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  • FOOTBALL

    Winners and losers at the NFL scouting combine

  • INDIANAPOLIS — Oklahoma's Lane Johnson ran nearly as fast as Baltimore receiver Anquan Boldin, leaped as high as Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green, and matched the broad jump of New England running back Stevan Ridley.
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  • INDIANAPOLIS — Oklahoma's Lane Johnson ran nearly as fast as Baltimore receiver Anquan Boldin, leaped as high as Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green, and matched the broad jump of New England running back Stevan Ridley.
    Were Johnson, say, a safety, his performance at the NFL scouting combine would have been reasonably impressive.
    But this boggles the mind: Johnson is a 6-foot-6, 303-pound offensive tackle.
    "Think about those three things for a 300-pound offensive tackle and put that in perspective of what he can be," said NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, who said Johnson is "going to end up somewhere in the 10-15 range in this draft, and he has the ability to be an All-Pro left tackle."
    Johnson is one of several college prospects who made the most of their opportunity to impress NFL scouts, coaches and executives at the six-day combine, solidifying his standing in a draft class rich with talented offensive and defensive linemen.
    Not everyone came away from Lucas Oil Stadium having seized the moment. A look at some of the memorable and forgettable performances from the 2013 combine:
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