The craziest part about this all is that Peppers may not be a linebacker. There were also several players that tested rather poorly and didn't look fluid in position drills, which will hurt their draft stock.
Former Arkansas defensive linemen Jeremiah Ledbetter and Deatrch Wise Jr., and linebacker Brooks Ellis will participate in on-field drills today in Indianapolis. After seeing him perform, more teams will be convinced he can help solve numerous matchup issues in the NFL.
And, yes, the Lions interviewed Ross here at the combine. That's what the Jets need as they try and continue to figure out what to do with their group of young quarterbacks. He's the popular pick among analysts when it comes to what the Browns will do with the No. 1 pick, and that opinion was only strengthened after Sunday's showing.
Three years ago, Jadeveon Clowney was selected by the Houston Texans first overall, and at 266 pounds ran the 40 in 4.53 seconds, bench-pressed 225 pounds 21 times, had 34 1/4-inch arms and had a vertical jump of 37 1/2 inches.
As you can see, Bo knows Twitter. Not exactly the production you are looking for from a top 10 pick.
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We can all agree that John Ross's 40-time - 4.22 seconds! - at the 2017 NFL Combine was absolutely stunning, a feat of athleticism that should be applauded and a performance for the ages.
Projected to go in the mid-first round by ESPN, Peppers may be out of reach for San Francisco unless they trade back to get him. Might Melifonwu follow in those footsteps? Without a doubt, his 4.22-second 40-yard dash will be the moment people remember.
The NFL Combine was a very interesting one to say the least. He was a wide receiver that never caught more than 43 passes in a season in college, with a total of 13 touchdowns in his college career. Most of the tight ends were big, fast and had good hands. Look how good he compares to wide receivers. "Some of the guys that had stop watches had me at 3.9 and four flat, but the electronic timer had gotten me at a 4.13". Did it prevent him from forcing five fumbles and making 106 tackles in just 14 games? Jones was pinned as an underneath threat, but his 4.45-second 40-yard dash could aid his case as a player who can attack a defense at multiple levels. They'll help you become a highly functional football player on the threshold of earning millions. Lattimore (6-0, 193) ran a 4.36 40 and showed impressive leaping ability and explosiveness.
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The combine is the start of the draft process, with pro days next on the docket.
Edge Rushers Impressed: Prior to the combine, experts lauded this year's collection of edge rushers as one of the best in recent memory. Teams still probably think he slides inside but bottom line is he likely solidified himself as a first rounder for many. Either way, Reddick assured himself of being at worst a Day 2 pick and he may even sneak into the end of Round 1.