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NFL Combine Headlines: Monday Edition

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USCTrojans.com blog contributor Ben Weiss is on-site at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to provide an inside look at the NFL Combine. For up-to-the-minute updates, follow the official USC Athletics Twitter here.

Only defensive linemen, linebackers and defensive backs remain for the final two days of the 2011 Scouting Combine. Of that group, DT Jurrell Casey and CB Shareece Wright are the lone Trojans still representing USC in Indy.

Tailback Allen Bradford and WR Ronald Johnson were among the group of competitors in yesterday's field drills, both of whom had solid showings.

  • As the heaviest back in the group, Bradford showed that his strength is not without speed and agility. He ran a swift 4.56 40-yard dash, which was faster than 18 of his counterparts (more than half of the RB field). Despite the freakishly good mark, Bradford said afterward that he will try to improve his time at USC's pro day on March 30. In a league where the emergence of big, young backs such as Peyton Hillis and LeGarrette Blount have found success with similar attributes, Bradford definitely boosted his stock after yesterday's drills.

  • Despite having his day cut short due to a hamstring tweak, Ronald Johnson his 4.46 40-yard dash time tied him for 9th among the wide receivers group. Without participating in a majority of the events, RoJo will have to prove himself at USC's pro day.
Today is Casey's last day in Indy, as he participates in the on-field events. Wright's schedule for today includes a trip to the bench press and interviews with 11 teams. He hits the field tomorrow for the 40-yard dash and the other speed/agility drills.

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With player media appearances officially over, The media room now houses only a few remaining stragglers in the final days of the 2011 NFL Combine

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