Day two standouts from the NFL Draft Combine
D.K. Metcalf (WR Ole Miss) Click here to view NFL.com Draft Profile
Metcalf arrived at the combine in superb shape weighing measuring in at 6-3, 228 lbs with only 1.9% body fat. According to SB Nation, Metcalf recorded the fasted forty time for a player weighing more than 225 lbs. Metcalf threw up 27 reps on the bench (tied for number one among all WR's and posted a 40.5 inch vertical (3rd among all WR's). Metcalf only further solidified his number one status among all WR's who participated at the combine.
Miles Boykin (WR Notre Dame) Click here to view NFL.com Draft Profile
Boykin is a big physical WR at 6-4 228 lbs. He posted a 4.42 forty, 43.5-inch Vertical (number one among all WR's), 140-inch long jump (number two among all WR's), 6.77 in the three-cone drill (number one among all WR's). Boykin was impressive and should move up the draft boards quickly after his showing at the combine. His production was nothing over the top at Notre Dame but Boykin does check a lot of boxes, and GM's will have their eye on him a lot earlier than they might have expected in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Tyree Jackson (QB Buffalo) Click here to view NFL.com Draft Profile
Jackson entered the combine less regarded than Murray or Haskins, but at 6-7 249 lbs, he posted a 4.59 forty causing combine Twitter to erupt asking how this guy is not considered a first rounder when Josh Allen was regarded to be one a year ago. Jackson also has a seven-foot wingspan. He was asked by Steve Smith to stop throwing the ball so hard during the gauntlet drill. He has the physical tools and the "height" that Kyler Murray does not have. His production in 2018 at Buffalo shows that he is somewhat turnover prone, but his ability to run the football adds another element that you don't often see from a QB of his stature. Jackson has caught the eyes of the football world and will likely move up the draft boards of teams such as the Chargers, Patriots who have ageing QB's where he will have a few years to develop.
Noah Fant (TE Iowa) Click here to view NFL.com Draft Profile
Fant posted the fastest forty-yard dash among all TE's at the combine. He is big at 6-5 240 lbs. He is not considered to be as versatile as his teammate T.J. Hockenson, and he is considered to be more of a move TE v. Hockenson who is more of an inline blocking and catching TE. Regardless of how he is regarded Fant finds the endzone scoring 18 TD's in his last two years at Iowa. His NFL Draft Profile breaks down his ability as a matchup nightmare, and the scouts appear to believe he is a capable run blocker though he needs to get bigger. Fant posted the best Vertical among all TE's at 39.5 inches, and number one in the long jump 127 inches among all TE's. Fant is a first-round talent according to many, and this is not a big surprise, but with his combine performance and his physical tools, some may consider him a better option than his teammate T.J. Hockenson.
Kyler Murray- Did not participate as expected.
Paris Campbell & Andy Isabella- Tied with Fastest forty (4.31) at the combine as of right now.