It’s the most wonderful time of the NFL year! Well, other than the Superbowl, but we all saw how great that turned out, so now it’s time for the NFL Combine. Highlights so far include:
1. Russell Bodine: A Center from University of North Carolina, Bodine managed to post 42 reps on the on the bench press, leading the pack by far on the bench. The junior is already on the Rimington Trophy Watch List, and has buzz growing stronger and stronger.
2. Sammy Watkins: The Clemson University Wide Receiver is shown to be just as good as promised. He nailed a 4.43-second time in the 40 yard dash, and also excelled in the broad jump and bench press. He has now more than solidified his place as the number one receiver in the draft.
3. Aaron Donald: A very underrated Pittsburg defensive tackle, Donald has been mainly under the radar in the talks about the draft, but his buzz has grown considerably since his impressive showing. With excellent scores in 40-yard dash (4.68), three-cone drill (7.11) and bench press (35 reps), as well as showing general skill in speed, agility, and mental aptitude, Donald has quickly become an exciting prospect.
4. Mike Evans: Another player who’s stock has risen considerably thanks to an impressive performance in the NFL Combine. The Texas A&M wide receiver has an impressively large frame, a feature that can be both a blessing and a curse to a wide receiver. However, all worries that his size could affect his speed have been remedied by his excellent performance in the 40 yard dash, and in the vertical jump, showing an impressive combination of size and speed.
5. Greg Robinson: An all-around talented athlete, Robinson put forward an excellent showing, despite having a small head cold just days before the showing. Robinson excelled at both the 40 yard dash and the broad jump, while impressing everyone present with his versatility and athleticism.