Two of the defensive backs that could be headed the Rams way include Colorado's Isaiah Oliver and Iowa's Joshua Jackson. Johnson was one of the breakout players from the Senior Bowl practices, and now projects to be a third-to-fourth round selection come draft time. If the Browns take Barkley, he will become the first running back selected No. 1 overall since fellow Nittany Lion Ki-Jana Carter was taken first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1995 NFL Draft.
His 4.76-second 40-time, 7.24-second three-cone drill, 31 ½ inch vertical jump and 9-foot broad jump were all among the lowest out of all of the edge rushers at the Combine. His performance in Indianapolis should help quiet those with concerns. Meanwhile, Sanders checked in at a hair under 6-foot and 182 pounds and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.27 seconds (a time he contests) and actually posted a slower 10-yard split than Ward at 1.53 seconds.
Maybe not. Cleveland is reportedly considering taking the best player in the draft at No. 1.
According to Peter King of MMQB, Browns head coach Hue Jackson wants the team to sign former Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron to be his starting quarterback, instead of starting a rookie from the 2018 NFL Draft. He also impressed scouts with his performance in the positional drills, showcasing his solid hands and long arms.
There was also a chance to see Rich Eisen complete his annual 40-yard dash.
And as it does every year, the Combine provided a lot of insight about the top players heading into the Draft in April. Darius Slay blazed a 4.36-second 40-yard dash back when he was at the 2013 combine.
The on-field portion of the National Football League combine wraps up Monday, but the defensive linemen have already had their opportunity to compete in a variety of drills. He measured in at 6-foot-2 and 311 pounds, and ran a 4.95-second 40.
The Cleveland Browns are quite honestly the worst run organization in all of sports and it's not even close. Brown is able to compensate for his lack of athleticism on the field with his wide base and wingspan, but the low numbers he posted in Indianapolis will be an anchor on his draft grade, most likely out of the top-two rounds.