DEEP FRIED DRAFT
2018 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE
Combine Day Three (3/4/18)
DEFENSIVE LINE GROUP ONE:
Fastest 40-yard dash: Rasheem Green, Southern Cal 4.74
Slowest 40-yard dash: John Atkins, Georgia 5.39
Fastest 10-yard split: Breeland Speaks, Mississippi 1.65
Slowest 10-yard split: John Atkins, Georgia 1.92
Top Broad Jump: (TIE) Taven Bryan, Florida and Rasheem Green, Southern Cal 9'10"
Top Vertical: Taven Bryan, Florida 35"
Top 3-Cone Drill: Taven Bryan, Florida 7.12
Top Bench Press (225 lb.): Harrison Phillips, Stanford 42 reps
Da'Ron Payne (Alabama) showed a very fluid change of direction and excelled in the bag drills. Vita Vea (Washington) didn't run a sub-five second forty like some thought he would, but he was still quick for a man of his size. Vea didn't do any of the field drills because of an injury to his hamstring. Taven Bryan (Florida) dominated in the athletic testing. Harrison Phillips (Stanford) is as strong as an ox and he looked strong and fast in the stack and shed drill. Nathan Shepherd (Fort Hays State) is in phenomenal shape, he had an elite bag drill, and was violent in the stack and shed. Tim Settle (Virginia Tech) was tripping over the bags and frankly looked rough out there. Taylor Stallworth (South Carolina) and Trenton Thompson (Georgia) looked fluid getting over the bags. Maurice Hurst (Michigan) was flagged with a heart condition and was not allowed to run any drills.
DEFENSIVE LINE GROUP TWO:
Fastest 40-yard dash: Josh Sweat, Florida State 4.53
Slowest 40-yard dash: JoJo Wicker, Arizona State 5.16
Fastest 10-yard split: Josh Sweat, Florida State 1.55
Slowest 10-yard split: JoJo Wicker, Arizona State 1.80
Top Broad Jump: Ade Aruna, Tulane 10'8"
Top Vertical: Josh Sweat, Florida State 39.5"
Top 3-Cone Drill: Sam Hubbard, Ohio State 6.84
Top Bench Press (225 lb.): (TIE) Andrew Brown, Virginia and Kylie Fitts, Utah 31 reps
Bradley Chubb (NC State) was exploding through the stack and shed drill. Marcus Davenport (UTSA) ran a nice 4.59 forty but wasn't so good in the other athletic tests. Arden Key (LSU) did not run a 40 but showed quick feet and change of direction in the conversion drills. Sam Hubbard (Ohio State) also didn't run a 40 but showed a fluidity in the change of direction drills and the bag drills. Josh Sweat (Florida State) aced the athletic testing. Ade Aruna (Tulane) was violently getting around the dummies, was powerful in the stack & shed, ran a nice 40 and 10-yard split, and had the best broad jump. Kentavius Street (NC State) hurt his hamstring running his first 40. Harold Landry (Boston College) had a blazing 1.59 10-yard split, tore through the drills with a reckless abandon, and looked nearly flawless in the conversion drills. Marquis Haynes (Mississippi) was smooth in the conversion drill, as well. Hercules Mata'afa (Washington State) stumbled getting around the dummies and showed just how much work he needs during the conversion drills. Ola Adeniyi (Toledo), Dorance Armstrong Jr. (Kansas), Marcus Davenport, Kylie Fitts (Utah), Marquis Haynes, Jalyn Holmes (Ohio State), Sam Hubbard, Arden Key, Harold Landry, Hercules Mata'afa, Chad Thomas (Miami-FL), Brandon Winbush (Ball State) and Trevon Young (Louisville) all took part in the conversion drills.
Fastest 40-yard dash: Shaquem Griffin, UCF 4.38
Slowest 40-yard dash: Nick Deluca, North Dakota State 4.85
Top Broad Jump: (TIE) Oren Burks, Vanderbilt and Matthew Thomas, Florida State 10'11"
Top Vertical: Matthew Thomas, Florida State 41.5"
Top 3-Cone Drill: Dorian O' Daniel, Clemson 6.64
Top Bench Press (225 lb.): Christian Sam, Arizona State 28 reps
The talk of this group (and for good reason) was Shaquem Griffin (UCF). Griffin ran a blazing 4.38 forty. He had a couple of hiccups during the drills due to a battle with cramps. Tremaine Edmunds (Virginia Tech) ran a 4.55-40 and looked incredibly smooth in the drills. Roquan Smith (Georgia) ran a fast 4o his first time and then we never saw him again. Skai Moore (South Carolina) timed a pedestrian 4.74 forty. He showed quick feet in the bag drills and showed fluidity in his hips. Ogba Okoronkwo (Oklahoma) showed quick feet and a nice change of direction. Oren Burks (Vanderbilt) was very quick and smooth during the drills. Rashaan Evans (Alabama) did not run the 40 but was arguably one of the best LBs out on the turf during the drills. Leighton Vander Esch (Boise State) was smooth getting through the bags. One thing that just causes me to do a facepalm is when you are LB42 (out of 42) and the coach has to stop the drill because you can't do it right. This happened to Kenny Young (UCLA). Darius Leonard (South Carolina State) and Kemoko Turay (Rutgers) both pulled up lame on the second forty attempt.