DEEP FRIED DRAFT
2018 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE
Combine Day Two (3/3/18)
QUARTERBACKS GROUP ONE:
Fastest 40-yard dash: Quentin Flowers, South Florida 4.64
Slowest 40-yard dash: Riley Ferguson, Memphis 4.99
Top Vertical: Austin Allen, Arkansas 33.5"
Top Broad Jump: Josh Allen, Wyoming 9'11"
Lamar Jackson (Louisville) did not do athletic testing today and instead focused on his passing. He showed nice footwork. He was late on his out routes. His deep posts were good but he needs to throw with better anticipation. Luke Falk (Washington State) was underthrowing deep routes but he threw with anticipation better than anyone else in this group. Quinton Flowers (South Florida) airmailed a slant route and was generally underwhelming when he threw the pigskin. He did RB drills after the workout. J.T. Barrett (Ohio State) struggled with a five-step drop. He was throwing behind his receivers and underthrowing deep balls. Riley Ferguson (Memphis) threw inside on every deep out. He did look good with his seven-step drop. Austin Allen (Arkansas) had a couple of nice deep throws. Josh Allen (Wyoming) was throwing go routes 70 yards in the air on target. Sam Darnold (Southern Cal) chose not to throw.
QUARTERBACKS GROUP TWO:
Fastest 40-yard dash: Logan Woodside, Toledo 4.72
Slowest 40-yard dash: Mike White, Western Kentucky 5.08
Top Vertical: Tanner Lee, Nebraska 32"
Top Broad Jump: Tanner Lee, Nebraska 9'7"
Per NFL Network, Josh Rosen (UCLA) was the only QB in this group to take to coaching on one particular route. His throws were perfect on the deep in route. He looked great with his seven-step drop. Rosen was dropping absolute dimes on his go routes. Chase Litton (Marshall) was behind on his slant pass with a three-step drop. He underthrew his deep balls. Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State) had some choppy footwork. Logan Woodside (Toledo) was bad on the quick slant route. Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) tremendous with his seven-step drop. He showed some real pop with his passes. It was fun watching him and Rosen throw back-to-back.
WIDE RECEIVERS GROUP ONE:
Fastest 40-yard dash: D.J. Chark, LSU 4.34
Slowest 40-yard dash: Tavares Martin, Washington State 4.80
Top Vertical: D.J. Chark, LSU 40"
Top Broad Jump: Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech 10' 10"
Top 3-Cone Drill: Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech 6.56
Top Bench Press (225 lb.): Christian Kirk, Texas A&M 20 reps
Allen Lazzard (Iowa State) was slow getting out of his breaks, but he ran faster than expected. Simmie Cobbs (Indiana) ran a very slow forty. Tavares Martin (Washington State) ran the slowest 40 of any wideout here but his ball tracking was nice and he looked good in the gauntlet drill. Keke Coutee (Texas Tech) had poor tracking but looked good with comeback routes. Marcel Ateman (Oklahoma State) was bad in the gauntlet drill but ran good routes. Antonio Callaway (Florida) was excellent running routes and in the gauntlet. His off the field issues are the only thing keeping him out of the Top 100. D.J. Chark (LSU) blew away the testing portion and the gauntlet drill. Dylan Cantrell (Texas Tech) was slow getting in and out of his breaks.
WIDE RECEIVERS GROUP TWO:
Fastest 40-yard dash: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, South Florida 4.37
Slowest 40-yard dash: Jake Wieneke, South Dakota State 4.68
Top Vertical: D.J. Moore, Maryland 39.5"
Top Broad Jump: D.J. Moore, Maryland 11'0"
Top 3-Cone Drill: J'Mon Moore, Missouri 6.56
Top Bench Press (225 lb.): Ka'Raun White, West Virginia 24 reps
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (South Florida) took me by surprise. I did not expect him to run 4.37. He showed natural hands and in and out of his breaks quickly. Jake Wieneke (South Dakota State) was slower than I expected. He did make a tremendous adjustment on a go route. J'Mon Moore (Missouri) ran a slow forty but made up for it in the other athletic tests. He also had a nice gauntlet drill. Byron Pringle (Kansas State) and Korey Robertson (Southern Miss) both struggled in the gauntlet drill. Robertson fell down at one point and dropped three passes. Courtland Sutton (SMU) was straight up snatching balls in the gauntlet. He also tested tremendously well for a player his size. Calvin Ridley (Alabama) ran tremendous routes and ran a fast forty. He had a horrible vertical leap (31") and a horrible broad jump (9'2"). Javon Wims (Georgia) looks so smooth catching the football.
TIGHT END GROUP:
Fastest 40-yard dash: (TIE) Mike Gesicki, Penn State and Jaylen Samuels, NC State 4.55
Slowest 40-yard dash: Ryan Izzo, Florida State 4.95
Top Broad Jump: Mike Gesicki, Penn State 10'9"
Top Vertical: Mike Gesicki, Penn State 41.5"
Top 3-Cone: Mike Gesicki, Penn State 6.76
Top Bench Press (225 lb.): Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State 23 reps
NFL Network decided to not show much of the tight end field drills. It is always easy to tell which TEs have blocked inline before and who hasn't. David Wells (San Diego State) ran a nice gauntlet. He was a more polished route runner than I expected. The only negative on Mike Gesicki (Penn State) today was that he struggled a little in the gauntlet. He knocked the athletic testing out of the park. Hayden Hurst (South Carolina) has natural hands and excellent ball tracking skills. Ryan Izzo (Florida State) was all over the place running the gauntlet drill and ran horribly slow. Marcus Baugh (Ohio State) struggled to get in and out of his breaks. Jaylen Samuels (NC State) tested really well. I consider him as an H-Back.