Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights wide receiver Mohamed Sanu participates in a catch and run drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

2012 NFL Combine Results: Grading The Workouts Of Syracuse And Rutgers Football Prospects

The 2012 NFL Combine continues Monday, as both Rutgers and Syracuse football players will be looking to impress NFL front-office brass, scouts and draft experts in Indianapolis, Feb 22-28.

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2012 NFL Combine Results: Grading The Workouts Of Syracuse And Rutgers Football Prospects

The 2012 NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone, and it's now time to break down the performances of the Syracuse Orange and Rutgers Scarlet Knights NFL Draft prospects who participated in the seven-day event in Indianapolis.

I won't go into great detail about the grading system, except to say that for the past seven day I've been tracking and watching college-age men in spandex try to impress NFL scouts at the site of Super Bowl 46. I know the background on all the prospects and their expectations heading into Indy. So, without further delay, here's who I thought were the Syracuse or Rutgers football players who did or didn't make the grade at the combine.

Desmond Wynn, OL, Rutgers

Grade: B

Takeaways: Wynn, measured at 6-foot-6, 303 pounds, entered the NFL Combine as a projected fifth- or sixth-round selection and left as a possible early third-day pick.

Wynn was one of the top performers in the 40-yard dash (5.05 seconds, fourth overall), vertical jump (32.5 inches, second) and tossed up 28 reps in the bench press, which didn't crack the top-15 performances but is a number equal to former top-three offensive linemen draft selections selections, Joe Thomas (2007) and Jake Long ('08).

His workouts didn't stand out, but what Wynn needed to show at the Combine was his athletic ability and the willingness to grow as a late-round prospect. I believe Wynn did that.

The Scarlet Knight posted good enough numbers, especially in the speed/explosiveness categories, that will allow him to gain weight and muscle, while still being able to maintain the athletic ability that separates him from other prospects. If Wynn gets in the right situation with a good offensive line coach, he could be a future NFL starter.

Projection: Wynn went from a player whose name could be called very late in the NFL Draft, to probably assuring that he could be an early, day-three pick and a future NFL starter.

Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse

Grade: B-

Takeaways: There was nothing outstanding about Jones' NFL Combine performance, however, there wasn't anything bad about it, either.

Jones (6-5, 265) posted an above average time for a defensive lineman in the 40-yard dash (4.87) and showcased his athletic ability and explosiveness in the vertical jump, leaping 35.0-inches, and broad jump, 120.0-inches, which were both top performances among all the prospects at his position. Jones was also impressive in the three-cone drill (7.07) and 20-yard shuttle (4.38), which were all above-average performances.

However, thanks to his tall, lanky build made him look a bit awkward in some defensive line workouts and showcased some flaws in his technique.

Projection: Coming into Sunday's NFL Combine workout, Chandler was projected to be anywhere from a third- or first-round selection. I don't think much changed for Jones, who didn't hurt his stock. I think he could be a solid late-second or third-round pick, but a big gamble in the first round.

Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

Grade: C+

Takeaways: Sanu's workout Sunday didn't start off well, as he posted a disappointing 4.67 seconds in the 40-yard dash, which for a prospect trying to secure a possible first-round selection wasn't good at all.

However, as expected, Sanu rebounded with a solid performance in the bench press (19 reps), broad jump (10-feet, 6-inches), three-cone drill (6.88 seconds) and 20-yard shuttle (4.22), which all were above-average performances for a wide receiver.

During drills, Sanu showcased his great hands and balls skills making up for his straight-line speed. Now, its just a matter improving his 40-time during the Rutgers Pro Day, March 21.

Projection: I still think Sanu is a bit of a reach in the first round, but there's no doubt he will be an impact player at the next level, as he can catch the ball better than any prospect in the draft. If he goes in the late-second or early-third round, he will be a steal.

Justin Francis, DT, Rutgers

Grade: C

Takeaways: The slightly undersized Francis (6-2, 268) seemed to enter the Combine with a basic strategy of showcase your skills not your flaws, and I think he pulled it off.

Francis, who entered his Monday workouts as a border-line draftee, elected to not run the 40-yard dash because he's not know for his speed. Instead, he did well in the three-cone drill (7.05 second, fifth-best overall) and 20-yard shuttle (4.35, 14th).

However, the Scarlet Knight did not perform well in the bench press (23 reps) and was in the lower half of defensive line prospects in the broad jump (109-inches).

Projection: Francis does have a set of skills that could stick out to some NFL scouts, however, he'll need to showcase more at the Rutgers Pro Day, March 21, if he'd like to get himself off the undrafted-bubble. If I were to predict, I'd say Francis still goes very late in the draft.

Phillip Thomas, FS, Syracuse

Grade: C-

Takeaways: Thomas (5-11, 198) stumbled out of the blocks during his Tuesday workout and really never rebounded from there, as his stock more than likely fell after the Combine.

Needing a strong showing in the 40-yard dash to secure, at least, a draft position, Thomas posted a disappointing time of 4.74 seconds, making him the fourth-slowest secondary prospect in Indianapolis. Thomas was hurt by a slow start out of the blocks and bad form running during the 40-yard sprint.

The former Orange, who didn't finish out his senior year because of an end-of-the-year suspension, also didn't stand out in any other workouts or drills and may have hurt his ankle in the process.

With all that said, Thomas is going to be one of those prospect relying on the friendly confines of a Pro Day, March 8, to prove himself as a NFL Draft selection.

Projection: From personal observation, Thomas has the ball-hawking skills to play at the next level, but, the bad 40-time and his inconsistency to wrap and tackle make him liability. Unless a team thinks they can fix his issues, then he's at very best a late-round selection. I think, Thomas will need to earn his way onto an NFL roster via free agency/practice squad.

Andrew Tiller, OL, Syracuse

Grade: D

Takeaways: Tiller (6-4, 324) had decent measurements, but, that's about all the good that came out of his NFL Combine performance, as his numbers were among the lowest of all the offensive line prospects.

In the bench press, Tiller did the second-lowest total of reps (16), while he ran a very slow 5.50 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Tiller was second-to-last in the vertical jump and dead-last in the broad jump.

Tiller was in the top half of both the three-cone and 20-yard shuttle drills, which measure quickness and lateral movement, but the performances weren't good enough to stand out.

Projection: Entering the Combine, Tiller wasn't projected to be a draft selection and unless he rebounds at SU's Pro Day, March 8, I'd say he will go undrafted.

Nick Provo, TE, Syracuse

Grade: N/A

Takeaways: Provo was just limited to getting measurements and team interviews, as he had just undergone shoulder surgery and didn't participate in any workouts. Provo (6-3, 237) entered the draft as a projected sixth- or seventh-round selection by NFLDraftScouts.com and his stock didn't rise or fall. Provo is expected to work out during Syracuse's Pro Day, March, 8, and his performance could go a long way in whether or not his name will be called in late April.

Projection: From first-hand observation, Provo is an NFL-caliber tight end prospect, who played in a pro-style system at SU and flourished. I'd predict that somebody will pick him sometime during day three of the draft.

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2012 NFL Combine Results: Syracuse's Phillip Thomas Not Impressive In 40-Yard Dash

Phillip Thomas, a defensive back prospect from the Syracuse football program, has just finished running the 40-yard dash at the 2012 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, and the results were not very good. Thomas posted unofficial times of 4.72 seconds and 4.59, which is mediocre for secondary prospects.

On Thomas' first attempt it seemed as if he slipped out of the blocks, however, failed to stop and try again (which is allowed). The result was the second-worst time among all defensive backs.

Then, on his second attempt, Thomas was again a bit slow out of the gate, but, was better. Thomas can only hope now that his Syracuse Pro Day, March 8, will provide a better gauge of his speed.

Thomas, measured at 5-foot-11, 198 pounds and is a projected seventh-round selection in the NFL Draft, isn't the biggest secondary prospect. Thomas will now be counting on his ball skills and agility to hopefully set him a part from others competitors.

So far, Thomas has also participated in the bench press where he did just 14 reps of 250-pounds, however, giving Thomas' statue that wasn't expected to be his best event.

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2012 NFL Combine, Day Seven Schedule: Syracuse's Phillip Thomas Set To Work Out

The final day of the 2012 NFL Combine will take place Tuesday, as just the defensive backs are left to be put through drills and workouts in Indianapolis. Phillip Thomas, a defensive back prospect from the Syracuse Orange football program, is the only local collegiate player remaining at the seven-day event at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Thomas (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) is trying to catch the eyes of NFL front offices and scouts so he can possibily get his named called during the 2012 NFL Draft, April 26-28. Currently, Thomas is not listed as a possible selection in the three-day draft at New York's Radio City Musical Hall.

The biggest event for Thomas on Tuesday will be the 40-yard dash, which he hopes to run in less than 4.4 seconds.

Here's the NFL Combine's day seven schedule:

  • DB: Workout (timing, stations, skill drills)

Tuesday's NFL.com online stream schedule:

9 a.m.-Noon: DB workouts

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2012 NFL Combine Workout Results: Chandler Jones Posts Solid 40-Yard Dash Time

Chandler Jones, a defensive line prospect from the Syracuse Orange football program, just finished running the 40-yard dash at the 2012 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, and posted solid, unofficial times of 4.82 seconds and 4.85. For a defensive linemen, any time between 4.65-4.85 is considered very good.

The official times usually come in a bit slower, but, overall, this will help Jones' overall stock come the 2012 NFL Draft. Overall, West Virginia Mountaineers defensive line prospect Bruce Irvin topped everyone by running a blistering unofficial time of 4.43.

Jones, who was measured at 6-foot-5, 266 pounds on Saturday, also has participated in the bench press, where he did just 22 reps of 250-pounds. He bested five of the 44 defensive line prospects.

Now, Jones will need to prove his side-to-side speed and technical skills, as he will be put through the three-cone drill and defensive line workouts.

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2012 NFL Combine, Day Six Schedule: Syracuse's Chandler Jones To Work Out

Chandler Jones, a defensive end prospect from the Syracuse Orange football program, is schedule to go through workouts Monday at the 2012 NFL Combine. Jones, a possible first-round selection, will try to improve his draft stock by going through defensive lineman drills, lifting heavy weights on the bench press and showing off his agility in both the shuttle run and 40-yard dash.

Since arriving Friday, Jones (6-foot-5, 265 pounds) has been interviewed and looked at by NFL front-office brass and now finally gets his chance to display his physical talents.

Also doing workouts will be Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive tackle prospect Justin Francis (6-2, 270), who's trying to improve his draft status. Francis is currently seen as a possible seventh-round selection by NFLDraftScout.com.

Meanwhile, Jones' former teammate, defensive back Phillip Thomas, will be going through NFLPA meetings, psychological testing and interviews with possible future employers.

Here's the NFL Combine's day six schedule:

  • DL, LB: Workouts (timing, stations, skill drills)
  • DB: NFLPA meeting, psychological testing, interviews

Monday's NFL.com online Combine stream schedule:

9-11:45 a.m.: DL workouts
12:30-3:15 p.m.: LB workouts

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2012 NFL Combine, Mixed Takes On Mohamed Sanu From Analysts

As the workouts continue at the 2012 NFL Combine, the analysts' takes on former Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu are mixed.

ESPN's Todd McShay referred to Sanu as "way overrated"

Rutgers' Mohamed Sanu: "I like him, he's physical, he has good hands, but he's way overrated. He can't get open." (via ESPN)

Shutdown Corner's Doug Farrar projects Sanu as a solid No. 2 receiver:

I like Sanu as a reliable, though not exceptionally quick, receiver who can make gains in possession concepts, and I think he reinforced his grasp of the fundamentals during his combine workout. (via Shutdown Corner)

McShay was not the only analyst to make the comment about Sanu's ability to get open. NFL Network's Mike Mayock also talked about Sanu's struggles against press coverage last week. Unlike McShay, Mayock did at least note Sanu's incredible production last season. Despite the concerns about his speed and ability to get open, no one has knocked Sanu's hands.

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2012 NFL Combine Results: Mohamed Sanu's Official Numbers Reveal Strength, Explosiveness

Mohamed Sanu's official 2012 NFL Combine workout numbers have been posted, and the wide receiver prospect from the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football program had his 40-yard dash time go from an unofficial 4.65 seconds to an official 4.67. However, despite a slower 40-time, Sanu rebounded with strong performances in other workouts.

Sanu, a possible first-round selection in April's NFL Draft, did have solid bench press (19 reps of 250-pounds), broad jump (10-feet, 6-inches) and three-cone drill (6.88 seconds) numbers.

Overall, Sanu posted the sixth-most bench press reps for all wide receivers, while finishing in a tie for fourth in the broad jump and a tie for 10th in the three-cone drill. All these drills showcase Sanu's explosiveness and ability to change direction with ease.

So, Sanu's straight-line speed may not have impressed scouts or NFL front-office brass Sunday, but if they're looking for a guy to can work the slot or has the strength to catch the ball in traffic, it seems as if Sanu is your guy.

If you'd like to get an idea of the overall results for the wide receivers, here's they're via NFL.com:

Top 10: 40-yard dash
Travis Benjamin, Miami: 4:36 seconds
Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech: 4.36
Chris Owusu, Stanford: 4.36
A.J. Jenkins, Illinois: 4.39
Devon Wylie, Fresno State: 4.39
Tommy Streeter, Miami: 4.4
Chris Givens, Wake Forest: 4.41
T.J. Graham, N.C. State: 4.41
Kashif Moore, Connecticut: 4.42
Jarius Wright, Arkansas: 4.42

Top 10 in vertical jump
Kashif Moore, Connecticut: 43.5 inches
Jerrell Jackson, Missouri: 41
Chris Owusu, Stanford: 40.5
Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech: 39.5
Keshawn Martin, Michigan State: 39.5
Devon Wylie, Fresno State: 39
A.J. Jenkins, Illinois: 38.5
Kendall Wright, Baylor: 38.5
Travis Benjamin, Miami: 38
Juron Criner, Arizona: 38
Jarius Wright, Arkansas: 38

Top 10 in broad jump
Hill: 11 feet, 1 inch
Owusu: 10-9
Jackson: 10-7
Moore: 10-6
Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers, 10-6
Greg Childs, Arkansas: 10-5
Tommy Streeter, Miami; 10-5
Junior Hemingway, Michigan: 10-4
Jenkins: 10-4
Joe Adams, Arkansas: 10-3
Jarrett Boykin, Virginia Tech: 10-3
Devier Posey, Ohio State: 10-3
Wylie: 10-3

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NFL Combine 2012 Workout Results: Rutgers' Mohamed Sanu Doesn't Impress In 40-Yard Dash

Mohamed Sanu, a wide receiver from the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football program, is currently being worked out at the 2012 NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Sanu, a possible first-round selection, just ran the 40-yard dash in an unofficial time of 4.65 seconds.

The time isn't impressive when it comes to wide receivers, however, Sanu has never been known for his straight speed. Sanu, who was measured on Friday at 6-foot-2, 211 pounds, is more of a possession receiver that can run good routes and has outstanding hands.

"Most of his catches are going to be contested because he doesn't have great speed," said NFL Network's NFL Draft expert Mike Mayock after Sanu's attempt at the 40-yard dash. "But boy, he's got a big body and he's a tough kid and I like him."

"He didn't run fast, but Mohamed Sanu is a good football player. That's all I have to say."

Sanu will have more opportunities to impress NFL front-office brass and scouts, as he still needs to run through catching drills and do workouts (20-yard shuttle and three-cone drill) that suits his type of skill-set better.

Overall, Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill ran the fastest 40-time out of all the wide receivers (4.30), while Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III (4.38) and Stanford's Andrew Luck (4.59) impressed everyone with their speed.

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2012 NFL Combine, Day Five Schedule: Rutgers' Mohamed Sanu Set To Work Out

Mohamed Sanu, a wide receiver prospect from the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football program, will finally be put through workouts Sunday as the 2012 NFL Combine reaches its fifth day. Sanu, a possible first-round NFL Draft selection, will participate in receiving drills and, most importantly, run the 40-yard dash as he tries to improve his draft stock.

Since arriving on Thursday, Sanu has been poked, prodded and interviewed by NFL doctors and front-office brass during the last few days and now finally gets his chance to strut his stuff.

Meanwhile, Sanu's former teammate, defensive tackle Justin Francis (6-2, 270), a possible seventh-round selection who arrived Friday, will be going through NFLPA meetings, psychological testing and interviews.

Chandler Jones, a defensive line prospect from the Syracuse Orange football program, will be doing the same. Jones' former teammate, defensive back Phillip Thomas, will mainly undergo medical examinations all day.

Here's the 2012 NFL Combine events schedule for day five:

  • QB, WR, RB: Workouts (timing, stations, skill drills)
  • DL, LB: NFLPA Meeting, psychological testing, interviews
  • DB: Measurements, medical examinations, media, psychological testing, interviews

Sunday's NFL.com online combine stream schedule:

9-11:45 a.m.: QB, WR workouts
12:30-3:30 p.m.: RB workouts

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2012 NFL Combine Workout Results: Rutgers' Desmond Wynn Has Solid Performance

Workouts finally began at the 2012 NFL Draft Combine Saturday, and Desmond Wynn, a Rutgers football offensive line prospect, posted some solid numbers in Indianapolis that should help his stock for the 2012 NFL Draft, April 26-28.

Wynn, officially measured at 6-foot-6, 303 pounds earlier in the week, ran the 40-yard dash in 5.05 seconds, the fourth-best overall time for a offensive linemen. Oklahoma's Donald Stephenson (4.94 seconds), USC's Matt Kalil (4.99) and Iowa's Adam Gettis (5.00) were the only prospect to run faster times.

Wynn was also one of the top performers in the vertical jump, as he finished second overall with 32.5 inches. Stephenson was first overall at 35.5 inches.

In the bench press, Wynn did 28 reps, which didn't crack the top-15 performances but is a number equal to former top-three offensive linemen draft selections selections, Joe Thomas (2007) and Jake Long ('08).

Those numbers should prove to be good enough to move up his NFL Draft position, which is currently projected as a fifth- or sixth-rounder by NFLDraftScout.com.

Meanwhile, Nick Provo (6-3, 237), a tight end prospect from Syracuse, did not participate in any drills Saturday, as he's still recovering from shoulder surgery. Provo, who arrived in Indy Wednesday, did go through all medical examinations and team interviews Thursday, and is expected to participate in the Orange's Pro Day, March 8.

According to NFLDraftScout.com, Provo is a projected sixth- or seventh-round pick.

Provo's former teammate, offensive lineman Andrew Tiller (6-4, 303), had a rough day, as he didn't put up very favorable numbers in either the 40-yard dash (5.50 seconds), bench press (16 reps), vertical jump (23 inches), broad jump (85 inches), three-cone drill (7.92 seconds) and 20-yard shuttle (4.80 seconds). Tiller, who's not expected to be drafted, will also participate in Syracuse's Pro Day.

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2012 NFL Combine, Day Four Schedule: Nick Provo, Andrew Tiller, Desmond Wynn Begin Workouts

After three days of orientation, medical exams, psychological testing and interviews, the 2012 NFL Combine will finally see workouts Saturday in Indianapolis as the offensive linemen, tight ends and special teamers will run drills on the Lucas Oil Stadium field.

It figures to be a big day for offensive line prospect Desmond Wynn (6-foot-5, 305 pounds) of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights who will be trying to improve his draft status. Wynn is currently projected as a fifth- or sixth-round selection by NFLDraftScout.com.

The day is just as important for tight end prospect Nick Provo of the Syracuse Orange football program. Provo (6-3, 249) is projected as a sixth- or seventh-rounder according to NFLDraftScout.com, while Provo's former teammate, offensive lineman Andrew Tiller (6-5, 334), will be trying to get on the radar of NFL front-office brass.

Meanwhile, Rutgers' wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, a possible first-round selection, will be going through NFLPA meetings, psychological testing and interviews. Sanu will begin drills/workouts on Sunday morning.

Sanu's former teammate, defensive tackle Justin Francis (6-2, 270), a possible seventh-round selection, will be going through medical examinations, psychological testing and conducting interviews.

Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones (6-5, 265), another possible first-round pick, arrived in Indy Friday and will be doing the same thing as Francis. Jones will be put through drills and workouts Monday.

Arriving in Indy Saturday will be Syracuse defensive back Phillip Thomas (5-11, 190).

Here's the 2012 NFL Combine day four schedule:

  • P, K, OL, TE: Workouts (timing, stations, skill drills)
  • QB, WR, RB: NFLPA Meeting, psychological testing, interviews
  • DL, LB: Measurements, medical examinations, media, psychological testing, interviews
  • DB: Registration, orientation, interviews

NFL.com online Saturday's combine stream schedule:

9-11:45 a.m.: OL, PK, ST workouts
12:30-3 p.m.: TE workouts

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2012 NFL Combine, Day Three Schedule: Syracuse' Chandler Jones Arrives In Indianapolis

Chandler Jones, a defensive end prospect from the Syracuse Orange football program and possible first-round NFL Draft selection, will arrive in Indianapolis Friday as one of a bunch of day three arrivals for the 2012 NFL Combine. Jones will not perform any drills or workouts -- he will do that Monday morning, but will register, go through the orientation process and interview with NFL franchises that could select him in April.

Another local college football player arriving in Indy Thursday will be Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive lineman prospect Justin Francis (6-foot-2, 270 pounds), who's projected as a possible seventh-round selection by NFLDraftScout.com.

Day three of the NFL Combine will also feature Jones' former teammates at Syracuse, tight end Nick Provo (6-foot-3, 249 pounds) and offensive lineman Andrew Tiller (6-5,334) going through NFLPA meetings, psychological testing and special teams workouts. Provo and Tiller have already been in Indy for two days, as they arrived Tuesday.

Doing the same thing as Provo and Tiller will be Rutgers' offensive lineman Desmond Wynn (6-5, 305), while his former teammate and another possible first-round selection, wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, will be put through medical exams, psychological testing and conducting interviews.

Here's the NFL Draft Combine schedule for day three:

  • P, K, OL, TE: NFLPA Meeting, psychological testing, PK/ST workout, interviews
  • QB, WR, RB: Measurements, medical examinations media, psychological testing, interviews
  • DL, LB: Registration, orientation, interviews

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2012 NFL Combine, Day Two Schedule: Rutgers' Mohamed Sanu Arrives In Indianapolis

Mohamed Sanu, a wide receiver prospect from the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football program and possible first-round NFL Draft pick, will arrive in Indianapolis Thursday as part of the day two arrivals for the 2012 NFL Combine. Sanu will not do any drills or workouts -- that comes Sunday morning -- but he will register, go through the orientation process and interview with NFL franchises that may be interested in drafting him.

Day two of the NFL Combine will feature three SB Nation New York prospects going through measurements, medical exams, psychological testing and more interviews, as Rutgers offensive lineman Desmond Wynn 6-foot-5, 305 pounds), and Syracuse Orange tight end Nick Provo (6-3, 249) and offensive lineman Andrew Tiller (6-5,334) will be poked and prodded after arriving in Indy Wednesday.

Currently, Wynn is a fifth- or sixth-round prospect according to NFLDraftScout.com, while Provo is a sixth- or seventh-rounder according to NFLDraftScout.com. Meanwhile, Tiller is trying to get on the NFL Draft radar.

Here's a quick look at the NFL Combine schedule for Thursday, Feb 23:

  • P, K, OL, TE: Measurements, medical exams, psychological testing, interviews
  • QB, WR, RB: Registration, orientation, interviews

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2012 NFL Combine Preview: NFL Draft Prospects Begin Journey To Indianapolis

The 2012 NFL Combine will begin Wednesday as more than 300 NFL Draft prospects will converge on Indianapolis and Lucas Oil Stadium in the next four days as they all try to showcase their abilities to front-office decision-makers during the next seven days.

The objective over the week will be to poke, prod, interview and test prospective players to find out who's the best at their respective positions and determine who deserves to have their name called during the 2012 NFL Draft, April 26-28.

This year, SB Nation New York's coverage will highlight a pair of possible first-round selections, Rutgers Scarlet Knights wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and Syracuse Orange defensive end Chandler Jones.

Sanu will arrive in Indy Thursday and will not begin Combine workouts until Saturday, while Jones arrives Friday and starts drills Sunday.

Syracuse will also be represented by tight end Nick Provo (arrive Wed., workout/drills start Sat.), defensive back Phillip Thomas (Sat./Tues.) and offensive lineman Andrew Tiller (Wed./Sat.). Rutgers defensive end Justin Francis (Fri./Mon.) and offensive guard Desmond Wynn (Wed./Sat.) have also received invites to the Combine.

If you'd like to check out the NFL Combine, here's the basic info for the next seven days (TV, online stream, event schedule, ect.):

Wednesday, Feb. 22:
  • P, K, OL, TE: Report and conduct interviews
Thursday, Feb. 23:
  • P, K, OL, TE: Measurements, medical exams, psychological testing, interviews
  • QB, WR, RB: Registration, orientation, interviews
Friday, Feb. 24:
  • P, K, OL, TE: NFLPA Meeting, psychological testing, PK/ST workout, interviews
  • QB, WR, RB: Measurements, medical examinations media, psychological testing, interviews
  • DL, LB: Registration, orientation, interviews
Saturday, Feb. 25:
  • P, K, OL, TE: Workouts (timing, stations, skill drills)
  • QB, WR, RB: NFLPA Meeting, psychological testing, interviews
  • DL, LB: Measurements, medical examinations, media, psychological testing, interviews
  • DB: Registration, orientation, interviews

NFL.com online Saturday's combine stream schedule:

9-11:45 a.m.: OL, PK, ST workouts
12:30-3 p.m.: TE workouts

Sunday, Feb. 26:
  • QB, WR, RB: Workouts (timing, stations, skill drills)
  • DL, LB: NFLPA Meeting, psychological testing, interviews
  • DB: Measurements, medical examinations, media, psychological testing, interviews

Sunday's NFL.com online combine stream schedule:

9-11:45 a.m.: QB, WR workouts
12:30-3:30 p.m.: RB workouts

Monday, Feb. 27:
  • DL, LB: Workouts (timing, stations, skill drills)
  • DB: NFLPA meeting, psychological testing, interviews

Monday's NFL.com online Combine stream schedule:

9-11:45 a.m.: DL workouts
12:30-3:15 p.m.: LB workouts

Tuesday, Feb. 28:
  • DB: Workout (timing, stations, skill drills)

Tuesday's NFL.com online stream schedule:

9 a.m.-Noon: DB workouts

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NFL Scouting Combine 2012: Three From Rutgers Get NFL Combine Invites

Three former Rutgers Scarlet Knights have received invitations to strut their stuff for NFL scouts and general managers during the NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis.

Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, defensive end Justin Francis and offensive guard Desmond Wynn have received Combine invitations.

Sanu is the most highly-regarded of the Rutgers 2012 NFL Draft prospects. Sanu has been considered a late- first-round or second-round pick in most early mock drafts.

Wes Bunting of the National Football Post has this to say about Sanu:

Physically reminds me some of Hakeem Nicks. Isn’t as NFL ready, but can go get the football, breakdown and separate on all levels of the field. Looks like a future NFL starter who might need some time, but the talent is most definitely there.

Wynn is a 6-6, 295-pound guard who “has a shot a fighting for a roster spot” according to Bunting.

Francis is a 6-4, 275-pound defensive end. Bunting says Francis is “a tweeer, but in a pass happy NFL will have a chance to stick with the right team.”

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NFL Combine 2012 Invitations: Four Former Syracuse Players Invited

Four former Syracuse Orangemen have been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The Combine will be held Feb. 22-28 as NFL teams get a first-hand look at prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.

Defensive end Chandler Jones, tight end Nick Provo, free safety Phillip Thomas and Andrew Tiller (offensive guard) will be in Indianapolis trying to improve their draft stock.

Jones, unquestionably, will draw the most interest. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Jones has seen his draft stock rise recently, and was placed in the first round by ESPN's Todd McShay in his most recent mock draft. Here is the National Football Post scouting report on Jones.

Provo is a 6-4, 249-pound tight end. The National Football Post's Wes Bunting does not appear optimistic about Provo's NFL chances.

Thomas led the Big East in interceptions with six and was third in the conference in tackles with 82, but missed the season's final two games after being suspended for violating athletic department policy. The suspension would have continued almost until the end of the 2012 season had he not declared for the draft.

Tiller is a 6-4, 330-pound lineman who scouting reports seem to indicate might be able to find his way onto an NFL practice squad as a developmental player.

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