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Quick NFL Combine notes

While Brian Brohm continues to fall into the second round of various follow-the-leader internet mock drafts, his performance at the combine on Sunday wowed at least one national writer.

Louisville's Brian Brohm simply looked like he was already a pro quarterback throwing balls to draft prospects. The velocity of his passes matched up well with the routes, his accuracy was impressive, and he showed he has the arm strength and accuracy on the long ball that will put pressure on teams to consider making him the first quarterback in this draft -- especially if Boston College's Matt Ryan stumbles a bit during his Pro Day. Ryan chose not to work out in Indianapolis and also didn't participate in the Senior Bowl in January.'s Matt Postins was assigned the job of scouting Harry Douglas, and here is a little of what he had to say.

During the gauntlet drill Douglas ran fluidly, used his hips well and stayed close to the 20-yard line. He caught every pass.

When the passes weren't that great, Douglas did a fine job of adjusting. He used his lean frame on a 10-yard out as the quarterback nearly threw the ball over Douglas' head. He did a great job of using his entire body to reach up, get the pass and stay inbounds. He also adjusted well to an underthrown pass on a streak route. And, he made a fingertip catch on the sideline on a two-move route when Colt Brennan led him a little too far.

Overall, I was impressed. He catches the football fundamentally well, has good speed and quickness and controls his body well when he has to make the more spectacular catches. If you're looking for negatives, he may not accelerate as quickly off the line as other receivers and his cuts could be sharper.

Douglas was impressive in the agility drills, running a 4.49 40-yard dash, and placing first out of all receivers in the 3-cone drill, and third in the 20-yard shuttle.

Less impressive in the 40-yard dash was Mario Urrutia, who ran a pedestrian 4.58. Still, his size (6-6, 220) has reportedly generated some positive attention.

Gary Barnidge worked out with the tight ends on Saturday, and apparently turned several heads.

Barnidge, meanwhile, was a standout among the tight ends. He was sixth in the 40 at 4.65, seventh in the bench press with 22 reps, fourth in the broad jump, fifth in the vertical jump and third in the 20-yard shuttle.

Also working out on Saturday was Breno Giacomini, who performed well enough to be deemed a "riser" by's Tony Pauline.

Breno Giacomini, OT, Louisville: Giacomini, a former tight end, ran his 40's in the 5.10 second range then put in a terrific workout during position drills. He displayed quickness all morning and looked solid during pass protections exercises.

I'm not the first to say that Breno's best football is ahead of him, but yeah, Breno's best football is ahead of him.

And finally, the man for whom introductions are pointless...

The punters and kickers were the first to take the field at the RCA Dome with a Friday afternoon workout. Louisville kicker Arthur Carmody proved to be the most accurate with perfection on all 15 of his kicks. Wisconsin's kicker Taylor Mehlhaff missed one field goal, but proved to have the strongest leg of the bunch.

Jason "The Franchise" Hanson isn't getting any younger, and this selfish Lions fan would love to see Matt Millen face down in a ditch pull the trigger on Arthur as the heir apparent. Wherever the man ends up, my heart will follow and an appropriate jersey will be purchased...Unless it's Dallas. Anywhere but Dallas.