DEEP FRIED DRAFT
2018 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE
Combine Day One (3/2/18)
OFFENSIVE LINE GROUP ONE:
Fastest 40-yard dash: Desmond Harrison, West Georgia 4.90
Slowest 40-yard dash: Orlando Brown, Oklahoma 5.85
Fastest 10-yard split: Kolton Miller, UCLA 1.67
Slowest 10-yard split: Orlando Brown, Oklahoma 2.00
Top Broad Jump: James Daniels, Iowa 9'0"
Top 3-Cone: James Daniels, Iowa 7.29 sec
Top Bench Press (225 lb.): Will Hernandez 37 reps
I don't know if I have seen a worst overall combine performance than the one that Orlando Brown (Oklahoma) put forth today. Only 14 bench press reps, a 2.00 10-yard split, and a 5.85 40-yard dash are historically bad performances. It was reported that he got yelled out by a coach for loafing through the field drills. Outside of the kick slide drill, Brown didn't do much of anything right. Austin Corbett (Nevada) showed well in the change of direction drill. Desmond Harrison (West Georgia) is super athletic. He was smooth in the change of direction drill and the mirror drill, all after running an official 4.9 flat in the 40. Will Hernandez (UTEP) was phenomenal today. He was smooth in all of the drills and was the strongest lineman on the bench. Tyrell Crosby (Oregon) struggled with the kick slide but looked good in the mirror drill. Geron Christian (Louisville) was fluid in the drills. he is a player I will need to hit the tape on soon. Alex Cappa (Humboldt State) had a nice mirror drill but his athletic testing was disappointing. James Daniels (Iowa) showed superb footwork in all of the drills. NFL Network's Mike Mayock implored the TV truck to save the video of his mirror drill to use as an example of how to do it in future years.
OFFENSIVE LINE GROUP TWO:
Fastest 40-yard dash: Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh 4.82
Slowest 40-yard dash: Sean Welsh, Iowa 5.43
Fastest 10-yard split: Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh 1.71
Slowest 10-yard split: (TIE) Three Players 1.88
Top Broad Jump: Kolton Miller, UCLA 10'1"
Top 3 Cone: Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh 7.14
Top Bench Press (225 lb.): (TIE) Braden Smith, Auburn and Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame 35 reps
Quenton Nelson (Notre Dame) didn't run the forty but was tremendous in the change of direction drill and the kick slide. I am not convinced that he can't play left tackle. Kolton Miller (UCLA) ran a fast 40 with a quick 10-yard split. He was smooth in all of the field drills. I plan to watch his tape in the next few weeks. I never questioned the athleticism of Brian O' Neill (Pittsburgh). His footwork is spectacular. At the Senior Bowl, however, he couldn't block a soul. Wyatt Teller (Virginia Tech) showed good change of direction. Skyler Phillips (Idaho State) was poor changing directions and some of the other field drills. Salesi Uhatafe (Utah) stands upright in every drill and has no bend. Greg Senat (Wagner) and Rod Taylor (Mississippi) both did a nice job on the kick-slide drill. Taylor was good in the flip drill as well but struggled a little with the mirror. Scott Quessenberry (UCLA) struggled to flip his hips and in other drills. Connor Williams has terrific movement skills. He had a good day.
RUNNING BACK GROUP:
Fastest 40-yard dash: Nyheim Hines, NC State 4.38
Slowest 40-yard dash: Dimitri Flowers, Oklahoma 4.83
Top Vertical: Saquon Barkley, Penn State 41"
Top Broad Jump: Bo Scarbrough, Alabama 10'9"
Top 3-Cone Drill: Chase Edmonds, Fordham 6.79
Top Bench Press (225 lb.): (TIE) Saquon Barkley, Penn State and Nick Chubb, Georgia 29 reps
The Saquon Barkley show was in full effect today. He ran 4.40 in the forty, had a 41-inch vertical leap, and benched 225 pounds 29 times. He was so smooth in the pass receiving drills, catching the ball naturally, and running routes like a wide receiver. Nick Chubb (Georgia) and Royce Freeman (Oregon) both tested really well. Freeman looked chiseled and showed a nice change of direction. Both could be perfect for teams that miss on Barkley to take on day two. Nyheim Hines (NC State) tested like the track athlete that he is. He has quick feet, is a tremendous route runner with natural hands. Bo Scarbrough (Alabama) runs too high. That being said he tested really well. Scarbrough ran a 4.52 forty, broad jumped 10-feet 9-inches and had a vertical leap of 40-inches. He is not a fluid route runner. Kamryn Pettway (Auburn) was slow on the track and sluggish in drills. He did nothing to offset his off the field issues. Chase Edmonds (Fordham) runs beautiful and quick routes.