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Weekend recap: IMG Academy' trained prospects performing at NFL Combine

As the 2011 NFL Combine resumes Monday from Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis, we take a look at some quick hits and standout performances from those who have spent the past two months training for this week's testing:

Members of the 2011 IMG Academy' NFL Combine training class

Anthony Sherman led all fullbacks and running backs with 32 repetitions on the bench press.

Niles Paul lifted the 225 pounds 24 times which was second best for all receivers at the combine.

The second tallest and heaviest tight end in this year's combine class, Lee Smith, was able to pump out 25 reps on the bench press, third overall for tight ends.

Mark Herzlich was able to halt any talks about his lack of strength when he completed 29 reps on the bench press, the third highest total for linebackers at this year's combine.

Derrick Locke blazed through the 40-yard-dash in 4.40 seconds. The third fastest running back and only .06 behind the the fastest.

In the three cone drill, IMG's Anthony Castonzo and Brandon Fusco were able to come in second and third respectively with times of 7.25 seconds and 7.29 seconds.

The duo of Castonzo and Fusco also were able to garner the third and fourth best times in the 20 yard shuttle with Castonzo coming in at 4.40 seconds and Fusco at 4.43 seconds.

After only a few days of drills at this year's combine, the athletes that have trained with IMG Academy are already making an turning some heads.


Boston College OT Anthony Castonzo and Lehigh OG Will Rackley helped their causes. Castonzo turned in an adequate 10-yard split (1.79 unofficial) while showing good flexibility and quick feet with his lateral slides. Rackley also opened eyes during drills, bending well at the knees, staying patient and balanced in his sets and showing good short-area lateral quickness.


OG/C Rodney Hudson - Showed surprising strength on the bench press, putting up 27 reps and followed it up with a strong performance in the drills. He was a natural moving down the line, showing quick feet and excellent lateral agility.

OT Anthony Castonzo - Answered questions about his strength, putting up 28 bench reps then followed it up by showing excellent technique, balanceand footwork in the drills.


Derrick Locke/RB/Kentucky: Locke disappointed no one with his performance. He ran both two sub-4.4 40s, hitting 4.38 on some watches. He was also fast during the practice session and showed the ability to maintain his speed when asked to change direction or run through the cutback lanes. He's being compared to Dexter McCluster in some circles.

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