NFL Combine: Workout Warriors or Legitimate Top Draft Prospects?

Adjust Comment Print

The fall down the draft board for Orlando Brown will not be a small one.

The G-Men could also trade down, which would open up a wider selection of positions to draft based on value. A few of his highlights were a 4.54 40-yard dash and a 41.5-inch vertical. Both of those teams would love to draft a top quarterback.

Although his tape is pedestrian, Reid will have scouts revisiting his film after his impressive Combine performance.

Barkley's SPARQ rating of 148.4 was far and away the top score of all the running backs in attendance at the combine.


Norris believes the struggles will drop Brown from a projected first-round pick all the way down to the fourth round.

On the Giants, he could transform their offense and take pressure off Manning.

According to 3 Sigma Athlete, an advanced analytics blog that tracks combine showings, the three Nittany Lions performed astonishingly well.

In this longer version of the 20-yard shuttle, the player runs 5 yards out and back, 10 yards out and back and 15 yards out and back and must touch the line on the ground at each of the five changes of direction. There is a ton of pressure on the Browns front office to finally turn this thing around, and it all begins with their top two picks in the first round in a little under two months. Barkley could be a generational player, but a running back doesn't win games alone. After his head-turning performance, Griffin is now expected to be drafted in the third- or fourthrounds, especially with many current National Football League players dying to play alongside him.


At the Combine, "average is good" when it comes to testing. He can make plays and transform any defense. And while the two sides have not come to an agreement yet, extending the Pro Bowler is clearly still a priority for the franchise. Hell, they might even take a QB at one an four and just hope one pans out. The Giants won two Super Bowls due to their defensive lines, so Chubb could be an attractive pick.

And as it does every year, the Combine provided a lot of insight about the top players heading into the Draft in April. The big question mark surrounding him was his accuracy.

Indeed, Brown developed into one of the best offensive linemen in the nation at Oklahoma. "I like (UCLA's) Josh Rosen, I really do, I like him as a quarterback and I like him as a person".

Cleveland has 12 picks, which is more than any other team owns. His Combine put him in the conversation to be the No. 1 overall pick. Now, there seems to be more controversy in speculation.


Comments