NFL Combine 2017 NFL Combine: QB 40 Times: 1. C.J. Beahard, QB, Iowa: DNP, 2. Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee: 4.65, 3. Jerod Evans, QB, Virginia Tech: 4.80, 4. Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami FL: DNP, 5. DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame: 4.89, 6. Trevor Knight, QB, Texas A&M: 4.54, 7. Mitch Leidner, QB, Minnesota: 4.93, 8. Sefo Liuafau, QB, Colorado: 5.08, 9. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech: 4.80, 10. Nate Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh: 4.82, 11. Cooper Rush, QB, Central Michigan: DNP, 12. Seth Russell, QB, Baylor: DNP, 13. Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina: 4.67, 14. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson: 4.66, 15. Davis Webb, QB, California: 4.79, WR 40 Times: 1. Rodney Adams, WR, South Florida: 4.44, 2. Quincy Adeboyejo, WR, Ole Miss: 4.42, 3. Victor Bolden Jr., WR, Oregon State: 4.54, 4. Kendrick Bourne, WR, Eastern Washington: 4.68, 5. Billy Brown, WR, Shepherd: 4.70, 6. Noah Brown, WR, Ohio State: DNP, 7. KD Cannon, WR, Baylor: 4.41, 8. Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan: 4.47, 9. Stacy Coley, WR, Miami FL: 4.45, 10. Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan: 4.45, 11. Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan: DNP, 12. Robert Davis, WR, Georgia State: 4.44, 13. Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU: 4.52, 14. Travin Dural, WR, LSU: 4.57, 15. Amba Etta-Tawo, WR, Syracuse: 4.49, 16. Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech: 4.61, 17. Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia: 4.50, 18. Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State: 4.42, 19. Kenny Golladay, WR, Northern Illinois: 4.50, 20. Chad Hansen, WR, California: 4.53, 21. Keon Hatcher, WR, Arkansas: 4.64, 22. Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech: 4.46, 23. Krishawn Hogan, WR, Marian: 4.56, 24. Mack Hollins, WR, North Carolina: 4.53, 25. Bug Howard, WR, North Carolina: 4.58, 26. Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina: 4.45, 27. Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington: 4.62, 28. Jerome Lane, WR, Akron: 4.60, 29. Keevan Lucas, WR, Tulsa: 4.55, 30. Josh Malone, WR, Tennessee: 4.40, 31. Gabe Marks, WR, Washington State: 4.56, 32. Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Georgia: 4.42, 33. Drew Morgan, WR, Arkansas: 4.74, 34. Speedy Noil, WR, Texas A&M: DNP, 35. Zach Pascal, WR, Old Dominion: 4.55, 36. James Quick, WR, Louisville: 4.60, 37. Michael Rector, WR, Stanford: 4.42, 38. Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M: 4.52, 39. Jalen Robinette, WR, Air Force: 4.62, 40. Darreus Rogers, WR, USC: DNP, 41. Fred Ross, WR, Mississippi State: 4.51, 42. John Ross, WR, Washington: 4.42, 43. Travis Rudolph, WR, Florida State: 4.65, 44. Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State: 4.31, 45. Artavis Scott, WR, Clemson: 4.61, 46. Ricky Seals-Jones, WR, Texas A&M: 4.69, 47. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC: 4.54, 48. Jamari Staples, WR, Louisville: 4.51, 49. ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama: 4.49, 50. Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina: 4.51, 51. Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky: 4.50, 52. Trent Taylor, WR, Louisiana Tech: 4.63, 53. Noel Thomas, WR, Connecticut: 4.63, 54. Greg Ward Jr., WR, Houston: DNP, 55. Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma: DNP, 56. Kermit Whitfield, WR, Florida State: 4.44, 57. Mike Williams, WR, Clemson: DNP, 58. Bobo Wilson, WR, Florida State: 4.57, TE 40 Times: 1. Pharoah Brown, TE, Oregon: DNP, 2. Jake Butt, TE, Michigan: DNP, 3. Cethan Carter, TE, Nebraska: 4.68, 4. Darrell Daniels, TE, Washington: 4.55, 5. Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss: 4.42, 6. Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama: 4.59, 7. Cole Hikutini, TE, Louisville: DNP, 8. Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech: 4.61, 9. O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama: 4.51, 10. George Kittle, TE, Iowa: 4.52, 11. Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson: DNP, 12. David Njoku, TE, Miami FL: 4.64, 13. Scott Orndoff, TE, Pittsburgh: 4.84, 14. Hayden Plinke, TE, UTEP: 4.97, 15. Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo: 4.86, 16. Eric Saubert, TE, Drake: DNP, 17. Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland: 4.79, 18. Jonnu Smith, TE, Florida International: 4.62, 19. Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Arkansas: 4.69, TE Bench Press: 1. Pharoah Brown, TE, Oregon: 24 reps, 2. Jake Butt, TE, Michigan: DNP, 3. Cethan Carter, TE, Nebraska: 19 reps, 4. Darrell Daniels, TE, Washington: 17 reps, 5. Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss: 19 reps, 6. Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama: 22 reps, 7. Cole Hikutini, TE, Louisville: DNP, 8. Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech: 18 reps, 9. O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama: 22 reps, 10. George Kittle, TE, Iowa: 18 reps, 11. Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson: 18 reps, 12. David Njoku, TE, Miami FL: 21 reps, 13. Scott Orndoff, TE, Pittsburgh: 17 reps, 14. Hayden Plinke, TE, UTEP: 18 reps, 15. Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo: DNP, 16. Eric Saubert, TE, Drake: 22 reps, 17. Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland: 24 reps, 18. Jonnu Smith, TE, Florida International: 22 reps, 19. Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Arkansas:




2017 NFL Combine: Day 2 Recap




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Posted on: 3/4/2017.



Quarterback Combine Results





Patrick Mahomes could be the biggest riser in the 2017 NFL Draft. He needs a big 2017 NFL Combine to rise up boards.




Player
Position
School
Height
Weight
Unofficial 40 Time
Official 40 Time
10 Yard Split
Bench Press
Arm
Projected Round
C.J. Beathard
QB
6-foot-2
219 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
31
Undrafted
Joshua Dobbs
QB
6-foot-3
216 lbs
4.65
4.65
DNP
DNP
32
6th
Jerod Evans
QB
6-foot-3
232 lbs
4.81
4.80
DNP
DNP
33 1/8
5th
Brad Kaaya
QB
6-foot-3
214 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32
4th
DeShone Kizer
QB
6-foot-4
233 lbs
4.87
4.89
DNP
DNP
33 1/8
Top 5 Pick
Trevor Knight
QB
6-foot-1
219 lbs
4.59
4.63
DNP
DNP
30 5/8
Undrafted
Mitch Leidner
QB
6-foot-3
226 lbs
4.98
4.93
DNP
DNP
33 3/4
Undrafted
Sefo Liuafau
QB
6-foot-3
240 lbs
5.12
5.08
DNP
DNP
33
Undrafted
Patrick Mahomes
QB
6-foot-2
225 lbs
4.82
4.80
DNP
DNP
33 1/4
1st
Nate Peterman
QB
6-foot-2
225 lbs
4.84
4.82
DNP
DNP
31 3/8
3rd
Cooper Rush
QB
6-foot-2
225 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32 3/8
Undrafted
Seth Russell
QB
6-foot-3
213 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32 1/4
Undrafted
Mitchell Trubisky
QB
6-foot-2
222 lbs
4.69
4.67
DNP
DNP
32
1st
Deshaun Watson
QB
6-foot-2
221 lbs
4.67
4.66
DNP
DNP
33
1st
Davis Webb
QB
6-foot-4
229 lbs
4.82
4.79
DNP
DNP
33 3/4
4th

Quarterbacks Combine Recap: This is a terrible quarterback group overall. DeShone Kizer may have second round production and second round statistics, but he has the best size among any of the 2017 NFL Draft quarterbacks plus he separated himself in the interview room which is something Jameis Winston did two years ago. Even though I have a second round grade on Kizer he's likely to be the first quarterback picked. Patrick Mahomes has the smallest hands, Mitch Trubisky, who now wants to go by Mitchell Trubisky has the shortest arms, and Deshaun Watson's weigh in was underwhelming to say the least.


Every quarterback except Jerod Evans and Mitch Leidner showed the ability to make 1-step and 3-step throws. DeShone Kizer fired a bullet on the slant pass with such precision.


Joshua Dobbs has excellent footwork. I'm sold on his ability to make 1-step, 3-step, 5-step, and 7-step throws. I'm not sure he has the accuracy or awareness to read progressions. Dobbs made some excellent deep throws which he didn't show in Mobile. I think he can be a superb backup, but has no business starting.


Brad Kaaya showed the footwork to make 1-step, 3-step, 5-step, and 7-step drops as well. I'm not sold on his ability to make progressions. While the footwork may be there now, but the mechanics with Kaaya are still a huge issue moving forward. Brad Kaaya is horrible at throwing passes to the right, but he's awesome at throwing passes to his left.


DeShone Kizer has excellent footwork and can make 1-step, 3-step, 5-step, and 7-step throws. I love his mechanics with hiss ball placement, but Kizer has major questions with his accuracy after overthrowing some passes. I would not spend a first round pick on DeShone Kizer, but realistically he has a great shot to be the first quarterback picked since he m.


Patrick Mahomes has fixed his footwork and mechanics. He can make 1-step, 3-step, 5-step, and 7-step throws. Mahomes is my favorite quarterback in this group.


Mitchell Trubisky slouched in a meeting with quarterback Jared Goff. That rubbed me the wrong way and I feel like he will bust. He made some better throws and appeared to fix his windup at the combine. I still don't trust him though.


Deshaun Watson overthrew receivers. He can make short and medium throws. Deep ball accuracy as well as making progressions are his two biggest issues. So far after today, I'd go Patrick Mahomes at 87/100 as my top ranked quarterback, followed by a tie between DeShone Kizer and Deshaun Watson at 86/100. I had a 79/100 grade of Kizer heading into the combine, but I love his mechanics. He just needs to be more accurate in the short and medium passing game. Nate Peterman is my fourth best quarterback with an 83/100 potential grade followed by Davis Webb at 81/100. Trubisky may get drafted in the first round, but I honestly believe he's the seventh best quarterback in this years draft. I had higher grades on Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, and Dak Prescott last year, but like that group Mahomes, Kizer, and Watson headline this group.


Wide Receiver Combine Results



Mike Williams enters the 2017 NFL Combine as the top receiver in the draft. He should still be the first receiver picked even with a bad combine, but he may fall out of the top 5 now.




Player
Position
School
Height
Weight
Unofficial 40 Time
Official 40 Time
10 Yard Split
Bench Press
Arm
Projected Round
Rodney Adams
WR
6-foot-1
189 lbs
4.47
4.44
1.54
8 reps
32
Undrafted
Quincy Adeboyejo
WR
6-foot-3
197 lbs
4.43
4.42
1.55
8 reps
31 3/4
Undrafted
Victor Bolden Jr.
WR
5-foot-8
178 lbs
4.55
4.54
1.60
9 reps
31 1/8
Undrafted
Kendrick Bourne
WR
6-foot-1
203 lbs
4.68
4.68
1.62
9 reps
32 1/2
7th
Billy Brown
WR
6-foot-4
255 lbs
4.71
4.70
DNP
23 reps
33
7th
Noah Brown
WR
6-foot-2
222 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
19 reps
31 3/4
Undrafted
KD Cannon
WR
5-foot-11
182 lbs
4.44
4.41
DNP
13 reps
30 3/4
3rd
Jehu Chesson
WR
6-foot-3
204 lbs
4.50
4.47
DNP
10 reps
33 1/4
6th
Stacy Coley
WR
6-foot-0
195 lbs
4.46
4.45
DNP
10 reps
32 1/4
7th
Amara Darboh
WR
6-foot-1
215 lbs
4.48
4.45
DNP
17 reps
32 5/8
6th
Corey Davis
WR
6-foot-3
209 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
33
1st
Robert Davis
WR
6-foot-3
219 lbs
4.45
4.44
DNP
19 reps
33
3rd
Malachi Dupre
WR
6-foot2
196 lbs
4.53
4.52
1.58
11 reps
31 1/2
6th
Travin Dural
WR
6-foot-1
206 lbs
4.61
4.57
1.65
DNP
31 1/8
7th
Amba Etta-Tawo
WR
6-foot-1
198 lbs
4.54
4.49
1.62
14 reps
32
3rd
Isaiah Ford
WR
6-foot-1
194 lbs
4.62
4.61
DNP
14 reps
32 5/8
6th
Shelton Gibson
WR
5-foot-11
191 lbs
4.62
4.50
1.61
8 reps
32
Undrafted
Chris Godwin
WR
6-foot-1
209 lbs
4.43
4.42
1.54
19 reps
31 5/8
3rd
Kenny Golladay
WR
6-foot-4
218 lbs
4.51
4.50
DNP
18 reps
32
5th
Chad Hansen
WR
6-foot-2
202 lbs
4.55
4.53
DNP
11 reps
31 1/8
3rd
Keon Hatcher
WR
6-foot-1
212 lbs
4.70
4.64
DNP
16 reps
32
Undrafted
Carlos Henderson
WR
5-foot-11
199 lbs
4.49
4.46
DNP
13 reps
31 3/8
2nd
Krishawn Hogan
WR
6-foot-3
222 lbs
4.56
4.56
DNP
13 reps
32 1/8
7th
Mack Hollins
WR
6-foot-4
221 lbs
4.54
4.53
DNP
DNP
33 1/4
Undrafted
Bug Howard
WR
6-foot-4
221 lbs
4.58
4.58
DNP
DNP
33 1/8
Undrafted
Zay Jones
WR
6-foot-2
202 lbs
4.47
4.45
DNP
15 reps
32 1/4
1st
Cooper Kupp
WR
6-foot-1
198 lbs
4.64
4.62
DNP
DNP
31 1/4
2nd
Jerome Lane
WR
6-foot-2
226 lbs
4.61
4.60
DNP
16 reps
31 1/2
Undrafted
Keevan Lucas
WR
5-foot-9
192 lbs
4.55
4.55
DNP
11 reps
31 7/8
Undrafted
Josh Malone
WR
6-foot-3
208 lbs
4.41
4.40
DNP
10 reps
31 3/8
6th
Gabe Marks
WR
5-foot-11
189 lbs
4.56
4.56
DNP
11 reps
30 3/8
5th
Isaiah McKenzie
WR
5-foot-7
173 lbs
4.45
4.42
DNP
11 reps
28 7/8
Undrafted
Drew Morgan
WR
6-foot-0
190 lbs
4.77
4.74
DNP
10 reps
30 3/8
Undrafted
Speedy Noil
WR
5-foot-11
190 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
18 reps
30
Undrafted
Zach Pascal
WR
6-foot-2
219 lbs
4.55
4.55
DNP
14 reps
32
7th
James Quick
WR
6-foot-0
186 lbs
4.61
4.60
DNP
11 reps
30 3/4
Undrafted
Michael Rector
WR
6-foot-0
193 lbs
4.43
4.42
DNP
DNP
32 1/2
Undrafted
Josh Reynolds
WR
6-foot-3
187 lbs
4.55
4.52
DNP
DNP
31 1/2
6th
Jalen Robinette
WR
6-foot-2
220 lbs
4.63
4.62
DNP
13 reps
32 3/8
4th
Darreus Rogers
WR
6-foot-1
216 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
8 reps
32
Undrafted
Fred Ross
WR
6-foot-1
203 lbs
4.54
4.51
DNP
10 reps
31
4th
John Ross
WR
5-foot-10
188 lbs
4.22
4.22
DNP
DNP
31 1/2
1st
Travis Rudolph
WR
5-foot-11
189 lbs
4.66
4.65
DNP
12 reps
31 1/8
7th
Curtis Samuel
WR
5-foot-11
196 lbs
4.34
4.31
DNP
18 reps
31 1/4
3rd
Artavis Scott
WR
5-foot-10
193 lbs
4.64
4.61
DNP
13 reps
31 3/8
7th
Ricky Seals-Jones
WR
6-foot-5
243 lbs
4.73
4.69
DNP
17 reps
33 1/8
6th
JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR
6-foot-1
215 lbs
4.55
4.54
DNP
15 reps
32 7/8
2nd
Jamari Staples
WR
6-foot-3
195 lbs
4.55
4.51
DNP
DNP
33 1/2
Undrafted
ArDarius Stewart
WR
5-foot-11
204 lbs
4.51
4.49
DNP
DNP
32 1/2
7th
Ryan Switzer
WR
5-foot-8
179 lbs
4.51
4.51
DNP
11 reps
28
6th
Taywan Taylor
WR
5-foot-11
198 lbs
4.52
4.49
DNP
13 reps
32 3/8
4th
Trent Taylor
WR
5-foot-8
177 lbs
4.64
4.63
1.60
13 reps
32 1/4
4th
Noel Thomas
WR
6-foot-0
205 lbs
4.66
4.63
DNP
9 reps
30
Undrafted
Greg Ward Jr.
WR
5-foot-10
186 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
10 reps
31 1/8
Undrafted
Dede Westbrook
WR
5-foot-11
178 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
30 5/8
5th
Kermit Whitfield
WR
5-foot-8
185 lbs
4.45
4.44
1.83
8 reps
30
Undrafted
Mike Williams
WR
6-foot-3
218 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
15 reps
33 3/8
Top 10 Pick
Bobo Wilson
WR
5-foot-9
189 lbs
4.60
4.57
DNP
10 reps
31 3/8
Undrafted

Wide Receivers Combine Recap: Mike Williams hands are under 10 inches. He's also expected to run a 4.6 40 time on Saturday. He's gone from a top 5 to a top 10 pick now with the Jaguars looking at defensive backs at 4 and the Titans looking defense at 5. The Jets didn't release any of their 3 receivers so I doubt they'd look at Williams at 6. Los Angeles has solid depth at wide receiver and Tyrone Williams exceeded 1,000 receiving yards last year. I honestly think Carolina would take Mike Williams over Leonard Fournette or Dalvin Cook.


Corey Davis did not work out at the 2017 NFL Combine due to an injury. There is a window of opportunity for second round receivers like Cooper Kupp, Zay Jones, John Ross, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chad Hansen, and Jalen Robinnette who had 10 7/8 hand size and an awesome weigh in at the 2017 NFL Combine to move up draft boards. Robinnette is not a possession receiver, but he can stretch the field and make a big play when you need him to. One of those six receivers has a chance to join Mike Williams and Corey Davis in the first round with a strong combine performance.


Amara Darboh and Shelton Gibson were brutal in the wide receivers drill. Robert Davis from Georgia State continues to dominate. Lots of receivers struggled to get both feet down in the two feet drill. Davis bailed out Mitch Leidner who overthrew a lot of passes in the deep ball drill. Carlos Henderson did well in the deep ball drill too.


Cooper Kupp did awesome in the two feet drill despite running a 4.6 40 time. Cooper Kupp will probably fall to the third round in my new mock draft, but I still see a steal in the draft and a fantastic starter.


K.D. Cannon caught the first deep ball. Mitch Leidner overthrew four receivers in a row. Stacy Coley made a great catch.


Chris Godwin can be a deep threat. Chad Hansen did much better as a deep threat despite having a poor 40 time. Carlos Henderson showed a lot of explosiveness in the deep passing game.


Zay Jones had trouble catching the deep ball. Even Cooper Kupp dropped a pass because Mitch Leidner overthrew both targets. I don't think you can drop Jones or Kupp's stock because Leidner kept overthrowing targets.


Travin Dural dominated the gauntlet. Amba Etta-Tawo, Isaiah Ford, and Chris Godwin also had success. Kenny Golloday and Chad Hansen also had success at the combine. Krishawn Hogan also dominated the gauntlet.


Carlos Henderson didn't just dominate the gaunlet he showed explosion and a quick first step. Zay Jones also didsplayed that first step explosion too, but he caught passes from behind with two hands. Cooper Kupp also stood out showing some separation in the gaunlet drills.


K.D. Cannon dominated the gaunlet too. Cannon ran a 4.4 40 and did 19 reps on the bench press. K.D. Cannon really helped himself this week and may sneak into the third round now.


Robert Davis had a flawless combine up until that one dropped pass in the gaunlet. He's done too many good things today to be penalized for that one dropped pass.


Travin Dural and Amba Etta-Tawo struggled in their second attempt at the gaunlet. Same could be said with Isaiah Ford. Shelton Gibson struggled in both gaunlet drills.


Chris Godwin dominated the gaunlet again. Carlos Henderson showed explosion, but he dropped two passes in a row on the gauntlet in his second outing. Zay Jones and Cooper Kupp caught everything in the gaunlet in their second outings as well. The only receivers that were flawless in the gaunlet on their two sessions in the first group were Chris Godwin, Zay Jones, and Cooper Kupp. That really speaks volumes about how raw the receivers in group one are even though there is a lot of potential there with this group.


Zay Jones and Cooper Kupp didn't catch a deep ball that Leidner overthrew. Chris Godwin caught his deep ball and Chris Godwin is the one receiver that's been completely flawless up to this point in the 2017 NFL Draft. Godwin has done well enough to sneak into the third round like K.D. Cannon.


John Ross ran a 4.22 official 40 time. That makes him a first round prospect. My top 6 receivers at this point would be Mike Wiliams, Corey Davis, Zay Jones, John Ross, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Carlos Henderson, Cooper Kupp as my top 7 receivers. Kupp had a bad 40 time, but he also caught a touchdown in one of the wide receiver drills at the 2017 NFL Combine. Neither Mike Williams or Corey Davis worked out, but both are still the top 2 wide receivers.


Tight End Combine Results




O.J. Howard cemented himself as the top tight end in Mobile. Now the only question is will anyone join him in the first round.




Player
Position
School
Height
Weight
Unofficial 40 Time
Official 40 Time
10 Yard Split
Bench Press
Arm
Projected Round
Pharoah Brown
TE
6-foot-5
255 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
24 reps
35 5/8
7th
Jake Butt
TE
6-foot-5
246 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32
5th
Cethan Carter
TE
6-foot-3
241 lbs
4.68
4.68
DNP
19 reps
32 3/8
Undrafted
Darrell Daniels
TE
6-foot-3
247 lbs
4.57
4.55
DNP
17 reps
34 1/2
7th
Evan Engram
TE
6-foot-3
236 lbs
4.42
4.42
DNP
19 reps
32 3/8
1st
Gerald Everett
TE
6-foot-3
227 lbs
4.60
4.62
DNP
22 reps
32 7/8
3rd
Cole Hikutini
TE
6-foot-4
247 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32 3/4
Undrafted
Bucky Hodges
TE
6-foot-6
257 lbs
4.58
4.57
DNP
18 reps
32 1/2
3rd
O.J. Howard
TE
6-foot-5
249 lbs
4.54
4.51
DNP
22 reps
33 7/8
1st
George Kittle
TE
6-foot-4
247 lbs
4.56
4.52
DNP
18 reps
33 1/8
Undrafted
Jordan Leggett
TE
6-foot-5
258 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
18 reps
33 1/2
5th
David Njoku
TE
6-foot-4
246 lbs
4.67
4.64
DNP
21 reps
35 1/4
3rd
Scott Orndoff
TE
6-foot-5
253 lbs
4.80
4.84
DNP
17 reps
33 1/4
7th
Hayden Plinke
TE
6-foot-4
264 lbs
5.00
4.97
DNP
18 reps
32 1/2
Undrafted
Michael Roberts
TE
6-foot-4
261 lbs
4.86
4.86
DNP
DNP
33 1/4
7th
Eric Saubert
TE
6-foot-5
253 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
22 reps
33 1/2
7th
Adam Shaheen
TE
6-foot-6
278 lbs
4.79
4.79
DNP
24 reps
33 1/2
4th
Jonnu Smith
TE
6-foot-3
245 lbs
4.63
4.62
DNP
22 reps
31 3/4
7th
Jeremy Sprinkle
TE
6-foot-5
256 lbs
4.74
4.69
DNP
DNP
34 1/8
7th

Tight Ends Combine Recap: Most of the tight ends have 10 inch hands or bigger. There is a limited amount of receivers with 10 inch hands. On the other hand, there is a surplus of tight ends with 10 inch hands. Pharoah Brown, Jake Butt, Darrell Daniels, Evan Engram, Cole Hikutini, Bucky Hodges, O.J. Howard, Jordan Leggett, David Njoku, Scott Orndoff, Hayden Plinke, Michael Roberts, Eric Saubert, and Jeremy Sprinkle all had 10 inch hands. Gerald Everett my #4 tight end has 8 1/2 inch hands which are the smallest in the group. Adam Shaheen out of Ashland who is Division 2's version of Rob Gronkowski also has small hands.


O.J. Howard, Evan Engram, David Njoku, and Gerald Everett validated their pass catching and blocking. Those four tight ends will remain my top 4 tight ends. Bucky Hodges of Virginia Tech and Adam Shaheen of Ashland are my 5 and 6 tight ends. After that there is a drop off in potential starters.


Michael Roberts and Eric Saubert were awesome in the Gaunlet. Adam Shaheen struggled in the gauntlet. With his small hands, he may drop some passes. Overall I don't see any significant changes with the tight ends.


Darrell Daniels had a good 40 time, but it wasn't the best. Daniels dominated the gauntlet. Evan Engram ran a 4.4 40 time. Engram did so well at the 2017 NFL Combine, that I expect him to sneak into the first round. O.J. Howard is the top tight end, but he dropped some passes in the gauntlet drill and the quarterback overthrew him on the deep pass.


The tight ends were tested with deep passing plays. Evan Engram stood out as a deep threat in the passing game.








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