Winners and 2 losers from Day 3 of the National Football League combine
Mar 09 2018
That's what happens in the latest 2018 National Football League mock draft from CBS Sports, which has the Denver Broncos making a move up the board to land USC's Sam Darnold, jumping up two spots and swapping with the Indianapolis Colts.
Penn State has a long history of highly drafted running backs, maybe most notably in recent years with Larry Johnson who was taken 27th overall by the Chiefs in 2003. He can play off the ball as a sideline-to-sideline linebacker, and then rush the quarterback in sub packages because of his size and athleticism.
The NFLscouting combine has concluded and until players work out at their individual pro days, it will be the last live look teams get at individual prospects prior to the draft. And running backs just aren't that important in today's NFL. "The 6-foot-5, 247-pound tight end ran the 40 in 4.54 and had a vertical of 41.5 inches and a 10'9" broad jump.
The Lions also have Tabor, who infamously ran the 40 in 4.62 seconds at the combine but became a second-round pick after Bob Quinn watched more film on him than any prospect he's ever scouted.
According to Peter King of MMQB, Browns head coach Hue Jackson wants the team to sign former Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron to be his starting quarterback, instead of starting a rookie from the 2018 NFL Draft.
Allen probably has the strongest arm of any quarterback coming into the draft since Jamarcus Russell. He ran the 40 in 4.58 seconds with a 10-yard split of 1.6 seconds. Heading into the week, he seemed like a lock to be a top-15 selection. Speaks finished tied for the eight-best performance in both the 40-yard dash and the vertical jump at 4.87 seconds and 32.5 inches, respectively. Brown is able to compensate for his lack of athleticism on the field with his wide base and wingspan, but the low numbers he posted in Indianapolis will be an anchor on his draft grade, most likely out of the top-two rounds.
But a lackluster performance, led by bottom tier vertical and broad jumps (30-inches and 9 3/8-feet respectively) may push him to Day 3 of the draft, which would be a frustrating result for the early-entry receiver.