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2019 NFL Combine Studs and Duds

Parris Campell runs a 4.31 40 yard dash at the NFL combine.

The 2019 NFL Combine was held this past weekend and here are some players that I felt had some good(stud) and bad(dud) days. For information on where these players are ranked, check out the Post Senior Bowl Big Board here: https://thesportswave.net/2019/01/29/2019-nfl-draft-big-board-post-senior-bowl-rankings/

Studs:

  • Miles Sanders: RB, Penn State

After posting a 4.49 40 yard dash, Sanders lit up the combine with an outstanding performance in the field drills. Miles Sanders caught everything thrown his way Friday, and showed that he might be the biggest sleeper in this entire running backs class.

  • Parris Campbell: WR, Ohio State

Campbell was known as a speedy receiver in college, and made sure everyone knew it by running a 4.31 40 yard dash (tied for 3rd at this years combine). More impressively, he showed out on the field drills by not dropping a single pass. Also, Campbell jumped out of the stadium by hitting 40.0 inches in the vertical jump.

  • Alex Barnes: RB, Kansas State

Barnes set a record for running backs in the bench press this year with 34 reps. That speaks a lot about his strength, but he combined that and a 4.59 40 time to show he can still move at his size (remember Le’veon Bell ran a 4.6). But to complete the day, Barnes showed out in the field drills by looking like one of the more fluid backs in Indy. He caught the ball extremely well and also showed extreme acceleration in movement drills.

Duds:

  • Elijah Holyfield: RB, Georgia

When watching film, Holyfield looks to have 4.6 speed and to have premier explosiveness. He disappointed many scouts by running a 4.78 and having a below average day in most other drills.

  • Greedy Williams: CB, LSU

Greedy ran a very good 40 time for himself (4.37) but his day was ruined by field drills where he looked all over the place, then cramped up… leaving a bad taste in scouts mouth. Greedy will look to have a much better day at his pro day to improve his stock.

  • Jachai Polite: Edge, Florida

Polite posted average numbers in the few events he participated in but his day was cut short due to a hamstring injury. This did not necessarily lower his stock though. Scouts say Jachai was rude and left teams “not liking” him in interviews. Also, some scouts believe that he faked the hamstring injury claiming it was “Bulls**t”.

Honorable Mentions: Studs

  • Garrett Bradbury: C, NC State
  • Devin White: LB, LSU
  • Myles Boykin: WR, Notre Dame
  • James Williams: RB, Washington State

Check out this interview with James Williams from Washington St: https://thesportswave.net/2019/03/04/prospect-interview-with-james-williams/

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