Alabama OG Chance Warmack performed 35 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press at the Combine.
He weighed in at 6-foot-2, 317 earlier in the week, and the impressiveness of Warmack's lofty bench-press total is enhanced by his vine-like, 34 3/4-inch arms. Warmack is attempting to stave off North Carolina's Jonathan Cooper as the 2013 draft's top-rated guard. Cooper did 35 reps, too, but has shorter arms.
Rice TE Vance McDonald performed 34 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press at the Scouting Combine.
McDonald was a beastly run blocker in the slot in Rice's spread offense, and his strength obviously translates to the weight room. He has long arms (34 3/8"), making the bench total even more impressive. At 6-foot-4 and 262 pounds, McDonald has an 84-inch wingspan and has drawn Jason Witten comparisons.
UNC G/C Jonathan Cooper hoisted 225 pounds 35 times on the Combine bench press.
Cooper has relatively short, 32-inch arms, although they aresuitable for an interior lineman. This is a very strong bench total for him. Work ethic is certainly not a concern, and Cooper is helping to dispel notions that strength might be after reporting to Indy at 312 pounds and showing well on the bench.
Kentucky OG Larry Warford performed 28 bench-press reps of 225 pounds at the Combine.
Warford, an old-school power blocker at 6-foot-3, 333, has short arms (31 7/8"). We expected slightly more reps, but 28 is by no means a poor number. Something in the teens or low twenties would have been concerning. Warford is a projected second-round pick. He's a mauling brawler in the running game.
Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson performed 28 bench reps of 225 pounds at the Combine.
It's a strong total for a guy with long 35-inch arms, and the 28 reps are one more than other top left tackle prospects Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher managed. Johnson is widely considered the No. 3 left tackle behind the aforementioned two. He's an athletic guy at 6-foot-6 and 303 pounds.
Tennessee Tech WR Da'Rick Rogers admitted at the Combine to three failed drug tests that got him kicked out of the University of Tennessee.
"I did it to myself," said a seemingly-truly contrite Rogers. "You have to accept responsibility for what you did and move forward. All I can do is come in, work hard and get my foot in the door." Rogers claims to have passed "10 drug tests" during his one season at Tennessee Tech. In terms of sheer on-field ability, he's arguably the most talented wideout in the 2013 NFL draft.
Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson measured in at 6'1 and 7/8 inches and 216 pounds at the NFL Combine.
Although shorter than his listed measurements, there is nothing wrong with these numbers. Patterson is expected to light up workouts, but he does need to show comfort hands catching passes through the gauntlet. We like him as a smaller, less physically imposing version of Julio Jones.
West Virginia WR Stedman Bailey measured in at 5'10 and 1/4 inches and 193 pounds at the NFL Combine.
Bailey isn't going to wow in testing, but he consistently served as Geno Smith's safety net and thrived when targeted in the red zone. He reminds us a lot of Greg Jennings with his technical skill and ability to create that sliver of separation at the catch point
Tennessee WR Justin Hunter measured in at 6'4" and 196 pounds at the NFL Combine.
He also checked in with 9 3/8 inch hands and 33 2/8 inch arms. Hunter's medical checks will be important, but he showed more mental than physical limitations last season with a large number of drops