NFL Combine 2018 NFL Combine: QB 40 Times: 1. Austin Allen, QB, Arkansas: 4.81, 2. Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming: 4.75, 3. J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State: 4.70, 4. Kurt Benkert, QB, Virginia: 4.95, 5. Sam Darnold, QB, USC: 4.85, 6. Danny Etling, QB, LSU: 4.76, 7. Luke Falk, QB, Washington State: DNP, 8. Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis: 4.98, 9. Quenton Flowers, QB, South Florida: 4.63, 10. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville: DNP, 11. Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond: 4.81, 12. Tanner Lee, QB, Nebraska: 4.98, 13. Chase Litton, QB, Marshall: 4.90, 14. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma: 4.84, 15. Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA: 4.92, 16. Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State: 4.90, 17. Nic Shimonek, QB, Texas Tech: 4.88, 18. Mike White, QB, Western Kentucky: 5.09, 19. Logan Woodside, QB, Toledo: 4.79, WR 40 Times: 1. Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State: 4.62, 2. Braxton Berrios, WR, Miami FL: DNP, 3. Deontay Burnett, WR, USC: DNP, 4. Deon Cain, WR, Clemson: 4.43, 5. Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida: 4.41, 6. Dylan Cantrell, WR, Texas Tech: 4.59, 7. Darren Carrington, WR, Utah: DNP, 8. D.J. Chark, WR, LSU: 4.34, 9. Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR, Indiana: 4.64, 10. Keke Coutee, WR, Texas Tech: 4.43, 11. Robert Foster, WR, Alabama: 4.41, 12. Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State: 4.51, 13. Davon Grayson, WR, East Carolina: 4.51, 14. Daeshon Hamilton, WR, Penn State: , 15. Quadree Henderson, WR, Pittsburgh: 4.50, 16. Richie James, WR, Middle Tennessee State: 4.48, 17. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M: 4.47, 18. Chris Lacy, WR, Oklahoma State: 4.51, 19. Jordan Lasley, WR, UCLA: 4.50, 20. Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State: 4.59, 21. Tavares Martin, WR, Washington State: 4.80, 22. Ray-Ray McCloud, WR, Clemson: 4.53, 23. Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis: DNP, 24. Steven Mitchell, WR, USC: 4.56, 25. D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland: 4.42, 26. J'Mon Moore, WR, Missouri: 4.60, 27. Dante Pettis, WR, Washington: DNP, 28. Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech: DNP, 29. Byron Pringle, WR, Kansas State: 4.46, 30. Trey Quin, WR, SMU: 4.55, 31. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama: 4.43, 32. Korey Robertson, WR, Southern Mississippi: 4.56, 33. Jaleel Scott, WR, New Mexico State: 4.56, 34. Tre'Quan Smith, WR, Central Florida: 4.49, 35. Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame: 4.48, 36. Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU: 4.54, 37. Auden Tate, WR, Florida State: 4.68, 38. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, South Florida: 4.37, 39. James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State: 4.54, 40. Jester Weah, WR, Pittsburgh: 4.43, 41. Ka'Raun White, WR, West Virginia: 4.52, 42. Jake Wieneke, WR, South Dakota State: 4.67, 43. Cedrick Wilson, WR, Boise State: 4.55, 44. Javon Wims, WR, Georgia: 4.53, TE 40 Times: 1. Jordan Akins, TE, Central Florida: DNP, 2. Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma: 4.67, 3. Marcus Baugh, TE, Ohio State: DNP, 4. Tyler Conklin, TE, Central Michigan: 4.80, 5. Will Dissly, TE, Washington: 4.88, 6. Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin: DNP, 7. Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State: 4.54, 8. Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State: DNP, 9. Christopher Herndon IV, TE, Miami FL: DNP, 10. Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina: 4.67, 11. Ryan Izzo, TE, Florida State: DNP, 12. Jaylen Samuels, FB/TE, North Carolina State: 4.54, 13. Dalton Schultz, TE, Stanford: 4.75, 14. Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame: DNP, 15. Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana: 4.74, 16. Jordan Thomas, TE, Mississippi State: 4.74, 17. David Wells, TE, San Diego State: 4.75, TE Bench Press: 1. Jordan Akins, TE, Central Florida: DNP, 2. Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma: 17 reps, 3. Marcus Baugh, TE, Ohio State: DNP, 4. Tyler Conklin, TE, Central Michigan: 18 reps, 5. Will Dissly, TE, Washington: 15 reps, 6. Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin: 14 reps, 7. Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State: 22 reps, 8. Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State: 23 reps, 9. Christopher Herndon IV, TE, Miami FL: 21 reps, 10. Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina: DNP, 11. Ryan Izzo, TE, Florida State: 18 reps, 12. Jaylen Samuels, FB/RB/TE, North Carolina State: 18 reps, 13. Dalton Schultz, TE, Stanford: 15 reps, 14. Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame: 18 reps, 15. Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana: 16 reps, 16. Jordan Thomas, TE, Mississippi State: DNP, 17. David Wells, TE, San Diego State: 20 reps




2018 NFL Combine: Day 2 Recap




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



Quarterback Combine Results





Two PAC 12 quarterbacks are in the running to go number one overall with Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen. Don't count out the idea of Josh Allen making a splash.




Player
Position
School
Height
Weight
Unofficial 40 Time
Official 40 Time
10 Yard Split
Bench Press
Arm
Projected Round
Austin Allen
QB
6-foot-1
209 lbs
4.83
4.81
DNP
30 1/8
Undrafted
Josh Allen
QB
6-foot-4
237 lbs
4.76
4.75
DNP
33 1/2
Top 10 Pick
J.T. Barrett
QB
6-foot-1
220 lbs
4.76
4.70
DNP
32 1/8
4th
Kurt Benkert
QB
6-foot-3
214 lbs
4.96
4.95
DNP
32 1/8
3rd
Sam Darnold
QB
6-foot-3
221 lbs
4.88
4.85
DNP
34
Top 5 Pick
Danny Etling
QB
6-foot-2
215 lbs
4.76
4.76
DNP
33
Undrafted
Luke Falk
QB
6-foot-3
211 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32 1/8
4th
Riley Ferguson
QB
6-foot-2
212 lbs
4.99
4.98
DNP
30 5/8
6th
Quenton Flowers
QB
5-foot-10
210 lbs
4.67
4.63
DNP
31 1/8
Undrafted
Lamar Jackson
QB
6-foot-2
216 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
31 1/2
1st
Kyle Lauletta
QB
6-foot-2
217 lbs
4.81
4.81
DNP
30 3/4
3rd
Tanner Lee
QB
6-foot-4
218 lbs
5.00
4.98
DNP
32 1/8
Undrafted
Chase Litton
QB
6-foot-5
230 lbs
4.89
4.90
DNP
34
2nd
Baker Mayfield
QB
6-foot-0
216 lbs
4.85
4.84
DNP
30 1/2
1st
Josh Rosen
QB
6-foot-4
226 lbs
4.89
4.92
DNP
33
Top 10 Pick
Mason Rudolph
QB
6-foot-4
229 lbs
4.89
4.90
DNP
32 1/2
3rd
Nic Shimonek
QB
6-foot-2
218 lbs
4.88
4.88
DNP
31 1/4
Undrafted
Mike White
QB
6-foot-4
221 lbs
5.09
5.09
DNP
32 5/8
4th
Logan Woodside
QB
6-foot-2
210 lbs
4.76
4.79
DNP
Undrafted

Quarterbacks Combine Recap: This quarterback group is better than the 2017 group. There is a lot of uncertainty with this group. The one quarterback that is beginning to separate himself for me on film is Josh Rosen out of UCLA. I currently have five quarterbacks tied for the top grade currently heading into the NFL Combine. Rosen won the accuracy competition in the ESPN U All Stars challenge so if you want to boost his intangibles for that along with the fact that he's now open to playing for the Browns, he's got a landslide edge as my QB1 at the moment.


Sam Darnold opted not to throw at the 2018 NFL Combine. That's really disappointing because I was prepared to finally move him up to 1. Now I won't put him at 1 unless he dominates his Pro Day, plus by that time we'll know if the Browns get A.J. McCarron and want to develop Darnold or if they have to draft an immediate starter.


UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen denied reports about him refusing to play for the Browns. Unlike Darnold he's going to throw at the 2018 NFL Combine and he interviewed extremely well and Rosen has the best chance of being a blue chip prospect in my personal opinion. Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, and Lamar Jackson are expected to throw at the 2018 NFL Combine with Rosen.


Rosen has a chance to create some separation from the pack. He weighed in at 6-4 226 lbs with 9 and 7/8 inch hands posting the kind of weigh in I expected from Darnold. Rosen had a chance to separate himself.


Lamar Jackson chose not to run the 40-yard dash. Group one would feature Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson thanks to Darnold opting out. Group two would feature Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen throwing.


Lamar Jackson threw two deep passes for completions. Josh Allen threw two incompletions, but his receiver dropped one of the passes at the 2018 NFL Combine. Alen began 2/4 and Lamar began 2/2. Lamar threw three more completions after listening to the coaches and began the 2018 NFL Combine 5/5. Allen completed his next three passes to improve to 5/7.


Austin Allen, J.T. Barrett, Josh Allen, Danny Etling, Luke Falk, Kurt Benkert, and Quenton Flowers all threw incompletions. The only other quarterback outside of Lamar Jackson who hasn't thrown an incompletion yet is Riley Ferguson. In fact Riley Ferguson was the last quarterback to throw an incompletion as Lamar overthrew a target on a short pass.


Lamar was 6/8 on throws and Josh Allen was 5/7 after they both finished the third quarterback drill. Riley Ferguson was the only quarterback without an incompletion through 3 quarterback drills. Riley Ferguson's footwork from the Shrine Game to now looks a lot better. Someone may take him on day 3 even if he doesn't become a starter, someone may take him as a backup.


Luke Falk made mostly 1-step and 3-step throws. You could tell he was uncomfortable with 5-step and 7-step throws.


Lamar showed teams he could make 5-step and 7-step throws. He completed his next two throws to improve to 8/10. The only incompletions Lamar had were passes where he threw near the sidelines. Josh Allen also went 3/3 on his next three throws to tie Lamar Jackson at 8/10. Lamar improved to to 10/12. Allen improved to 9/11, but he threw a touchdown pass. Allen throws with so much power, that I'm literally asking myself if he can nuke a satellite with his arm.


Lamar Jackson finished the day 14/16. Josh Allen finished the day 11/13. Allen made the jaw dropping throws that scouts ooze over.


Baker Mayfield threw a nice pass. Mayock praised Jake Wieneke for adjusting to Mayfield's pass. Josh Rosen threw an incredible pass too. Baker Mayfield was flawless going 11/12. A drop by Courtland Sutton kept him from having a prefect day. He only threw 2 deep balls, but you can't argue that he's the most accurate quarterback.


Josh Rosen really disappointed with his deep throws. Josh Rosen went 9/13 today and I'm really asking myself if Josh Allen did enough to move ahead of Rosen. Rosen was the quarterback I expected to make a splash this week and he didn't do that.


Rosen made some great deep throws, but he also had issues with deep ball accuracy. All four quarterbacks not named Sam Darnold impressed me today. In fact I still have all five quarterbacks tied for the same grade except I boosted the grade of each quarterback from 91 to 93. He put way more zip on his passes than Mayfield, but Mayfield put any doubts about his ability to throw the deep ball for bed for good. The Pro Days wiht these quarterbacks will be the final opportunity to see who can separate themselves.


Wide Receiver Combine Results



I don't have a single first round grade on a wide receiver heading into the 2018 NFL Combine. At the same time, it's a deeper group than last year at wide receiver.




Player
Position
School
Height
Weight
Unofficial 40 Time
Official 40 Time
10 Yard Split
Bench Press
Arm
Projected Round
Marcell Ateman
WR
6-foot-4
216 lbs
4.64
4.62
13 reps
33 5/8
7th
Braxton Berrios
WR
5-foot-8
197 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
11 reps
28 1/8
7th
Deontay Burnett
WR
5-foot-11
186 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
31 1/2
4th
Deon Cain
WR
6-foot-2
202 lbs
4.45
4.43
11 reps
33
3rd
Antonio Callaway
WR
5-foot-11
200 lbs
4.42
4.41
DNP
31 1/2
5th
Dylan Cantrell
WR
6-foot-3
226 lbs
4.60
4.59
18 reps
31 3/8
4th
Darren Carrington
WR
6-foot-2
198 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32 3/4
Undrafted
D.J. Chark
WR
6-foot-3
196 lbs
4.36
4.34
16 reps
33
4th
Simmie Cobbs Jr.
WR
6-foot-3
220 lbs
4.66
4.64
11 reps
32
3rd
Keke Coutee
WR
5-foot-10
181 lbs
4.44
4.43
14 reps
29 7/8
Undrafted
Robert Foster
WR
6-foot-1
196 lbs
4.45
4.41
DNP
32 1/8
Undrafted
Michael Gallup
WR
6-foot-0
198 lbs
4.52
4.51
10 reps
30 7/8
4th
Davon Grayson
WR
6-foot-1
199 lbs
4.53
4.51
19 reps
31 3/8
Undrafted
Daeshon Hamilton
WR
6-foot-1
202 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32 5/8
4th
Quadree Henderson
WR
5-foot-8
190 lbs
4.51
4.50
12 reps
29 3/4
6th
Richie James
WR
5-foot-10
183 lbs
4.51
4.48
6 reps
31 1/4
7th
Christian Kirk
WR
5-foot-10
201 lbs
4.47
4.47
1.54
20 reps
30 3/8
1st
Chris Lacy
WR
6-foot-3
205 lbs
4.52
4.51
11 reps
32
Undrafted
Jordan Lasley
WR
6-foot-1
203 lbs
4.54
4.50
8 reps
32 3/4
Undrafted
Allen Lazard
WR
6-foot-4
227 lbs
4.59
4.55
17 reps
32 1/2
4th
Tavares Martin
WR
6-foot-0
177 lbs
4.82
4.80
DNP
32 1/8
Undrafted
Ray-Ray McCloud
WR
5-foot-9
190 lbs
4.57
4.53
13 reps
30 1/4
Undrafted
Anthony Miller
WR
5-foot-11
201 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
22 reps
31 5/8
2nd
Steven Mitchell
WR
5-foot-10
189 lbs
4.58
4.56
13 reps
30 3/8
Undrafted
D.J. Moore
WR
6-foot-0
210 lbs
4.46
4.42
15 reps
31 5/8
5th
J'Mon Moore
WR
6-foot-2
209 lbs
4.65
4.60
21 reps
33 1/2
7th
Dante Pettis
WR
6-foot-0
186 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32 1/4
5th
Cam Phillips
WR
6-foot-0
200 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
31 5/8
Undrafted
Byron Pringle
WR
6-foot-1
201 lbs
4.47
4.46
15 reps
31 3/4
7th
Trey Quin
WR
5-foot-11
203 lbs
4.56
4.55
17 reps
30 3/4
6th
Calvin Ridley
WR
6-foot-0
189 lbs
4.45
4.43
15 reps
31 5/8
1st
Korey Robertson
WR
6-foot-1
212 lbs
4.58
4.56
DNP
13 reps
32 7/8
7th
Jaleel Scott
WR
6-foot-4
216 lbs
4.58
4.56
16 reps
33 7/8
5th
Tre'Quan Smith
WR
6-foot-1
202 lbs
4.53
4.49
12 reps
34 1/2
Undrafted
Equanimeous St. Brown
WR
6-foot-5
214 lbs
4.50
4.48
20 reps
33
2nd
Courtland Sutton
WR
6-foot-3
218 lbs
4.55
4.54
18 reps
32 3/8
2nd
Auden Tate
WR
6-foot-5
228 lbs
4.72
4.68
DNP
33 3/4
2nd
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
WR
6-foot-4
206 lbs
4.40
4.37
15 reps
32 1/4
Undrafted
James Washington
WR
5-foot-10
207 lbs
4.55
4.54
14 reps
33 7/8
2nd
Jester Weah
WR
6-foot-2
213 lbs
4.44
4.43
15 reps
33 1/4
5th
Ka'Raun White
WR
6-foot-1
198 lbs
4.53
4.52
24 reps
32
7th
Jake Wieneke
WR
6-foot-4
221 lbs
4.70
4.67
9 reps
33 1/8
4th
Cedrick Wilson
WR
6-foot-1
194 lbs
4.58
4.55
9 reps
32 1/2
4th
Javon Wims
WR
6-foot-3
215 lbs
4.54
4.53
DNP
31 1/2
Undrafted

Wide Receivers Combine Recap: This wide receiver group has 14 less receivers than 2017. At the same time it's a more top heavy group despite it not being a deeper group. I'm not sold on any of these guys as first round targets, but I think we could see a run of wide receivers in the second round just like ten years ago back in 2008. Anthony Miller was my top receiver, but with him not running in the 40 yard dash and not participating in the wide receiver workouts he moved down.


Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore would be in this conversation with these receivers as well if he could catch the ball. Moore is not a wide receiver, he's an athlete who has trouble catching it in the tape I saw against good quality corners, but he has speed you can't teach.


Group one was clearly the weaker group of wide receivers. At the same time some guys surprised while others disappointed. Christian Kirk was the headline player in group one as he ran a 4.47 40-time. Kirk also made a remarkable drag catch in the short pass wide receiver drills. Kirk did a remarkable job catching a ball that Barrett appeared to slightly overthrow. Kirk caught everything in sight in the gauntlet drill in both times he did the gauntlet drill. Flowers made a horrible deep throw and Kirk did his best to catch it. You have to love Kirk's effort even if that was a drop. Kirk rebounded by catching throws from Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen after Flowers threw an incompletion to Kirk. Kirk caught nineteen of the twenty targets that came his way. Kirk was my top ranked receiver in the preseason. He didn't have the best season on tape, but really stepped up down the stretch. He showed he was a first round wide receiver by interviewing well with the coaches a, GMs, and the media even volunteering to catch passes from NFL Network's crew. He's a hard worker and a humble guy.


D.J. Chark out of SU ran a 4.36 40-time. Chark also caught some short and deep balls from the quarterbacks a the 2018 NFL Combine. Chark also dominated the Gaunlet drill.


Deon Cain was another winner today. He weighed in well. He also ran a good 40-time catching the deep ball and dominated the Gauntlet drill. Cain nearly had a perfect day before dropping a pass at the end.


Allen Lazard's 4.62 40 time during his first run was worse than what most experts were expecting with Lazard clocking in at a 4.6 flat. He bounced back with a 4.56 40 in his second run averaging out to a 4.59. Lazard dropped a screen pass, but he caught the first touchdown in the 2018 NFL Combine.


Ritchie James, Allen Lazard, Darren Carrington, Jordan Lasley, Tavares Martin, and Quadree Henderson all dropped passes at some point in the 2018 NFL Combine. Henderson and Lazard dropped multiple passes and both had at least one drop in each of their attempts in the Gaunlet Drill.


Simmie Cobbs Jr. struggled with his 40-time. He made up for it though by catching everything n the Gauntlet drill.


Dylan Cantrell is another underrated receiver worth a late round look. Cantrell dominated the 2018 NFL Combine catching everything that came his way. Besides Cantrell the other receiver that I saw who did not drop a pass was D.J. Chark. I also saw Simmie Cobbs look fantastic in the pass catching drills despite his 4.68 40-time.


The second group of wide receivers got ready for the toe drag drill. Christian Kirk dominated in this drill with the first group. Both Calvin Ridley and James Washington struggled with the toe drag. Courtland Sutton actually did really good in this category.


Jester Weah struggled with catching the deep ball in group two. Weah has to show up in the gauntlet drill.


Calvin Ridley dropped a pass in the gauntlet drill. Equanimeous St. Brown also dropped a ball in the gauntlet drill.


Courtland Sutton caught everything in the gauntlet drill as did Auden Tate and South Dakota State wide receiver Jake Wieneke. He separated himself from Calvin Ridley until the end where Ridley dove for a ball that Tanner Lee over threw. Sutton balled out until he ended the day with back-to-back drops. James Washington caught everything in the gauntlet today too.


Christian Kirk and Calvin Ridley are now both tied for my top wide receiver. I have a 90 grade on both receivers after previously having a 90 grade on Anthony Miller who slipped from 1 to 4 due to his injury. Courtland Sutton is someone I have an 89 grade on and he's my third best receiver behind Kirk and Ridley. Miller is someone I have an 88 grade on with Equanimeous St. Brown. Miller could move up from an 88 to a 90 with a strong pro day at Memphis. Right now Miller's health is a huge question moving forward.


Tight End Combine Results




Mike Gesicki had the best Senior Bowl of the tight ends. Can he build on that at the 2018 NFL Combine.




Player
Position
School
Height
Weight
Unofficial 40 Time
Official 40 Time
10 Yard Split
Bench Press
Arm
Projected Round
Jordan Akins
TE
6-foot-3
249 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
33 1/2
7th
Mark Andrews
TE
6-foot-5
256 lbs
4.63
4.67
17 reps
32 1/2
1st
Marcus Baugh
TE
6-foot-3
241 lbs
4.83
4.83
DNP
33
Undrafted
Tyler Conklin
TE
6-foot-3
252 lbs
4.81
4.80
18 reps
33 1/4
7th
Will Dissly
TE
6-foot-3
262 lbs
4.88
4.88
15 reps
33 1/4
Undrafted
Troy Fumagalli
TE
6-foot-4
247 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
14 reps
32 1/4
3rd
Mike Gesicki
TE
6-foot-5
247 lbs
4.55
4.54
22 reps
34
2nd
Dallas Goedert
TE
6-foot-4
256 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
23 reps
33 7/8
3rd
Christopher Herndon IV
TE
6-foot-4
240 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
21 reps
32 7/8
7th
Hayden Hurst
TE
6-foot-4
250 lbs
4.69
4.68
DNP
32 3/4
4th
Ryan Izzo
TE
6-foot-5
256 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
18 reps
32 1/8
Undrafted
Jaylen Samuels
FB/RB/TE
5-foot-11
223 lbs
4.60
4.54
18 reps
31 3/8
Undrafted
Dalton Schultz
TE
6-foot-5
244 lbs
4.76
4.75
15 reps
31 1/4
7th
Durham Smythe
TE
6-foot-5
253 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
18 reps
31 1/2
Undrafted
Ian Thomas
TE
6-foot-3
256 lbs
4.70
4.74
16 reps
33 1/8
7th
Jordan Thomas
TE
6-foot-5
265 lbs
4.76
4.74
DNP
34 1/8
7th
David Wells
TE
6-foot-5
252 lbs
4.79
4.75
20 reps
31 3/4
Undrafted

Tight Ends Combine Recap: Mark Andrews is by far and away my number one ranked tight end. Mike Gesicki has 10 inch tight ends just like the tight ends in last years draft and has a nice 40 time among tight ends as well making him my second best tight end after Andrews. Dallas Goedert is probably the safest tight end to draft as he fixed his issue with dropping passes. He's pro ready right now, but lacks the upside Andrews and Gesicki have. Fumagalli doesn't have the athleticism you want your tight end to have and him not having a pinky on one hand may make him a day 3 pick now. After Andrews, Gesicki, and Goedert there is a pretty massive drop off at tight end. Hayden Hurst has 4.4 speed like Evan Engram, but he struggled to catch the football on tape in 2017.


Mike Gesicki did awesome in the blocking drill. Hayden Hurst did well in this drill too.


Mike Gesicki and Mark Andrews balled out in the pass catching drills with both the guantlet and the deep passing drills. I'd take both of those tight ends over any receiver in this draft. Dallas Goedert is still my third best tight end despite not working out. Goedert has competition though from emerging players like Hayden Hurst who answered some concerns about catching passes and Tyler Conklin who I really like as a riser after his strong combine. Conklin did 18 reps on the bench press and caught everything in the gauntlet drill. Conklin may have the tools to be starting tight end after catching touchdowns from Mayfield and Allen in the senior bowl.


Those tight ends are the top five tight ends. Outside of those tight ends all of the tight ends look like backups. They don't have the speed, athleticism, and agility of last years tight ends, but there are more siutational depth players that can catch the ball than I realized. It's not a great class. It's not a terrible class eitehr though. It's a solid class that's awful compared to the 2017 group which was just a very top heavy tight end group.










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