Dee Ford was regarded as one of the top players at the Senior Bowl after his performance as a defensive end. He dropped 10 pounds for his Auburn Pro Day and at 6-3, 244, can be considered a candidate to be a 3-4 OLB.
Some scouts believe that the change-of-direction skills measured in the 3-cone make it the Combine's most important athletic test. A couple of small-schoolers "starred" while two of the most well-known pass rushers in the draft struggled in this event.
Michael Sam's story wasn't just about Michael Sam. It delved into many areas, including Mizzou football. Sam's teammates, too, were part of the story. Missouri strength coach Dr. Pat Ivey says what was reflected in the example of the Tigers 2013 season is why a program loaded with two and three-star recruits has won so many games.
Recapping the best, the worst and the predictable from Monday's defensive end and linebacker workouts at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. Hint: There's a lot to like about the edge rushing prospects in this class.
While lacking the extraordinary athleticism possessed by South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney or Missouri's Kony Ealy, Crichton's burst, strength and motor could help Crichton join these two fellow pass rushers in the first round.