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Luck, Griffin won't throw at combine this week

Posted on: February 24, 2012 2:59 pm
 
GriffinBy Josh Katzowitz

We already knew that Robert Griffin III wasn’t planning on throwing at the scouting combine -- he confirmed that today in his talk with the media (while wearing Ninja Turtle socks!) by saying he didn’t want to throw to unfamiliar receivers.

And while there was a report that Andrew Luck wanted to throw but was told not to do so by the Colts (the team denies saying that), he confirmed today that he also won’t be showcasing his arm this weekend.

As CBSSports.com’s Clark Judge notes, Luck said he made the decision not to throw after conferring with his father.

Also, Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon won’t be running the 40 at the combine. As NFLDraftScout.com’s Rob Rang writes, Blackmon injured his hamstring last week and though Blackmon said he might participate in a few short routes during receiver drills, he “won't do anything this week that requires ‘opening up’ and threaten his ability to perform at the Cowboys' March 7 Pro Day.”

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Comments

Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2012 4:31 pm
 

Luck, Griffin won't throw at combine this week

I don't understand the purpose of a combine anymore...You have all these college athletes getting ready to sign pro contracts but they are given a choice on whether or not to participate in combine. This is something that should be considered mandatory or just be done with the whole dam thing....You scouted them all year and most likely watched hours upon hours of video on them as far back as high school. I understand its there for the players who never got a chance to play as much their senior year due to injury or what not but if your slated in the combine, it should be an all or nothing deal....why waste people's time if your just gonna do things half assed.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 4:15 pm
 

Luck, Griffin won't throw at combine this week

Then they have no need to be there!  Lets have the best kicker come to the combine and not kick. Crazy stuff!



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 3:49 pm
 

Luck, Griffin won't throw at combine this week

Didn't the Colts already sign Luck? Why would he need to throw?


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