Offensive winners and losers at the Combine
Tavon Austin: We all knew that Austin was incredibly quick and explosive in small areas, making him a Wes Welker type prospect. What many people didn't know, however, was that Austin was capable of running a 4.34 forty-yard dash, the second best among receivers.
Marquise Goodwin: The only player to beat Austin in the forty was this former Olympian. Goodwin was expected to tear up the combine, and as a raw prospect, he couldn't afford to let scouts down. All he did was run a ridiculous 4.27 forty, finish second among receivers in broad jump, and finish in the middle of the pack in bench press (which is solid for a speed receiver).
Josh Boyce: Boyce was sort of the Knile Davis of the receiver group - he showed the best speed/strength combination of the bunch with the fourth fastest forty and second most bench reps. He was also one of the top performers in broad jump, three-cone drill, and sixty-yard shuttle.
Da'Rick Rogers: With off-field issues from his college days, Rogers really needed to impress at the combine to get teams interested in him. His forty time of 4.52 was good for a powerful receiver, and he finished first in vertical jump and second in broad jump. He also finished top-five in the three-cone drill and both shuttle runs.
Ace Sanders: At only 5'7'' and 173 pounds, Sanders needed to prove he was fast and quick at the combine. His 4.58 forty was poor for a player his size, and he couldn't crack the top-eight in the three-cone drill or twenty-yard shuttle.
Terrance Williams: He didn't have a terrible combine, but he didn't stand out in any drills either. There is question as to whether or not his size and speed - which he used to dominate at the college level - will translate to the NFL. After Williams' mediocre combine showing, teams are still asking that question.
Tyler Eifert: A lot of people were split as to who the top tight end in this year's draft should be - Eifert or Zach Ertz? Anyone who believes in the combine as a scouting tool left this weekend with Eifert as the top player at his position. He topped Ertz in every drill besides bench press (lost by two reps), and was the top tight end in the three-cone drill.
Terron Armstead: Broke the forty-yard dash record for a lineman with a 4.71. Also finished first in vertical jump and fourth in broad jump. He's propelled himself to an intriguing day-two prospect.
Lane Johnson: Armstead may have broken the forty-yard dash record, but Johnson was right behind him with a 4.72. Johnson was also more impressive than Armstead in the other drills. He finished second and first in vertical and broad jump, respectively. He also finished top-five in the three-cone drill and twenty-yard shuttle, displaying that great footwork required to handle quick pass rushers on the outside.
Larry Warford: One of the top guard prospects in this draft, Warford simply showed nothing to get scouts excited about his potential. He participated in all six lineman drills, and didn't stand out in any of them.
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