Let the testing begin. The Scouting Combine kicked off Wednesday with interviews of offensive linemen, tight ends, kickers and punters. Russ Lande and his team of former NFL scouts examine players who need to step up in a specific area to help their stock in Indianapolis.
Colt McCoy, QB, Texas. During the season, McCoy's arm strength was a question mark. Now, after injuring his right shoulder in the national championship game, he must prove he has enough of an arm to be more than a backup.
Sean Canfield, QB, Oregon State. On film, he showed a strong enough arm. But at the Senior Bowl, his release was slow and his passes lacked zip. He must reverse that perception in Indianapolis or he could end up falling to the sixth or seventh round.
The scouts at this week's Combine will have one question in mind for Terrence Cody: Can he keep his weight under control?
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame. Clausen needs to prove he is a mature kid who can handle the pressure of being a team leader in the NFL and deal with the adversity that comes with being a high draft pick.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Oregon. Blount must make teams believe he is not a bad kid but rather an immature one who made a few mistakes in college.
Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida. He has to answer two questions: Does he have his off-field behavior under control? Why does his effort and intensity vary so much during games?
Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama. Cody must convince teams he will be able to control his weight once he gets money in his pocket. He didn't allay those fears at the Senior Bowl.
Junior Galette, DE, Stillman. Gallette showed at the Texas vs. the Nation game that he has big-time athleticism and pass-rush skills. Now, he must convince teams that his off-field behavior is not going to be a consistent problem.
Perrish Cox, CB, Oklahoma State. Cox is a very gifted cornerback with the size, stren...
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