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The latest from the combine -- DLs, LBs

A Jets' view of what occurred Monday at the scouting combine:

1. Bad news for the Jets. South Carolina DE/OLB Melvin Ingram blew everybody away with a terrific workout, reducing the chances of him slipping to the Jets at 16. At 6-1 1/2, 264 pounds, Ingram posted a 4.79 in the 40 and reportedly impressed with his burst and athleticism in drills. Sounds like he has the physical tools to make the transition to 3-4 OLB. If there's a knock on Ingram, it's that he has short arms (31 1/2 inches), which may cause teams that see him as a 4-3 DE to give pause. Other than that, it looks like he could be a top-10 pick ... much to the Jets' chagrin.

2. Alabama OLB/DE Courtney Upshaw, perhaps the best 3-4 OLB in the draft, didn't run a 40. He will run next month at his campus pro day. Upshaw performed well in other drills, although Mike Mayock and Willie McGinest of the NFL Network both remarked that he seemed a bit tight in the hips. Upshaw did 22 reps on the 225-pound bench press, which is nothing to write home about. On the field, Upshaw is known as a stout run defender on the edge.

3. Everybody was buzzing about Memphis NT Dontari Poe, the 6-3 1/2, 346-pound man mountain who somehow covered 40 yards in 4.98 seconds. He also did 44 reps on the bench press. Yes, that is scary stuff, but it's amazing how many smart NFL people -- seduced by these numbers -- are talking about Poe as a top prospect. I'm with Patriots WR Wes Welker, who tweeted Monday: "First day of watching the combine. What a waste of time! Just watch the film."

4. Did LSU DT Michael Brockers have a piano on his back? He ran the 40 in a glacially slow 5.3 seconds. But as Welker said, watch the film. He's a good players, projected in the mid- to late-first-round area.