Ohio State Football: Updating Buckeyes Player Performances from the NFL Combine

Kyle Winkler@KyleWinklerOSUContributor IIIFebruary 29, 2012

Ohio State Football: Updating Buckeyes Player Performances from the NFL Combine

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    Many of the top college football players from around the country participated in the NFL Scouting Combine this past week in Indianapolis. The players performed a number of both mental and physical tests, hoping to increase their draft stock for the quickly approaching NFL draft. Four former Ohio State players were invited to the combine to showcase their skills.  

    Did this quartet of Buckeyes do enough to get their names called up to the stage on April 26? Here is a rundown of their performances.

Mike Adams, Offensive Lineman

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    40-Yard Dash: 5.40 seconds

    Bench Press: 19 reps

    Vertical Jump: 28.5 inches

    Broad Jump: 100.0 inches

    Three-Cone Drill: 7.94 seconds

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.95 seconds

    What Stood Out:

    Adams was only able to complete 19 reps on the bench press, though his long arms may have attributed to the low number. Only five other offensive linemen performed less repetitions during the combine.

    Since this event stands out for offensive linemen, this could potentially hurt Adams' draft stock.  


    Prediction: Second-Round Pick

Michael Brewster, Offensive Lineman

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    40-Yard Dash: 5.35 seconds

    Bench Press: 29 reps

    Vertical Jump: 25.0 inches

    Broad Jump: 96.0 inches

    Three-Cone Drill: 7.73 seconds

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.60 seconds

    What Stood Out:

    Brewster did not do anything to hurt his draft stock, but he did not do much to raise it either. He did show decent agility with his 20-yard shuttle and three-cone drill times, and he also had an acceptable bench press performance for his position.


    Prediction: Fourth-Round Pick

Devier Posey, Wide Receiver

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    40-Yard Dash: 4.50 seconds

    Bench Press: 14 reps

    Vertical Jump: 36.5 inches

    Broad Jump: 123.0 inches

    Three-Cone Drill: 7.03 seconds

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.15 seconds

    What Stood Out:

    Posey was around the middle of the pack for wide receivers in every event at the combine. He did not show blazing speed in his 40-yard dash time, but he did not post a time that would concern any NFL scouts.

    Although it was not at the combine, Posey did win the 2012 All-Stars Wide Receivers Hands Competition.


    Prediction: Third-Round Pick

Dan Herron, Running Back

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    40-Yard Dash: 4.66 seconds

    Bench Press: 22 reps

    Vertical Jump: 35.0 inches

    Broad Jump: 117.0 inches

    Three-Cone Drill: 6.97 seconds

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.95 seconds

    60-Yard Shuttle: 11.60 seconds

    What Stood Out: 

    Herron had great performances in the three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle, but his 40-yard dash time did not impress anybody. He did have a decent showing in the bench press, though, showing the potential that he can run through tacklers instead of running by them.


    Prediction: Sixth-Round Pick