Posted on: March 8, 2012 6:57 pm

Crick flexes muscle at Nebraska pro day

   NFLDraftScout.com's fifth-ranked defensive end Jared Crick of Nebraska, who missed most of last season because of a torn pectoral muscle that ended his season in October, proved to scouts he's fully recovered from the injury by pushing up 26 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press.
   Crick, who is ranked 54th overall but has a chance to be drafted higher because of his scheme versatility and impressive production, first climbed onto the draft radar as a sidekick of Ndamukong Suh. But in 2010, with Suh in his rookie season with the Lions, Crick had a standout season. 
   He has shorter arms than ideal for a true power end in a 4-3 scheme, but his lower-body power, agility and hand use make him attractive as a slanting 4-3 defensive tackle or 3-4 defensive end.
   The star of the pro day was RB Marcus Mendoza (5-10, 190), who posted a reported 4.37 40, 45 1/2-inch vertical and 11-1 broad jump. If the vertical proves true, it's beats the best number put up at the 2012 Combine (43.5).  
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