I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that John Ross broke the combine 40-yard dash record with a 4.22; however, he didn’t work out after that run because of cramps, so I did not include him in winners and losers.
1. Tight Ends
See Matt’s article from yesterday.
2. Chris Godwin | WR | Penn State | 6’1” | 209
Godwin entered the combine as a probable mid-to-late day 2 pick and is leaving as almost a lock to go in the early 2nd round. His official 4.42 40-yard dash was much better than expected and was nearly flawless during his workout, cleanly plucking the ball and never letting the ball into his body. Godwin in the rest of testing with a 36-inch vertical leap and 126-inch broad jump.
3. Zay Jones | WR | Eastern Carolina | 6’2” | 201
Jones put up record setting numbers while at Eastern Carolina, but most people thought he wouldn’t test well at the combine. Jones proved everyone wrong, running a 4.45 40-yard dash and 36.5 inch vertical leap. Jones should be a day-2 pick and could be the steal of the draft.
1. Teams looking for a QB in this years draft
Much like the offensive line this year, this may be the worst quarterback class in recent memory. There is talent, but there are no quarterbacks ready to step in and play immediately. If I were an NFL GM, I’d punt on taking a quarterback this year, and wait for what should be a much more loaded quarterback class next season with Sam Darnold (USC), Josh Rosen (UCLA), and Josh Allen (Wyoming).