Friday, February 23, 2007

Where Are They Now - Mansfield Wrotto

Mansfield getting a pretty good rating (top 4 OG in the draft)...............

4. Mansfield
, Georgia Tech. A converted defensive lineman who played tackle as a senior, Wrotto earned All-ACC honors. He lacks ideal height (6-3) but has a strong upper body and solid lower base, which fit in perfectly with a move to guard. He moves well at 310 now and will get better with improved experience and technique.
Wrotto impressed position coaches and scouts with his interviews during the Senior Bowl. If he learns to keep his hands higher and make better use of his upper body strength, he can become a solid pro starter, especially for a team that might not come off the board until the third round.

By the way, Mansfield is at Indy this weekend at the official NFL combine. He was invited, along with KaMichael Hall, Kenny Scott, Calvin Johnson and yes - Reggie Ball - as a receiver. If I see any updates on these guys, I'll pass it along.

By the way, Calvin evidently weighed in as the heaviest receiver at the combine at 239 (based on one list I saw).

Here's the schedule for the weekend:

Friday, February 23: Kickers, punters and long snappers.
Saturday, February 24: Offensive linemen and tight ends.
Sunday, February 25: Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers.
Monday, February 27: Defensive linemen and linebackers.
Tuesday, February 28: Defensive backs.

Prospects are broken up into 12 groups according to position. Each group partakes in the following four-day schedule (per ESPN):

Day 1: Registration, X-rays, Cybex testing, orientation and individual team interviews.
Day 2: Urinalysis, height/weight/arm-length/hand-span, Wonderlic test, bench press (max reps at 225 pounds), physical examination, taped video interviews and individual team interviews.
Day 3: NFLPA meeting, psychological testing and individual team interviews.
Day 4: Still photograph, 40-yard dash, agility drills and individual position drills.