He called Penn State running back Saquon Barkley a "transformational back", like Leonard Fournette or Ezekiel Elliott. I've still got a lot of things to prove, still have a lot of work to do. "That's why, quite frankly, what he does off the field at the combine is really more important".
The combine comes to a close on Monday when the defensive backs hit the field for their workouts, giving fans a chance to see how Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick grades out. It gives him a different option for making explosive plays happen. "There are six things that a lot of these kids have never done that, to me, is Quarterback 101 through 106".
He said Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is the "most electrifying player in this draft". There are as many busts (JaMarcus Russell, Johnny Manziel, Blaine Gabbert, Tim Tebow, Brady Quinn) as there are players-who at least at one point-were considered stars (Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Teddy Bridgewater, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford).
"I've got to be very honest with you - I don't know how to evaluate kickers", Mayock said. No way. If he's the athlete everyone thinks he is, he's going to jump quickly into the top 15 discussion - maybe even top 10. Mayock was asked specifically about who he sees as a match for the Buccaneers who will be picking at No. 7 in a draft where quarterback is a heavy need among the first few picks. He was an upright slasher who showed good receiving skills out of high school, so it's not a huge surprise he's made a big impact in college. "This whole myth of devaluing running backs, I find it kind of comical".
Here's a full draft profile on Cain that breaks down his strengths, weaknesses, showcases his speed via video highlights, and a draft day prediction as to when he'll be selected. As a player at Florida State, Nnadi was able to receive 1st team All-ACC as a Junior, and as a Senior was on several lists for recognition as a top defensive player. Catching the ball is something he does easily as well. In that way, the combine is a unique opportunity, and I'm looking forward to it. When I saw his name I had to track down some tape and I was pleasantly surprised with what I found. It'll be interesting to see if he can get away with that in the National Football League because with the speed of defenders now it is much harder to do that.
Interestingly, the Dolphins are showing interest in Guice despite the fact that they could be in the market for a running back in free agency.
Jackson has been one of the most electrifying players in college football over the last two seasons.
Many are of the philosophy that a team should take the best player at the position if it lands that way.