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Mercilus plans to do it all at the Scouting Combine

Whitney Mercilus, Jonathan Brown, Braxton Miller AP

Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus has become one of the top pass-rushing prospects in 2012.  Mike Mayock has Mercilus ranked as the No. 4 defensive end.  Mel Kiper projects that the Titans will take Mercilus with the 20th pick in the draft.  Charley Casserly has Mercilus at No. 10, to the Bills.

Every team will have a full and fair chance to eyeball Mercilus this weekend.  He writes in a draft diary for the Chicago Tribune that he’ll do whatever they want him to do at the Scouting Combine.

“I’ve been doing everything I can here so I’ll be ready to show them I can even be an outside linebacker in a 3-4, as well a 4-3 right end,” Mercilus writes.  “If they want me to do outside linebacker drills at the Combine, I will.”

That’s the right attitude.  And that’s one of the intangibles that gives far more insight into a guy’s love for the game than anything he does running around in his shorts.

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11 Responses to “Mercilus plans to do it all at the Scouting Combine”
  1. IainRWB says: Feb 19, 2012 11:31 AM

    Mercilus is likely in play for the Jets at #16 as well, assuming Upshaw and Richardson don’t slip.

  2. Soulman45 says: Feb 19, 2012 11:31 AM

    Frist to say
    Go to it and do a great job I will be watching.

  3. bsizemore68 says: Feb 19, 2012 11:38 AM

    If the ones rated above him have already been pick, Miami needs that position and may take him at 8 or 9. Bill

  4. aigraiders says: Feb 19, 2012 11:47 AM

    Now that is one great attitude. Congrats to the young man.

  5. illiniftw says: Feb 19, 2012 11:47 AM

    I-L-L!!!!!

  6. moderndayjhericurl says: Feb 19, 2012 12:44 PM

    He wouldn’t happen to be related to Marcellus Wallace?

  7. turnmymicup says: Feb 19, 2012 12:52 PM

    Sounds like he has something to prove. Knock em out big dawg.

  8. jbcommonsense says: Feb 19, 2012 1:01 PM

    What a GREAT name for a defensive player!

  9. majbobby says: Feb 19, 2012 9:43 PM

    End of the day I think no matter what he does I do not see him gettin higher than the 4th DE/OLB at best.

    Coples
    Upshaw
    Ingram
    Perry watch him skyrocket

    Should all go Before him

  10. kansacity88 says: Feb 19, 2012 10:05 PM

    I-N-I!!!!!

  11. kevinfromphilly says: Feb 20, 2012 6:20 AM

    Any bets this guys nickname will be “Ming”?

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