With his performance at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has firmly planted himself in that position this year. That's even more solid now after his stunning combine performances.
The speed and agility drills were the highlight of the running backs events.
To put this into further perspective, future Hall of Fame left tackle Joe Thomas only recorded 28 reps during his combine.
Combine-Brown's Bad Day
Barrett was one of the fastest quarterbacks in his group during the 40-yard dash. "Brown is 6'8" and weighs 360 pounds, yet only benched 14 reps of 225 pounds.
We'll take a look at the first day of the combine and see who did well and who didn't. The Cleveland Browns picking first overall and the New York Giants picking second overall would nearly certainly have interest in drafting him higher than Denver, and the Browns have two picks to play with in front of the Broncos. If you were impressed with Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson bench-pressing 35 reps, allow me to inform you that Hernandez benched 37, the most of any offensive lineman this year. That is completely unacceptable and every defensive lineman in the league should be licking their chops to get a piece of this guy. According to NFL.com research, there have only been 4 players since 2003 to post slower times.
Let's take a look at who the experts have the Vikings taking at the #30 overall spot in their most recent mock drafts! Mike Mayock described his 40-yard dash performance perfectly, calling it, "a historically bad time", as reported by Sporting News.