NFL Combine 2017 NFL Combine: DL 40 Times: 1. Montravius Adams, DT/3-4 LE/NT, Auburn: 4.85, 2. Jonathan Allen, 3-4 DE/DT, Alabama: 5.00, 3. Derek Barnett, DE/3-4 OLB, Tennessee: 4.88, 4. Tarell Basham, DE, Ohio: 4.70, 5. Tashawn Bower, DE/3-4 OLB, LSU: 4.82, 6. Caleb Brantley, DT/3-4 DE, Florida: 5.15, 7. Fadol Brown, DE, Ole Miss: 4.94, 8. Josh Carraway, DE/OLB/3-4 OLB, TCU: 4.74, 9. Taco Charlton, DE/3-4 DE, Michigan: 4.92, 10. Chunky Clements, DT, Illinois: DNP, 11. Bryan Cox Jr., 3-4 DE, Florida: 4.89, 12. Keionta Davis, DE/3-4 OLB, Chattanooga: DNP, 13. Dylan Donahue, LOLB/3-4 LOLB, West Georgia: 4.78, 14. Ken Ekanem, RE/3-4 ROLB, Virginia Tech: 4.88, 15. Myles Garrett, DE/3-4 OLB, Texas A&M: 4.64, 16. Ryan Glasgow, DT/3-4 DE, Michigan: 5.13, 17. Davon Godchaux, 3-4 DE/DT, LSU: 5.27, 18. Daeshon Hall, DE/3-4 OLB, Texas A&M: 4.76, 19. Charles Harris, DE/3-4 OLB, Missouri: 4.82, 20. Trey Hendrickson, DE, Florida Atlantic: 4.65, 21 . Treyvon Hester, DT, Toledo: DNP, 22. Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa: 5.38, 23. D.J. Jones, DT/NT, Ole Miss: 5.04, 24. Jarron Jones, DT/NT/3-4 DE, Notre Dame: 5.33, 25. Nazair Jones, DT/NT, North Carolina: 5.11, 26. Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE/3-4 DE, Villanova: 4.83, 27. Harvey Langi, DE/3-4 ROLB, BYU: DNP, 28. Carl Lawson, DE/3-4 OLB/OLB, Auburn: 4.67, 29. Jeremiah Ledbetter, LE, Arkansas: 4.84, 30. Malik McDowell, 3-4 DE/DT, Michigan State: 4.85, 31. Takarrist McKinley, DE/3-4 OLB, UCLA: 4.59, 32. Avery Moss, RE, Youngstown State: 4.79, 33. Al-Quadin Muhammad, DE, Miami FL: 4.88, 34. Noble Nwachukwu, LE/3-4 LE, West Virginia: 4.83, 35. Ifeadi Odenigbo, RE, Northwestern: 4.72, 36. Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Charlotte: 4.97, 37. Carroll Phillips, RE/3-4 ROLB/ROLB, Illinois: 4.64, 38. Ejuan Price, RE/3-4 ROLB, Pittsburgh: 4.84, 39. Elijah Qualls, DT/NT, Washington: 5.13, 40. Haason Reddick, DE/LB, Temple: 4.52, 41. Derek Rivers, LE/3-4 LOLB, Youngstown State: 4.61, 42. Isaac Rochell, DE/3-4 DE/NT, Notre Dame: 4.89, 43. Garrett Sickels, DE, Penn State: 4.90, 44. Tanzel Smart, DT, Tulane: 5.24, 45. Dawuane Smoot, LE/3-4 LOLB, Illinois: 4.77, 46. Pita Taumoepenu, DE/3-4 OLB, Utah: 4.67, 47. Vincent Taylor, DT/3-4 DE/NT, Oklahoma State: 5.07, 48. Solomon Thomas, LE/3-4 LE, Stanford: 4.69, 49. Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama: 5.19, 50. Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, DT/NT, USC: 5.45, 51. Eddie Vanderdoes, DT/NT, UCLA: 4.99, 52. Charles Walker, DT, Oklahoma: 4.96, 53. Demarcus Walker, DE/3-4 OLB/3-4 DE, Florida State: DNP, 54. Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson: DNP, 55. Tim Williams, DE/OLB/3-4 OLB, Alabama: 4.68, 56. Jordan Willis, LE/3-4 LOLB, Kansas State: 4.53, 57. Deatrich Wise Jr., RE, Arkansas: 4.92, 58. Chris Wormley, DT/3-4 DE/DE, Michigan: DNP, LB 40 Times: 1. Ryan Anderson, OLB/3-4 OLB, Alabama: 4.79, 2. Alex Anzalone, LB, Florida: 4.64, 3. Kendell Beckwith, MLB, LSU: DNP, 4. Vince Biegel, OLB/3-4 OLB, Wisconsin: 4.67, 5. Ben Boulware, MLB/3-4 MLB, Clemson: DNP, 6. Tyus Bowser, OLB, Houston: 4.66, 7. Blair Brown, ROLB, Ohio: 4.66, 8. Jayon Brown, OLB, UCLA: 4.70, 9. Riley Bullough, MLB, Michigan State: DNP, 10. Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt: 4.67, 11. Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida: DNP, 12. Kevin Davis, MLB/3-4 MLB, Colorado State: 4.91, 13. Brooks Ellis, MLB, Arkansas: 4.79, 14. Devonte Fields, OLB/3-4 OLB, Louisville: 4.72, 15. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama: DNP, 16. Ben Gedeon, LB, Michigan: 4.75, 17. Connor Harris, MLB/3-4 MLB, Lindenwood: 4.73, 18. Keith Kelsey, MLB/3-4 MLB, Louisville: 4.93, 19. Marquel Lee, MLB, Wake Forest: DNP, 20. JoJo Mathis, OLB, Washington: DNP, 21. Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State: 4.61, 22. Matt Milano, LOLB/3-4 LOLB, Boston College: 4.67, 23. Hardy Nickerson Jr., MLB/3-4 MLB, Illinois: 4.79, 24. Jabrill Peppers, LOLB/SS, Michigan: 4.47, 25. Jalen Reeves-Maybin, LB, Tennessee: DNP, 26. Duke Riley, LB, LSU: 4.58, 27. Tanner Vallejo, 3-4 MLB, Boise State: 4.67, 28. Anthony Walker Jr., MLB/3-4 MLB, Northwestern: 4.66, 29. T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin: 4.69, DL Bench Press: 1. Montravius Adams, DT/3-4 LE/NT, Auburn: 22 reps, 2. Jonathan Allen, 3-4 DE/DT, Alabama: 21 reps, 3. Derek Barnett, DE/3-4 OLB, Tennessee: DNP, 4. Tarell Basham, DE, Ohio: 15 reps, 5. Tashawn Bower, DE/3-4 OLB, LSU: 20 reps, 6. Caleb Brantley, DT/3-4 DE, Florida: 21 reps, 7. Fadol Brown, DE, Ole Miss: 19 reps, 8. Josh Carraway, DE/OLB/3-4 OLB, TCU: 25 reps, 9. Taco Charlton, DE/3-4 DE, Michigan: 25 reps, 10. Chunky Clements, DT, Illinois: 23 reps, 11. Bryan Cox Jr., 3-4 DE, Florida: 16 reps, 12. Keionta Davis, DE/3-4 OLB, Chattanooga: DNP, 13. Dylan Donahue, LOLB/3-4 LOLB, West Georgia: 26 reps, 14. Ken Ekanem, RE/3-4 ROLB, Virginia Tech: DNP, 15. Myles Garrett, DE/3-4 OLB, Texas A&M: 33 reps, 16. Ryan Glasgow, DT/3-4 DE, Michigan: 20 reps, 17. Davon Godchaux, 3-4 DE/DT, LSU: 18 reps, 18. Daeshon Hall, DE/3-4 OLB, Texas A&M: 18 reps, 19. Charles Harris, DE/3-4 OLB, Missouri: 21 reps, 20. Trey Hendrickson, DE, Florida Atlantic: DNP, 21 . Treyvon Hester, DT, Toledo: DNP, 22. Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa: 19 reps, 23. D.J. Jones, DT/NT, Ole Miss: 25 reps, 24. Jarron Jones, DT/NT/3-4 DE, Notre Dame: 22 reps, 25. Nazair Jones, DT/NT, North Carolina: DNP, 26. Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE/3-4 DE, Villanova: 23 reps, 27. Harvey Langi, DE/3-4 OLB, BYU: 23 reps, 28. Carl Lawson, DE/3-4 OLB/OLB, Auburn: 35 reps, 29. Jeremiah Ledbetter, LE, Arkansas: 29 reps, 30. Malik McDowell, 3-4 DE/DT, Michigan State: 23 reps, 31. Takarrist McKinley, DE/3-4 OLB, UCLA: 24 reps, 32. Avery Moss, RE, Youngstown State: 14 reps, 33. Al-Quadin Muhammad, DE, Miami FL: 22 reps, 34. Noble Nwachukwu, LE/3-4 LE, West Virginia: 27 reps, 35. Ifeadi Odenigbo, RE, Northwestern: 26 reps, 36. Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Charlotte: 23 reps, 37. Carroll Phillips, RE/3-4 ROLB/ROLB, Illinois: 23 reps, 38. Ejuan Price, RE/3-4 ROLB, Pittsburgh: 20 reps, 39. Elijah Qualls, DT/NT, Washington: 33 reps, 40. Haason Reddick, DE/LB, Temple: 24 reps, 41. Derek Rivers, LE/3-4 LOLB, Youngstown State: 30 reps, 42. Isaac Rochell, DE/3-4 DE/NT, Notre Dame: 25 reps, 43. Garrett Sickels, DE, Penn State: 20 reps, 44. Tanzel Smart, DT, Tulane: 22 reps, 45. Dawuane Smoot, LE/3-4 LOLB, Illinois: DNP, 46. Pita Taumoepenu, DE/3-4 OLB, Utah: 24 reps, 47. Vincent Taylor, DT/3-4 DE/NT, Oklahoma State: 26 reps, 48. Solomon Thomas, LE/3-4 LE, Stanford: 30 reps, 49. Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama: DNP, 50. Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, DT/NT, USC: 28 reps, 51. Eddie Vanderdoes, DT/NT, UCLA: 28 reps, 52. Charles Walker, DT, Oklahoma: 28 reps, 53. Demarcus Walker, DE/3-4 OLB/3-4 DE, Florida State: 25 reps, 54. Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson: 18 reps, 55. Tim Williams, DE/OLB/3-4 OLB, Alabama: 25 reps, 56. Jordan Willis, LE/3-4 LOLB, Kansas State: 24 reps, 57. Deatrich Wise Jr., RE, Arkansas: 22 reps, 58. Chris Wormley, DT/3-4 DE/DE, Michigan: 23 reps, LB Bench Press: 1. Ryan Anderson, OLB/3-4 OLB, Alabama: DNP, 2. Alex Anzalone, LB, Florida: 16 reps, 3. Kendell Beckwith, MLB, LSU: 20 reps, 4. Vince Biegel, OLB/3-4 OLB, Wisconsin: 21 reps, 5. Ben Boulware, MLB/3-4 MLB, Clemson: 20 reps, 6. Tyus Bowser, OLB, Houston: 21 reps, 7. Blair Brown, ROLB, Ohio: DNP, 8. Jayon Brown, OLB, UCLA: 17 reps, 9. Riley Bullough, MLB, Michigan State: 20 reps, 10. Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt: 15 reps, 11. Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida: DNP, 12. Kevin Davis, MLB/3-4 MLB, Colorado State: 11 reps, 13. Brooks Ellis, MLB, Arkansas: 18 reps, 14. Devonte Fields, OLB/3-4 OLB, Louisville: DNP, 15. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama: DNP, 16. Ben Gedeon, LB, Michigan: 27 reps, 17. Connor Harris, MLB/3-4 MLB, Lindenwood: 18 reps, 18. Keith Kelsey, MLB/3-4 MLB, Louisville: 23 reps, 19. Marquel Lee, MLB, Wake Forest: 25 reps, 20. JoJo Mathis, OLB, Washington: 24 reps, 21. Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State: 23 reps, 22. Matt Milano, LOLB/3-4 LOLB, Boston College: 24 reps, 23. Hardy Nickerson Jr., MLB/3-4 MLB, Illinois: 18 reps, 24. Jabrill Peppers, LOLB/SS, Michigan: 19 reps, 25. Jalen Reeves-Maybin, LB, Tennessee: DNP, 26. Duke Riley, LB, LSU: 18 reps, 27. Tanner Vallejo, 3-4 MLB, Boise State: DNP, 28. Anthony Walker Jr., MLB/3-4 MLB, Northwestern: 23 reps, 29. T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin: 21 reps




2017 NFL Combine: Day 3 Recap




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Posted on: 3/5/2017.



Myles Garrett is considered the top defensive player in the 2017 NFL Draft. Find out how he did in Day 3 of the 2017 NFL Combine.


Defensive Linemen Combine Results



Many consider Jonathan Allen the top overall prospect after Myles Garrett. Find out how Allen does at the 2017 NFL Combine.




Player
Position
School
Height
Weight
Unofficial 40 Time
Official 40 Time
10 Yard Split
Bench Press
Arm
Projected Round
Montravius Adams
DT/3-4 LE/NT
6-foot-3
308 lbs
4.91
4.84
1.73
22 reps
31 7/8
1st
Jonathan Allen
3-4 DE/DT
6-foot-3
286 lbs
5.01
5.00
1.75
21 reps
34 1/2
Top 5 Pick
Derek Barnett
DE/3-4 OLB
6-foot-3
259 lbs
4.90
4.88
1.70
DNP
32 1/8
Top 10 Pick
Tarell Basham
DE
6-foot-3
259 lbs
4.75
4.70
1.65
15 reps
32 7/8
2nd
Tashawn Bower
DE/3-4 OLB
6-foot-5
250 lbs
4.85
4.82
1.66
20 reps
33 3/8
7th
Caleb Brantley
DT/ 3-4 DE
6-foot-3
307 lbs
5.16
5.15
1.78
21 reps
32
4th
Fadol Brown
DE
6-foot-4
273 lbs
4.96
4.94
1.72
19 reps
35
Undrafted
Josh Carraway
DE/OLB/3-4 OLB
6-foot-3
241 lbs
4.74
4.74
1.71
25 reps
32 7/8
3rd
Taco Charlton
DE/3-4 DE
6-foot-5
277 lbs
4.92
4.92
1.73
25 reps
34 1/4
1st
Chunky Clements
DT
6-foot-2
301 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
23 reps
32 7/8
6th
Bryan Cox Jr.
3-4 DE
6-foot-3
265 lbs
4.90
4.89
1.73
16 reps
33 3/4
7th
Keionta Davis
DT/3-4 DE
6-foot-3
274 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
33 1/8
6th
Dylan Donahue
LOLB/3-4 LOLB
6-foot-3
248 lbs
4.78
4.78
1.67
26 reps
30 1/4
Undrafted
Ken Ekanem
RE/3-4 ROLB
6-foot-3
257 lbs
4.89
4.88
1.71
DNP
32
7th
Myles Garrett
DE/3-4 OLB
6-foot-5
272 lbs
4.69
4.64
1.69
33 reps
35 1/4
Top 5 Pick
Ryan Glasgow
DT/3-4 DE
6-foot-3
299 lbs
5.22
5.13
1.89
20 reps
32 3/4
6th
Davon Godchaux
3-4 DE/DT
6-foot-3
310 lbs
5.27
5.27
1.84
18 reps
32 3/8
4th
Daeshon Hall
DE/3-4 OLB
6-foot-5
265 lbs
4.76
4.76
1.68
18 reps
34 5/8
2nd
Charles Harris
DE/3-4 OLB
6-foot-3
253 lbs
4.83
4.82
1.65
21 reps
32 3/8
2nd
Trey Hendrickson
DE
6-foot-4
266 lbs
4.66
4.65
1.59
DNP
32
3rd
Treyvon Hester
DT
6-foot-2
300 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32
Undrafted
Jaleel Johnson
DT
6-foot-3
309 lbs
5.43
5.38
2.03
19 reps
32 3/4
4th
D.J. Jones
DT/NT
6-foot-1
319 lbs
5.05
5.04
1.77
25 reps
32 1/2
5th
Jarron Jones
DT/NT/3-4 DE
6-foot-6
316 lbs
5.38
5.33
1.87
22 reps
35 1/2
4th
Nazair Jones
DT/NT
6-foot-5
304 lbs
5.15
5.11
1.81
DNP
34 5/8
Undrafted
Tanoh Kpassagnon
DE/3-4 DE
6-foot-7
280 lbs
4.88
4.83
1.72
23 reps
34 7/8
2nd
Harvey Langi
DE/3-4 OLB
6-foot-2
251 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
23 reps
32 7/8
Undrafted
Carl Lawson
DE/3-4 OLB
6-foot-2
261 lbs
4.75
4.67
1.68
35 reps
31 1/2
2nd
Jeremiah Ledbetter
LE
6-foot-2
280 lbs
4.90
4.84
1.72
29 reps
31 1/4
Undrafted
Malik McDowell
3-4 DE/DT
6-foot-6
295 lbs
4.90
4.85
1.72
23 reps
34 3/4
1st
Takarrist McKinley
DE/3-4 OLB
6-foot-2
250 lbs
4.59
4.59
1.71
24 reps
34 3/4
2nd
Avery Moss
RE
6-foot-3
264 lbs
4.86
4.79
1.87
14 reps
34 1/2
4th
Al-Quadin Muhammad
DE
6-foot-3
253 lbs
4.90
4.88
1.73
22 reps
33 1/4
7th
Noble Nwachukwu
LE/3-4 LE
6-foot-1
268 lbs
4.85
4.83
1.72
27 reps
33 1/8
Undrafted
Ifeadi Odenigbo
RE
6-foot-3
258 lbs
4.74
4.72
1.67
26 reps
32 5/8
6th
Larry Ogunjobi
DT
6-foot-2
304 lbs
5.02
4.97
1.84
23 reps
32 3/8
5th
Carroll Phillips
RE/3-4 ROLB/ROLB
6-foot-3
237 lbs
4.65
4.64
1.64
23 reps
31 3/4
2nd
Ejuan Price
RE/3-4 ROLB
5-foot-11
241 lbs
4.87
4.84
1.67
20 reps
31 3/4
3rd
Elijah Qualls
DT/NT
6-foot-1
313 lbs
5.13
5.13
1.74
33 reps
30 5/8
5th
Haason Reddick
DE/LB
6-foot-1
237 lbs
4.52
4.52
1.60
24 reps
32 1/9
1st
Derek Rivers
LE/3-4 LOLB
6-foot-4
250 lbs
4.61
4.61
1.61
30 reps
32 3/8
2nd
Isaac Rochell
DE/3-4 DE/NT
6-foot-4
282 lbs
4.89
4.89
4.72
25 reps
33 1/4
7th
Garrett Sickels
DE
6-foot-3
261 lbs
4.90
4.90
1.62
20 reps
32 1/8
Undrafted
Tanzel Smart
DT
6-foot-0
296 lbs
5.27
5.24
1.86
22 reps
32 3/8
3rd
Dawuane Smoot
LE/3-4 LOLB
6-foot-3
255 lbs
4.78
4.77
1.68
DNP
32 3/4
3rd
Pita Taumoepenu
DE/3-4 OLB
6-foot-1
243 lbs
4.69
4.67
1.66
24 reps
31 3/8
Undrafted
Vincent Taylor
DT/3-4 DE/NT
6-foot-3
304 lbs
5.11
5.07
1.77
26 reps
32 3/8
2nd
Solomon Thomas
LE/3-4 LE
6-foot-3
273 lbs
4.70
4.69
1.66
30 reps
33
1st
Dalvin Tomlinson
DT
6-foot-3
312 lbs
5.21
5.19
1.82
DNP
33
5th
Stevie Tu'ikolovatu
DT/NT
6-foot-1
331 lbs
5.46
5.45
1.86
28 reps
33 7/8
Undrafted
Eddie Vanderdoes
DT/NT
6-foot-3
320 lbs
5.00
4.99
1.74
28 reps
31 5/8
Undrafted
Charles Walker
DT
6-foot-2
310 lbs
4.96
4.96
1.75
28 reps
35 3/4
4th
Demarcus Walker
DE/3-4 OLB/3-4 DE
6-foot-4
280 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
25 reps
33
1st
Carlos Watkins
DT
6-foot-3
312 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
18 reps
33 1/2
1st
Tim Williams
DE/OLB/3-4 OLB
6-foot-3
244 lbs
4.69
4.68
1.65
25 reps
32 3/4
2nd
Jordan Willis
LE/3-4 LOLB
6-foot-3
255 lbs
4.53
4.53
1.53
24 reps
33 1/4
2nd
Deatrich Wise Jr.
RE
6-foot-5
274 lbs
4.96
4.92
1.70
23 reps
35 5/8
7th
Chris Wormley
DT/3-4 DE/DE
6-foot-5
297 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
22 reps
33 1/2
2nd

Defensive Linemen Combine Recap: Myles Garrett had a phenomenal 2017 NFL Combine. He did everything necessary including apologizing to the Cleveland Browns about his video in order to be the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.


Jonathan Allen on the other hand had a disappointing 2017 NFL Combine and now there are some questions about his arthiritis in his arms. With a poor bench press and 40 time you are gonna want your medical team to look into that a little more. Allen will still be a top 3 pick though with the Chicago Bears showing serious interest in Allen with the third overall pick. Allen can improve his 2017 NFL Combine performance at Alabama's Pro Day on Wednesday.


Malik McDowell did very well in the rip and swim moves. McDowell will not get past the top 20. McDowell bulked up to 295 lbs after being undersized and now has a great shot of being a top 20 pick on either the Washington Redskins who pick at 17 or the Denver Broncos who pick at 20.


Derek Barnett showed technique, hands, explosion, and block shedding in the block shedding drill. Ohio defensive end Tarell Basham and Florida defensive tackle Bryan Cox Jr. also did well today. Another defensive tackle that made up some ground in this drill was Jaleel Johnson who fatigued in Mobile and got off to a poor start at the 2017 NFL Combine. Johnson could be a late third or early fourth round pick. It's difficult to say with Johnson at this point.


All of the defensive lineman in group one except for Montravius Adams and Jaleel Johnson did relatively well showing the speed, burst, and acceleration to pursue the quarterback. These guys are gonna need the hands and technique to win blocks off the snap though. Some guys showed that today while others didn't.


Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton showed the ability to drop back into coverage. That's something that Bryan Cox Jr. also displayed. Myles Garrett and his teammate Daeshon Hall dropped passes in coverage, but showed great explosion. Charles Harris showed he could drop back into coverage just like Charlton. Carl Lawson struggled with the coverage drill at the 2017 NFL Combine.


Derek Barnett didn't dominate with dropping back into coverage like Taco Charlton. The Saints may prefer Charlton even though we gave them Barnett in our mock draft.


Tarell Basham dropped back into coverage and did well. Myles Garrett rebounded after a rough first outing as did his teammate Daeshon Hall. Trey Henderickson is also doing well in coverage today.


Tanoh Kpassagnon struggled in the coverage drills. I see his best fit at 5-technique.


Takkarist McKinley ran an impressive 4.59 40 time. He gassed when dropping back into coverage before rushing the quarterback. That is gonna limit McKinley to a 4-3 role and it doesn't help that he's only 250 lbs having 3-4 only experience with UCLA running a 3-4 scheme. McKinley may be someone who fatigues more than people realize.


Two players that impressed with pass rushing drill for group two were Oklahoma State defensive tackle Vincent Taylor who has great feet and a back pedal and Solomon Thomas. Thomas is more complete of a player than I realized, but I still think his best fit is at 4-3 left end. Barnett and Walker had a lead over Taco Charlton and Solomon Thomas, but Charlton and Thomas closed that gap a lot. It's gonna come down to who has the best Pro Days and how teams feel about those four players.


Avery Moss looked away when Tampa Bay's defensive line coach was communicating. Unlike his teammate Derek Rivers who is an excellent listener you can tell Moss has trouble paying attention and its pretty obvious. Rivers spoke with the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday after previously meeting with them in Mobile during the 2017 Senior Bowl.


Alabama defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson did a superb job keeping his balance. One guy who had trouble keeping his balance was Tanzel Smart. Both Smart and Tomlinson look like day 3 picks at this point, but Tomlinson is doing a better job in the draft process than Smart so I expect Tomlinson to possibly jump Smart.


Deatrich Wise Jr. did a tremendous job keeping his balance. He didn't do as well in 2016 after dominating in 2015.


Solomon Thomas dominated in the rip and swim moves drill. Thomas is going to go in the first round. Some believe he's a top 10 pick. I think he could go anywhere between picks 21-32.


Ejuan Price has tremendous block shedding. Needs to develop his rip and swim moves, but he's a much better block shedder then I realized despite being an undersized pass rusher who can be very disruptive off the edge.


Avery Moss has good acceleration as a pass rusher. So did Haason Reddick. Derek Rivers was another player who showcased his explosion, but he has trouble keeping his eyes up. Rivers also struggled with balance.


Tanzel Smart isn't explosive. He plays with a lot of intensity and did a good job keeping his balance.


Vincent Taylor and Dalvin Tomlinson did an awesome job showcasing his explosiveness. Taylor is playing well enough to sneak into the first round.


Neither Demarcus Walker or Carlos Watkins worked out. I had first round grades on both. Walker dominated on tape and has the intangibles to start right away. Watkins does too and he showcased his ability in Mobile.


Carroll Phillips and Haason Reddick did an awesome job dropping back into coverage. Both Phillips and Reddick had fantastic combines. I think Phillips may have moved himself into the second round. You can even make a case that Ejuan Price has third round ability he did 20 reps on the bench press and came in at 241 lbs after weighing 230 lbs during the regular season.


Linebacker Combine Results



Reuben Foster won't work out at the 2017 NFL Combine due to an injury. He's still considered the top linebacker in the 2017 NFL Draft though.




Player
Position
School
Height
Weight
Unofficial 40 Time
Official 40 Time
10 Yard Split
Bench Press
Arm
Projected Round
Ryan Anderson
OLB/3-4 OLB
6-foot-2
258
4.79
4.79
DNP
DNP
31 1/2
2nd
Alex Anzalone
LB
6-foot-3
240 lbs
4.64
4.64
DNP
16 reps
30 7/8
6th
Kendell Beckwith
MLB
6-foot-2
243 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
20 reps
33
4th
Vince Biegel
OLB/3-4 OLB
6-foot-3
242 lbs
4.68
4.67
DNP
21 reps
33
5th
Ben Boulware
MLB/3-4 MLB
6-foot-0
236 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
20 reps
30
4th
Tyus Bowser
OLB
6-foot-4
244 lbs
4.68
4.66
DNP
21 reps
33
2nd
Blair Brown
ROLB
5-foot-11
238 lbs
4.66
4.66
DNP
DNP
31 1/4
Undrafted
Jayon Brown
OLB
6-foot-0
231 lbs
4.68
4.70
DNP
17 reps
31 3/8
Undrafted
Riley Bullough
MLB
6-foot-2
226 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
20 reps
31 1/4
6th
Zach Cunningham
LB
6-foot-3
234 lbs
4.70
4.67
DNP
15 reps
34 3/8
2nd
Jarrad Davis
LB
6-foot-1
238 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
33 1/2
2nd
Kevin Davis
MLB/3-4 MLB
6-foot-2
235 lbs
4.90
4.91
DNP
11 reps
32 3/8
6th
Brooks Ellis
MLB
6-foot-2
240 lbs
4.82
4.72
DNP
18 reps
31 3/4
Undrafted
Devonte Fields
OLB/3-4 OLB
6-foot-2
236 lbs
4.75
4.72
DNP
DNP
31 3/8
3rd
Reuben Foster
LB
6-foot-0
229 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32 3/8
1st
Ben Gedeon
MLB
6-foot-2
244 lbs
4.77
4.75
DNP
27 reps
32 5/8
6th
Connor Harris
MLB/3-4 MLB
5-foot-11
241 lbs
4.74
4.73
DNP
18 reps
28 3/4
4th
Keith Kelsey
MLB/3-4 MLB
6-foot-0
233 lbs
4.93
4.93
DNP
23 reps
31 3/8
7th
Marquel Lee
MLB
6-foot-3
240 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
25 reps
32 1/2
6th
JoJo Mathis
OLB
6-foot-2
266 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
24 reps
33
Undrafted
Raekwon McMillan
LB
6-foot-2
240 lbs
4.65
4.61
DNP
23 reps
32 1/2
2nd
Matt Milano
LOLB/3-4 LOLB
6-foot-0
233 lbs
4.67
4.67
DNP
24 reps
32
5th
Hardy Nickerson Jr.
MLB/3-4 MLB
6-foot-0
232 lbs
4.79
4.79
DNP
18 reps
32
Undrafted
Jabrill Peppers
LOLB/SS
5-foot-11
213 lbs
4.47
4.47
DNP
19 reps
30 3/4
2nd
Jalen Reeves-Maybin
LB
6-foot-0
230 lbs
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32 1/4
5th
Duke Riley
LB
6-foot-0
231 lbs
4.59
4.58
DNP
18 reps
30 7/8
6th
Tanner Vallejo
3-4 MLB
6-foot-1
228 lbs
4.66
4.67
DNP
DNP
30 1/2
Undrafted
Anthony Walker Jr.
MLB/3-4 MLB
6-foot-1
238 lbs
4.66
4.66
DNP
23 reps
30 3/8
3rd
T.J. Watt
LB
6-foot-5
252 lbs
4.70
4.69
DNP
21 reps
33 1/8
2nd

Linebackers Combine Recap: Reuben Foster, Jarrad Davis, Ben Boulware, Kendell Beckwith, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, and Riley Bullough did not work out in the 40-yard dash at the 2017 NFL Combine. Jabrill Peppers ran the best 40, but he should have been working with the defensive backs. Peppers will work out today with the linebackers and tomorrow with the defensive backs. The one middle linebacker who can boost his stock is Zach Cunningham who has a real opportunity to stand out with all of the middle linebackers injured.


Ben Boulware showcased great balance. He also showcased the ability to drop back into coverage.


Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham, Keith Davis out of Colorado State, and Brooks Ellis the Arkansas middle linebacker all did well utilizing their footwork. Raekwon McMillan did well also. Hardy Nickerson Jr. also did well in coverage. Jabril Peppers did a great job with footwork maintaining his balance dropping back into coverage. T.J. Watt ended the linebacker coverage drill. One of Tampa Bay's scouts was keeping track of the coverage drill.


Jalen Reeves-Maybin was solid. He did not stand out like Cunningham, Davis, Ellis, McMillan, Nickerson Jr., or Peppers.


Tyus Bowser has really impressed with the linebacker group. He can stop the run or drop back into coverage. Bowser did well in Mobile and is now entering the second round conversation.


Raekwon McMillan was my big winner in the linebacker drills. A lot of draft writers had a third or fourth round grade on him since they hated his athleticism but he showed he could stop the run and drop back into coverage on tape. The 4.61 40 time puts those questions with athleticism to abrupt rest. I think he is a first to second round prospect now and can sneak into the first with a strong Pro Day. At the same time, he will probably still be a second round pick in my mock draft, but he's helped his stock by cementing himself in the first two rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft as a top 4 linebacker along with Foster, Davis, and Cunningham, but the Pro Days will decide if McMillan can continue to create that separation.








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