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NFL Combine news and notes

By mrasor Published: February 25, 2007


Two former Zips, Andy Alleman and Luke Getsy, are competing in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

The offensive linemen were the first to run the 40, and Alleman "cracked the magic number" of five seconds, according to NFL blogger Pat Kirwin. Scouting Web sites are saying he is making a great impression.

The Beacon Journal sent Marla Ridenour out to Indy. She talked about Alleman's background as a converted defensive lineman from Pitt. The Canton Repository also wrote a feature on the Massillon native and his desire to play for the Cleveland Browns.

Before the Combine, Alleman looked like a third or fourth rounder. That can only improve.

As for Getsy, the Plain Dealer implied on Friday that he would not have received an invitation if it were not for Charlie Frye and the success of other MAC quarterbacks in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Getsy is ranked as the 16th best quarterback.

The newspaper also profiled the continuing rivalry between Getsy and Pitt's Tyler Palko, who beat him out for the starting job. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review added there are no hard feelings between the two. It added that Getsy thinks his stock will rise most during the interview process, where he can show off his football IQ.

If a team drafts Getsy, I'll be shocked. If he makes an NFL roster as a free agent, I'll be surprised.

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