Official NFL Combine Thread: 2/26

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Re: Official NFL Combine Thread: 2/26

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Re: Official NFL Combine Thread: 2/26

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Early thoughts after studying two games of Jalen Ramsey: he absolutely should be a safety, not a corner. Very VERY raw technique as a CB.
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Re: Official NFL Combine Thread: 2/26

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Per a source, Myles Jack has some medical issues to overcome that could knock him down in draft. #cowboys
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"He's a humble kid," notes Brown. "He's a very intelligent kid. He talks about a lot of things other than football. He's interested in a lot of things other than football. But he wants to be the greatest to put on pads, so I'm going to help him get there."

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Re: Official NFL Combine Thread: 2/26

Post by 34yearsnow » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:58 am

The consensus top running back in the draft is Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott, and he cemented that projection at the Combine. His official 40 time was 4.47 seconds, and he had good numbers with a 32.5 vertical and 9-10 in the broad jump. Elliott showed good feet, body lean and balance in the field drills. As a receiver, he had one drop; he needs work on his catching technique. Elliott needs to extend his arms away from his body and not let the ball get too close to him before reeling it in. He did run some good routes, however. Overall, Elliott used the Combine to confirm that he is a top-16 talent.

The star of the 40-yard dash was Georgia running back Keith Marshall. The 5-foot-11, 219-pounder had a shocking 40 time of 4.31. His unofficial hand time was 4.29. As big as Marshall is, that 40 time is phenomenal. In the field drills, he had a dropped pass and showed that his route-running needs work, so Marshall is still a project. Marshall barely played in 2013 and 2014 because of a torn ACL. He had other injuries in 2015, but early in his career, Marshall flashed as a potential play-maker. His medical exam was critical, but Marshall opened eyes with his amazing run at his size. The Combine could really help to put Marshall's draft stock on the map.

Alabama running back Derrick Henry had two very good runs in the 40 considering he is almost 6-foot-3 and weighs 247-pounds. Officially, Henry's 40 time was 4.54 seconds. He also did well in the vertical (37) and the broad jump (10-10). In the field drills, Henry had some quality routes and flashed a pretty catch on a corner-post route. Henry had the workout he needed to confirm his late first-round, early second-round estimate.

San Jose State running back Tyler Ervin was expected to star at the Combine, as he is a fast and undersized back who will look good without pads and hitting. Ervin (5-9, 192) ran the 40 in 4.41 seconds officially. That was as fast as many were thinking he would run. In the field work, Ervin caught the ball well and ran good routes to help his draft stock.

Notre Dame's C.J. Prosise is a runner with a lot of potential. The former wide receiver showed his athletic potential with a 40 time of 4.48. Being a thicker back, the Fighting Irish play-maker posted an excellent time. In the receiving drills, Prosise had one drop, but overall was very impressive. Prosise (6-0, 220) was gliding through the routes, and he showed his natural skills. Prosise has a lot of athletic potential and could be this year's David Johnson as a second-day steal who can hurt defenses as a runner or receiver.

Cal running back Daniel Lasco earned the title of workout warrior. Lasco (6-0, 209) had an official 4.46 time in the 40-yard dash. He also led all of the running backs in the vertical (41.5) and broad jump (11-3). Lasco is a third-down receiving back for the NFL, but this workout could help him to move up draft boards with his athletic upside.

Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon had a mixed workout. Dixon (5-10, 215) had a 40-yard dash time of 4.58 seconds, which was meager in comparison to other backs like Elliott, Henry, Prosise, Marshall, Lasco, Ferguson, and Ervin. However, Dixon showed his excellent receiving skills in the field work and tied for the fastest 10-yard split at 1.56 seconds. Dixon could be a second-day pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but the Combine probably won't cause any teams to move him up their draft boards.

Illinois running back Josh Ferguson quietly enjoyed a strong Combine. He was impressive at the East-West Shrine and did well on Friday. The 5-foot-9, 198-pounder ran the 40 in 4.48 seconds. The speed back could be a mid-round steal.

A rough Combine performance came courtesy of Florida running back Kelvin Taylor. He dropped a number of passes in the field work while also having a slow 40 time (4.60). In the wake of the Combine, it wouldn't be surprising if Taylor slides on day three.
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Re: Official NFL Combine Thread: 2/26

Post by 34yearsnow » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:01 am

For a point of comparison, here are some of the measurements of other recent tight end prospects:

Vance McDonald: 31 reps
Jace Amaro: 28 reps
Troy Niklas: 27 reps
Eric Ebron: 24 reps
Zach Ertz: 24 reps
Tyler Eifert: 22 reps
Austin Seferian-Jenkins: 20 reps
Clive Walfords: 20 reps
Maxx Williams: 17 reps

The consensus top tight end prospect is Arkansas' Hunter Henry, but like Maxx Williams last year, Henry had a disappointing showing on the bench press. Henry (6-5, 250) produced only 13 reps of 225 pounds. If the rest of the Combine goes well for Henry, it shouldn't mean very much, but Henry should look to improve on that total at his pro day.

Stanford tight end Austin Hooper did better than Henry with 19 reps. However, Hooper's total is also on the low end when comparing him to other early-round tight ends taken in the early rounds of recent drafts. If Hooper (6-4, 254) can add a few more reps at his pro day, he would be in line with those other prospects.

The leader of all the tight ends was UTSA's David Morgan (6-2, 262), who posted 29 reps. He also is the heaviest tight end at the Combine.

The lowest total came from UCLA's Thomas Duarte. However, Duarte (6-2, 231) is a converted wide receiver who is significantly smaller than the other other tight end prospects.

Another disappointing total came from Ohio State's Nick Vannett with 17 reps. Vannett (6-6, 257) is a blocking tight end, and one would have thought that he would have been able to reach 20 reps.

Three tight end prospects didn't participate, but among them was South Carolina's Jerell Adams. Adams could be the third tight end drafted. The other two who didn't partake were Western Kentucky's Tyler Higbee and N.C. State's David Grinnage
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