USC's offensive tackle pulls ripcord on Combine

USC's offensive tackle pulls ripcord on Combine
February 26, 2011, 5:02 pm
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By TomE. Curran
CSNNE.com
INDIANAPOLIS - Tyron Smith, regarded by many as the best offensive tackle prospect in the draft, left Indianapolis without doing on-field workouts. The National Football Post reports he's coming off surgery for a torn meniscus and will work at his pro day. That may be a convenient excuse for Smith after the 20-year-old created a big buzz with his measurables. "He got a ton of attention because of his physical attributes," said NFP's Wes Bunting. "He's up to 307 pounds (after playing at 285), he's got 37-inch arms, the buzz is really going for him right now. He's going to run a 4.8, 4.9 whenever he runs and all these teams will be at his pro day anyway so why risk running in an environment he's not comfortable with. Pack it in."Teams won't appreciate the fact they have to now rely on just Smith's pro day and a possible team visit when he was available here inIndy. Bunting says that likely won't hurt Smith, however. "He's still going to go high," said Bunting. "If he's there people will want him. But people want to see him work out in these conditions because they're the same for everyone." Tom E. Curran canbe reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com.Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran