Dallas Cowboys 2017 NFL Draft: Seven Round Mock 5.0

These elements of his game verified his ranking as the No. 2 strong safety in the 2017 draft class.

The problem Jackson is facing in the 2017 draft is that it's an incredibly deep class at cornerback. It is based on SPARQ, a formula developed by Nike which measures player athleticism by outputting a single composite score.

The potential No. 1 pick wowed scouts at the Combine, running the 40 in 4.64 seconds and leading all defensive linemen with a vertical jump of 41 inches. Many of those quick-footed athletes also excelled at on-field drills and various strength exercises.

DL Carl Lawson (Auburn) - There was another defensive end from the SEC worth discussing after Sunday's workouts.

Dec 31, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster (10) during warm-ups before the 2016 CFP Semifinal against the Washington Huskies at the Georgia Dome.

In a letter his agent sent to all 32 NFL clubs, Foster said he understands combine participation is a "privilege and an honor", and invited coaches and scouts to speak with him at the Alabama football building the day before the Crimson Tide's Pro Day in Tuscaloosa.

One of notable things about Kadar's latest mock draft: He has the Jets passing on quarterback Deshaun Watson, who goes 10th to the Bills in this pretend scenario.

Jessamen Dunker out of Tennessee State University finished third in the 40-yard dash with a time of 4.98 seconds. There is still the Pro Days on the horizon, which will continue to clear the cloudiness of where players are expected to go in April.

Those questions started to go away after Fournette ran a 4.51-second 40-yard dash. It was a bit of a surprise that neither player was faster, but both looked smooth during the on-the-field drills. He was a third- to fourth-round pick before the combine; he is a solid second-round pick now.

And if Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was paying close attention at the combine, he just might be able to fill Murray's void while spending next to nothing at this year's National Football League draft in April. He also did 19 reps on the bench press and posted a vertical of 35.5 inches.

The NFL Combine is a high-pressure spot for every prospect involved, and Josh Jones had the added pressure of some pre-Combine buzz.

The buzz: Garrett did everything he needed to in Indy to cement himself as the top overall talent in the draft.

I didn't expect Allen to have great test results for a player of his size (6-3, 286 lbs), but all in all, the Combine was a disappointment for Allen.

  • Julie Sanders