Sunday, February 22, 2009

Combine Observations

by: Rob Staton

I wanted to highlight some observations I've noticed watching the combine today.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Greg Knapp was closely watching the quarter back prospects throw. Click here for photographic evidence.

The top two running backs in the draft class, Chris Wells and Knowshon Moreno, continue to impress with their physical performance and appearance. Both will be running the 40 yard dash later.

With Michael Crabtree not working out the other wide receivers have been taking centre stage. Jeremy Maclin ran a disappointing 4.40 forty yard dash but picked up an injury during earlier work outs. Darrius Heyward-Bey posted a lightning quick 4.32 time.

In one of the least important work outs, the quarter backs took turns to run the forty. Matt Stafford posted a very fluid 4.84. Mark Sanchez was a little less fluent in his stride, but still managed a 4.88. John Parker Wilson got a lot of praise from the coaches on the field, as he threw the football you could often hear shouts of, "beautiful".