The NFL Scouting Combine concluded Monday afternoon, and NFL evaluators had a chance to get a better gauge on the incoming crop of prospects.
No word on who the specific coaches were, but I'm sure it's not hard to find some given how many the Browns have gone through. "And then see if they can take some accountability if there is a play where maybe they could've done better". If that's the case, L.A. will have plenty of talent to choose from as the position group is loaded with the top athletes.
When a 6-foot-4, 291 pound defensive tackle runs a 4.98 40, jumps 35 inches into the air, and leads his position in the broad jump, three-cone drill, and shuttle, people tend to sit up and take notice.
Two of the defensive backs that could be headed the Rams way include Colorado's Isaiah Oliver and Iowa's Joshua Jackson.
Griffin ran the fastest 40-yard dash ever for a linebacker, finishing with a 4.38.More news: Paul Heyman Posts A Small Update On Brock Lesnar's WWE Status
Featured image via NFL Network on YouTube. That's all bad news for Brown. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield had a good showing, while UCLA's Josh Rosen and Louisville's Lamar Jackson both had up-and-down performances in the passing drills. 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.
Barkley also took a page out of his old head coach's playbook, saying he met with a number of teams to establish relationships with them in case he ever moves on during his National Football League career from the team that drafts him, which sounds a lot like James Franklin's endless desire to interview potential future assistants in case anyone leaves his staff.
Jarrett Stidham #8 of the Auburn Tigers is sacked by Shaquem Griffin #18 of the Central Florida Knights during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. He measured in at 6-foot and 233 pounds, and ran the 40 in 4.40 seconds with 29 bench press reps and a vertical jump of 41.0 inches. The most interesting part that makes his outstanding performance even more astonishing is the fact that Griffin is making a name for himself all while playing with just one hand. He lost his left hand due to a prenatal condition when he was four years old, but he's never let that limit him.
The Big Sky defender was still feeling good after the mishap. Sports Illustrated's Peter King now projects the linebacker will go in the late third or early fourth round of the draft - believing that Griffin could have an immediate impact on special teams regardless of where he ends up.