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TEs fast in 40 timing

TEs fast in 40 timing … They had to wait a while today to get on the field, but the TEs did not disappoint when they finally did get to run their 40-yard dashes earlier this evening. In fact, of the 13 TEs who did run, 11 clocked in at under 4.75 seconds. The group was led by… Read More »

Full WR 40 times posted

Full WR 40 times posted … Here are the combined 40 times for the two groups of WRs working out at the combine today. Note the times for players in the firts group are official, while those for the second group are still unofficial, but there have been only minor differences in the unofficial and official times over… Read More »

AR puts on show at combine

AR puts on show at combine … He still has throw to the ball, but so far Florida QB Anthony Richardson is putting on an athletic show at the combine this faternoon. Richardson, who weighed in at 6-4, 244, ran a 4.44 40 after posting jumps of 40.5″ in the vertical and 10.5″ in the LJ.

USC’s Addison quicker in second run … After a disappointing 4.55 clocking in his first 40-yard run, USC’s Jordan Addison, who a lot of teams have at the top of their WR board, posted a second run of 4.49 which still isn’t super fast but it is closer to checking off the box.

Better times for WRs Flowers, Hyatt

Better times for WRs Flowers, Hyatt … Pretty good times for a couple of top-rated WRs as Tennessee’s Jalin Hyatt ran an unofficial 4.41 time, while Boston College’s Zay Flowers came in at 4.42.

USC’s Addison first WR to rn

USC’s Addison first WR to run … USC’s Jordan Addison, who a lot of teams have at the top of their WR board, was the first receiver to run their 40 this afternoon, but his 4.55 clocking isn’t really what was expected.

Combine update

Combine update … Just a note that may be a little difficult tracking the baseline numbers for the QBs and receivers as it appears there going to break into groups with four QBs and a certain number of receivers. So we’ve had four QBs run and now we’ll get several receivers.

Tide QB Young passes 200 mark

Tide QB Young passes 200 mark … The biggest question mark of the 2023 combine has been answered as Alabama QB Bryce Young tipped the scales this morning at 204 pounds. Young, the presumptive #1 pick at the upcoming draft, has reportedly been frantically trying to bulk up in the days heading to the combine amid concerns that… Read More »

More thoughts on the DB work out

More thoughts on the DB work out … As noted in the opener to the last post, there is plenty to chew on from last night’s defensive backs workout and GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette offers his unique insight into yesterday’s proceedings here.

DB thoughts

Morning after thoughts from DB workout … There was a lot to chew on at yesterday’s on-field workout for the defensive backs at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. We are also always reluctant to read too much into the combine results as for the most part we suspect that NFL teams already know most of what we see… Read More »

QB, receivers set to work out on day three of combine

QB, receivers set to work out on day three of combine … It is arguably the biggest day of the combine with the QBs, WRs and TEs slated to work out beginning at 1 PM ET later this afternoon. Of course, the QBs are the big draw with three of the top 4 prospects at the position –… Read More »

A few thoughts on Tide DE Anderson

A few thoughts on Tide DE Anderson … Over the past 24 hours or so we have a had a number of queries asking whether Alabama DE did enough at yesterday’s on-field testing at the combine where he ‘only’ ran a 4.60 40 to stay in the conversation to be the first player selected at the 2023 draft.… Read More »

Safety 40 times posted

Official safety 40 times posted … For the record, the official 4o times for the safeties from this afternoon have now been released and generally the same as the unofficial numbers with the exception of several players whose time was ultimately altered by a  0.01. And unlike the corner grouping early today where it sometimes felt that while… Read More »

Fast times as CBs put on a track meet

Fast times as CBs put on a track meet … Here are the official results of the first run by the CBs today. In fact, there was very little difference in the official and unofficial times today. And there there were indeed some very fast times as more than a half dozen guys ran under 4.4 including a… Read More »

Pigskin posts combine thoughts

Pigskin posts combine thoughts … With the second day of on-field testing at the scouting combine moments away from kicking off, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has some thoughts on what happened at yesterday’s work out for the defensive linemen and LBs.

CBs Porter, Gonzalez check some early boxes

CBs Porter, Gonzalez check some early boxes … With the first group of defensive backs heading to the field for their physical testing and positional drills, a couple of notes on the CB weigh-in. On the one hand, both Joey Porter of Penn State and Oregon’s Christian Gonzalez certainly passed the eyeball test. Porter measured in at 6-2.5… Read More »

CBs and safeties to run today

CBs and safeties to run today … There will be another marathon day of on-field workouts at the scouting combine in Indianapolis later today with the defensive backs scheduled to do their on-field thing. The specialists, who are people too!, will also work out. Coverage begins at 3 PM ET on the NFL Network. Unfortunately, one player who… Read More »

Guess who didn’t come to dinner

Guess who didn’t come to dinner … The headlines coming out of yesterday’s on-field workouts by the defensive linemen and LBs were mostly about the great times turned in by Georgia ER Nolan Smith and Pittsburgh DT Calijah Nancey which in fact were among the best times ever produced at those respective positions. In many ways, though, the… Read More »

Strange ‘times’ at combine

Strange ‘times’ at combine … Not sure if anybody commented on the topic, but there was something very different about the timing at yesterday’s first on-field work out at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. In the past, we used to caution people not to get too excited about the first reports of players’ times. They first reports were… Read More »

Unofficial LB 40 times posted

Official LB 40 times posted … The official 40 times for the LB/ER grouping are here. Interesting that after the unofficial times were posted it appeared that this was a rather pedestrian group; however, it looks a whole lot better pretty much right across the board based on the official numbers which lowered the unofficial times from anywhere… Read More »

Official LB 40 times

Player                                     School                                 40X Owen Pappoe                           Auburn                                   4.39 Trent Simpson                         Clemson                                 4.43 Yasir Abdullah                         Louisville                               4.47 Dorian Williams                      Tulane                                     4.49 DJ Johnson                              Oregon                                    4.49 Dee Winters                              TCU                                         4.49 Shaka Heyward                        Duke                                        4.52 Charlie Thomas                       Georgia Tech                           4.52 Anfernee Orji                            Vanderbilt                              4.53 Jeremy Banks                           Tennessee                              4.53… Read More »

Anderson runs okay

Bama’s Anderson runs okay … Alabama DE Will Anderson, who now looks like the likely #1 non-QB top pick this year because of the legal troubles ensnaring Georgia DT Jalen Carter, ran okay on his first run at the combine posting a decent 4.69 clocking running at 253.

LB/ERs set to run

LB/ERs set to run … It appears the LB/ER group should be running their 40s any time. The LB/ER group did measure and Alabama’s Will Anderson came in pretty much as expected; he’s 6-3.5, 253 with 34-inch arms. In fact, that weight’s actually about ten pounds heavier than his program weight. Ochaun Mathis of Nebraska and Auburn’s Derick… Read More »

DE/ER 40 times post

Official DE/ER 40 times posted … Here are the now official 40 times for the DE/ER group that just completed their runs at the scouting combine. And Georgia ER Nolan Smith in fact was even faster than his unofficial time as the electronic timing had him at 4.39 seconds. He edged out Tennessee’s Byron Young (4.43) for the… Read More »

UGA’s Smith sizzles running 40

UGA’s Smith sizzles running 40 … Georgia LB/ER Nolan Smith didn’t get to shine in the Dawgs run to the 2022 national championship as he missed the last half of the season with a pec injury. However, he made up for lost time today as he ran a 4.44 40 with a very quick 1.52 split. Smith led… Read More »