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NFL Combine notebook: Former Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson is impressive

BY BERRY TRAMEL, STAFF WRITER, BTRAMEL@OPUBCO.COM Modified: March 1, 2010 at 4:51 am •  Published: March 1, 2010
Oklahoma State’s Zac Robinson was the most impressive quarterback who worked out Sunday at the NFL Combine, according to pool reporter Rob Rang of

"I can tell you this,” Rang wrote in his report to the Pro Football Writers of America, "Zac Robinson will be rising up draft boards with his performance today.”

Most of the top-tier quarterbacks did not work out, including OU’s Sam Bradford, Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen, Texas’ Colt McCoy, Florida’s Tim Tebow and Central Michigan’s Dan LeFevour.

"Robinson was among several passers who took advantage of the spotlight,” Rang wrote. "Robinson showed good footwork and balance dropping back — a question mark considering he’s coming from a spread offense — and was consistently accurate to all levels of the field. He zipped intermediate slants and dig routes and showed plenty of drive on the deep out.

"As a perfect example of why quarterbacks should throw at the Combine, Robinson scored points with scouts on the accuracy of his deep ball (good trajectory, outside shade) despite none of his deep passes actually being caught by his receivers.”

Defensive tackle Lamarr Houston came to Texas U. as a 275-pound running back. "I tried it in my first training camp, and it just wasn’t for me,” Houston said. "I was jumping offsides, all kinds of stuff.”

So Houston moved to defense and became an impact player, albeit overshadowed by the likes of Gerald McCoy and Ndamukong Suh.

"I love being under the radar,” Houston said.