NFL Combine: Which defensive back ran fastest on Monday?
- Author: Jill Young Mar 08, 2018,
Mar 08, 2018, 1:47
"At 6'5" and 247 pounds, Gesicki posted the following: "4.54-second 40-yard dash, 22 bench reps, 41.5-inch vertical, 10'9" broad jump, 4.10-second short shuttle, 11.33-second long shuttle, 6.76-second three-cone drill.
Saquon Barkley stole the show at the NFL Combine among running backs, and the elite Penn State runner will nearly certainly be drafted in the first four picks of the NFL Draft. Alexander, who also posted a 35-inch vertical, is slightly undersized at 5-10 and 196 pounds, but he cemented his status as a first-round prospect. Ward, who many see as the #1 available cornerback, may have locked up that position with his performance today. Both of those teams would love to draft a top quarterback.
He ran a 4.38 in the 40-yard-dash, tying his brother Shaquill Griffin (Seattle Seahawks third round pick) from a year ago despite weighing 23 pounds more than him.
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Barkley had a historically dominant combine performance. Eastern time. Two days before then, clubs will be permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with the agents of players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents March 14. His draft arrow is pointing north. While his 2017 film was a pleasant surprise, his workout numbers in Indianapolis were nearly shocking.
After finishing the 2017 regular season at 0-16, the Browns will be selecting in the first spot of this year's NFL Draft for the second-straight year.
Davenport checked off all the physical boxes here at the Combine. He clocked a solid 5.15 seconds in the 40, and put up 37 reps on the bench.
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A thick, big-bodied outside receiver, Simmie Cobbs had a chance to use the NFL Combine to vault into the top two rounds of the NFL Draft. His tests at least indicate it isn't any lack of strength or athleticism holding Gesicki back, which means some coach is sure to believe they can instill the proper technique and get a young star in return.
Tate, who struggled to gain separation in college, wasn't expected to turn heads with his speed, but not many expected a 4.68 40-yard dash either.
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