It turned out three players tied at the top.
It's hard to not be excited after watching Griffin run a 4.38 40-yard dash. Heading into the week, he seemed like a lock to be a top-15 selection. The big question mark surrounding him was his accuracy. He really helped his draft stock. And while the two sides have not come to an agreement yet, extending the Pro Bowler is clearly still a priority for the franchise. The Ravens want to add pass-catching tight ends to the roster, and getting Gesicki will be more hard after his performance.
But for some players, the NFL Combine is a chance to shine and show NFL evaluators that their athleticism exceeded what they showed on film and makes their upside that much higher.
The Scouting Combine has come and passed, but the smoke has yet to clear. "And then see if they can take some accountability if there is a play where maybe they could've done better". Detroit has free agency to sort out before the draft. Each drill is an opportunity for the Rams to project how a player could fit within their scheme. While his teammate Sony Michel looked more explosive in game action, Chubb proved to be the better testing athlete, beating Michel in the 40-yard-dash (4.52 sec), bench press (29 reps) and in the jumps (38.5-inch vertical jump and 10 ¾-inch broad jump).
At 6-feet and 201 pounds, Oliver ran a quick 40-yard dash time for his size of 4.50 seconds.
Josh Allen was the top performer among all quarterbacks in the Combine.
Beyond that, Ward also had the best broad jump at the position at 11 feet, four inches, plus a 39-inch vertical jump. All of those numbers are among the worst from recent National Football League draft picks at offensive tackle.
Penn State has a long history of highly drafted running backs, maybe most notably in recent years with Larry Johnson who was taken 27th overall by the Chiefs in 2003. That lead to NFL Research's official Twitter account displaying a comparison of the two Monday.
Other surprise picks in this mock include Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph (No. 16 overall, Baltimore Ravens), Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn (No. 18 overall, Seattle Seahawks), UCF cornerback Mike Hughes (No. 22 overall, Buffalo Bills), Iowa offensive lineman James Daniels (No. 25 overall, Tennessee Titans) and USC defensive lineman Rasheem Green (No. 26 overall, Atlanta Falcons). Instead, I'm focusing on the players who could be available for the Falcons at some point in the draft who also competed in a majority of the drills. He also put up 20 reps on the bench press, which tied for 11th.
The most miraculous story at the NFL Combine, Shaquem Griffin not only was able to perform despite his disability (having just one hand), but dominated the entire event. Griffin lost his left hand due to a rare prenatal condition at an early age.