At the risk of seeming like I'm trying to set a world record for most consecutive posts talking about a wide receiver, I've got an update on two guys that have been linked to the Ravens for the last few months.
The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that the Chargers will place the top restricted free agent tender on wide receivers Vincent Jackson and Malcolm Floyd, which means that if another team wants to sign either of the two wideouts, they would need to surrender both first and third-round draft picks.
No real surprises here; it was expected that both Jackson and Floyd would draw the top tender.
If the Ravens want one of the San Diego boys in purple and black next season, they'll have to pony up.
I didn't get a chance to watch all of the Combine action over the last couple days, but I did see a few of the guys that I had singled out last week as players of interest.
Illinois wide receiver Arrelious Benn looked like he had a fairly solid workout, posting a 4.48 unofficial time in the 40, leading all wide receivers in the bench press (he hoisted 225 pounds 20 times), and showing nice hands in the positional drills.
Benn did slip a couple times while running routes, but all-in-all it was a decent day for a guy who some mock drafts have going to the Ravens with the 25th pick. There's a chance that with his performance over the weekend, the 6-foot-2, 221 pound receiver solidified himself behind Dez Bryant as the No. 2 wideout in this year's class.
Two other guys who I looked forward to seeing, running backs C.J. Spiller and Toby Gerhart, both had strong Combine workouts.
Spiller didn't take on too big a workload in Indianapolis, choosing only to run the 40, but the Clemson product put in an unofficial 4.37. That stood up as the second-best time for a running back behind another favorite of mine, Cal's Jahvid Best, who posted a 4.35.
Mark my words, boys and girls: Spiller is going to turn into a special player at the NFL level.
Gerhart, who was the runner-up for the Heisman this year, had some scouts doubting whether he was fast enough to be a productive running back in the pro game, saying instead that he might need to be more of a fullback in the NFL.
Stanford's star back shut those scouts up by running a 4.53 yesterday. That number might not look too impressive when put next to Spiller and Best's mid-4.3s, but Gerhart has over 30 pounds on those guys and is a much more physical style of runner.
Jim Harbaugh's boy did well for himself yesterday.
I'm assuming some of you caught part of the NFL Network's Combine coverage over the weekend; did any players in particular jump out to you?