NFL Scouting Combine Review: Running Backs

NFL Scouting Combine Review: Running Backs

NFL Scouting Combine Review: Running Backs

Running backs and offensive linemen went through workouts at the National Football League combine on Friday, the first day of drills for the top prospects for the 2018 National Football League draft. "At the end of the day, if you get focused on that stuff, you take away from yourself". compared Barkley to Barry Sanders, and against all odds, few have disputed the claim.

But after ripping apart the combine unlike any running back in recent memory, Barkley could do it. Even if Barkley should be a top-5 pick in this year's NFL Draft, that doesn't sound like the way to go about drafting a top pick. "And I think you're still going to see some really good players at the running back position come out of this draft third, fourth, fifth, sixth round".

The running back position has been devalued in recent years, due in large part to the pass-heavy nature of the modern NFL.

To see exactly how each of these behemoth linemen raised their grades and did in their drills, take a look below and check back for more coverage of the NFL Draft from the D2 Football side here at HERO Sports in the coming weeks. He led all offensive linemen with 37 reps in the bench press, was seventh in the three-cone drill (7.59 seconds) and tied for eighth in the 40-yard dash (5.15).

Cappa's one negative from the Combine is that he will definitely be looked at as a guard prospect now given his short arms at 32 5/8 inches. His college quarterback Baker Mayfield says Brown's true barometer is how he played left tackle however. In fact, he said he would maim himself just to be able to draft the young man.

Since 2000, 49 running backs have posted faster times than Barkley's 4.40, though only three of them weighed more than 230 pounds: Beanie Wells, Mario Fannin, and Knile Davis.

The belief behind this current thought process/approach is that Barkley registers as the No. 1 player on the Browns boards.

JACK OF ONE TRADE: Louisville QB Lamar Jackson showed off a strong arm and excellent footwork but also some inconsistency while throwing to receivers Saturday. They only won one game, but they were in a lot of games.

"I could make the case that this kid Barkley is the best of those guys, best of all five of them", Mayock said. But Cleveland also needs a quarterback.

There will be much to consider before pulling the trigger on the New York Giants' first pick.

Now if you want to argue that Barkley changes the offensive dynamic, than that's an entirely different debate.

Of course, everyone at Penn State knew about Gesicki's athletic gifts, since he was offered scholarships to play Division I basketball and even one to play volleyball at Penn State. But general manager Dave Gettleman hasn't shied away from taking a running back in the top 10, as evidenced by his choice of Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey at No. 8 for Carolina a year ago.

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