The National Football Post takes a look back at the weekend and breaks down prospects who stood out.
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
Not only did the 6-6, 314-pound Campbell measure in with 36¼-inch arms and bench press 225 pounds 34 times, his workout Saturday was one of the more impressive in combine history. He posted a 4.85-second 40 time along with a 32-inch vertical and now looks like a guy who could make a run at the top 10. Campbell is a little stiff as a lateral athlete and isn’t quite as fluid as you’d expect for an athlete of his caliber, but his physical skill set and long, lean frame are tough to ignore. He looks like a guy who could draw a lot of interest toward the top end of the draft, so expect the Raiders to be potential players for him.
John Jerry, OG, Mississippi
Even at 6-5, 328 pounds, Jerry ran one of the most impressive 40 times at this year’s combine, coming in at 5.15 seconds. I still believe his ideal position in the NFL is at guard, but after watching him run so well, it wouldn’t surprise me to hear his name start coming up more and more as a potential tackle. He was one of the more coordinated linemen on Saturday, showcasing good fluidity and change-of-directions skills for his size in position drills, and continues to impress me every time I watch him.
Rodger Saffold, OT, Indiana
Saffold is another guy who continues to stand out this postseason. He isn’t someone who will put up gaudy workout numbers, but he’s a flexible lineman with impressive lateral quickness and coordination when asked to redirect. He really looked natural during his workouts Saturday whenever he was asked to redirect and was one of the few guys who was able to consistently keep his base down when sliding his feet. The 2010 tackle class looks to be one of the more impressive to come along in years, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see the top four tackles come off the board early and ultimately give Saffold a chance to make a run at the end of the first round.
Tony Moeaki, TE, Iowa
To be honest, if you were an outside observer who had never watched college football and only saw the combine workouts, you could easily end up thinking Moeaki was the best of the bunch. He finally looks healthy and showed well for himself on Saturday, running in the high 4.6 range and showcasing impressive athleticism. In my opinion, he was the cleanest route runner of the group. Plus, you could also make the case that the best part of Moeaki’s game – his ability to block on the edge -- wasn’t even on display. Health has always been his biggest question mark, but if he is able to avoid the injury bug for any extended period of time, there’s no reason to think Moeaki can’t end up starting as an “on the line Y” at the next level.
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