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Combine Stock Up & Stock Down

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The Combine has come and gone. As always, these results won’t move a player WAY up or down, but they may shift within their tier a round or 2 when compared with their peers. My most recent mock draft reflects some of these changes that could possibly happen while accounting for more players expected to rise that can. Check out and tweet at us if you agree or disagree with this list!

 

Stock Up

1. Georgia Front 7 Players

Name a Georgia player who worked out, and he probably helped his stock. DL Jordan Davis was the talk of the Combine with one of the best Combine workouts of all-time. With a perfect RAS Score of 10, Davis’ 4.78 40 to his 10’3 broad jump at 6’6 ⅜ and 341 pounds was exception. EDGE Travon Walker also put himself in the top tier of pass rushers with excellent workouts and great drills. With one of the best 40 yard dashes ever at 6’5 272 pounds, Walker  also had a top notch 3-cone at 6.89 and Broad at 10’3. Walker may have put himself in the Top 5 discussion while Davis is a definitive Top 20 pick.

It doesn’t stop there though, as DL Devonte Wyatt hit a 4.77 at 6’2 ⅞ and 304 pounds, an exceptional time. His 9’3 Broad Jump was solid too and showcased his athleticism. Even LBs Channing Tindall and Quay Walker had solid workouts and put themselves in the Day 2 conversation. Though stud LB Nakobe Dean didn’t work out, his Pro Day should show his upside as well.   

Georgia could challenge the first round record of 6 players taken and even get into double digits within the Top 100. We now know why they won the National Championship. 

 

2. Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA

Everyone knew Woolen was fast, but perfect 10 RAS athletic was a bit of a surprise. At 6’4 ⅛ and 205 pounds, Woolen hit a 4.26 40 and 42” vertical which is unheard of. Though he looked a bit stiff in the drills, his size and athleticism to be a press corner with excellent make-up speed puts Woolen in the first round conversation. 

 

3. Zion Johnson, G, Boston College

Johnson may have established himself as the top Guard in the class with an excellent Combine. First and foremost, he aced the drill portion of his day with nice sharp feet and good leverage throughout the drills. His workouts were solid too with 32 reps on the bench, 32” vertical, 7.38 3-cone and others. Johnson has the athleticism for a zone scheme and the power for a gap run scheme. Many teams should love what he brings to the table and consider him in the mid-late first round.

 

4. Amare Barno, EDGE, Virginia Tech

Barno was a player I highlighted in Week 1 where he stood out against North Carolina and thought he could play himself into getting drafted. Barno has done much more than that and now becomes a potential Day 2 player. With the fastest time ever for a Defensive End, Barno hit a 4.36 at 6’4 ⅝ and 246 pounds. The rest of his times were pretty incredible too including a 10’11 Broad Jump. That athleticism does show up on film, but it was hard to believe it would be this good. Barno will need the right system to work, but he has huge upside.

 

5. Travis Jones, DL, UConn

Jones is another player who everyone knew would be athletic, so the 6’4 ⅜ and 325 pounds with a 4.92 40 time, 7.33 3-Cone and 9’2 Broad are all incredible numbers. Even better, Jones was absolutely smooth on the various drills. His footwork and explosiveness were steps above every other DL in his group and he clearly is one of the most talented in how he plays the game. The first round is a possibility for Jones after a tremendous offseason draft process.

 

6. Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin

Chenal was another player who was on Bruce Feldman’s Freaks List, but the level fo his athleticism was pretty mind blowing. At 6’2 ⅝ and 250 pounds, Chenal ran a 4.53 40 time with a 40.5” Vertical and 10’8 Broad. Exceptional numbers, especially when the stereotype of Wisconsin defenders is usually less athletic and more tackle heavy. Chenal could even kick out to the EDGE at times and be a versatile defensive player. He enters the Top 50 conversation and will be a heavy consideration for teams that need an athletic LB.

 

7. Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State

Andersen was more of a surprise in terms of working out well being from a small school. The history of Andersen playing QB, RB, and FB over his time at Montana State showed that versatility, but his 4.42 40 time at 6’3 ½ and 243 pounds was pretty astounding. He also crushed the Vertical at 36” and a 10’8 Broad Jump. Andersen is an older prospect, but the great play at the Senior Bowl and excellent Combine numbers should make him a Day 2 consideration. 

 

8. Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

Elam came in with some questions about his long speed and if he can contend with the high end CB players like Sauce Gardner and Derek Stingley Jr. Elam answered the speed question running a 4.39 at 6’1 ½ and 191 pounds. His Florida film this year was inconsistent, but played his best against the best competition. Elam should squarely be in the Top 50 and could even threaten to be a mid-1st round pick.

 

9. Lewis Cine, S, Georgia

The Front 7 weren’t the only Georgia players to excel at the Combine. Cine put himself in the first round with a cap to an excellent season with a great Combine. At 6’2 ¼ and 199 pounds, Cine ran a 4.37 and has an 11’1 Broad Jump which are both elite. With Kyle Hamilton being an elite prospect at the position, Cine has put himself firmly as the #2 Safety and likely a first round selection.  

 

10. Markquese Bell, S, Florida A&M

One under the radar name who has put himself in draftable range is Bell. At 6’2 and 212 pounds, Bell fits as a strong in the box safety, but his workouts present a versatile safety who can play center field. He ran a 4.41 40, 36.5” vertical, and 10’2 Broad jump. Bell also was surprisingly fluid in the drills for his size and showed great closing speed. Bell is a possible late round gem.

 

Stock Down

1. Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame

People will point to Williams 4.65 40 time as a disappointment, and it is, but the other drills were possibly more disappointing. At 5’9 and 194 pounds, Williams should at least have a great Vertical and Broad Jump, but at 32” and 9’8 respectively, they are pretty poor. Williams (along with every other RB) did not do the Shuttle and 3-cone, which should be an area he excels. Williams shouldn’t be written off yet if he can show that elite agility, but Day 2 is out of the question and even getting drafted could be up in the air. 

 

2. David Bell, WR, Purdue

Bell’s game has never been about athleticism. He is a great contested catching WR who knows how to dominate at the point of attack. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work in the NFL and great college players who win this way have had problems in the pros. Bell couldn’t answer those questions at the Combine. He has good size at 6’0 ⅞ and 212 pounds, but running a 4.65 40 along with poor numbers at all other drills (4.57 Shuttle being the most notable) is a major problem. He should still settle into Day 2, but it will require the right system to utilize his skillset.  

 

3. Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina

With all the EDGE rushers showing out, Enagbare needed to match par, and he could not. Running a 4.87 at 6’3 ¾ and 258 pounds is fine. He even had a solid vertical at 36.5”. But a mediocre broad jump at 9’9 and a poor 10 yard split at 1.72 takes Enagbare out of first round contention. He can still be a good pass rusher with an SEC pedigree, but Day 2 is still likely.  

 

4. Kenyon Green, G, Texas A&M

Green just didn’t look the part. Being pretty top heavy, he wasn’t the prototypical looking first round interior lineman. Green’s game was never superb athleticism, but benign an immovable object who can get a push. There is concern after a 5.24 40 time at 6’3 ⅞ and 323 pounds though. The worst drill may have been his 5.12 Shuttle time, showing extremely poor agility. Green still has a shot to go in Round 2, but don’t be surprised if he falls to Round 2 now

 

5. Max Mitchell, OT, Louisiana

Mitchell has been a bit of a popular pick in the Top 100. Draft Countdown hasn’t quite been on him, and the Combine backs up that he isn’t the pro athlete for OT. Coming in at 6’6 ¼ and 307 pounds is fine, but Mitchell had a 5.32 40 time and merely a 25” vertical. That lack of explosion is concerning for Mitchell who may fall down into Day 3 now.

 

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