Combine Report 2/28: Prospect Previews
Tony PaulineDraft Analyst Writer
As the football world descends on Indianapolis, we open our combine coverage with a few workout notes on the prospects who’ll be the first to take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Contrary to reports, I’m told Mitch Trubisky is expected to measure at or above 6-foot-2 when he weighs in at the combine. The North Carolina junior presently ranks as the top quarterback on our board.
Much attention has been paid to Trubisky’s teammate, running back T.J. Logan, who we grade as a last-day choice. Logan is expected to weigh in around 195 pounds and hopes to run under 4.4 seconds in the 40.
I would expect Logan to be one of the top running backs during position work, as he’s a quick-footed ball carrier who changes position on a dime and stands out as a pass catcher. I’m told the Philadelphia Eagles have taking a liking to Logan in the early going, something which makes sense for a variety of reasons.
Staying in the ACC word is Artavis Scott will be graded on his special-teams skill as much as his pass catching ability. And it's not just his punt and kick-return skills, but the total special-teams package as scouts feel Scott will also be productive lining up on coverage units. I’m told he’s expecting to run in the 4.4s at the combine.
One receiver who expects to run lighting fast is Kermit Whitfield, as the Florida State senior hopes to get under 4.3 seconds in the 40.
Look for Nebraska tight end Cethan Carter to turn in a solid workout.
One of the more underrated players at the position, the senior expects to tip the scales around 242 pounds and run 40 times in the low-4.7s to high-4.6s.
Carter caught 19 passes for 190 yards last season after 24 receptions for 329 yards as a junior but was hampered by Nebraska’s offense. He’s been long considered a solid developmental tight end in the scouting community.