NFL Draft: Five standout performers from Scouting Combine


Coming into the NFL Combine, Franklin had been seen as a possible day three guy in April's NFL Draft, but it remains to be seen how much he may bump up his draft stock based on Sunday's showing. McVay told reporters on Thursday that the Rams would be meeting with Donald's representation at the Combine. Off-the-field issues aside, Callaway displayed next-level receiver skills during his Combine workout. He put up 20 reps in the bench press using a prosthetic hand, then ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds. It's unlikely the first two will be available when the Rams go on the clock at 23, but some combination of Alexander, Mike Hughes, Isaiah Oliver and Carlton Davis should be on the board.

Defensive end Chad Thomas, tackles R.J. McIntosh and Kendrick Norton, tight end Chris Herndon and running back Mark Walton earned a "chance to become an National Football League starter" designation. With 59 career games and 36 career starts, DeLuca has plenty of film for scouts to digest.

"I think he's an instinctive player", Rang said.

Somehow, Saquon Barkley further proved that he is the best player in this year's draft - as if everybody didn't already know. Njoku was the NFL's youngest offensive player and fared reasonably well as a rookie, too. Even if Fuller re-signs, adding a player like Ward would give Chicago two high-end cover corners that, in turn, affords the pass rush more time to get to the quarterback.

As for Mayfield, the Oklahoma product is one of the more polarizing prospects in this year's draft. believes kicker Michael Badgley has a "better-than-average chance to make an NFL roster", while offensive guards Kc McDermott and Trevor Darling (not invited to the combine) and cornerback Dee Delaney are viewed as players who "should be in an NFL training camp".

The Lions have cornerback positions open after sending DJ Hayden and Nevin Lawson into free agency, though either could also come back.

Unfortunately for Cleveland, in the 2018 Draft, that doesn't appear to be the case.

UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin was a late invite to the 2018 Combine, but left a strong impression on fans, team personnel, and analysts at the event. He also put up 20 reps on the bench press, which tied for 11th.

According to one advanced analytics site, that's good for the "most draft capital of any team in the modern era", which dates back to 1993. Players can come to Indianapolis and show fantastic speed, strength or agility, but how many of those work out wonders turned into busts when they actually arrived to the NFL?