This Player's NFL Draft Stock Is Tanking
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 07, 2018,
Mar 07, 2018, 11:15
Running back can be addressed later in a loaded class at the position.
Cruikshank was possibly the biggest victor from the defensive back class at the combine. "He tied Barkley with 29 bench press reps, and was second among running backs in the broad jump (10'8") and fourth in the vertical (38.5).
The linebacker position has been a weak spot for the Oakland Raiders for years, and while the in-season acquisition of NaVorro Bowman last year helped, it didn't solve the problem-and Bowman may not re-sign with the team. First, he measured in just under 5-11, which quelled concerns about his height.
One time considered a potential first-round pick, McFadden's poor NFL Combine is another setback in a long line of frustration for evaluators who see the glimpses of an NFL starter in McFadden's game. His footwork and backpedal was also the stuff of a next-level cornerback.
The fall down the draft board for Orlando Brown will not be a small one. McIntosh, 6-foot-4 and 286 pounds, measured 82 and 3/4 inches from fingertip to fingertip.
Among the weekend's events were the 40-yard dash, vertical and broad jump, bench press and shuttle run.
Beyond that dominant duo is a quintet of players who showed out and vastly improved their draft stock. When I watched him at the Senior Bowl, I saw a guy who saw where the ball was going but couldn't get there in time to do much about it. With 59 career games and 36 career starts, DeLuca has plenty of film for scouts to digest.
I went into even more detail about the idea of the Browns drafting Barkley with the No. 1 pick, and why they can't afford to do it, in a Periscope video on Monday afternoon. Apke is a tough, instinctive player and it's just a matter of coaching him to play to his speed.
Well, Mayfield's interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine say absolutely not. He pulled up during his 40-yard-dash, running a 4.65 that doesn't adequately reflect his explosiveness as a runner. Josh Allen has the best arm talent of anyone in the class and has all the measurables, physical traits and the personality most people prefer at the position. "I'm the type of guy who, the only thing that I want to do is win and I'm going to do whatever it takes to win". During on-field drills, he was rangy for a man of his size.
Brown has posted awful workout numbers.
"It definitely displays the athletic ability I have when it comes to rushing the passer". Both numbers rank him near the bottom for defensive backs and are sure to affect his draft status as a second-day prospect. An All-American linebacker at North Dakota State, DeLuca got another chance to show he could compete with the big names from the big schools.
All of this and Tunsil still went No. 13 overall to Miami in the '16 draft. It was truly a phenomenal workout. Haley and Thomas posted the fastest times in this drill for the entire combine.
Meeks was impressive, but his former Stanford teammate Justin Reid may have eclipsed his performance.