NFL Combine 2014: Day 3 Results, 40 Times and Recap

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistFebruary 22, 2014

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Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine may not have come with the anticipation and hype that will follow once the skill players hit the field, but there were still plenty of intriguing prospects and interesting storylines to follow.

Would any of the elite offensive lineman separate themselves from the pack? Which players would hurt their stock? Would the top tier of tight ends live up to the hype?

Let's recap the third day at this year's combine. 

 

Offensive Lineman Results

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Offensive Lineman Results
PlayerSchoolHeightWeight40 Time10-Yard SplitBenchArm Length
Matt ArmstrongGrand Valley State6'2"3025.36DNPDNP33
Joel BitonioNevada6'4"3024.971.682233 7/8
Russell BodineNorth Carolina6'3"3105.181.724232 1/2
Conor BoffellIowa6'4"2985.301.722132
Justin BrittMissouri6'6"3255.191.752333 1/2
Dakota DozierFurman6'4"3135.421.782333 7/8
Kadeem EdwardsTennessee State6'4"3135.251.822635 1/2
Matt FeilerBloomsburg6'6"3305.371.843632
Cameron FlemingStanford6'4"3235.281.912634
Zach FultonTennessee6'5"3165.161.712533 1/4
Ryan GroyWisconsin6'5"3165.191.752633 1/4
Jon HalapioFlorida6'3"3235.341.80DNP33 5/8
Jonotthan HarrisonFlorida6'3"3045.151.782733 3/8
Seantrel HendersonMiami6'7"3315.041.71DNP34 5/8
James HurstNorth Carolina6'5"296DNPDNPDNP33 3/4
Gabe IkardOklahoma6'4"3045.131.782233 1/8
Gabe JacksonMississippi State6'3"3365.511.783033 3/4
Ja'Wuan JamesTennessee6'6"3115.341.822235
Wesley JohnsonVanderbilt6'5"2975.111.722633 1/8
Cyrus KouandijoAlabama6'6"3225.591.792135 5/8
Tyler LarsenUtah State6'4"313DNPDNP3631 1/2
Charles LenoBoise State6'4"303DNPDNP2134 3/8
Taylor LewanMichigan6'7"3094.871.642933 7/8
Brandon LinderMiami6'6"3115.351.823034 1/2
Corey LinsleyOhio State6'3"296DNPDNP3632
Spencer LongNebraska6'5"320DNPDNPDNP33 1/8
Luke LucasKansas State6'8"316DNPDNPDNP36 3/4
Marcus MartinSouthern California6'3"320DNPDNP2334
Zack MartinNotre Dame6'4"308DNPDNP2932 7/8
Jake MatthewsTexas A&M6'5"3085.071.702433 3/8
Jack MewhortOhio State6'6"3095.371.812834
Morgan MosesVirginia6'6"3145.351.94DNP35 3/8
Matt ParadisBoise State6'3"3065.341.752332 3/8
Matt PatchanBoston College6'6"3024.971.592233
Antonio RichardsonTennessee6'6"3365.301.813635
Cyril RichardsonBaylor6'5"3295.361.822534 5/8
Weston RichburgColorado State6'3"2985.101.782533 3/8
Greg RobinsonAuburn6'5"3324.921.683235
Michael SchofieldMichigan6'6"3015.011.71DNP34
Anthony SteenAlabama6'3"314DNPDNPDNP30 1/2
James StoneTennessee6'4"3065.171.722233 7/8
Bryan StorkFlorida State6'4"315DNPDNPDNP32 1/4
Xavier Su'a-FiloUCLA6'4"3075.041.752533 3/8
Travis SwansonArkansas6'5"3125.261.722033 1/8
Brandon ThomasClemson6'3"3175.091.783534 3/4
Billy TurnerNorth Dakota State6'5"3155.161.752534
Trai TurnerLouisiana State6'3"3104.931.722534
John UrschelPenn State6'3"3135.311.753033
Chris WattNotre Dame6'3"3105.50DNP2932 3/4
David YankeyStanford6'5"3155.481.812234
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Tight End Results

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Tight End Results
PlayerSchoolHeightWeightOff. 40 TimeBenchArmHand
Jace AmaroTexas Tech6'5"2654.7428349
Rob BlanchflowerMassachusetts6'4"256DNPDNP2569 5/8
Trey BurtonFlorida6'2"2244.62DNP319 3/8
Anthony DenhamUtah6'4"2354.77DNP33 3/810 1/2
Joe Don DuncanDixie6'3"268DNP3532 3/810 1/2
Eric EbronNorth Carolina6'4"2504.602433 1/410
C.J. FedorowiczIowa6'5"2654.76253310 1/4
Crockett GillmoreColorado State6'6"2604.89DNP33 3/410 3/8
Xavier GrimbleSouthern California6'4"257DNPDNP33 5/810 1/4
Nic JacobsMcNeese State6'5"269DNP1534 1/810
Marcel JensenFresno State6'6"2594.852434 7/89 7/8
Reggie JordanMissouri Western State6'3"2404.772432 1/49 5/8
A.C. LeonardTennessee State6'2"2524.5020339 1/4
Colt LyerlaOregon6'4"2424.611532 3/410 1/4
Arthur LynchGeorgia6'5"2584.822832 1/210 1/8
Jake MurphyUtah6'4"2494.792431 3/410
Jordan NajvarBaylor6'6"2564.931832 1/410
Troy NiklasNotre Dame6'6"270DNP2734 1/810
Jake PedersenWisconsin6'3"2384.89DNP31 3/49
Richard RodgersCalifornia6'4"2574.871632 5/810 1/8
Austin Seferian-JenkinsWashington6'5"262DNP2033 3/49 3/4
D.J. TialaveaUtah State6'3"267DNPDNP33 5/89 1/4
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Major Storylines

For the offensive lineman, Taylor Lewan from Michigan and Auburn's Greg Robinson won the day. At 6'7", Lewan ran a 4.87 40-yard dash, 1.64 10-yard split and benched 225 pounds 29 times. Meanwhile, Robinson is 6'5" and 332 pounds but still ran a 4.92 40, 1.68 10-yard split and hit 32 reps.

Robinson very well may have vaulted himself past Texas A&M's Jake Matthews, while Lewan almost certainly solidified a top-15 showing. Bleacher Report's own Matt Miller thinks he could even crack the top-10:

Of course, not all of the offensive lineman shined, such as Alabama's Cyrus Kouandjio, as Tony Pauline of Draft Insider tweeted:

It gets worse for Kouandjio—he failed several team physicals. From Ian Rapoport of NFL.com:

While Robinson and Lewan impressed, injuries limited a few of the premier tight end prospects. Eric Ebron actually injured a hamstring while running. From Dan Hope of Bleacher Report:

Ebron officially ran a 4.6.

Meanwhile, Austin Seferian-Jenkins chose not to run with a foot injury that was news to some. From Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times:

Pauline had more on Kouandjio's injury and how it would impact a potential pro day:

Another highly-touted tight end, Jace Amaro, didn't have a great day. He ran a 4.74 40, a bit slower than expected, those his tape is quite impressive and should keep him in the first round.

But one of the day's biggest events was Michael Sam being made available to the media for the first time. Sam made history by becoming the first NFL player to ever announce he is openly guy during his playing career, or at least he will be once he is drafted. 

To be expected, his press conference was a media circus, but Sam handled it all with poise and grace. From Kimberly Jones of NFL.com:

Jadeveon Clowney's press conference was also a huge deal, and he left little doubt as to what his aspirations in the NFL are, via Jones:

Tomorrow the real fun begins, as the quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers hit the drills. Yes, you'll finally get to see playmakers like Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans and Marqise Lee run, as Sunday's drills with the skill position players are always highly anticipated.

Unfortunately, quarterbacks like Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr won't throw on Sunday, but there is still plenty to look forward to as the combine rolls on.