Some NFL Combine thoughts, and what I'll be going EYE-ON.
WRs Laquon Treadwell and Corey Coleman will not be busting a 40-dash at the Combine. They'll hit that at their respective Pro-Days. Eyes on the 'gauntlet' and the QB/WR drills.
Stoked to see these 40-times: RB Marshaun Coprich (can he really hit it?), RB Kenneth Dixon (game tape looks a tad slow), RB Kelvin Taylor (appears to lack that 3rd gear), WR Cody Core (impressive!), WR Keyarris Garrett (can speed match size?), WR Roger Lewis (looks like a blazer).
The 10 yard splits for Dixon and Taylor are more important for them to make hay at the next level.
Jared Goff's arm strength has to show above average; he has everything else going for him.
Carson Wentz' footwork and deep ball could use some cleaning up. Let's see what he gives the scouts here.
Looking forward to seeing Kevin Hogan's on-field everything... I think he's a riser but he best show better footwork and foundation.
Jeff Driskel has put up some great and not-so-great tape as a collegiate performer. Fluid movement, projected accuracy and a live arm will force teams to "board" the QB.
QB Vernon Adams' true height is going to be on the list of many. Hand size is important for Adams. Then the Russell Wilson comparisons begin.
QB Connor Cook doesn't have to be pinpoint sharp, but get the ball out consistently and where it needs to be.
I'd be surprised if QB Josh Woodrum (Liberty) impresses.
A good turn for RB Alex Collins in agility drills and showing gauntlet hands would help his draft stock.
RBs Derrick Henry and Jordan Howard are downhill runners that attract contact early in their runs. How about their ability to avoid it by showing well in the cones.
RB DeAndre Washington's hands and route running are on my list of 'must see'.
Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott comes out head-n-shoulders the best backfield prospect this year, post draft. Heard comps to Edgerrin James... not seeing that. Elliott shows more cut-back propensity where James would just smooth into his cuts.
Looks like another bumper-crop of wideouts once again. Take note fanballers!
Don't dismiss any WR hailing from Clemson; eye on Charone Peake. Injuries have capped his college numbers, but he just looks like a Clemson pass-catcher in live action.
TCU WR Kolby Listenbee should burn the hottest 40-time among WRs, and possibly overall.
Hey! Want an invite to the Combine? Play WR for the University of Cincinnati. The BearCats are sending 3 wideouts to the NFL drill-fest at Indianapolis; Chris Moore, Mekale McKay and Johnny Holton... go figure!
Bummed that these guys did not get a Combine invite: WRs Jay Lee (Baylor), Paul McRoberts (SE Missouri State), Daniel Anthrop (Purdue), Jakeem Grant (Texas Tech); RBs Travis Greene (Bowling Green), Troymaine Pope (Jacksonville State); QBs Chad Kelly (staying at Mississippi), Matt Johnson (Bowling Green), Jake Coker ('Bama).
Trevone Boykin: will he work out as a QB or a WR. The Senior Bowl cut bait with Boykin because he would not move to WR.
Much, much more as the Combine action gets going on the 26th.
Oh, love that Gauntlet!!!
Hey! I'm not perfect, but doin' what I can to be excellent!
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