DeLuca's workout was a mixed bag. "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. He was clocked at 4.34 seconds in the 40 and had a 40-inch vertical jump; both figures were the best by any receiver at the combine.
"4.4's are great, so I'm trying to get low 4.4", Chark said on Friday, before his performance.
The three-cone drill is created to measure a player's ability to change directions at high speed. If the Browns plan on taking a quarterback at No. 1, then they'll surely be hoping their top non-quarterback option (like NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb or Penn State running back Saquon Barkley) falls to No. 4.
EDGE Hercules Mata'afa - Mata'afa impressed with his raw strength and quickness at the combine. Anyone below that is seen as needing time in a developmental league.
How he'd stack up athletically was the question for Vander Esch after a season of outstanding production that made him the Mountain West defensive player of the year.
In fantasy football, you're after one thing when it comes to choosing players: volume.
And what was his response? "It's all I did in college, just go out shooting with the boys".
Any general manager or scout will tell you that there is no "perfect" evaluation tool. I would officially like to distance myself from that as soon as humanly possible. Falk wore a brace at the combine, and said he'll get the brace off in a couple weeks. Eastern Washington and eight tackles in an upset win at Iowa. He had 74 tackles and a career-high three forced fumbles as a redshirt senior. "It was a lot of adversity".
Allen is a player who I think is drastically underrated right now, he has the skills to be a punisher in the box as well as a nickel/dime slot coverage safety who I think can develop into a starter in the near future. And unfortunately for Williams, he just had one of those performances. Jefferson also ran a 4.52 second 40-yard dash. The staff will start with something a prospect knows well, like game film, and assess his ability to effectively communicate his responses.
Moving past the top two selections, a strong linebacker and defensive line class makes it hard to predict who will be taken in the top-10.
With four picks in the top-35 - including two in the first four - the Browns will hear their names called early and often in Arlington, Texas, this April.
The Eagles don't need a center or guard in the short-term, as Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, and Stefen Wisniewski have those spots locked down, but the Eagles (and every other team) can always use additional offensive linemen.
Strong and physical in the slot, Dawson is the type of player fans of Quandre Diggs will want to watch. Some players such as Jason Cabinda and Christian Campbell will wait until Penn State's pro day to work out for scouts.
Receiver Braxton Berrios is considered to have "NFL backup or special teams" potential. When you're talking North Dakota State, you're talking guys like Carson Wentz and Joe Haeg and some of the guys that have been so productive in the past. Arguably the best prospect in the 2018 draft class, Barkley is far from a flawless prospect on tape, but his athletic and strength profile is among the best at the running back position in recent memory.