2.24: National Football Post NFL Combine Preview
Wanted to welcome to Indianapolis the start of the 2011. NFL scouting combine Matt -- Joe -- ball from national football post dot com. We're with Comcast this week to you guys covered regarding everything that's going on on the ground. Here at Indy was considered to be one of the toughest job interviews in America after the 300 plus prospects that are independent this week Matt. You're familiar with this process back in 2000 you went through as a senior safety out of Iowa. What are some of the biggest challenge that these kids are gonna face this week as they try to improve their draft stock from the April's draft. Well you matches ultimate job apparently. There's a lot of opinions out there about -- That thing you wanna see profit -- him scouts coaches out of him. Probably but I -- -- A lot of -- and -- talked about the testing interviews I think the work out as the biggest. Because the last day last part of the process you're tired you're exhausted. Mentally drained from meeting with the coaches and scouts weekend and I got to perform. Wanna bet that stands out the level talks about forty yard dash it can take a break guys can get into the first round can drop him. What you sent a lot of money is on the line we're talking about this one. How important is this is as has become an event that is overvalued. Or is -- position by position sort of that what what does it mattered most. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- yeah you have some productive games it and then he wants -- to -- you know do they relate. The speed on tape this hubris here and -- it applies to different positions -- -- offensive lineman before -- still matters it's just in the splits at 1020 yards -- But you know in the scouts and GMs I'd talk to depends on position farther when you get away from the football. -- think about quarterbacks wide receivers guys have to cover the most ground defense events outside linebackers. They wanna see was put on the stop and yes they can make or break I heard -- interstate thing this week coming up for the comeback is you know. Your players ABC and he. DC. Those players can jump up with a big forty you're not gonna take -- -- player and put him into a class because before he can only do so much owners so much. But you takes on the top prospects we'll talk about a minute you still have to run what was -- hey I can play again philosophy. Talking about some of the prospects this is just the combat that is just another step in the interview process as these kids finish school and and begin to work towards April's draft. One of the -- that was last month in mobile at a Senior Bowl you were down their for the week covering you got a chance talk with these kids. You got a chance to watch them practice who would some of the guys that stood out that you think could come in here this week and keep the momentum go. Opposite Von Miller and that's maybe he's say Von Miller as the top ten prospect. Linebacker practicing and he was phenomenal suitable fill up but. Think this year we talked about forty if you test well he blocked well he interview well you know -- -- top five. We can move a little bit and maybe you stuff they've sort of threats like terrorism number five. They got. Quarterback issues outs in Britain on the horizon were they take him. Do you think he projects a little bit the play likely Matthews I'd that is what Matthews is on the last couple years is kind of got everyone's looking for the next play and used to go to get 34 linebacker -- for a 567. -- -- opinion there especially. We talk about time away office desirable than we have to pressure on the quarterback he's atop the guy that if you draft it's okay you play protected me. He's produced like Matthews is that the this is the first time speaking of quarterbacks in the last five years that hasn't been a guy that's been head and shoulders on the when you look at the quarterback class would you put your number one. Come into this -- -- -- and never very. I think he's got the size and arm I played a complex synopsis human -- that transfer over. -- the NFL I think -- decent ball. That can be that pro quarterback for. But I think after this process is over after the testing especially Cam Newton is kind of going against the current top properties and approach I think. Come Tuesday of next week. Him in the one prospects that -- and it sucks take a big hype is gonna go up he's gonna come out of the guy with the most most he said Oscar out of that now. If you're Marty -- the general manager of the Carolina Panthers Ron Rivera is now coming that the former givens and the Chargers defensive minded coach. What are you doing to rebuild the football team not only won two games -- -- you build up bill that I think the key positions. You mentioned sort of very good defense. It was used to what you want to let let him where he's going to be a little feisty right he's gonna want his defense and of course. I think Dequan bowers because that ponson. Would be an ideal top overall pick off of me Patrick Peterson for about -- you know if you as well as -- with his size extra things well. Have won both players that can be unlocked there was also physical play my style because I think there's special teams as well right in Carolina's. I'd be shocked if they went often to be shocked if even with the buzz -- that they went that direction -- behavior and build the team's ability.