For those of you who don’t know, I’m pretty much a draft geek. I’ll admit it. For someone who loves the draft like I love the draft, the NFL Scouting Combine is one of the best times of the year. Unfortunately, the Combine just happens to coincide with my busiest time of work: the high school basketball postseason. The good news is that I am able to record everything that happens watch it even more closely, but the bad news is that my time is a little limited as I travel around the state of Illinois to cover basketball.
I fully intend to have comprehensive Combine coverage all week, so make sure to come back each day for updates. The hoopla has already started, as the players went through interviews and medical test over the last few days. I don’t want to go overboard here, but it looks like Justin Blackmon is off to a little bit of a rough start to the week.
Blackmon injured his hamstring last week, so he won’t be running the 40 at the Combine and he probably won’t be doing a ton of work this week. He said he might do some short routes, but nothing that could injure him further. Blackmon also measured in at under 6-foot-1, which is a bit of a disappointment. He plays bigger than that, and it’s probably not a huge deal, but it’s still not a great start. I firmly believe that Blackmon is one of those guys you need to watch in a game situation to truly see how good he is, but if he struggles during workouts it could be enough to scare the Rams away from drafting him in the first few picks. Let’s hope that’s not the case.