Former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan answered questions from a horde of reporters yesterday at the NFL Combine.
Colt bulks up for combine
One of the biggest questions about Colt Brennan was answered yesterday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Can the lanky Hawaii quarterback put on weight?
The answer? Yes.
Brennan weighed in at 207 pounds. The 6-foot-2 Heisman Trophy finalist was only 186 at the Senior Bowl last month, raising eyebrows of many NFL decision-makers.
Brennan also underwent media and team interviews yesterday.
"I told a lot of people ... I wasn't joking around when I told them I got sick down there at the Senior Bowl," Brennan said in a Rivals.com article yesterday. "I started putting weight back on right away, and I've probably put on a good, solid 15 pounds in the month. ... I still think I can get bigger."
Tomorrow, Brennan will participate in passing drills. His accuracy is unquestioned, but the lighter Brennan did not impress with his long throws during Senior Bowl week. Maybe the two-bills-plus Brennan can heave it farther.
Brennan has been getting mixed reviews regarding his interviews. Some scouts say his willingness to speak out is a plus.
One veteran scout said Brennan's explanation regarding a dorm incident with a co-ed that got him kicked out at Colorado left his team's management types shaking their heads. "They felt he portrayed himself as the victim too much," the scout said.
Others like the fact that Brennan is willing to speak his mind on a variety of subjects.
"I have nothing to hide," Brennan told reporters at the combine.
Experience a plus for RGM
Although he's coming out for the draft as a junior, Ryan Grice-Mullins has plenty of experience. The three-year starter in Hawaii's offense told reporters in Indianapolis that he rates himself a 9 or 10 at reading defenses because of that.
Fellow UH receivers Davone Bess and Jason Rivers, as well as Colorado linebacker Jordon Dizon (Waimea High) are also at the combine.