Alabama Football: Tracking 2014 NFL Combine Results for Former Tide Stars

Sanjay KirpalaniNational Recruiting AnalystFebruary 21, 2014

Alabama Football: Tracking 2014 NFL Combine Results for Former Tide Stars

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    Alabama’s annual crop of NFL-ready talent will once again be one of the main storylines surrounding the 2014 NFL Combine.

    While quarterback AJ McCarron is sure to generate some buzz with his attendance, a notable portion of the Tide’s combine contingent are nursing injuries that may force them to skip the on-field portion of the festivities inside Lucas Oil Stadium.

    However, players such as linebacker C.J. Mosley, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio will look to solidify a spot in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft.

    How will the 12 former Alabama stars fare in the 2014 NFL Combine? Keep up with this tracker to find out the latest results from the Tide's contingent in Indianapolis.

    *Players listed in alphabetical order. Schedule info courtesy of B/R’s R. Cory Smith. All results courtesy of NFL.com.

Deion Belue

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    Combine Results

    40-yard Dash: Tue., Feb. 25 – N/A

    Bench Press: Tue., Feb. 25 – 11 reps

    Vertical Jump: Tue., Feb. 25 – N/A

    Broad Jump: Tue., Feb. 25 – N/A

    3-cone Drill: Tue., Feb. 25 – N/A

    20-yard Shuttle: Tue., Feb. 25 – N/A

    60-yard Shuttle: Tue., Feb 25 – N/A

     

    Draft Projection

    Belue is pegged as a sixth-round pick in the latest mock draft of B/R draft guru Matt Miller.

    Belue racked up 60 tackles, 10 pass breakups and three interceptions over the last two seasons at Alabama.

    The 5’11”, 183-pounder was a solid two-year starter after arriving from the JUCO ranks, but his history of nagging injuries is something he will have to answer for all the way up until the draft. 

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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    Combine Results

    40-yard Dash: Tue., Feb. 25 – 4.58 seconds

    Bench Press: Tue., Feb. 25 – 11 reps

    Vertical Jump: Tue., Feb. 25 – 33 inches

    Broad Jump: Tue., Feb. 25 – 119 inches

    3-cone Drill: Tue., Feb. 25 – 7.16 seconds

    20-yard Shuttle: Tue., Feb. 25 – 4.16 seconds

    60-yard Shuttle: Tue., Feb 25 – 11.63 seconds

     

    Draft Projection

    B/R’s Matt Miller has Clinton-Dix being the first safety selected in his latest mock draft, going 15th overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Over his final two seasons in college, Clinton-Dix registered 88 tackles, eight pass breakups and six interceptions.

    Given his range in coverage and his physicality as a run defender, the 6’1”, 208-pounder fits the trend of the new prototype safety that NFL scouts are looking for.

Adrian Hubbard

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    Combine Results

    40-yard Dash: Mon., Feb. 24 – 4.69 seconds

    Bench Press: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    Vertical Jump: Mon., Feb. 24 – 38.5 inches

    Broad Jump: Mon., Feb. 24 – 117 inches

    3-cone Drill: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    20-yard Shuttle: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    60-yard Shuttle: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

     

    Draft Projection

    B/R’s Matt Miller tabbed Hubbard as a fourth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in his newest mock draft.

    At 6’6”, 252 pounds, Hubbard has the frame and type of athleticism that will make scouts drool. However, his production level was never able to consistently match his enormous potential.

    If Hubbard can show scouts that he can play standing up and with his hand in the dirt, teams running a 3-4 defense could warm up to the idea of selecting Hubbard on the draft’s second day.

Cyrus Kouandjio

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    Combine Results

    40-yard Dash: Sat., Feb. 22 – 5.59 seconds

    Bench Press: Sat., Feb. 22 – 21 reps

    Vertical Jump: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

    Broad Jump: Sat., Feb. 22 – 96.0 inches

    3-cone Drill: Sat., Feb. 22 – 7.71 seconds

    20-yard Shuttle: Sat., Feb. 22 – 4.84 seconds

    60-yard Shuttle: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

     

    Draft Projection

    Kouandjio is currently projected as the 20th overall pick in the first round of B/R analyst Matt Miller’s latest mock draft

    The combine represents the perfect platform for the 6’6”, 310-pounder to wipe away the memories of an inconsistent junior campaign.

    Kouandjio is an athletic left tackle prospect that has the ability to be a franchise player, and those traits ensure him a good chance of becoming a first-round selection.

Cody Mandell

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    Combine Results

    40-yard Dash: Sat., Feb. 22 – 4.89 seconds

    Bench Press: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

    Vertical Jump: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

    Broad Jump: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

    3-cone Drill: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

    20-yard Shuttle: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

    60-yard Shuttle: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

     

    Draft Projection

    Punters rarely get any love from the litany of mock drafts written before and after the combine, and Mandell is nowhere to be found in Matt Miller’s newest edition.

    Despite being a solid athlete and averaging more than 47 yards per punt as a senior, Mandell is likely to catch on with a team as an undrafted free agent.

AJ McCarron

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    Combine Results

    40-yard Dash: Sun., Feb. 23 – 4.94 seconds

    Bench Press: Sun., Feb. 23 – N/A

    Vertical Jump: Sun., Feb. 23 – 28.0 inches

    Broad Jump: Sun., Feb. 23 – 99.0 inches

    3-cone Drill: Sun., Feb. 23 – 7.18 seconds

    20-yard Shuttle: Sun., Feb. 23 – 4.34 seconds

    60-yard Shuttle: Sun., Feb. 23 – N/A

     

    Draft Projection

    McCarron is projected to land in the latter portion of the third round in the latest mock draft of B/R draft analyst Matt Miller.

    After skipping the Senior Bowl, scouts are anxious to get a look at McCarron in a competitive environment such as the combine.

    The discussion surrounding McCarron’s draft stock has been a lightening rod in the offseason, and that’s unlikely to change regardless of what he does or doesn’t do in Indianapolis.

     

C.J. Mosley

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    Combine Results

    40-yard Dash: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    Bench Press: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    Vertical Jump: Mon., Feb. 24 – 35 inches

    Broad Jump: Mon., Feb. 24 – 118 inches

    3-cone Drill: Mon., Feb. 24 – 7.30 seconds

    20-yard Shuttle: Mon., Feb. 24 – 4.40 seconds

    60-yard Shuttle: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

     

    Draft Projection

    Mosley is projected to be the 21st overall pick in the first round of B/R analyst Matt Miller’s latest mock draft.

    Mosley is a two-time All-American who led the Tide in tackles in each of the last two seasons.

    His strong body of work in college and his versatility as a playmaker in run support and in pass coverage is what makes him a coveted target in this draft.

Kevin Norwood

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    Combine Results

    40-yard Dash: Sun., Feb. 23 – 4.48 seconds

    Bench Press: Sun., Feb. 23 – 8 reps

    Vertical Jump: Sun., Feb. 23 – 33.0 inches

    Broad Jump: Sun., Feb. 23 – 121.0 inches

    3-cone Drill: Sun., Feb. 23 – 6.68 seconds

    20-yard Shuttle: Sun., Feb. 23 – 4.32 seconds

    60-yard Shuttle: Sun., Feb. 23 – 11.46 seconds

     

    Draft Projection

    Norwood is pegged as a sixth-round pick in the latest mock draft of B/R draft guru Matt Miller.

    He capped a strong week at the Senior Bowl by winning Most Outstanding Player honors for the South squad.

    Norwood is a polished route runner who grasps the nuances of playing the position at the next level.

Jeoffrey Pagan

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    Combine Results

    40-yard Dash: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    Bench Press: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    Vertical Jump: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    Broad Jump: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    3-cone Drill: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    20-yard Shuttle: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    60-yard Shuttle: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

     

    Draft Projection

    Being that Pagan was absent from B/R draft analyst Matt Miller’s latest mock draft, he’s one of a few players with a lot riding on his performance in Indianapolis. 

    The 6’4”, 290-pounder is a versatile player who lined up at defensive end and nose guard in the Tide’s 3-4 scheme during his career.

    Considering that Pagan had a limited body of work with only one season as a starter in college, he’s a prospect who needs to build some positive momentum during the draft circuit.

Anthony Steen

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    Combine Results

    40-yard Dash: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

    Bench Press: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

    Vertical Jump: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

    Broad Jump: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

    3-cone Drill: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

    20-yard Shuttle: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

    60-yard Shuttle: Sat., Feb. 22 – N/A

     

    Draft Projection

    B/R’s Matt Miller tabbed Steen as a fourth-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in his newest mock draft.

    Steen was a pillar of consistency in his three years as a starter at the Capstone.

    Provided he’s given a clean bill of health, Steen has significant value as a pro-ready guard prospect with a strong college resume.

Ed Stinson

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    Combine Results

    40-yard Dash: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    Bench Press: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    Vertical Jump: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    Broad Jump: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    3-cone Drill: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    20-yard Shuttle: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

    60-yard Shuttle: Mon., Feb. 24 – N/A

     

    Draft Projection

    Stinson is projected to land in the fifth round according to B/R draft analyst Matt Miller’s latest mock draft.

    A two-year starter at defensive end for the Tide, Stinson racked up 71 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss over his final two college seasons.

    Stinson’s biggest strength is being physical at the point of attack in the run game, but his limited pass-rush ability could hinder his stock.

Vinnie Sunseri

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    Combine Results

    40-yard Dash: Tue., Feb. 25 – N/A

    Bench Press: Tue., Feb. 25 – 18 reps

    Vertical Jump: Tue., Feb. 25 – N/A

    Broad Jump: Tue., Feb. 25 – N/A

    3-cone Drill: Tue., Feb. 25 – N/A

    20-yard Shuttle: Tue., Feb. 25 – N/A

    60-yard Shuttle: Tue., Feb 25 – N/A

     

    Draft Projection

    Sunseri is pegged as a sixth-round pick in the latest mock draft of B/R draft guru Matt Miller.

    The 6’0”, 210-pound Sunseri is still recovering from a torn ACL, which could wipe him out of participating in any on-field drills at the combine or at the Tide’s pro day. 

    However, he was able to display  a unique skill-set that showcased his versatility and playmaking ability in a hybrid role with linebacker and safety responsibilities. 

    That skill-set is something that will appeal to teams looking for an impact player who can play multiple roles on defense and on special teams.