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Mike Mayock's four weekend combine observations

INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock ended his seven hours of NFL Scouting Combine coverage Sunday with a 30-minute media session at Lucas Oil Stadium. Here are the highlights of his weekend evaluations:

» Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher could be in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick. Mayock said he thought Fisher already had closed the gap on Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel at the Senior Bowl. Mayock doesn't see much of a difference between the two, so if Joeckel is considered a possibility for the Kansas City Chiefs, then Fisher should be, too.

» West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith lived up to everything Mayock previously believed from film study. Consistency remains the problem. There's the potential to be a franchise quarterback with the good arm, mobility and accuracy. Mayock called Smith a very natural thrower and was happy he had the chutzpah to throw and compete, but he still slots the quarterback in the range of the No. 20 to No. 32 picks.

"I want to bang the table because I want to like Geno Smith," Mayock said. "But there's just too many inconsistencies on tape for me to say that Kansas City or anyone that high should take him."

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» Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson did well for himself Sunday. He ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash and showed the game speed he put on tape. Mayock called Robinson smart, tough and quick. Robinson also caught the ball well and didn't have a single drop during the gauntlet drill despite nerve damage that affects his right hand. Pass-catching skills remain the biggest question, but Robinson did well in that area during the workout.

» Mayock reiterated that this should be a deep draft, though not sexy with four offensive linemen and two defensive linemen in his top 10. He put the over/under on first-round quarterbacks at two.

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