Day 3 of the workouts at the 2022 NFL Combine are set to get underway with the defensive linemen, EDGE and linebackers taking the field inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Let’s see if the defenders can keep up with the blazing fast running backs, offensive linemen, and receivers from the past two nights.
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Most of the players running this drill will not be coming around the edge unless it is on a stunt.
Jordan Davis’ official 40-yard dash time: 4.78 seconds
Devonte Wyatt’s official 40-yard dash time: 4.77 seconds
Oklahoma’s Nik Bonitto weighed in at 6’3″, 248 pounds but he’s working in the DL group where most of the other performers have 60+ pounds on him.
Aligned with the amazing collective speed we’ve seen at this combine, the biggest storyline, to me, is how these players are coming into these workouts light. Maximizing is speed is clearly the name of the game now.
If you hear Daniel Jeremiah talking about “getting skinny” on the NFL Network telecast, he is not suggesting that the players need to lose weight but rather that they do a good job of exposing less of their chest to be punched and shoot the gap.
5.03, 5.05. Those are typically good numbers for the defensive tackles but they are being overshadowed by some of these freakish numbers in the 4.8s.
Yeah, McCall is a guy that I thought performed better than Quinton Bohanna, who was a DT taken No. 192 overall by the Cowboys in the 2021 NFL Draft, in 2020. He has 0-technique size but explodes off the ball. He suffered an injury this year so I was curious to see how he carried his weight once he returned and he kept it in check. For the teams that miss on Jordan Davis and Travis Jones at the top, I think McCall is a guy that you take a few rounds later and feel good about.
DeVonte Wyatt is my DT1 in this class. Such a good player with a translatable game to today’s NFL.
This DT class doesn’t have a bunch of penetrating three-techniques. It’s loaded at the nose tackle spot. UGA’s Jordan Davis. UConn’s Travis Jones. Marquan McCall from Kentucky (Josh your analysis is needed, I really like him), Noah Elliss from Idado. Neil Farrell Jr. from LSU. Lots of quality big bodies inside in this class.
1.73 seconds 10-yard split from Matthew Butler earlier. Sub 1.75 seconds is fantastic.
4.90 seconds unofficial for 325 pound Travis Jones. 1.76 seconds 10-yard split. Big man was moving.
Davis’ 10-yard split looked fantastic there too
There is your first WHOA moment of the day as Jordan Davis, at 340 pounds, runs a 4.82 seconds unofficial.
When watching Tennessee defensive tackle Matthew Butler, the trait that gets you excited is his first step quickness. He is consistently first off the ball. I will be curious to see his 10-yard split.
Matthew Butler is one of the “angriest” defensive linemen in this class. I’m fine with his 5.04 in the 40.
Some odd designations in the DL/LB groups. Nik Bonitto, DeAngelo Malone and Dominique Robinson are some of the guys I would have expected to work with the linebackers. Meanwhile, Boye Mafe, Tre Williams, Jermaine Johnson II and Drake Jackson are some similar prospects working with the linebackers. At the end of the day, they are all edge rusher types. I wouldn’t look too much into the designation.
And we’re off with DL prospects here on workout Day 3 at the NFL Combine…
Here are the DL prospects invited to the NFL Combine:
- Amaré Barno, Virginia Tech
- Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma
- Thomas Booker, Stanford
- Matthew Butler, Tennessee
- Zach Carter, Florida
- Micheal Clemons, Texas A&M
- DJ Davidson, Arizona State
- Jordan Davis, Georgia
- Kalia Davis, UCF
- Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State
- Noah Elliss, Idaho
- Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina
- Neil Farrell, LSU
- Jonathan Ford, Miami
- Haskell Garrett, Ohio State
- Jeffrey Gunter, Coastal Carolina
- Logan Hall, Houston
- Chris Hinton, Michigan
- Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
- Jordan Jackson, Air Force
- Tyree Johnson, Texas A&M
- Travis Jones, Connecticut
- George Karlaftis, Purdue
- DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M
- Jesse Luketa, Penn State
- DeAngelo Malone, Western Kentucky
- Phidarian Mathis, Alabama
- Marquan McCall, Kentucky
- Otito Ogbonnia, UCLA
- David Ojabo, Michigan
- Esezi Otomewo, Minnesota
- Joshua Paschal, Kentucky
- Jayden Peevy, Texas A&M
- LaBryan Ray, Alabama
- John Ridgeway, Arkansas
- Dominique Robinson, Miami (Ohio)
- Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati
- Tyreke Smith, Ohio State
- Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Notre Dame
- Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
- Cameron Thomas, San Diego State
- Isaiah Thomas, Oklahoma
- Eyioma Uwazurike, Iowa State
- Travon Walker, Georgia
- Sam Williams, Mississippi
- Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma
- Alex Wright, UAB
- Devonte Wyatt, Georgia
Lots of buzz that Travon Walker could put up similar numbers as Rashan Gary in 2019. Gary ran a 4.58 seconds 40-yard dash, 38 inch vertical jump, 120 inch broad jump and posted a 7.26 3-cone drill at 6-foot-4, 277 pounds. If Walker can perform similarly, then I think you are suddenly talking about him as a possible top 10 choice.
Welcome back for Day 3 of the NFL Combine! Today is the day that most of the scouting world has been waiting to see. The group of edge rushers performing today is as talented as we have seen in several years. Georgia’s Travon Walker, Minnesota’s Boye Mafe, Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan’s David Ojabo, Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux and Purdue’s George Karlaftis are some of the guys we are monitoring.
And with an incompletion to Georgia running back Zamir White, the night comes to an end. The offensive positions have wrapped up and tomorrow begins coverage of the defense. We will be back once again at 4 p.m. ET. Thank you all for tuning into tonight’s coverage of the NFL Combine!
Of these RBs, Georgia’s James Cook, Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller, and Iowa State’s Breece Hall were the most frequently used out wide or in the slot at W
Definitely have noticed an uptick in RB’s smoothness catching the football with each passing year. Increasingly important at that position. This group looks solid.
Ken Walker, RB, Michigan State with an official 4.38 in the 40. Did not look that fast on film, but that time will resonate with front offices
Six RBs with official 40s under 4.40. Definitely had a slower stopwatch tonight in real-time during that drill.
Corbin looks reasonably fast on film, hit that big 90-yard TD in Week 1 against Notre Dame
A bit surprised my guy Jashaun Corbin from Florida State did not run. I expected him to be a 4.5 guy.