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Long-armed OL intrigues teams at North Carolina State pro day


There were 24 NFL teams represented at North Carolina State's pro day Monday. Thirteen players from the school, plus a handful of players from smaller schools in the area, worked out indoors on artificial turf, and positions drills were conducted outdoors on FieldTurf.

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Among the NFL representatives on hand were three special teams coaches, who were there to work out punter Wil Baumann.

Rob Crisp (6-foot-6 3/8, 308 pounds), an offensive lineman, stood on all of his numbers from the combine. He had a very good workout. He's a good athlete who is fluid and moves around well, and he looked good in pass-protection drills. Crisp is likely to be a Day 3 draft pick.

One player who should get a lot of attention as a potential priority free agent is Tyson Chandler (6-foot-5 3/4, 331 pounds), and for one reason -- his arms. Coaches today believe that long arms are the most important thing in the development of an offensive lineman, and Chandler's arms measure 36 5/8 inches.

Chandler also ran a 5.40 and 5.38 in the 40. He had a 4.84 short shuttle and 7.99 3-cone drill. He had a 27 1/2-inch vertical and 9-2 broad jump. And he had 31 strength lifts, which is really impressive for a guy who's got arms as long as he does.

Follow Gil Brandt on Twitter at @Gil_Brandt.



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