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With fox sports next I'm Erin -- get alongside our college football expert Jamie Newburgh where you're in Indianapolis for the 2013 NFL scouting combine. Where you and I both know Jamie there is never a shortage of headlines heading into the weekend you and I -- looking forward to -- it. I got the main name and anti KO suddenly pops up is not my head and he got tyrant Matthew. You guys that have had plenty of drama. Off the field surrounding their names now is out and coach is going to this week -- with those you can do on the field how important in how largely. Do off the field issues play into these guys teachers. It's CHC there's a lot of money you know on the line with these contracts -- strapped exercise and obviously you GMs are jobs depend on how well they dress and they can't make mistakes and and you know. I I believe that the interview process here is probably more important than testing. Everybody knows what may -- tea can do on the field just watch the film you know tired Matthew almost won the Heisman Trophy and he was brilliant at LSU. Tom McNabb may be our first round pick but we know we can play in the NFL. On the what they say in how they answered all these questions with the with the interviews with all 32 teams is going to be unbelievably important matches for that is to make. Think of a guy like our local grocery -- right now many have rated ahead at -- as far as inside linebackers for the strap you look at Derrick Rodgers. He's got first round ability there's no question about it had issues at Tennessee. Finish is -- Tennessee attack. And day he's adapting to the questions seeing how about Greg -- you know corner from Florida State that played very good football for Jim the fishermen seminal defense. Got in trouble didn't finish his career there's so. Those five guys and this will be more and don't get me wrong but does five or particular jump out achieve that they better interview very well it. In it next interview with the teams how well they handle the media as well how much did they key in on that how they handle. The public eye to that I think a lot of these kids have been you know that -- In two major high school recruits and they go play major contract why don't know how much that's really get them. Be be a factor but hey here's a perfect example Vontae is perfect was -- -- great linebacker prospect coming out last year. But had some issues came to Indy. Didn't test particularly well. Didn't interview particularly well went undrafted. He went undrafted sit in Bengals signed him as a as a free agent he was one of the top rookies in the NFL this past year but what he didn't do here. And how we answer those questions cost him a heck of a lot of money well. Interesting because I know this year you don't have interleukin RG three right around I mean there are no. Household names that are really stealing the show. Quarterbacks are pretty much wide open at this point now I think geno Smith has a good shot to walk away maybe the top pick after this week. Topic at quarterback -- -- -- me -- -- having a great Joseph blows my topic overall they Gina Smith as a very good shot at being maybe the top -- court correctly listen I. I definitely think so you know in and it's an interesting situation because you know he he had -- the team played Senior Bowl elected not to -- this'll be really his first time. Away from West Virginia to get different stats any -- any talk about a prize type -- six threes 22225. Pounds. And -- halfway through the regular season people RD game Heisman Trophy while West Virginia didn't finish off very well. And his stock fell on me as a kid threw for 42 touchdowns six interceptions to throw every football. Every passing that you need to make in the NFL he can run. Need to run very well so he's got tested very well I -- throw very well here and if there's a guy that really emerges into the first round it's going to be him. How deep I don't know you know you look at a guy like buddy -- a GM for the Buffalo Bills is already command said we want to draft a franchise quarterback in the eighth pick. Does he go out that I mean I don't know Kansas City they need a quarterback desperate to have a top pick but they can make a move in free agency which starts -- Tony day so. It's going to be interest in Dayton the other guys again Mike Glenn and you get Tyler -- you know obviously when Gene Jones of course Matt Barkley you know. I'm coming off that injury he's an Astros to throw here but we -- on the what Matt Barkley can do so. It'll be -- just from the standpoint even a couple years ago Christian Ponder teams overdraft. The quarterback position because it's so critical I mean. There's -- it's it's it's a quarterback giving game so there might be that he and a couple of guys in Immersion into the first round but I think Gina will be that these yet. Speaking of a guy who's -- string quarterback will no longer be at the next level Denard Robinson out of Michigan you mentioned he struggled a bit at the Senior Bowl win which was surprised. It almost seems like at this point it has to be between the -- because you know -- a guy like Denard Robinson can do. Why and set the mental mental thing as far as as far as being a Don -- he's just feeling comfortable. Playing that position and. You know he he's out of Florida I saw him play a lot in high school and en route you we evaluated him as a wide receiver we thought. As a player he had the most upside at wide receiver while he goes to Michigan because they said that picture tribe said he will give you dish out a quarterback. Hey -- I take nothing away from the kid he stuck to his -- had a brilliant career for the wolverines but here we are now. At Indianapolis and he has to make the transition to receiver he struggled. At the Senior Bowl he struggled catching the football he struggles fielding punts and I think it's just a mental game because as a quarterback. They're gonna know routes and route concepts -- it just -- didn't do it given that accountability of playing that position I don't know how many reps he's had since the end of season. Exactly so you know he's got to work his way into it I have a feeling decent. Obviously spectacular athlete that runs like the -- it. And I have a feeling he's gonna he's he's gonna progress you know as a spring rolls on leading up. To two the NFL draft in his pro day will probably be the most crucial thing for him -- easy you know he's not. You know tall kid he's -- you know he's a bigger kid obviously runs well he's very quick. He can -- she's so many different ways and daddy I. In the end I think he'll be all right he's just getting used to get it you -- over. -- -- -- I know a lot of guys that took advantage -- the Senior Bowl and really surprised you and jumped on your radar I known as the guy that they you're. You people should be made aware of going into this week. You wide receivers I really liked it the Senior Bowl or in doubt in from Marshall and more so Quinton Patton from Louisiana Tech in. We'll see how well they run here you know their inactive -- a 4440 but if they run well enough that there's mussina -- continue to go up and they're very impressive. I guess that wasn't at the Senior Bowl that I watched on film last week now I love that tight end is Gavin Escobar Tennessee Diego state is a big kid soft hands and really runs well. You know -- -- sit tight -- is is crucial in today's NFL offenses now there's. Three offensive linemen that -- my last week in some watching. One is George mills quit patten's teammates at Louisiana Tech he's an offensive tackle -- -- dedicated from Arkansas Pine Bluff. And a very raw offensive tackle from. Glanville stayed -- and we're trying to fill stadiums and you go out later Jamie name Mark Jackson said sixty but I -- you -- -- know what they do here at Indy next week in. I'll play enough player that that. And Senior Bowl like come IT on the other side of the ball defensive tackle Brandon Williams this is a kid from division to Missouri Southern State. That more than held zone and played very well. Played very well the Senior Bowl so he's 350 pound for their forty pounds he's ideal you know nose guard the 34. In day you'll have an opportunity to turn some heads this week in a 1 -- morning John cypress. He's a big time safety that's really emerged over the last couple weeks. You know a lot of stuff that we've been -- and and he performed exceptional as one of the best defensive backs in mobile for the entire week he's -- a Florida international so watch the name John -- -- that's the beauty of and then like this in you and I both cover high school football recruiting and I tell a lot of guys you know it just a parent you go to a major BCS school our division to -- you're good enough -- -- -- -- is gonna find he'll. Absolutely have always said that these kids get frustrated and have a major BCS suffering doesn't matter what seed which is where where ego it's. What -- do when you get there. And we just rattle off play how many names and -- these kids from Arkansas Pine Bluff Louisiana Tech Glanville state and now they have a shot to play on the -- -- -- -- -- -- -- that that's what this thing's all about you know everybody knows what. You know these great salute Joseph pulls it in all these guys can do once they watched the film for the last 234 years. But it's a small court small school kids they don't play. Major division one football this is a great opportunity for them to really enhance -- -- so how important is it con mine testing had to see doubles a great opportunity for UC they're skills at them what they can do in the game but. You at the pinnacle -- not played the straight line how important is that forty in their -- Saying -- it's gonna help the -- there -- decreasing -- value in terms of where they're drafted you know. I think are great examples you know you know that is I think there's a core group -- receivers. They're kind of stuck together every -- -- Daryl Patterson from Tennessee and Keenan Allen. From from -- but if one of those two guys you really really runs well this week contests while that they can set the number emerge from the pack so to speak. And it's going to be interest think he's got a guy like Taylor and Austin who's not a big kid you know is a five foot eight. You know slot wide receiver slash slash type had a magnificent. Career at West Virginia whether he was run in the bar where they was catching the ball from Gino meant. Know he's gonna go out run a sub 44 -- -- a smaller slot type receiver had a great career for Steve Spurrier South Carolina. That's going to be another one I think to a run a blazing forty and then. With the big man you look at a guy like Jesse Williams who is probably what a second third round pick right now but -- mean he's you know he might. Break the bench press record which is set at 51 this kid that. Benches are close to six -- -- since it's ridiculous so. They're testing I think will be will be crucial but more to me for the kids that are kind of borderline marks got a really know how fast he is found out how strong he is so. It'll be big for those type of guys. And with. Several question marks entering the week one thing I do know in this one's going to be run around like a chicken with his head cut off -- -- like in it. Laura do we have a lot of great coverage committee on both foxsports.com. And fox sports next dot com and Jamie Newburgh. I'm -- -- and.