More in the latest-breaking updates from the Indianapolis Combine:
Aspiring scout Chris Cordero reports Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate will be interviewing with the Dolphins Friday night. He also has other nuggets.
Tate mentioned that he will be speaking with the Dolphins tonight. Looks small but with a solid build -- reminds of Steve Smith and if he runs well will go in 1st round. Tate expects to run sub-4.5. If he were to fall to 2nd round would be a steal there.
He doesn't fit the mold of the big physical receiver the Dolphins supposedly want but is a playmaker as
evidenced by outstanding stats in a pro-style offense.
Another receiver, underclassmen wideout Dezmon Briscoe from Kansas measured 6-2 and change and
weighed in at 207. He expects to run in the 4.5 range. He says he has spoken to "many" of the WR-needy teams but wouldn't name them. He could be a nice 3rd-round pick for the Dolphins - but if he runs well he could go in the 2nd round.
Briscoe says he is friends and looks up to Dez Bryant and tries to take as much from him as possible since he is a great player.
Arrelious "Rejus" Benn of Illinois is meeting with Ravens. He is possibily their No. 1 pick. He says he's a good blocker. If the Ravens take him, it knocks one possible Dolphins 2nd-rounder off the board. If he runs well, though, he's a 1st round lock.
Benn said he talks a lot to former teammate Vontae Davis.
Dez Bryant, who has 9 3/4 inch hands, talked the media and apologized for misleading the NCAA about going to Deion Sanders house during offseason training. The visit itself was not a violation, but the lie was and he was suspended for the entire season.
"I'm back on track and ready to go," he said.
Bryant said he didn't think the suspension would affect his draft status but added, "That's not my call. My biggest regret during that situation? My biggest regret is just not telling the truth."
Obviously, Bryant has been "coached" to say these things. But at least he followed the game plan.
Bryant has a hamstring injury and will not work out at the Combine.
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