Leap day here at the Morning Tailgate happens to cover a lot of leaping from the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.
With the league’s annual pre-draft audition officially over, we’ve compiled analysis on who hurt and helped their draft stock with their respective performances in Indianapolis.
Meanwhile, the Bay Area is buzzing over the six-year contract extension given to outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who’s coming off a career-year where he posted 7.0 sacks and 59 tackles in his first year as a full-time starter.
More on Brooks, combine highlights and other team news can be found after the jump.
CSNBayArea.com’s Matt Maiocco offers his thoughts on the Brooks signing, which he sees as a sign of confidence from the organziation in the 27-year-old pass-rushing linebacker.
The other Matt on the 49ers beat, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, recaps Brooks’ conference call with the Bay Area media. Brooks told the group: “I feel this is where I should be.”
On to the combine news, ESPN NFC West blogger Mike Sando recaps the most intriguing measurements from the combine, ranging from the best 40-yard dash to the worst vertical jump.
What would a combine be without seeing the annual, “Rich Eisen 40-yard dash?” The NFL Network anchor came up short on his quest to run under 6.0 seconds, but still found a way to entertain the masses.
Lastly, former 49ers President Carmen Policy gave support to the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara as well as the team’s front office when speaking to The San Jose Mercury News. Policy: “I would venture to say that Santa Clara probably got the best deal any community’s ever gotten from an NFL franchise.”
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The captain weighs in on Ahmad Brooks’ contract.
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