NFL Combine: http://t.co/aKAOVKf5uh- Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) February 24, 2014
Kevin Norwood benched 225 pounds eight times. For comparison Odell Beckham benched it seven times. Norwood ran an unofficial 4.39 in his first 40 run. He ran a 4.48 in his second attempt.
Alabama WR Kevin Norwood, at 6'2" 198 lbs., ran an unofficial 4.39. Great time. A player I like quite a bit. Faster than I expected.- Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) February 23, 2014
Video of safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at NFL Combine
Video of safety Vinnie Sunseri at NFL Combine
Saturday
Good morning, gang. I'm up and at 'em watching the NFL Combine. I'll post any and all news relating to how Alabama players perform today. Today is offensive linemen, tight ends and special teams.
Cyrus Kouandjio just ran his first 40-yard dash in 5.56 with a 10-yard split of 1.79. To put that time in perspective, it's the 10th fastest time so far today by an offensive linemen is 5.19. Kouandjio posts a second time of 5.53 with a split of 1.87. Kouandjio's official time was 5.59. He bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times. He did the three cone drill in 7.71. He did the 20-yard shuttle in 4.84. He broad jumped 96 inches.
By the way, NFL Network analysts Mike Mayock has Kouadjio as his No. 5 offensive tackle. Had him higher until his junior film. Mayock just commented on Kouandjio's 40 time: "We say we don't care about the 40, but he ran a slow 10 and a really slow 40, and and for a first-round pick that's a red flag."
Kouandjio going through another drill and the analysts comment that he has tight hips and that his first movement out of his stance was straight up. One analyst said Cyrus is holding his breath, which could be affecting his performance.
No way to sugarcoat it. Kouandjio did not have a good day at the Combine. He showed up out of shape, didn't run well and was too stiff. It's now imperative that he show up in much better shape for Alabama's Pro Day on March 15.
Here's what they're saying about Kouandjio:
Bad news for #Bama OT Cyrus Kouandjio. I'm told several teams have failed him on his physical. Arthritic knee from failed surgery. "Ugly."- Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 22, 2014
Back from combine workout. Bills scout commented earlier, "Cyrus Kouandjio say goodbye to round one"...sluggish, slow & totally unprepared.- Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) February 22, 2014
Cyrus Kouandjio looks tired and out of shape to me. Hitting bags w/ out power and leg drive.Biggest interview of his life. #NFLCombine- Anthony Becht (@Anthony_Becht) February 22, 2014
Video of Defensive End Jeoffrey Pagan at NFL Combine
Video of Wide Receiver Kevin Norwood at NFL Combine
Cody Mandell put up times of 4.81 and 4.78 with a split of 1.69.
C.J. Mosley measured in at 6-foot-2, 234 pounds.
Anthony Steen (shoulder surgery) won't participate in any drills at the Combine. He likely won't participate during Alabama' Pro Day on March 12 either.
Video of QB AJ McCarron at NFL Combine
Cyrus Kounadjio
Friday, 3:35 p.m.
Cyrus Kouandjio did 21 reps of the bench press (225 pounds). Remember that long-armed players, like Kouandjio, will never put up the number of reps as those with shorter arms. Kouandjio has long arms, so this isn't a big deal.
Friday, 1:30 p.m.
AJ McCarron's quotes during his media session at the Combine (from the Charlotte Observer):
"I'm worried about what I can control and that's me going out there and performing to the best of my abilities and wherever the chips fall, they fall. I don't worry about money. I was raised without any money, so being broke, I'm used to it. If you're money hungry, it's not going to come to you."
"All the experts try to knock me on the deep ball, trying to say my arm's not strong. My arm's strong enough. I can throw the ball 65 yards."
"I feel like I've been disrespected my whole college career because I won. And that's usually the knock on me is deep ball and that we won, and I won behind NFL talent, which is crazy because when you get to the NFL you're playing with NFL talent. It's not like we didn't play anybody. We played in the SEC-to me the best conference in college football."
No school will send more players to this year's NFL Scouting Combine than Alabama. So how will the 12 players fare? We'll find out starting Saturday.
When: Feb. 22-25.
Workout Schedule
Saturday, Feb. 22: Tight Ends, offensive linemen, special teams
Sunday, Feb. 23: Quarterbacks, wide receivers, running backs
Monday, Feb. 24: Defensive linemen, linebackers
Tuesday, Feb. 25: Defensive backs
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