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|Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie was all business Monday, when NFL personnel gathered for the Senior Bowl weigh-in.|
A few developments from the Reese's Senior Bowl weigh-in Monday:
Smith on short side
For the most part, college football rosters list heights and weights fairly accurately. But every year at the Senior Bowl, a few more significant discrepancies reveal themselves at the annual Senior Bowl weigh-in.
Such was the case for Arkansas defensive end Chris Smith, who is listed at 6-foot-3 on the official Razorbacks roster. Smith checked in at 6-1 1/8, close to two full inches off. And when it comes to determining what position Smith would be best suited for at the NFL level, those are two pretty important inches.
At 266 pounds, Smith is a little light for a defensive lineman as it is. One scout told College Football 24/7 that Smith has all the athleticism needed to play at outside linebacker position at the next level, anyway, because his height wouldn't be as much of an issue there.
McKenzie all business
Following the weigh-in, NFL coaches, scouts and personnel types mostly carried on idle chatter and caught up with old acquaintances. Not Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, who ducked out of the room to engage in what looked like a fairly serious roundtable discussion with 10 or so people, presumably members of the Raiders staff. McKenzie was among the last to leave but was all smiles on his way out.
The Raiders hold the No. 5 overall pick in the draft.
Murray gets the "6"
The last thing a quarterback wants at the Senior Bowl weigh-in is for his height to turn up below 6-0. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray isn't exactly a giant, but at 6-0 3/8, he checked in just above the mark. Clemson QB Tajh Boyd didn't clear it by much, either, measuring 6-0 3/4.
Murray will not play in the Senior Bowl because he is rehabbing from his knee injury, but he is an honorary member of the South squad and is on hand for the week to do interviews and, on Monday, to be measured.
» Tennessee NG Daniel McCullers looked like an absolute giant, but one who clearly maintained his slimmed-down frame since the Volunteers season ended. McCullers measured 6-6 7/8 and 348 pounds, an excellent number for a player who was reportedly in the 400-pound neighborhood at the junior college level and was in the 370-pound range as a junior at Tennessee.
» Pittsburgh DL Aaron Donald measured a little short (6-0 7/8), but looked rock-solid at 288 pounds and was visibly in better shape than most any of the defensive linemen.
» Other big measurements: Miami OL Seantrel Henderson (6-6 7/8, 331), Minnesota DL Ra'shede Hageman (6-6, 318) and Baylor OL Cyril Richardson (6-4 1/2, 343).
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