Defensive linemen -- Group 1
The first group of defensive linemen, which includes both tackles and ends together, ran very well, posting good times.
There were 25 players in the group. Of the 25, 18 ran, two were excused, and five didn't take part in the 40-yard dash on the advice of their agents. Iowa's Jonathan Babineaux, a 286-pounder, posted times of 4.81 and 4.87. Conversely, Trent Cole of Cincinnati really needs to run and work out, but he was one of the guys that didn't do anything.
Jonathan Goddard, a small but productive player from Marshall, ran a 4.72. The biggest surprise as far as how well he ran was Jovan Haye of Vanderbilt, who ran a 4.78.
One defensive tackle, Luis Castillo of Northwestern (6-3 3/8, 303), ran a 4.78 and had 32 bench presses.
Boston College's Tim Bulman lifted the bar 35 times.
Defensive linemen -- Group 2
There were 26 guys in the second group of defensive linemen -- 20 ran, five had medical clearances and one didn't run by his own choice. The fastest time of the group was posted by Jonathan Welsh of Wisconsin (6-3 ¼, 244), who ran a 4.53 and 4.59. Fellow Wisconsin teammate Erasus James (6-4 1/8, 266), a probable first-rounder, ran 4.78. James later had a really good broad jump of 10 feet, 2 inches.
David McMillan (6-3, 262) from Kansas ran a 4.60, while two probable first-round picks -- Georgia's David Pollack (6-2 1/8, 265) and Iowa's Matt Roth (6-3¾, 278) -- were clocked at 4.80. Utah DT Sione Pouha (6-6¾, 325) ran a 4.99.
Jeepers, this 325 pound Ute can motor! Sounds like another Samoan.
Looks like Roth has put on a few more pounds and is now almost 280, almost 6-4. Expect him to run better on pro day. He should be there at 25. Who knows. I think skill potitions and CB will eat up alot of early picks.