Initial Results

Posted Feb 26, 2011

Four of West Virginia's six participants in the NFL combine have gone through the measurement phase, and things move into high gear with workouts for the Mountaineer alums beginning on Sunday.

Running back Noel Devine and wide receiver Jock Sanders had their official measurements taken Friday, and are set to go through workouts on Sunday with their respective position groups.

Devine checked in at 5' 8" and 179 pounds. He had an arm length of 29 1/4" and a hand size of 8 5/8". Sanders was two inches shorter at 5' 6", but weighed in at 181 pounds. His arm length was 28 1/4" and his hand span was 8 7/8".

At the other end of the spectrum, nose tackle Chris Neild was measured at 6' 2" and 319 pounds. His arm length was 31 7/8", and he had a hand span of 10 3/4". Falling in between those extremes was linebacker J.T. Thomas. He clearly added weight during his pre-combine workouts, as he packed 241 pounds onto his 6' 1" frame. He had an arm length of 30 1/2" and a 9 1/2" hand size.

The action moves into high gear on Sunday, when defensive backs Brandon Hogan and Robert Sands go through the measurement process. Devine and Sanders will be on the field for drills on Sunday, followed by Neild and Thomas on Monday and Hogan and Sands on Tuesday.

Workouts consist of the 40-yard dash, a bench press test of 225 pounds, vertical and long jumps, the three-cone drill and the 20-yard shuttle run. Other drills vary by position, and try to highlight specific skills for each spot on the field.

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