NFL Combine 2010 Results: Top Five Stock Up and Stock Down After Day One
Day one of the NFL Scouting Combine has concluded and there were some highs and lows with certain performances from individuals.
There were also a few surprises because some players did not even participate and they were heavily anticipated by fans, experts, coaches, and scouts alike.
The following are five players who helped increase their draft stock with their results and five players whose stock dropped.
(Daniel Wolf is exclusively covering the NFL Scouting Combine for Bleacher Report via NFL Network.)
Stock Up - Dorin Dickerson, TE, Pittsburgh
Dickerson is on the smaller side for NFL tight end standards at 6'1 3/8" and 226 pounds, but he put his speed on display and ran the fastest unofficial 40-yard dash time of all tight ends with 4.4 flat.
Currently projected as a fourth-round pick, Dickerson may also convert to a wide receiver at the NFL level since his size better suits that position.
Stock Down - Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho
Iupati has a ton of hype surrounding his name, but during the events and drills of the combine he was under the radar and his performance was not good.
In both the 40-yard dash and bench-press, Iupati didn't even break into the top ten in either category.
Stock Up - Dennis Pitta, TE, BYU
Pitta was impressive and even though his speed was not as fast as Dickerson (4.66 unofficial 40-yard time), he makes up for it with great blocking ability and size.
Standing at 6'4 1/4" and 245 pounds, Pitta is very athletic and strong since he had the second most reps with 27 when bench-pressing 225 pounds.
His abilities will easily translate into the NFL and looks to be very Dallas Clark-like.
Stock Down - Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida
In a very talented group of tight ends, many were looking forward to seeing what Hernandez could do in the field drills, but he did not participate due to an injury.
With good size at 6'2 3/8" and 245, Hernandez is known to have great hands and a mean streak, too, but teams will have to wait until Florida's pro day to get a peek at his abilities.
Stock Up - Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
Williams is surprisingly fast and runs very smooth for a player who is 6'4 1/2" and 315 pounds, but he ran the second fastest 40-yard dash time of all offensive lineman at 4.88.
He looked very comfortable in all the drills and unofficially had one of the highest vertical leaps of all linemen with 34.5 inches.
Stock Down - Charles Brown, OT, USC
Brown came into the combine highly regarded an on the verge of being a late first round or early second round pick, but for unknown reasons did not participate in the drills today.
At 6'5 3/8" and 303 pounds, Brown has good size for the NFL, but his bench-pressing disappointed since he only managed 21 reps of 225 pounds.
Stock Up - Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
Okung can't really get his stock any higher since he is already the top-rated tackle coming into the draft, but he also has everything to lose with a bad showing in Indy.
At 6'5 1/4" and 307 pounds, Okung also put up the second most reps in the bench-press with 38 and even though he only ran a 5.1 in the 40-yard dash, he was still below the lineman average of 5.3.
Stock Down - Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona
Gronkowski has been listed as the No. 2 rated tight end on almost every draft board that is online, but he is also coming off of an injury, and there are many questions surrounding his durability and talent post-injury.
Unfortunately, for Gronkowski's stock, he did not participate in the field drills for unknown reasons and for a player who hasn't been in a game since 2008, that does not bode well for his stock.
Gronkowski is 6' 2 1/4" and 264 pounds, which is an ideal size for an NFL tight end.
Stock Up - Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
Campbell was already a highly rated tackle coming into the combine, but his outstanding performance may have vaulted him right behind Okung or perhaps even with him.
Campbell ran the fourth-fastest 40-yard dash time ever for offensive lineman at 4.85, his vertical leap was 32 inches and he looked more like a pure athlete than a big lineman.
Campbell was also NFL Network's consensus player of the day for day one.
Stock Down - Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
Davis was steadily moving up the draft boards, but a mediocre outing may cause Davis to slip down a bit, especially with how impressive Campbell was.
At 6'5" and 323 pounds, Davis looked slow and his movement in blocking drills was a bit sluggish as well.
He did not impress in bench-pressing 225 pounds since he only managed 21 reps.