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2016 NFL Combine: Defensive lineman Weigh-Ins Winners and Losers

The combine is in full swing on Friday with on field drills for running backs and offensive lineman along with bench press testing for wide receivers, quarterbacks and tight ends Friday evening. The results are in for defensive lineman weigh-ins. Who impressed and who disappointed?

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- Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner did not disappoint with his measurables.  Buckner is 6'7" 291 pounds with a 34 3/8" reach.

- Clemson edge defender Kevin Dodd fits the bill at 6'5" 277 pounds with 34" arms.  Dodd could rise up draft boards if he shows agility during the on-field drills.

- Alabama defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson was able to shed some weigh leading up to the combine.  Robinson checked in at 6'3" 307 pounds with 34 1/2" arms.  The lighter weigh could allow him to show more pass rush explosion than he did in Tuscaloosa.

- Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah has very long arms of 35 1/2" for a man of his stature.  At 6'4" 273 pounds, the only prospects who had longer arms were Baylor's Shawn Oakman and Florida's Alex McCalister, both are at least 2" taller than Ogbah.


- Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa checked in at 6'5" 269 pounds which is smaller than advertised.  His 33 3/8" arm length is average

- Western Kentucky outside linebacker Noah Spence does not have the prototypical length of a dominant pass rusher.  Spence measured at 6'2" 251 pounds and 33" arm length.

- Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson is another prospect who lacks ideal length.  He stands at 6'2" 269 pounds with short 32 3/4" arms.

- Michigan State edge rusher Shilique Calhoun is a bit undersized at 6'4" 251 pounds.  Calhoun has long arms for his size at 34 1/4" but his light weigh may turn off 4-3 teams.

- Virgina Tech outside linebacker Dadi Nicolas is small for the professional level at 6'2" 235 pounds.  His weigh may reduce him to a situational pass rusher role since it is unusual for edge defenders to hold up against the run at 235 pounds.