Jason Cole of B/R spoke to a number of NFL coaches regarding Ohio State DE Joey Bosa’s underwhelming 4.86 40-yard dash time.
These coaches told Cole that they believe he can’t be the type of pass rusher many expect him to be at the next level.
Even so, defensive line coaches love Bosa’s body type and believe he can play anywhere from 269-300 lbs and has the ability to play multiple positions. The coaches did, however, add that Bosa’s upside may only be a 8-10 sack type of player who isn’t as explosive as many thought he could be.
Interestingly enough, one coach tossed out a comparison to long-time 49ers DL Justin Smith.
- According to Peter Schrager, NDST QB Carson Wentz was the big winner at the Combine this past week. Schrager notes that Wentz aced their interviews and workouts, and a few teams even offered an Andrew Luck comparison.
- Schrager mentions that both Connor Cook and Christian Hackenberg impressed teams in interviews. (Peter Schrager)
- Overall, this year’s class of receivers and tight end crop this year are considered bad, but there’s still a chance 2-3 receivers/tight ends at taken in round 1. (Peter Schrager)
- Of the defensive end prospects, Schrager mentions that Clemson’s Shaq Lawson was the big winner of the group.
- Schrager believes Alabama RB Derrick Henry could be a first-round pick, considering that we could see Doug Martin and/or Lamar Miller secure as much as $7 million per year in free agency.
- USC LB/S Su’a Cravens met with 22 teams at the Combine including: the Cardinals, Rams, Panthers, Falcons, Cowboys, Giants, Redskins, Packers, Vikings, Bears, Chargers, Broncos, Raiders, Chiefs, Bengals, Steelers, Ravens, Browns, Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Texans, Bills, Jets, Patriots and Dolphins. (Fadde)
- Stephen Holder mentions that Colts veteran WR Andre Johnson still seems a likely cap casualty.
- However, Holder hears that Johnson wants to continue playing in 2016 and believes he has something still to offer.
- Holder is also convinced that veteran QB Matt Hasselbeck plans on continuing his NFL career next year, but admits that this could come down to his available opportunities.
- One recommendation from Holder is for the Colts to consider signing a low-priced, veteran free agent receiver, given that they’re really young at that the position.
- Holder expects Boise State DE Kamalei Correa to be on the Colts’ radar in this year’s draft.
“Anybody who has had any type of substance treatment knows that Rome was not built in a day,” Jones said, via ESPN.com. “That’s not being too tolerant. That’s being patient. He just happens to have a job that has zero tolerance at some point for any ingestion of substance. He has got to work with a complete understanding that, at some point, there are consequences. Even if you’re making improvement, there can be consequences. That is what he is suffering from and consequently our team is suffering. As much as anything, he’s got to see that he hurts a lot of people when he doesn’t really adhere to the program.”