The second day of the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine didn’t disappoint. It was one of the most athletic wide receiver groups of all-time. Records were broken, a potential Three Sigma athlete was found, and DK Metcalf is confirmed an alien. The tight end group wasn’t too shabby either with blazing 40-yard dashes, the Iowa boys living up to the hype, and some impressive on-field drill work. Quarterbacks are never exciting at the combine because the testing isn’t that important and throwing to all new pass catchers isn’t easy, but it was still nice to see them in this environment side by side. There were many “winners” and “losers” on day two of the NFL Combine. The next groups to take the field are the defensive linemen, edge rushers, and linebackers. You can checkout the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine day 1 winners and losers here.

TE Winners

TE Target Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
4.85 22 32″ 9′-6″ 4.2 7.3
  1. Noah Fant, Iowa

Noah Fant Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-4, 249 pounds 4.5 20 39.5″ 10′-6″ 4.22 6.81
  • The numbers speak for themselves with Noah Fant. They’re absurd for a tight end. He exceeded the large expectations and dominated the combine with a legendary performance. Fant’s 40-yard dash, 3-cone, vertical, and broad jump are straight up amazing. He’s a first-round talent with a rare skill set to change the game as a tight end. Fant showed terrific hands in on-field drills and was smooth in the gauntlet. With his explosiveness he can be the ultimate weapon for an NFL offense lining up at H-back, in-line, outside, or in the slot. He also checked the box with his weight and is an improving blocker. Fant could go top 15.

  1. TJ Hockenson, Iowa

TJ Hockenson Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-5, 251 pounds 4.7 17 37.5″ 10′-2″ 4.18 7.02
  • Somehow the two best tight ends in the draft hail from Iowa and both dominated the combine. TJ Hockenson is the best tight end in the NFL Draft and one of the safest prospects. Known as a dominant blocker and playmaker after the catch, Hockenson put up better numbers than were even expected. His 40-yard dash was the only non-dominant test and it was clear he picks up speed as he goes downfield. Hock’s short shuttle, 3-cone, broad, and vertical jump were awesome. He confirmed he’s an explosive athlete with high-end change of direction skills. In the gauntlet drill Hockenson was one of the most natural and showed soft hands throughout the day. In a bag blocking drill he tried to murder the bag, not surprising. Like Fant, Hock could go top 15.

  1. Kahale Warring, San Diego State

Kahale Warring Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-5, 252 pounds 4.67 19 36.5″ 10′-2″ 4.25 7.21
  • Entering combine week Kahale Warring was a nice sleeper tight end with momentum building. Post-combine, there’s an argument he’s the sixth best tight end in the 2019 class. With players more hyped than him faltering and him dominating, the hype is coming. Warring put up huge numbers for his size with a great 40, short shuttle, broad, and vertical jump. What helped him standout most though was his work in drills. Other than one drop he showed a natural ability to track and catch. His gauntlet was one of the best and in blocking drills his leverage and hand work were natural. Warring has NFL starter ability.
  1. Foster Moreau, LSU

Foster Moreau Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-4, 253 pounds 4.66 22 36.5″ 10′-1″ 4.11 7.16
  • Probably the most surprising tight end performance came from Foster Moreau. At LSU Moreau was primarily used as a blocker and rarely got involved in the passing game. To see a natural blocking tight end test so well in the 40, short shuttle, broad, and vertical jump is wild. He even looked good catching the ball throughout on-field drill work. Moreau is a guy who has earned himself a deeper tape study to find out how good he can be in the NFL.
  1. Dawson Knox, Ole Miss

Dawson Knox Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-4, 254 pounds N/A 16 34.5″ N/A 4.27 7.12
  • If Dawson Knox had run the 40-yard dash he might be moving even higher up draft boards after the combine. Unfortunately, Knox had to sit out the 40 as he recovers from sports hernia surgery. On tape Knox was rarely taken advantage of by the Ole Miss passing attack, but showed all the potential in the world. That potential showed up in on-field drills with his movement skills being some of the best. His gauntlet was terrific and in the blocking drills he had a powerful base and heavy hands. Knox did test for the vertical jump, 3-cone, and short shuttle and put up nice numbers in all of them. This is a Day 2 pick.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Alize Mack, Notre Dame
  • Irv Smith Jr., Alabama
  • Josh Oliver, San Jose State
  • Caleb Wilson, UCLA
  • Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M
  • Drew Sample, Washington

WR Winners

WR Target Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
4.55 12 36″ 10′-0″ 4.15 7
  1. Miles Boykin, Notre Dame
Miles Boykin Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-4, 220 pounds 4.42 12 43.5″ 11′-8″ 4.07 6.77
  • We may have a new addition to the Three Sigma club after Miles Boykin’s historic combine performance. Boykin is a height-weigh-speed threat who was used inconsistently at Notre Dame. Now he’s got everybody scrambling to see more tape on him. Boykin posted the fourth best broad jump and 11th best vertical jump ever. At his size Boykin being that explosive is rare. With his 40, 3-cone, and short shuttle all being at a high-level too he has a chance to win the entire combine. Some NFL team could be willing to take Boykin Day 2 because of the rare athleticism.

  1. Emanuel Hall, Missouri

Emanuel Hall Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-2, 201 pounds 4.39 15 43.5″ 11′-9″ N/A N/A
  • There was plenty of talk about Emanuel Hall heading into Indy and the man lived up to the hype. Hall broke the WR broad jump record, tied for the best vertical of the group, and ran one of the fastest 40-yard dashes. With Hall’s downfield ability in the passing game being backed by the explosive testing numbers he’ll likely be a second-round pick. Any team looking for a deep threat with improving route running and plenty of upside will love him. Hall has a lot of Mike Wallace to his game.

  1. Parris Campbell, Ohio State

Parris Campbell Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-0, 205 pounds 4.31 11 40″ 11′-2″ 4.03 N/A
  • The guy who draws Percy Harvin and Cordarrelle Patterson comparisons unsurprisingly tested near the top in everything he did. Among receivers Campbell tied for the fastest 40, tied for the fastest short shuttle, had the third best broad jump, and fifth best vertical jump. It was a money making day for the versatile weapon. Despite concerns with his route running and pass catching, Campbell is likely a top 50 lock now. NFL teams will buy in on his athletic upside.
  1. DK Metcalf, Ole Miss

DK Metcalf Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-3, 228 pounds 4.33 27 40.5″ 11′-2″ 4.5 7.38
  • On the surface DK Metcalf won the combine among receivers. Running as fast as he did at his size is insane, it’s historical. He lived up to all the talk. Having the body type he has with the wingspan, strength, and straight-line speed paired with his explosive leaping has all the makings of an All-Pro receiver. His 40, bench, broad, and vertical jump are everything you want in a player like him, but there remains concern over his short shuttle and 3-cone. It’s not surprising that Metcalf struggled with those, he does have change of direction issues on tape at times, but to the degree he struggled is worrisome. Only DeAndre Hopkins has posted as poor a short shuttle as him and gone onto a successful NFL career. On the bright side, Metcalf looked terrific catching and tracking the ball, he had one of the best gauntlets. He’s so talented and raw that with development he can live up to being a Pro Bowl receiver. He’s worth a top 10 pick and the combine confirmed it.

  1. N’Keal Harry, Arizona State

N’Keal Harry Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-2, 228 pounds 4.53 27 38.5″ 10′-2″ N/A N/A
  • On paper N’Keal Harry’s combine wasn’t as impressive as some of the other receivers, but with context it was exactly what he needed. Harry is polarizing because he dominated college football, but there were many questions about his athleticism and ability to separate heading into the combine. Some expected him to run in the 4.7s, but he hit 4.53 which is an excellent time for him. He also managed a great broad and vertical jump to go along with tying Metcalf for the most bench reps by a receiver ever. In drills Harry showed off his strong hands and ability to adjust to off-target balls. He’s WR2 and justified being a first-round pick.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Terry McLaurin, Ohio State
  • Andy Isabella, UMass
  • Mecole Hardman, Georgia
  • Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
  • Stanley Morgan, Nebraska
  • Darius Slayton, Auburn
  • Hakeem Butler, Iowa State

QB Winners

QB Target Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
4.9 N/A 30″ 9′-0″ 4.3 7.25
  1. Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

Dwayne Haskins Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-3, 231 pounds 5.04 N/A 28.5″ N/A N/A N/A
  • The combine is a tough place for quarterbacks to impress. Working with receivers they don’t have timing with and doing athletic testing that isn’t overly important, doesn’t generally do much for their stock. But Dwayne Haskins was by far the most impressive passer at the combine. He consistently drove the ball downfield with precise ball placement and threw with the best anticipation. Haskins also had clean consistent footwork and a compact and quick throwing motion. With Kyler Murray sitting out, Haskins was the QB to watch.

  1. Tyree Jackson, Buffalo

Tyree Jackson Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-7, 249 pounds 4.59 N/A 34.5″ 10′-7″ 4.28 7.09
  • Even if he wasn’t consistent throwing the football it’s hard to deny Tyree Jackson as a combine winner. He tested as an all-time athletic QB at his size. The guy put up better numbers in the 40, 3-cone, short shuttle, broad, and vertical jump than multiple wide receivers. He also showed off the cannon of a right arm he has with sick velocity. Jackson is a project, but the tools and athleticism are mouth-watering.

  1. Drew Lock, Missouri

Drew Lock Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-4, 228 pounds 4.69 N/A 31″ 9′-3″ 4.12 7.03
  • It wasn’t the cleanest day for Drew Lock, but it was solid. He tested even better than expected with a great 40 time, 3-cone, and short shuttle. Throwing the ball, he was off to a hot start, but struggled with some accuracy issues down the stretch. All in all, it was a solid day. His arm was impressive and his movement skills are something teams will like a lot. John Elway is definitely drafting him.
  1. Jarrett Stidham, Auburn

Jarrett Stidham Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-2, 218 pounds 4.81 N/A 31″ 9′-2″ 4.33 7.28
  • Story of Jarrett Stidham’s life, he looked great vs air. He has all the tools in the world and tested pretty damn well, but in the real thing he’s not the same guy. Either way, he showed off his arm talent throughout the day and had some nice ball placement. Some team is going to overdraft him and hope they can develop him.
  1. Jordan Ta’amu, Ole Miss

Jordan Ta’amu Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-3, 221 pounds 4.77 N/A 27.5″ 9′-1″ 4.36 7.06
  • No other QBs truly stood out throwing the football in Indianapolis, but Jordan Ta’amu had a fine day. His throwing motion was tight and his footwork clean. Ta’amu made a handful of nice throws, but missed a couple too. Everything he showed and has shown so far, points to him being a solid Day 3 selection to be a backup.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Easton Stick, North Dakota State

TE Losers

  1. Kaden Smith, Stanford

Kaden Smith Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-5, 255 pounds 4.92 15 32″ 9′-0″ 4.47 7.08
  • This was Kaden Smith’s chance to prove the doubters wrong and enter top five tight end talk. He failed miserably. Early and often Smith looked like the worst tight end in the group. Running in the 4.9s for a tight end basically crucifies your draft stock. It didn’t help that Smith’s short shuttle, broad, and vertical jump were all poor too. The part that really ruined his day was the on-field drills. Smith must have led the combine in drops. It was a mess of a day for him and he’s closer to a sixth-round pick than a third-round pick.

  1. Isaac Nauta, Georgia

Isaac Nauta Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-3, 244 pounds 4.91 19 28″ N/A 4.43 7.45
  • There has been a building buzz around Isaac Nauta in a deep tight end class. He was underutilized at Georgia and showed impressive flashes of ability. A big combine could have pushed him into Day 2, but like Smith he slayed his stock. Clocking in the 4.9s and verting under 30” are as bad as it gets for a guy who needed a big athletic day. On top of that Nauta’s short shuttle and 3-cone exposed his lack of change of direction ability. Overall he moved like molasses in everything he did, he’s closer to a fifth-round guy now.

  1. Zach Gentry, Michigan

Zach Gentry Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-8, 265 pounds 4.9 12 29.5″ 9′-2″ 4.53 7.4
  • There’s a lot of tight ends in this class and the fourth tier group has many names and not a ton of separation. One of the more intriguing guys is Zach Gentry due to his size and blocking upside. Well, it turns out he’s as bad as it gets from an athletic standpoint. He’s stiff, slow, and not explosive, that’s all reflected in the way he tested. Hard to justify drafting him in a deep class.
  1. Kendall Blanton, Missouri

Kendall Blanton Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-6, 262 pounds 4.95 22 31″ 9′-4″ 4.42 7.37
  • It was never likely that Kendall Blanton would get drafted, but his size and blocking ability are interesting. He’s shredded, but as it turns out he’s an awful athlete. Blanton has a great frame, but lacks flexibility and explosion. There’s a chance he makes an NFL roster as a blocking tight end, but with his frame he should consider attempting a move to offensive tackle.
  1. Keenen Brown, Texas State

Keenen Brown Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-2, 250 pounds 4.75 17 33″ 9′-7″ 4.51 7.27
  • One of the more fun sleeper tight ends on tape is Keenen Brown. He played a nice H-back role for Texas State and did some mean damage after the catch. A big combine could have sealed him as a draft pick, but he disappointed. Brown’s vertical and broad jump were okay, but the 40 was disappointing compared to what was expected. The short shuttle and 3-cone really ended his chances of being a Day 3 pick.

WR Losers

  1. Kelvin Harmon, North Carolina State

Kelvin Harmon Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-2, 221 pounds 4.6 18 32.5″ 9′-7″ 4.32 7.15
  • With all the hype surrounding the athleticism in this receiver class Kelvin Harmon kind of got lost in the shuffle. A consensus top three WR entering the week, some now question if he’s worth an early pick. Harmon struggled in every athletic testing drill. He clearly lacks explosiveness, but that was never his game on tape. Harmon lives by his strong hands, 50/50 ball ability, and knack for playing through contact. His game is similar to Alshon Jeffery’s. So, although he was the forgotten one in Indy, he’s still a top five receiver, but this will likely cause him to slide to the second-round.
  1. Riley Ridley, Georgia

Riley Ridley Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-1, 199 pounds 4.58 13 30.5″ 10′-3″ 4.28 7.22
  • There’s no player in the 2019 NFL Draft more polarizing than Riley Ridley. His lack of production bothers a lot of people, but his ability as a route runner on tape brings him a lot of love too. The key to his stock was Indianapolis, and that didn’t go well. Ridley had an all-time bad vertical and 3-cone for a receiver of his size. That brings up explosion and change of direction questions for him. His 40 was slower than expected too and his short shuttle was below par. Ridley is going to need to improve a ton by his Pro Day otherwise it’s hard to imagine an NFL team takes him on Day 2.

  1. DaMarkus Lodge, Ole Miss

DaMarkus Lodge Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-2, 202 pounds 4.55 11 33.5″ 9′-9″ 4.53 7.06
  • Quietly one of the worst combines came from DaMarkus Lodge while the other three Ole Miss pass catchers made headlines. Lodge is known for his route running, smoothness, and ability to separate down field. None of that showed up at the combine. Lodge ran an unimpressive 40 and things only got worse. His Vertical and broad jump were bad, but a route runner can save himself with change of direction drills. Somehow, Lodge managed to post the third worst short shuttle and a average at best 3-cone. He didn’t do anything in Indianapolis that helped his stock.
  1. KeeSean Johnson, Fresno State

KeeSean Johnson Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-1, 201 pounds 4.6 14 30″ 9′-7″ 4.23 7.28
  • Another potential top 10 receiver, like Lodge and Ridley, KeeSean Johnson hurt himself a ton at the combine. Johnson wasn’t expected to run a blazing 40, but he ran the fifth worst among receivers. It didn’t help that his broad jump was unimpressive and he had the worst vertical among receivers. Johnson’s testing brought up many questions about his explosion and ability to separate. He wins a ton with route running, but he had a bad short shuttle and the fifth worst 3-cone. Johnson will probably fall to Day 3.
  1. Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Texas

Lil’Jordan Humphrey Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-4, 210 pounds 4.75 13 33.5″ 9’9″ 4.29 7.09
  • Some people had high expectations for Lil’Jordan Humphrey at the combine, for some reason. Putting up big numbers at Texas caused some hype for him, but that hype is now dead. Humphrey had the worst day of the receivers. He ran the worst 40-yard dash, put up terrible 3-cone and short shuttle times, and his broad and vertical jump were nothing impressive. He’s a late Day 3 project at best.

QB Losers

  1. Daniel Jones, Duke

Daniel Jones Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-5, 221 pounds 4.81 N/A 33.5″ 10′-0″ 4.41 7
  • While the talk of the NFL Combine generally revolves around the QBs, Daniel Jones felt like the odd man out. Kyler Murray checked the size box, Dwayne Haskins was the best thrower, Drew Lock showed off his arm and movement ability, but Jones? He was just sort of there. His lack of arm talent really stood out when seeing him throw with other QBs around. Sure, he tested well and has nice size and a high football IQ, but he just isn’t on the same level as these other guys. He’s not worth a first-round pick.
  1. Will Grier, West Virginia

Will Grier Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-2, 217 pounds 4.84 N/A 34″ 9′-3″ 4.28 7.09
  • There is still some first-round talk for Will Grier that hasn’t died. It needs to die. At both the Senior Bowl and now the NFL Combine, Grier has looked like just a guy. His testing wasn’t even as good as some expected. The tools are there to be a Case Keenum type of QB at best, that’s not worth a top 60 pick. Grier struggled with accuracy all day and just didn’t do anything to help himself.
  1. Trace McSorley, Penn State

Trace McSorley Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-0, 202 pounds 4.57 N/A 33″ 9′-6″ 4.12 7.09
  • The issue is, Trace McSorley isn’t an NFL QB, but he won’ accept it. Good for him, I guess, but it’s ruining his chance at the NFL. He was asked to participate in DB drills this week and he declined. Instead he looked awful in every passing drill and didn’t help himself. He tested well and if he switched to safety he might have a shot at making the league on special teams. The CFL or AAF are his future as a QB.
  1. Clayton Thorson, Northwestern

Clayton Thorson Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-4, 222 pounds N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
  • It wasn’t long ago that Clayton Thorson was rumored to be a potential third-round pick. He dropped out of the Senior Bowl and then didn’t participate in any testing at the combine. In passing drills, he wasn’t anything special with his arm or ball placement. Thorson might be worth a sixth or seventh-round pick, but he’s a career backup without much upside.
  1. Jake Browning, Washington

Jake Browning Test Results 40-yard dash 225-pound bench reps Vertical jump Broad jump 20-yard shuttle 3-cone drill
6-2, 211 pounds 4.74 N/A 29″ 9′-3″ 4.44 7.19
  • Honestly, Jake Browning shouldn’t have been at the combine, another Pac-12 QB should have been. Manny Wilkins has far more intriguing tools than Browning. We all know at this point that Browning is a poor mans Kellen Moore. He’s not getting drafted and he showed why at the combine. His arm isn’t good enough for the NFL and he struggles to play in structure. Robbing more talented players of the combine for bigger names isn’t right.

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I’m Canadian as can be, other than the fact that I don’t care about hockey. I love football. The NFL is my life. I consider myself a football guy and I’d rather watch tape than anything else. I’m the Armchair NFL Draft analyst here. You can read my Armchair Scout columns and call me out for my draft misses. I’m also part of two podcasts at Armchair. Our NFL Draft podcast, 7 Rounds in Heaven, and the main NFL pod, Resting the Starters. I cheer for the Steelers, Raptors, Blue Jays, Oregon, and I guess the Leafs.
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Vice President of Media | The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
I’m Canadian as can be, other than the fact that I don’t care about hockey. I love football. The NFL is my life. I consider myself a football guy and I’d rather watch tape than anything else. I’m the Armchair NFL Draft analyst here. You can read my Armchair Scout columns and call me out for my draft misses. I’m also part of two podcasts at Armchair. Our NFL Draft podcast, 7 Rounds in Heaven, and the main NFL pod, Resting the Starters. I cheer for the Steelers, Raptors, Blue Jays, Oregon, and I guess the Leafs.

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