NFL Combine: Luke Stocker & Denarius Moore look to move up

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Wide receiver Denarius Moore of Tennessee runs a drill during the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Luke Stocker and Denarius Moore had strong showings in different ways at the NFL Combine over the last week, as both look to move north on the big board.  Stocker tied Michigan State's Charlie Gantt with 27 bench press reps, the most among tight ends.  Meanwhile Denarius Moore - who ran an unofficial 4.37 in the 40 - was officially timed at 4.45, making him the eighth fastest receiver on the board.  It's a crowded WR field at the top with guys like Julio Jones and A.J. Green, but Moore may have been able to make a name for himself among later-round prospects.

Scouts Inc. projected Moore as the 24th best WR coming into the combine (last year 27 wide receivers were drafted overall), and still a Day 3 (4th round or later) pick coming out of it, but Denarius sounds much more confident, saying he has heard he will go either early third or late second round.

Some of the negatives on Moore I've read have included questions about why it took him so long to get going in his college career, but his work over the last two seasons with three different quarterbacks and two different coaches should speak volumes about his true ability.  You can't fault a man for not producing in the Clawfense.

Meanwhile, Stocker remains the #2 tight end on several lists, but at that position his eventual draft placement will depend more on team need.  Both players now sit tight for two months and wait for their names to be called.  I think both will end up being contributors in the NFL.

Check out the player profiles and combine analysis from the NFL on both Stocker and Moore for more info.

Watch the NFL Scouting Combine Feb 24 - Mar 1 on NFL Network

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