Tuesday, February 28, 2006

More combine news and notes

Ohio State safety Donte Whitmer, who the Steelers have shown interest in, smoked his 40 in 4.4 seconds. That could be bad news for the Steelers, who likely hoped to get him in the second round, where they have the 64th overall pick.

Chad Greenway ran in the mid 4.7s, not great, but still good enough. Clark Haggans was a 4.8 guy coming out of Colorado State. Greenway looked good in individual workouts Tuesday. He's a solid player and reminds me a lot of Chad Brown in that he could play inside linebacker or outside in the Steelers' 3-4.

The same goes for Bobby Carpenter of Ohio State, who's not working out at the combine because of a broken bone in his foot that is still healing. Could cause some teams to stay away from him the same way Heath Miller's injury did a year ago.

You can add Hofstra wideout Marques Colston to the list of players the Steelers talked to at the combine. Colston is a 6-4. 212-pound wideout who grew up in Harrisburg and went to Susquehanna Township High School.

Rumor has it that former Pitt wide receiver Greg Lee isn't even on the draft boards of a number of teams. Nice decision he made coming out a year early after a sub-par season.

4 comments:

Captain Cocktail said...

I don't know much about Colston..but I like that size.

Dale Lolley said...

Colston was an intriguing guy if you watched any combine coverage (I know, I'm a sicko). Caught the ball well. Great size. A real sleeper mid-round pick.

69-spitfire said...

Having coached Hank Poteat now with the Patriots and Kenny Watson formerly with the Redskins at Harrisburg High School. I can tell you that Colston is going to make a huge splash in the NFL. I also coached him when he was at Susquahanna Township. I coached all of them in Track & Field. I know it's not football, but it does let you know what kind of an athlete someone is.

Dale Lolley said...

He's a tremendous size-speed combo. Very intriguing. And I liked what I saw from his combined workouts.