2019 NFL Draft Combine: Day One Standouts
Day one of the NFL Draft Combine provided us with a few guys who stood out and may have even been forgotten leading up to the combine. Miles Sanders (RB Penn State) Click here to view NFL.com Draft Profile Sanders was not listed in the top 50 pre-combine rankings that we are using to create a composite ranking. CBS had, he ranked at 90th and the 8th among all RB's. Sanders followed Saquan Barkley as Penn States lead back in 2018 compiling 1274 yards on the ground and 9 TD's, and an additional 24 catches for 139 yards as a receiver. Sanders is not the dynamic back that Barkley has proven to be, but he is a powerful runner with breakaway speed and flashed great lateral quickness, and catching ability to day at the combine. Sanders will improve his stock today posting a 4.50 forty yard dash, 36 inches vertical, 136-inch broad jump, and finished number one in the three-cone drill at 6.89 seconds. Justice Hill (RB Oklahoma State) Click here to view NFL.com Draft Profile Justice Hill like Miles Sanders above has not been in the top 50 discussions among the four services we have combined to create a composite ranking. CBS had him ranked at number 111th pre-combine. Hill showed his explosiveness by posting a 4.40-second forty-yard dash (number one among all backs), a 40 inch vertical (number one among all backs), 130-inch broad jump (tied for number one among all backs). Hill was on his way to a dominant day before he pulled, or tweaked a hamstring running the forty-yard dash. There is no doubt he is an explosive player that played in an explosive air raid offense at Oklahoma State where he compiled 3539 rush yards, 304 receiving yards and 31 total TD's in three years with the Cowboys. His stock will be on the rise. Other notables: Josh Jacobs (RB Alabama)- Did not participate due to previously known injury. Elijah Holyfield (RB Georgia)- Ran a 4.78 forty and his stock may drop. Ryquell Armstead (RB Temple)- Posted a solid 4.45 forty and is a guy to keep an eye on as a versatile back who can both run and catch.