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2022 NFL Combine: Risers and Fallers

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The track in Indianapolis was blistering fast at the 2022 NFL Combine. The average 40 time over the four day event was around 4.71 which set a record.

Several players put up crazy numbers while in Indy and almost certainly will see the draft capital used upon them ascend. Of course, the opposite of that will also likely apply for some as well.

Let’s dive into it.

There is some overlap with myself and Shane of course but you can read his STOCK UP/DOWN here!

2022 NFL COMBINE 

RISERS

Jordan Davis, DL, Georgia

No single player left the 2022 NFL Combine with more buzz than Davis. At 6’6″ 340-pounds, not only did he run a blazing 4.78 forty, his explosion numbers were sky high as well. There are still questions about his snap usage and pass rush but no one will question what an athletic animal he is. 

Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia

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When the top two comps you get after your combine performance are Myles Garrett and Ziggy Ansah, you know you tested great at the combine. Walker tested like an elite athlete, coupled with his great tape, and you can almost assuredly believe he will taken in the top ten. If not higher!

Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA

At the Senior Bowl, Woolen was clocked at nearly 23 mph with GPS tracking during a practice. It turns out that translates into a fast forty time as well. Woolen, at 6’4″ 208-pounds, ran the 40 in 4.28. Coupled with his length and ball skills, the UTSA product is set to hear his name early on day two.

Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa

This has always been a pro Trevor Penning account. Whether it was being “Zed” to Tyreke Smith‘s “Gimp” during Senior Bowl practices or his overall dominance on tape, I just love the way Penning plays. Then he goes to Indy and runs a 4.89 forty and had elite agility scores. The UNI tackle now has a floor of probably pick 14 with the chance to be drafted in the top ten.

Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State

The raving I did about Watson  after the Senior Bowl is not going to let up anytime soon. At 6’4″ 208, he ran a 4.36 forty, with a 38.5″ vertical, and an 11’4″ broad jump. He is the tenth most athletic receiver since 1987. Is the first-round a possibility? I am not ruling it out.

FALLERS

Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame

 It was a complete disaster during testing for Williams. When everyone else was flying down the track, he ran a 4.65 forty and tested poorly in the explosion drills. Williams is a long shot to be selected on day two now and he needs to bounce back at his pro day to warrant a draft slot.

David Bell, WR, Purdue

For a player that was hovering on a first round slot early in the process, Bell completely tanked that. He tested as a poor athlete in every single category. Bell has elite production but he has a lot to overcome now.

Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina

The day started well enough for Enagbare with a great vertical. However, a very poor forty, sluggish position drills, and now Enagbare is falling down the boards. Another borderline first rounder now tries to hold onto day two.

Demarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M

Leal is going to tumble down my board after this week. He was the first tape I went back and watched after the combine. And now I see the holes in his game. Leal’s explosion scores were poor-to-average. Then he looked sluggish in the field drills. I think Leal will fall from top ten on my board to mid-second round.

 

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