De'Anthony Thomas, Colt Lyerla, Taylor Hart, Josh Huff, Boseko Lokombo, and Terrance Mitchell will be the combine's representatives of Oregon this weekend. Know here is a few events that we will see them in aswell as a write up of what skills each one brings to the table.
Thomas brings a wide variety of skills to the combine. Including 4X40 times and 50 yd dashes. But, the most intriguing attribute scouts should be taking notes on is simply his quickness in open space. Thomas was placed in WR and RB roles where he excelled at effortlessly. Not only can cut through holes in the backfield and blocks down field. His underrated game is when he can muscle up and pound a few yards for a 1st down.
Huff, became Oregon's most crucial offensive piece last season. Also was Marcus Mariota's favorite target to throw to. Josh Huff probably won't be a Top 4 Rounder in most mock drafts. But will be a mid 5th-7th round steal to most owners that are looking for a dependable receiver with outstanding hands. Who can be used as a possession receiver late in games.
Colt Lyerla is an interesting story nonetheless for most organizations to have to deal with this off-season. A polarizing figure who has dealt with a plethora of off the field problems. Keeping his composure in midst of turmoil and scrutiny will be the largest obstacle for Lyerla. Thus he on the field when he is locked in, can be a huge asset for many offenses. With great hands and up size attributed with raw toughness are the main points in Lyerla's game.
At Defensive End, Hart brings an enormous wide frame and blocking techniques to the skills challenge. His 6 foot 6 stature became effective in forcing fumbles and sacks. Teams in the running for him are likely in need for a steady player who is built for defensive toughness on D-Line. In this case, Hart is your guy.
The Senior Linebacker was most accounted for in 2012 season. Though his 2013 campaign was less than stellar. 6'3" height is a plus for him on the line. If he can continue to grow on forcing fumbles and tackles for losses. He will become a nice pick in late 6th-7th round.
Smooth is a very appropriate description for Mitchell at cornerback. He was the reason why Oregon's coverage on receivers in the open field was so stingy. A very high ceiling on athleticism, quickness and awareness brings a possible early mid rounder to shape into a franchise that needs a lockdown corner.
Overall Oregon has a good all-around talent at the positions. We will see how all of these young players can handle the Combine.