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4 Standouts from 2015's Veteran Combine

QB Brady Quinn and RB Mikel Leshoure led a group of more than 100 veterans at the inaugural Veteran Combine on Sunday.

Photos from the inaugural Veteran Combine in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday.

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Quinn, a former first-round draft pick, performed well during passing drills at the Veteran Combine. "I thought he threw the ball well, particularly when he was on the move," NFL Network's Solomon Wilcots said. "There were times when the ball fluttered when he had to drive it downfield, but when he got out of the pocket and moved the ball was thrown with great accuracy." Quinn knew the areas he needed to perform well in and said that his heart was still in football. "The biggest thing I think you're trying to display out here is consistency and accuracy," Quinn said. "Arm strength, those kinds of intangibles. Beyond that, just passion and love for the game."

2. DE Adam Carriker
Carriker was the only player at the Veteran Combine to perform the bench press and after completing the exercise, it was apparent why. Carriker cranked out 40 repetitions of 225 pounds, three more than Miami's Ereck Flowers, who led all collegiate players at their combine. Carriker played five seasons in the NFL, from 2007 to 2012, with the Rams and Redskins.


  1. RB Mikel Leshoure**
    Leshoure, a second-round draft pick by the Lions in 2012, was Detroit's leading rusher in 2013 with 798 yards. "If you're a team in need of a big back, to me, I thought Mikel Leshoure had a much better day than Michael Bush," NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah said. "Most teams had him running in the low 4.6s. He was a little bit tight when you watch him doing the drill work but he's somebody... you want a downhill guy that had a little bit of juice left? I think he does."

4. WR Takashi Kurihara
Kurihara, who participated in the Ravens' minicamp in 2013, ran a 4.54-second 40-yard dash, one of the fastest times among participating wide receivers. According to Yahoo's Charles Robinson, that time should be adjusted by .1 to .2 seconds, because of various variables, to compare to college times. Taking that into account, Kurihara's weighted time would be somewhere between 4.34 and 4.44 seconds. He played for the IBM Big Blue in Japan's X League last season and, according to the Japan Times, is the closest a Japanese player has come to making an NFL roster.

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