NFL Combine 2018 NFL Combine: OL 40 Times: 1. Brian Allen, G/C, Michigan State: 5.34, 2. David Bright, OT/G, Stanford: DNP, 3. Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma: 5.85, 4. Alex Cappa, OT/G, Humboldt State: 5.35, 5. Geron Christian, OT, Louisville: 5.33, 6. Will Clapp, C/G, LSU: 5.41, 7. Mason Cole, C, Michigan: 5.23, 8. Austin Corbett, OT/G/C, Nevada: 5.15, 9. Tyrell Crosby, OT/G, Oregon: 5.22, 10. James Daniels, C, Iowa: DNP, 11. Jamil Demby, LT, Maine: 5.62, 12. Nick Gates, OT/G/C, Nebraska: 5.46, 13. Colby Gossett, G, Appalachian State: 5.20, 14. Desmond Harrison, LT, West Georgia: 4.90, 15. Taylor Hearn, LG, Clemson: 5.50, 16. Will Hernandez, G/OT, UTEP: 5.15, 17. Jamarco Jones, OT/G/C, Ohio State: 5.35, 18. Sam Jones, LG, Arizona State: 5.32, 19. Jaryd Smith-Jones, OT, Pittsburgh: 5.22, 20. Rick Leonard, RT, Florida State: DNP, 21. Cole Madison, RT/RG, Washington State: 5.33, 22. K.J. Malone, OT/G/C, LSU: 5.32, 23. Kc McDermott, OT/G, Miami FL: 5.33, 24. Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame: DNP, 25. Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA: 4.95, 26. Quenton Nelson, G/OT, Notre Dame: DNP, 27. Joseph Noteboom, LT, TCU: 4.96, 28. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan: 5.31, 29. Brian O'Neill, OT, Pittsburgh: 4.82, 30. Brandon Parker, LT, North Carolina AT&T: 5.40, 31. Timon Parris, OT/G, Stony Brook: DNP, 32. Skyler Phillips, LG, Idaho State: 5.10, 33. Billy Price, C/G, Ohio State: DNP, 34. Scott Quessenberry, C/G, UCLA: 5.13, 35. Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas: DNP, 36. Martinas Rankin, OT/G/C, Mississippi State: DNP, 37. Will Richardson, RT, North Carolina State: 5.22, 38. Greg Senat, RT, Wagner: 5.38, 39. Coleman Shelton, C/G/OT, Washington: 5.15, 40. Braden Smith, G/OT, Auburn: 5.24, 41. Rod Taylor, RT, Ole Miss: 5.24, 42. Wyatt Teller, LG, Virginia Tech: 5.24, 43. Brett Toth, OT, Army: DNP, 44. Salesi Uhatefe, RG, Utah: 5.40, 45. Toby Weathersby, RT, LSU: 5.34, 46. Sean Welsh, LG, Iowa: 5.43, 47. Connor Williams, OT/G, Texas: 5.05, 48. Isaiah Wynn, G/OT, Georgia: DNP, OL Bench Press: 1. Brian Allen, G/C, Michigan State: 27 reps, 2. David Bright, OT/G, Stanford: DNP, 3. Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma: 14 reps, 4. Alex Cappa, OT/G, Humboldt State: 24 reps, 5. Geron Christian, OT, Louisville: 19 reps, 6. Will Clapp, C/G, LSU: 25 reps, 7. Mason Cole, C, Michigan: 23 reps, 8. Austin Corbett, OT/G/C, Nevada: 19 reps, 9. Tyrell Crosby, OT/G, Oregon: 17 reps, 10. James Daniels, C, Iowa: 21 reps, 11. Jamil Demby, LT, Maine: 17 reps, 12. Nick Gates, OT/G/C, Nebraska: 20 reps, 13. Colby Gossett, RG, Appalachian State: 32 reps, 14. Desmond Harrison, LT, West Georgia: DNP, 15. Taylor Hearn, LG, Clemson: 18 reps, 16. Will Hernandez, G/OT, UTEP: 37 reps, 17. Jamarco Jones, OT/G/C, Ohio State: DNP, 18. Sam Jones, LG, Arizona State: 28 reps, 19. Jaryd Smith-Jones, OT, Pittsburgh: 16 reps, 20. Rick Leonard, RT, Florida State: 19 reps, 21. Cole Madison, RT/RG, Washington State: 25 reps, 22. K.J. Malone, OT/G/C, LSU: 15 reps, 23. Kc McDermott, OT/G, Miami FL: 22 reps, 24. Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame: 27 reps, 25. Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA: 24 reps, 26. Quenton Nelson, G/OT, Notre Dame: 35 reps, 27. Joseph Noteboom, LT, TCU: 27 reps, 28. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan: 19 reps, 29. Brian O'Neill, OT, Pittsburgh: 22 reps, 30. Brandon Parker, LT, North Carolina AT&T: 22 reps, 31. Timon Parris, OT/G, Stony Brook: 27 reps, 32. Skyler Phillips, LG, Idaho State: DNP, 33. Billy Price, C/G, Ohio State: DNP, 34. Scott Quessenberry, C/G, UCLA: 25 reps, 35. Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas: DNP, 36. Martinas Rankin, OT/G/C, Mississippi State: 24 reps, 37. Will Richardson, RT, North Carolina State: DNP, 38. Greg Senat, RT, Wagner: 19 reps, 39. Coleman Shelton, C/G/OT, Washington: DNP, 40. Braden Smith, G/OT, Auburn: 35 reps, 41. Rod Taylor, RT, Ole Miss: DNP, 42. Wyatt Teller, LG, Virginia Tech: 30 reps, 43. Brett Toth, OT, Army: DNP, 44. Salesi Uhatefe, RG, Utah: DNP, 45. Toby Weathersby, RT, LSU: 28 reps, 46. Sean Welsh, LG, Iowa: 20 reps, 47. Connor Williams, OT/G, Texas: 26 reps, 48. Isaiah Wynn, G/OT, Georgia: 32 reps, RB 40 Times: 1. Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame: DNP, 2. Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State: 4.46, 3. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State: 4.40, 4. Nick Bawden, FB, San Diego State: DNP, 5. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia: 4.52, 6. Lavon Coleman, RB, Washington: 4.65, 7. Justin Crawford, RB, West Virginia: 4.64, 8. Chase Edmonds, RB, Fordham: 4.55, 9. Donnie Ernsberger, RB/FB/TE, Western Michigan: 4.78, 10. Dimitri Flowers, FB, Oklahoma: 4.83, 11. Jarvion Franklin, RB, Western Michigan: 4.63, 12. Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon: 4.54, 13. Derrius Guice, RB, LSU: 4.49, 14. Kyle Hicks, RB, TCU: 4.63, 15. Nyheim Hines, RB, North Carolina State: 4.38, 16. Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern: 4.52, 17. Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn: DNP, 18. Ronald Jones, RB, USC: 4.66, 19. John Kelly, RB, Tennessee: DNP, 20. Sony Michel, RB, Georgia: 4.54, 21. Ryan Nall, RB, Oregon State: 4.51, 22. Rashaan Penny, RB, San Diego State: 4.46, 23. Kamryn Pettway, RB, Auburn: 4.74, 24. Demario Richard, RB, Arizona State: 4.70, 25. Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama: 4.52, 26. Roc Thomas, RB, Jacksonville State: 4.56, 27. Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa: 4.54, 28. Mark Walton, RB, Miami FL: 4.60, 29. Chris Warren, RB, Texas: 4.69, 30. Jordan Wilkins, RB, Ole Miss: DNP, 31. Darrel Williams, RB, LSU: 4.72, 32. Jeff Wilson, RB, North Texas: DNP




2018 NFL Combine: Day 1 Recap




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Posted on: 3/2/2018.



Offensive Linemen Combine Results




Quenton Nelson is one of the best guards I've evaluated over the years. He reminds me of Mike Munchak coming out of Notre Dame.




Player
Position
School
Height
Weight
Unofficial 40 Time
Official 40 Time
10 Yard Split
Bench Press
Arm
Projected Round
Brian Allen
C/G
6-foot-1
300 lbs
5.33
5.34
1.88
27 reps
31 5/8
4th
David Bright
OT/G
6-foot-5
299 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32
Undrafted
Orlando Brown
OT
6-foot-8
345 lbs
5.81
5.85
2.00
14 reps
35
2nd
Alex Cappa
OT/G
6-foot-5
305 lbs
5.34
5.35
1.87
24 reps
33 1/8
2nd
Geron Christian
OT
6-foot-5
298 lbs
5.33
5.33
1.83
19 reps
35
Undrafted
Will Clapp
C/G
6-foot-4
315 lbs
5.42
5.41
1.88
25 reps
31 7/8
3rd
Mason Cole
C
6-foot-4
303 lbs
5.27
5.23
1.78
23 reps
32 1/4
4th
Austin Corbett
OT/G/C
6-foot-4
310 lbs
5.15
5.15
1.76
19 reps
33 3/8
3rd
Tyrell Crosby
OT/G
6-foot-4
309 lbs
5.22
5.22
1.86
17 reps
34 3/8
2nd
James Daniels
C
6-foot-3
306 lbs
DNP
DNP
1.65
21 reps
33 3/4
3rd
Jamil Demby
LT
6-foot-4
323 lbs
5.62
5.62
1.94
17 reps
34
7th
Nick Gates
OT/G/C
6-foot-5
295 lbs
5.47
5.46
1.87
20 reps
32
4th
Colby Gossett
G
6-foot-4
304 lbs
5.24
5.20
1.85
32 reps
33 1/4
3rd
Desmond Harrison
LT
6-foot-4
292 lbs
4.83
4.90
1.79
DNP
34 3/8
3rd
Taylor Hearn
LG
6-foot-4
319 lbs
5.49
5.50
1.89
18 reps
33 3/8
5th
Will Hernandez
G/OT
6-foot-2
327 lbs
5.17
5.15
1.76
37 reps
32 3/8
2nd
Jamarco Jones
OT/G/C
6-foot-4
299 lbs
5.35
5.35
1.95
DNP
35 1/8
3rd
Sam Jones
LG
6-foot-4
300 lbs
5.32
5.32
1.90
28 reps
34
7th
Jaryd Smith-Jones
OT
6-foot-6
317 lbs
5.27
5.22
1.77
16 reps
36 1/4
7th
Rick Leonard
RT
6-foot-7
306 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
19 reps
31 3/4
Undrafted
Cole Madison
RT/RG
6-foot-5
307 lbs
5.34
5.33
1.84
26 reps
33 3/8
5th
K.J. Malone
OT/G/C
6-foot-4
303 lbs
5.32
5.32
1.82
15 reps
33
7th
Kc McDermott
OT/G
6-foot-5
316 lbs
5.33
5.33
1.85
22 reps
33 3/8
7th
Mike McGlinchey
OT
6-foot-8
309 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
27 reps
34
1st
Kolton Miller
OT
6-foot-8
309 lbs
4.98
4.95
1.67
24 reps
34
1st
Quenton Nelson
G/OT
6-foot-5
325 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
35 reps
33 3/4
Top 10 Pick
Joseph Noteboom
LT
6-foot-5
306 lbs
4.96
4.96
1.72
27 reps
35 1/2
6th
Chukwuma Okorafor
OT
6-foot-6
320 lbs
5.32
5.31
1.88
19 reps
34 1/2
1st
Brian O'Neill
OT
6-foot-6
297 lbs
4.80
4.82
1.70
22 reps
34 1/8
3rd
Brandon Parker
LT
6-foot-7
323 lbs
5.41
5.40
1.85
22 reps
35 3/8
4th
Timon Parris
OT/G
6-foot-4
312 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
27 reps
34
5th
Skyler Phillips
LG
6-foot-2
314 lbs
5.09
5.10
1.76
DNP
32 5/8
7th
Billy Price
C/G
6-foot-4
305 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32
3rd
Scott Quessenberry
C/G
6-foot-3
314 lbs
5.16
5.13
1.81
25 reps
32 3/4
6th
Frank Ragnow
C
6-foot-4
307 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
33 1/4
3rd
Martinas Rankin
OT/G/C
6-foot-4
308 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
24 reps
33 3/4
3rd
Will Richardson
RT
6-foot-6
306 lbs
5.23
5.22
1.84
DNP
35 1/4
7th
Greg Senat
RT
6-foot-6
294 lbs
5.38
5.38
1.87
19 reps
35 5/8
6th
Coleman Shelton
C
6-foot-3
300 lbs
5.21
5.15
1.78
DNP
31 7/8
3rd
Braden Smith
G/OT
6-foot-6
315 lbs
5.26
5.24
1.80
35 reps
32 1/4
2nd
Rod Taylor
RT
6-foot-2
321 lbs
5.30
5.24
1.83
DNP
32 3/8
Undrafted
Wyatt Teller
LG
6-foot-4
311 lbs
5.27
5.24
1.85
30 reps
33 7/8
3rd
Brett Toth
OT
6-foot-5
304 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
33 5/8
6th
Salesi Uhatefe
RG
6-foot-5
324 lbs
5.40
5.40
1.95
DNP
32 5/8
Undrafted
Toby Weathersby
RT
6-foot-5
317 lbs
5.36
5.34
1.88
28 reps
33 1/4
Undrafted
Sean Welsh
LG
6-foot-2
296 lbs
5.43
5.43
1.88
20 reps
32 1/8
7th
Connor Williams
OT/G
6-foot-5
296 lbs
5.06
5.05
1.86
26 reps
33
1st
Isaiah Wynn
G/OT
6-foot-2
313 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
33 1/8
2nd

Offensive Linemen Combine Recap: The four guards that also have experience at offensive tackle Quenton Nelson, Isaiah Wynn my number two guard, along with second round guards Will Hernandez and Braden Smith are all expected to have huge weeks at the 2018 NFL Combine. These guards are clearly the men among boys in this class. Hernandez and Smith could both run sub 5.00 40-times as well as having at least 30 reps on the bench press.


There are a lot of good offensive tackles in this class. It will be interesting to see who emerges in the 2018 NFL Combine.


I had Will Clapp and Bradley Bozeman as my top two centers heading into this event. Now I'm open to moving Billy Price up to center one, but will not mock him before the third round because he doesn't deserve to get drafted ahead of Elflein.


One player to keep an eye an eye on in the bench press is Austin Corbett out of Nevada who may do 40 reps on the bench press. Greg Senat is capable of running a sub 5.00 40-time at offensive tackle. Keep an eye on those players. That wraps it up for my 2018 NFL Combine preview. Come back on Wednesday for Weigh In Results and Thursday for Bench Press results.


Humboldt State left tackle Alex Cappa did a great job shuffling his feet. Cappa lined up at left tackle, left guard, right guard, and right tackle in the 2018 Senior Bowl. Gerod Christian, Austin Corbett, Will Clapp, Tyrell Crosby, Jamil Demby all looked good in the foot speed drill. Mason Cole and Nick Gates were terrible in the foot shuffling drill for group one. Will Hernandez and Jamarco Jones did okay in this drill, but didn't do as well as I expected. A coach was giving Herndandez advice on how to adjust following the drill.


Cappa continued to do well by showing the proper stance as well as explosion in the second drill the explosion drill. James Daniels looks better as a run blocker than a pass blocker even though he did participate in drills despite not participating in the 40 yard dash.


Will Hernandez ran with a lot of power in the explosion drill. He adjusted well after getting advice from the coaches. He was really able to put it together and step up in the next drill.


Orlando Brown the Oklahoma left tackle, Alex Cappa, Mason Cole, Austin Corbett, and Tyrell Crosby all stepped up in the engagement drill where all of these offensive linemen pushed the opposing defender back on tape.


Finally we got to the pass blocking drill. Desmond Harrison had an official 4.90 40-time and built on that with superb pass blocking strength where he got his hands on a defender. I was concerned about how good he wasin pass protection. Tony Mario had a second round grade n Desmond Harrison, but there was not much tape on him. He could not play in the Senior Bowl due to an injury, but still interviewed with teams. He gained more weight and muscle after a bad weigh in during Mobile. Harrison has really rebounded at the 2018 NFL Combine. I think he's a third to fourth rounder right now an if he balls out at his Pro Day he could go in the late second round where Tony Mario has him when all is said and done. I had an early sixth on him, but it's evident that I was wrong and Tony was right most scouts had a third or fourth round grade on him as well.


Austin Corbett wasn't as strong as I thought, but he's faster than I thought. His versatility to play all five spots on the offensive line will make him a day 2 pick. I think Corbett projects best at center after his poor bench press. I wouldn't be surprised if he was the first center drafted with Billy Price getting injured. He did a great job using his feet to mirror the opposing defender.


Tyrell Crosby showcased superb pass blocking footwork when mirroring the defender. He didn't engage with a speed rusher off the edge in the previous pass blocking drill, but he has the feet to move. He needs to get stronger, but the talent for him to be a great starter is there.


Nick Gates was great on tape at Nebraska. He looked slow in person though at the 2018 NFL Combine.


Will Hernandez can mirror an interior defensive lineman at guard. He keep s his back straight and can move well for a guard. He swill struggle against edge rushers at left tackle or rgiht tackle in the NFL, but he can hold his own as a starting guard in the NFL.


Jamarco Jones and Nick Gates were both borderline starters heading into today. Both prospects struggled at the NFL Combine and now project more as backups in the NFL. The good news is both players have experience at all five spots on the offensive line so if you need depth on the offensive line at any position on day 3 these are guys you can draft in the fourth round getting tremendous value.


Cole Madison maintains blocks well. He has sloppy footwork so I can see why he'd kick inside to guard. K.J. Malone struggled to maintain his balance, but showed better foot speed then Madison.


Mike McGlinchey showed good balance in the foot speed. He didn't show the foot speed or explosion, but his technique was superb. Kolton Miller and Quenton Nelson showed superb footwork in the foot speed drills. Even Joseph Noteboom who had an up and down week in Mobile looked good in this drill.


Chukwuma Okorafor ddin't do the bench press or run the 40. He did very well in the foot speed drill despite this doing a tremendous job moving his feet. Brian O'Neill also did well in this drill.


Brandon Parker moved his feet. He didn't show the explosion you wanted and struggled to keep his feet straight, but he looked solid.


Skyler Phillips who struggled in Mobile did much better in this drill. Scott Quessenberry also did very well in this drill.


Greg Senat looked absolutely horrible in the foot speed drill. Draft Maverick on Twitter told me he's raw with a high ceiling and not to be too critical of his play.


Braden Smith did a superb job moving his feet. The one thing you'd like to see him do is react a little bit quicker. He's a sound technician though. West virginia left guard Wyatt Teller also did very well in this drill.


Connor Williams almost tripped He had trouble keeping his feet straight Isaiah Wynn did not participate in this drill after sitting out of both the 40 time and his bench press. I guess is he's waiting until Georgia's Pro Day to work out for NFL Teams after dominating in Mobile.


K.J. Malone continued to struggle with his balance in the explosion drill. Kolton Miller on the other hand dominated this drill as did Quenton Nelson out of Notre Dame. Joseph Noteboom did well in the explosion drill. Okorafor looks like someone who may take a bad angle on a run blocking play, but he did a good job in the second drill for group two. Connor Williams struggled to maintain his balance in the explosion drill which is why I'd give Miller a slight edge over Williams at the moment.


Cole Madison did a superb job charging in. Nelson did too, but that is to be expected with his tape. Nelson also showed more explosion when charging in the run blocking drills so it was nice to see that. Kolton Miller continued to dominate this 2018 NFL Combine having a strong showing with Nelson for the third drill in a row.


TCU left tackle Joseph Noteboom dominated the first two drills. He struggled in the run blocking drill. Chuwkumwa Okrafor placed his arms too high in the run blocking drill. That's something he may need to work on from a technique standpoint. Will Richardson also placed his arms higher than usual on his block in the run blocking drill.


Greg Senat may have ran a bad 40 time. that didn't stop him from doing a superb job in the run blocking drill after struggling in the foot speed drill. He showed great strength and explosion. He's got the run blocking strength to make it as a depth player in the NFL.


Braden Smith dominated the run blocking drill with skill, technique, and grace which is a rare thing to say since grace is a term reserved for ballet or figure skating. Smith continues to showcase he's a technician and is now my second best guard.


Connor Williams wrapped up the run blocking drill. He looked good, but took his hands off the pad early. He's a lingering blocker someone who maintains blocks for 3-5 seconds rather than a constant blocker someone who maintains blocks for 5-7 seconds. The good news is Williams is not a temporary blocker someone that maintains blocks for 1-3 seconds.


Brandon Parker struggled in the pass blocking drill which requires good pass protection where you use foot speed to catch a defener off the edge. Coleman Shelton also struggled in this drill. Braden Smith struggled in this drill too. Wyatt Teller only go one hand on a defender. Toby Weathersby also strugled in this drill as did Sean Welsh out of Iowa. Connor Williams also had trouble with this drill. Notre Dame's offensive linemen Mike McGlinchey and Quenton Nelson were really the only offensive linemen that did well in this drill. Kolton Miller did good too, but showed he's not a blue chip prospect like McGlinchey or Nelson when it comes to pass protection.


Connor Williams adjusted his hip movement in the hip drill. One of the coaches echoed Good Job Connor. Now we get to the mirror drill for group 2.


Cole Madison had trouble moving his feet. He's probably gonna kick inside to right guard in the NFL i the mirror drill. His footwork is very similar to his fathers footwork Karl Malone. He's gonna need to be coached up with hand placement, but he could blossom into a starter if he's coached up.


Quenton Nelson took up a lot of space in the mirror drill. His foot speed looked weaker than usual for the first time in the drills. I'm probably over thinking this though Nelson is just so complete on tape.


Chukwuma Okorafor looked really stiff in the mirroring drill. Even with Brown's bad combine numbers he looked better than Okorafor in the mirroring drills.


Brandon Parker has superb foot speed and movement skills. He needs to get stronger and do a bettetr ojb placing his hands on defenders when blocking. You want to see him place his hands higher.


Braden Smtih did a wonderful job in the mirroring drill. He showed the pass blocking strength and the pass blocking footwork that you look for.


The mirroring drill was probably the best drill for both Skyler Phillips and Ron Taylor. They both struggled in other drills throughout the day though.


Will Clapp, Bradley Bozeman, and Jesse Burkett were my top three centers heading into the combine. Clapp got knocked down a lot on tape though. Neither Bozeman or Burkett got a combine invite. Scouts have an issue with Coleman Shelton my number four center being a left handed center. Billy Price and Frank Ragnow were my two best centers after those guys did not compete in the combine due to injuries. I was going to move Price up to center 1, but he got injured on the bench press. Ragnow was dealing with an injury today too. There is a lot of uncertainty with the center position. One guy who shined thanks to all this though was James Daniels from Iowa. I don't think this draft has a Pro Bowl center, but there are a lot of guys who could blossom into solid starters down the road.


Overall my top 5 offensive linemen after the combine would have to be Quenton Nelson, Mike McGlinchey, Will Hernandez, Kolton Miller, and Braden Smith. McGlinchey and Miller are probably the top 2 offensive tackles with Williams closing in at 3. Even though Mike McGlinchey re-injured a minor hamstring he had, he still looked good a the 2018 NFL Combine today. He's the closest thing to a blue chip left tackle in this class. As long as he's cleared by his Pro Day medically he should be the first offensive tackle drafted. Okorafor and Brown are both still first round offensive tackles for me, but they are late first round guys who could potentially fall to day 2. Nelson, Smith and Will Hernandez are the first round guards after watching this gropu though. Isaiah Wynn will be a great pick on day 2, but Hernandez and Smith were as good as advertised and made the splashes that scouts expected them to make today.


Running Back Combine Results



Derrius Guice may run a faster 40-time then Leonard Fournette as he ran a 4.33 in the Summer which topped Fournette's 4.51. Kamara won rookie of the year even with a 4.56 40-time so there is more to the running backs than 40 times. If Guice runs a faster 40 than Fournette than he may join Saquon Barkley in the first round conversation.




Player
Position
School
Height
Weight
Unofficial 40 Time
Official 40 Time
10 Yard Split
Bench Press
Arm
Projected Round
Josh Adams
RB
6-foot-1
213 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
18 reps
33 3/4
7th
Kalen Ballage
RB
6-foot-2
222 lbs
4.52
4.46
15 reps
33 1/4
3rd
Saquon Barkley
RB
6-foot-0
233 lbs
4.42
4.40
29 reps
31 3/8
Top 5 Pick
Nick Bawden
FB
6-foot-1
241 lbs
DNP
DNP
9 reps
30 3/8
Undrafted
Nick Chubb
RB
5-11
227 lbs
4.56
4.52
29 reps
32
2nd
Lavon Coleman
RB
5-foot-11
223 lbs
4.68
4.65
23 reps
32
Undrafted
Justin Crawford
RB
6-foot-0
200 lbs
4.65
4.64
11 reps
31
Undrafted
Chase Edmonds
RB
5-foot-8
203 lbs
4.57
4.55
19 reps
31 1/2
7th
Donnie Ernsberger
RB/FB/TE
6-foot-6
259 lbs
4.84
4.78
DNP
30
Undrafted
Dimitri Flowers
FB
6-foot-1
253 lbs
4.85
4.83
31 reps
31
4th
Jarvion Franklin
RB
6-foot-0
210 lbs
4.63
4.63
18 reps
31
4th
Royce Freeman
RB
5-foot-11
229 lbs
4.57
4.54
17 reps
32
4th
Derrius Guice
RB
5-foot-10
224 lbs
4.55
4.49
15 reps
30 3/4
1st
Kyle Hicks
RB
5-foot-11
215 lbs
4.64
4.63
13 reps
30
Undrafted
Nyheim Hines
RB
5-foot-8
198 lbs
4.39
4.38
9 reps
30 3/8
Undrafted
Justin Jackson
RB
5-foot-11
199 lbs
4.53
4.52
13 reps
31 3/8
4th
Kerryon Johnson
RB
5-foot-11
213 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
11 reps
32 1/2
2nd
Ronald Jones
RB
5-foot-11
205 lbs
4.66
4.66
DNP
31
4th
John Kelly
RB
5-foot-10
216 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
15 reps
31 3/8
7th
Sony Michel
RB
5-foot-10
214 lbs
4.58
4.54
1.56
22 reps
31 1/4
4th
Ryan Nall
RB
6-foot-2
232 lbs
4.63
4.51
15 reps
31 1/2
7th
Rashaan Penny
RB
5-foot-11
224 lbs
4.47
4.46
13 reps
31 1/2
3rd
Kamryn Pettway
RB
5-11
222 lbs
4.80
4.74
22 reps
31
6th
Demario Richard
RB
5-foot-8
218 lbs
4.71
4.70
12 reps
28 3/4
Undrafted
Bo Scarbrough
RB
6-foot-1
228 lbs
4.56
4.52
14 reps
33 1/2
6th
Roc Thomas
RB
5-foot-10
198 lbs
4.60
4.56
16 reps
31 5/8
4th
Akrum Wadley
RB
5-foot-10
194 lbs
4.57
4.54
12 reps
29 7/8
7th
Mark Walton
RB
5-foot-9
202 bls
4.64
4.60
18 reps
30
7th
Chris Warren
RB
6-foot-2
202 lbs
4.70
4.69
25 reps
30
7th
Jordan Wilkins
RB
6-foot-0
216 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
16 reps
30 1/8
Undrafted
Darrel Williams
RB
5-foot-11
229 lbs
4.73
4.72
22 reps
30 7/8
7th
Jeff Wilson
RB
5-foot-11
210 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
15 reps
31 1/2
Undrafted

Running Back Combine Recap: Saquon Barkley and Derrius Guice are the headline running backs in this class. Both could be better than everyone in last years draft. This draft has some other good running backs like Nick Chubb, Kerryon Johnson, Kalen Ballage, and my wild card who really impressed me on tape out of Jacksonville State Roc Thomas.


The handoff drill took place. Lots of running backs looked good in this drill when it came to executing lateral cuts with thier agility. Kalen Ballage, Saquon Barkley, and Nick Chubb all aced this drill with flying colors. Dimitri Flowers my top fullback in this class did well in the handoff drill. Derrius Guice really excelled in this drill. John Kelly looked fast despite not running the 40. One thing I noticed was that his ball placement was a little off. Kerryon Johnson looked good as did Ryan Nall and Rashaad Penny. Nall ran with passion, but seemed tho lack the agility t cut back on some blocks. His vision and decision making looks a lot better though. Mark Walton out of Miami FL also excelled in this drill.


Saquon Barkley, Derrius Guice and Nick Chubb dominated the outside running back drill after dominating the inside running back drill involving cones. Jarvion Franklin and Royce Freeman are both more effective on the outside. If you can force them to run inside you can take away how effective they are. Ryan Nall dominated with running to the outside too.


Northwestern running back Justin Jackson is someone with great vision. He isn't as agile as I'd like him to be.


Bo Scarbrough is a north and south runner. He has more success with running to the inside. He looked stif when he ran to the outside. Like his knees looked kind of stiff.


The pass catching drills took place. Kalen Ballage and Saquon Barkley both started strong. Nick Chubb caught a pass as did Derrius Guice with both SEC running backs dominating as pass catchers. Lavon Coleman showed the ability to catch out of the backfield. Justin Crawford caught the football, but struggled to maintain his balance. Same could be said wth Ryan Nall out of Oregon State. Jarvion Franklin, Royce Freeman, Justin Jackson, Bo Scarbrough all did good in this drill. Akrum Wadley and Mark Walton were the only running backs that failed to catch short to intermediate routes out of the backfield at the 2018 NFL Combine.


The running backs proceeded to run deep routes as pass catchers hoping to execute on the wheel routes. Kalen Ballage and Saquon Barkley dominated in this area. Justin Jackson struggled with catching the deep ball so he will be limited to short and medium routes. Roc Thomas from Jacksonville State, the former Auburn running back showed betterpass catching then both of Auburn's running backs which brings another element to his game.


The running backs proceeded to scr3en passes. Saquon Barkley, Derrius Guice, Jarvion Franklin, Royce Freman, and Justin Jackson all excelled in this category. Even Kerryon Johnson had success here. John Kelly showed he can catch short passes.


The running backs copetesd in a Gaunlet Drill next. My top 4 running backs Saquon Barkley, Derrius Guice, Nick Chubb, Kerryon Johnson, and Kalen Ballage none of them dropped a single pass out of the back field. Ryan Nall caught everything in the Gauntlet drill for the running backs too.


So far Mark Walton, Justin Jackson, Akrum Wadley, and John Kelly were the only running backs that dropped passes in all these pass catching drills. There are a lot of good pass catchers in this draft.


Saquon Barkley had a 41 inch vertical. His uncle Iran Barkley was a boxing champion. Saquon Barkley was a wrestler growing up too. Every eam in the top 7 interviewed Barkley and San Francisco wanted to schedule something with Barkley, but he mentioned protection schemes how he wanted to stay, but just ended the interview He was like Deion Sanders, but he was extremely humble and polite about it.








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