Category Archives: 2017 Scouting Combine Blog

AUBURN March 10: All 32 teams had reps at the Auburn pro day including Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin. The star of the show was FS Rudy Ford who did not run at the combine because of an ankle injury. Ford, though, was in high gear at the Tigers’ workout as the school reported he posted sub-4.4 40… Read More »

WYOMING March 9: A total of 29 teams were represented at the Wyoming pro day, an all-time high for the program. Truth be told a lot of NFL people in attendance just used the excuse to check out Cowboys’ QB Josh Allen, a rising prospect for the 2018 draft, who threw for the receivers. Among those catching passes… Read More »

OKLAHOMA STATE March 9: All 32 teams were represented at the Oklahoma State pro day in Stillwater. TE Blake Jarwin, a very surprising combine omission, had a solid day to at least keep himself in the 3rd day debate. Jarwin measured in at a tad over 6-5 and 246 pounds. He reportedly ran the 40 in the 4.75… Read More »

More COMBINE Thoughts from PIGSKIN

I cannot believe today’s “NOW” society at times. I’m still pulling together numbers and notes from the NFL Combine, and being accused of living in the past by some. The Combine wrapped up less than one week ago! How can it be old news?! All of our observations cannot be based on first impressions, so I will continue… Read More »

Didn’t mention it first time around but Michigan State SS Dontae Nicholson ran very well with a 4.48 first 40 and then 4.43 in the second. Box safety who has kind of flown under the radar but those times should get him some extra looks.

Wow! Double wow!! Melifonwu with nothing much else to prove goes out and runs a 4.40 second 40. That’s CB time!

Pretty good times for both Tre’Davius White of LSU (4.47) and Ahkello Witherspoon (4.45) of Colorado, another one of those longish CBs that NFL teams love. Not so good for the Wilson brothers – they aren’t really – Howard of Houston, who timed a 4.58 and Quincy of Florida who posted a 4.56.

Disastrous time of 4.63 for Florida’s Teez Tabor who was in the mix to be first corner off the board but that won’t do it with the other guys running in the 4.4 range.

What if they held a combine and a track meet broke out. Back-to-back great times by corners Fabian Moreau of UCLA and Minnesota’s Jalen Myrick. Moreau, who is really starting to get scout’s attention posted a 4.35 then Myrick went even faster at 4.29!

There is no way a 6-4, 224-pound safety should run under 4.5 but UConn’s Obi Melifonwu is a different dude and may just be having the best combine of any one this year. FTR Melifonwu who could actually get some looks as a CB ran a 4.46.

Wow! Marshon Lattimore goes 4.36 and makes statement that he should be top corner off the board this spring!!

Really nice time of 4.44 for Washington CB Kevin King, a 6-3 corner, who ran a 4.44. Same time for Brendan Langley of Lamar, a former Georgia recruit.

First group of DBs just wrapping up their on-field positional drills. While we wait for the second group which includes CBs Teez Tabor and Quincy Wilson of Florida, Marshon Lattimore (who by the way excelled in both vertical and long jumps) and LSU’s Tre’Davious White. At the same time, the safety everyone wants to see run is UConn’s… Read More »

Alabama’s Marlon Humphrey first of 4 opening round quality corners to run and he lays down a 4.41 marker. Right after him USC”s Addoree Jackson goes .02 better with a 4.39 clocking!

Very disappointing time of 4.60 for West Virginia CB Rasul Douglas who had been considered to be one of the hot second day guys at the position.

Ohio State CB Gareon Conley has been making some late first round noise of late and running a 4.45 is not going to hurt.

Better time of 4.46 for Budda Baker, one of the other top S in this year’s draft. Nice runs also by second-tier CBs Brian Allen (4.43) and Cidobe Awuzie (4.44).

No prelims with the DBs as the fist guy down the track is LSU S Jamal Adams, a potential top 5 guy this spring. Not sure though that the 4.56 he clocked is top 5 type stuff. Let’s see if he can pick up on that in his second run.

Pretty impressive day all-around for the LBs with a bunch of solid times in the 4.7 or below range including: Blair Brown, Ohio                        4.59 Vince Biegel, Wisconsin             4.68 Tyus Bower, Houston                 4.66 Jayon Brown, UCLA                   4.67 Matt Milano, Boston College     4.67 Devonte Fields, Louisville          4.72 Anthony Walker, Northwestern 4.66 Connor Harris, Lindenwood       4.69

Solid enough (4.71) time for TJ Watt who is known more for his motor, strength and instincts.

Very nice time (4.59) by LSU’s Duke Riley which should keep him moving up boards around the league.

And the guy everyone has been waiting for today in Jabrill Peppers who will also work out with the DBs tomorrow. No word on whether he’ll run the 40 again! Probably no need to after he posts a 4.47 this afternoon which is plenty fast for an in-the-box safety type.

Good time for Ohio State MLB Raekwon McMillan of 4.61; hasn’t been much talk about him of late but that should certainly solidify him in the second day mix.

Tweener time of 4.71 for Vandy’s Zach Cunningham; good but not great.

UCLA’s Jayon Brown is the early leader in best hair at the combine! Or he could just have a small, furry animal up there!!