Elite Youth Kyle Hendricks Jersey There is perhaps no more polarizing player in the draft than Peppers. Is he a versatile defender, or is he just a player without a position? At Michigan he played all over the place, with varying degrees of success. He¡¯s registered at the combine as a linebacker, and that¡¯s where he was used the most Michigan. But at 6¡¯1 and 205 pounds, some teams may not see him as a linebacker.
While all the public eyes will be on 40 times and measurements, the real action at the combine will take place at night between teams and agents. Before a team can commit to Kizer, Mahomes, Trubisky or Watson, what happens with players like Jay Cutler, Jimmy Garoppolo, Mike Glennon, Tony Romo and Tyrod Taylor? The future of those veterans could be decided in Indianapolis, and alter the outlook of the 2017 NFL Draft.
The 40-yard dash is an overblown endeavor, but if there is a player who needs a good one, it is Smith-Schuster. At 6¡¯2 and 220 pounds, Smith-Schuster is obviously a well-built wide receiver. One of his flaws, however, is his speed. He can help himself if he can break into the range of 4.5 seconds. Teams will closely be watching the junior¡¯s footwork as well because he tends to be a little awkward at the top of his routes.
Going into the combine, a few big-name players have injuries that need addressed. That includes Ohio State safety Malik Hooker, who had surgery for a torn labrum and a hernia, and Washington wide receiver John Ross, who will have shoulder surgery after the combine. The latest injury news regards McKinley, the ace pass rusher from UCLA.
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For a pass rusher like McKinley, a shoulder injury pretty serious because he uses his arm length just as much as a quick burst to beat blockers. Considering the recovery is at least five months, that takes McKinley well past rookie training camp, which begins in July. Teams will want to get a good gauge on the severity of McKinley¡¯s injury to determine if he can be a factor in 2017 at all.