February 29, 2016

Not the best time to have one’s internet provider go down but c’est la guerre! They finally got the official results from this morning’s first 40 runs by the DBs and when the dust had settled Florida’s Vernon Hargreaves was right about where he started with a final clocking of 4.50. Good, but not great, although Hargreaves did look very smooth in the positional drills. Same story sort of for Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey, the other top-rated CB in this year’s draft class as he had a solid, but not spectacular – for a CB – 4.46 40 clocking. However, if teams are actually looking at Ramsey as a safety then he knocked it out of the park today. That’s a really good time for a guy who’s over 6-1 and almost 210 pounds; and the fact that he threw up really athletic leaps in the vertical (41.5″) and standing long jumps (11-3) aren’t going to hurt. Top-rated guys who did run well today once they got the timing issues sorted out include CBs Jon Jones of auburn (4.33), Will Jackson of Houston (4,37) and Ohio State’s Eli Apple (4.40). One other number that did disappoint a bit was that LSU’s Rashard Robinson, whom scouts expected to blitz the 40, but his 4.50 40 clocking was rather pedestrian. So was that for Boise State FS darian Thompson, a big hitter who had started to generate some top-50 buzz but that may die down after he could only clock a 4.70 40. Update: Jalen Ramsey goes faster (at least unofficially) with a 4.42 second run.