By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8
Day 4 of the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine brings the defense to the forefront. Defensive Lineman, Edge Rushers and Linebackers took their turn at the 40-yard dash, bench press and other drills.
Many fans have been anticipating Nick Bosa‘s return to the field after suffering an injury last fall that ended his season at the Ohio State University. Kentucky’s Josh Allen has been the talk of draft pick trade rumors all week as teams discuss making moves up the board to get him. Were Montez Sweat‘s (Missouri) amazing numbers enough to propel him into the top ten?
Let’s take a look at these three positions and how the top prospects / performers graded out. It’s up to you to decide how these times / scores should be used in conjunction with film to decide which one works best for your team! Complete stats can be found HERE on the NFL website.
Top Performers: Edge Rushers
|Player||School||40-yard dash||Bench Press||Vertical jump||Broad Jump||3-cone drill||20-yard shuttle|
|Montez Sweat||Mississippi St||4.41||21||36″||125″||7||4.9|
|Josh Allen||Kentucky||– –||28||– –||118″||7.15||4.23|
|Brian Burns||Florida St||4.53||– –||36″||129″||7.01||– –|
EDGE Montez Sweat (260 lbs, 35 3/4 arms) #MississippiState
Context: Odell Beckham had a 4.43 and 1.57. Remarkable times.
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) March 3, 2019
Top Performers: Defensive Linemen
|Player||School||40-yard dash||Vertical jump||Broad Jump||3-cone drill||20-yard shuttle|
|Maxx Crosby||Eastern Michigan||4.66||36″||122″||6.89||4.13|
|Nick Bosa||Ohio State||4.79||33.5″||116″||7.1||4.14|
|Quinnen Williams||Alabama||4.83||30.5″||112″||– –||– –|
|Kingsley Keke||Texas A&M||4.95||31.5″||111″||7.55||4.46|
|Christian Wilkins||Clemson||5.04||39.5″||107″||– –||4.55|
|Dexter Lawrence||Clemson||5.05||– –||– –||– –||– –|
Bummer to see DL Dexter Lawrence is done for the day after injuring his quad during the 40 yard dash #NFLCombine19
— Kayla Anderson (@KaylaAndersonTV) March 3, 2019
Top Performers: Linebackers
|Player||School||40-yard dash||Vertical jump||Broad jump||3-cone drill||20 yrd shuttle|
|Germaine Pratt||N.C. State||4.57||32.5″||116″||– –||– –|
|Dakota Allen||Texas Tech||4.77||31.5″||116″||6.88||4.04|
|Drue Tranquill||Notre Dame||4.57||37.5″||122″||6.94||4.14|
Germaine Pratt earning his stock! 💪🏼
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) March 3, 2019
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