The combine is here and pretty much all of the offensive players have reported. Along with that are the players who are winners and losers. That has happened to many players so far and will change there daily moving draft stock. Here are my winners and losers at Indy so far.
Michigan tackle Jake Long really impressed the scouts weighing in at 6’7 313 pounds. Scouts were also impressed that the distance from his pinky to thumb was as long as a ruler. Long was a projected top 5 pick but now could move into the top 3.
Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan’s draft stock needed a boost and got it when he stepped on the scale and weighed 208 pounds. At the Senior Bowl Brennan weighed in at 185 which means that he gained 23 pounds in the last month.
Quarterbacks Brian Brohm of Louisville and Joe Flacco of Delaware have a easier task of impressing the scouts this weekend as Matt Ryan won’t be participating in activities. The winner of this battle, will likely be the 2nd quarterback off the board come April.
Cal receiver DeSean Jackson could have been the big loser of the day. Jackson who coming in was listed at 5’11,measured in at 5’9 167 pounds. He needs to do very well in receiving drills and the 40 to keep being considered one of the top receivers in the class.
Receivers Malcolm Kelly of Oklahoma and Early Doucet of LSU are both going to be missing activities this weekend due to injuries. This will hurt Doucet more than Kelly as he was a boarderline late 1st early 2nd pick. Kelly though could still remain a top 2 receiver if Limas Sweed of Texas performs poorly.
Quarterback Andre Woodson of Kentucky will not be working out which seems like a bad decision. Woodson would not have had to worry about the pressure of competing with the top quarterback in Matt Ryan along with the fact his stock could go up if he does better than Chad Henne of Michigan and John David Booty of USC. Woodson might possibly head into his pro day as the 6th ranked quarterback.