Sanzenbacher and Maehl impress at combine

Two of my favorite mid-round prospects have shined in workouts and hopefully are climbing up draft boards across the country.

Maehl is one of the most underrated prospects in this year's class

Oregon’s Jeff Maehl and Ohio State’s Dane Sanzenbacher aren’t the biggest, fastest or strongest receivers in this year’s class, but they both have excellent hands and are perfectly suited to play a slot receiver role.

The NFL is a copycat league and more and more teams are searching for their version of Wes Welker.

Well, here’s your chance to get two potential stars at a very cheap price.

While neither has elite speed, they are two of the most explosive receivers in this year’s class as they’ve demonstrated at the combine. Maehl set an unofficial combine record in the short shuttle with a time of 6.42. Sanzenbacher came in second at 6.46.

Maehl and Sanzenbacher also finished first and second, respectively, in the 60-yard shuttle and second and third in the 20-yard shuttle.

Prior to the combine I gave both receivers 4th-round grades and I feel even more confident in my assessment after seeing their performance this weekend.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2011 NFL Draft Comments Off

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