Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday notes from NFL Combine

Workouts still don't happen for a few days, but the early groups have started to get measurements and talked with the media. (Full schedule here).

Here is a collection of notes on the six Spartans in Indianapolis, from media members there.

--The Spartan Sports Network has audio interviews with Kirk Cousins and B.J. Cunningham.

Cousins was asked about being back at the site of the Big Ten championship game. Here was his response to SSN:  

"Being back here in Indianapolis and walking back onto that field today for the first time since that game was a bittersweet moment. It's neat to be back here and think of all the accomplishments we had at Michigan State to get us to that game, and how well we played in that game. But then you think about how close you were to a Rose Bowl and how close you were to a second consecutive Big Ten championship. And the way we fell short was tough.

But, that being said, I was so proud of the effort we gave that day. I was so proud of the effort our team gave all season. At the end of the day, it was two great football teams and one of them was going to lose. Unfortunately it was us."

--Dave Birkett of the Freep has some measurements for some Spartans.

"MSU WR B.J. Cunningham said he measured in at 6-1 3/8 and 211 pounds."

"MSU QB Kirk Cousins said he measured 6-2 5/8, 214 pounds. He'll do all the drills but the bench press at the combine."

--Dion Caputi of National Football Post had Edwin Baker's measurements.

"MSU RB Edwin Baker measured in at 5'8" 204 lbs.; similar body type to another Spartan RB from the past, Javon Ringer."

--Chris McCosky of the Detroit News had an interesting quote from Cousins.

"MSU's Kirk Cousins: 'I'm an open book. I want coaches to come and open me up...the more you take a look at me the more there is to like.'"

--Cecil Lammey, an ESPN radio guy and writer for had some good things to say about Cunningham.

"Michigan St WR B.J. Cunningham said he'd love to come to Denver 'I'll be Tebowing with my guy Mark Dell, it would be great'"

"Michigan St WR B.J. Cunningham very impressive when interviewed, savvy route runner underrated by most, impressed at Shrine Game"

"BJ Cunningham says there's different ways to run a route, gets better from repetition, loves tricking DBs making them take false steps"

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