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NFL Combine: Day 4 Winners and Losers

NFL Combine: Day 4 Winners and Losers

He had some awful performances in the speed and strength testings. There's plenty more, but the list would eclipse the word count I'm afforded here.

Brown had a "historically bad" 40 time.

Barkley is an absolute beast, but National Football League execs often don't always trust what they see, and need the numbers to back it up.

While the Cleveland Browns went to the NFL Scouting Combine last week focused on their future, some of the team's former employees opted to poke fun at their past.

Bryan is a rising prospect, and his combine may have pushed him into the first round, but his draft stock has always been built around his talent and athleticism, with limited production (just five-and-a-half sacks in his three years at Florida) providing the question marks. Talking to scouts after the Senior Bowl, most projections for the UCF linebacker were fourth or fifth round, but a spot in the top 100 picks is now possible. After playing like a potential top-10 overall pick during the season, Brown's lack of effort showed in drills and coupled with a clear lack of focus during his Combine training, reflected poorly on his prospects.

On NFL Total Access, host Dan Hellie sat down with Terrell Davis and DeMarcus Ware to talk about which athletes helped themselves the most in the combine this year, and Davis was a huge fan. So the quarterback route hasn't exactly worked for Cleveland. He is extremely talented and could be their next franchise quarterback. It's curious though, that they would use a high pick on him if they didn't think they could develop him into a serviceable player.

However, Brown did little to dispel concerns about his work ethic during the Combine, and actually reinforced them with one of the poorest performances in recent memory for an offensive lineman in Indianapolis. So why waste a pick on Kizer previous year? It is also possible they take UCLA's Josh Rosen or USC's Sam Darnold at one, and then look for a defensive player at four. The most interesting part that makes his outstanding performance even more astonishing is the fact that Griffin is making a name for himself all while playing with just one hand. I was able to go up there and explain a six-man protection. They will have options no matter who the Browns take first.

60-yard shuttle: Only 10 of the 70 defensive backs took on the longer shuttle, with Maddox the fastest to finish in 10.72 seconds.

But don't think they stop there.

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (Homewood) has the best combine vertical leap for a player with Alabama football roots, getting 42.5 inches off the ground in 2015.

According to many pundits, Barkley is the No. 1 overall player in the draft. Gesicki didn't post overwhelming numbers at Penn State, but he still managed 105 receptions for 1,242 yards and 14 touchdowns over the last two seasons. Barkley is the best player available; missing on him could be the biggest draft mistake the Browns have ever made. "That's just how I look at it".


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