We did it, we made it to NFL Scouting Combine week! One of the most important weeks of the year for NFL teams in preparation for the NFL Draft. There will be plenty of rumors, overreactions, and buzz surrounding the prospects in Indianapolis. It’s a week to get official measurements, medical checks, athletic testing, and major interviews done for all 337 players invited. Although it’s an important week, trust tape over everything else. The NFL Combine is for checking boxes or sending you back to the film room. Usually the best way to use NFL Combine results is to break ties in your rankings. This here will be a guide to all of the offensive participants at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, with superlatives and rankings for each position group. Part two of the guide, the defensive players, will be out soon!

On-Field Dates

Friday, March 1- Running backs, offensive linemen, and specialists

Saturday, March 2- Quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends

Sunday, March 3- Defensive linemen, edge rushers, and linebackers

Monday, March 4- Cornerbacks and safeties

Quarterbacks

Overall Winner: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Most Important Athletic Testing: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Most Important Measurements: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Most Important Medicals: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Most Important Interview: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma  

Most Intriguing: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Most Physically Imposing: Tyree Jackson, Buffalo

Who Gets on the Radar: Easton Stick, North Dakota State

Who Falls off the Radar: Ryan Finley, NC State

Who Makes the Most Money: Kyler Murray, Oklahoam

Keep an Eye on: Jordan Ta’amu, Ole Miss

Needs a Big Week: Jarrett Stidham, Auburn

Trust the Tape, Not the Testing: Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

Biggest Combine Snub: Manny Wilkins, Arizona State

  1. Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
  2. Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State
  3. Daniel Jones, Duke
  4. Brett Rypien, Boise State
  5. Drew Lock, Missouri
  6. Jordan Ta’amu, Ole Miss
  7. Easton Stick, North Dakota State
  8. Will Grier, West Virginia
  9. Tyree Jackson, Buffalo
  10. Gardner Minshew, Washington State
  11. Jarrett Stidham, Auburn
  12. Ryan Finley, NC State
  13. Clayton Thorson, Northwestern
  14. Kyle Shurmur, Vanderbilt
  15. Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State
  16. Trace McSorley, Penn State
  17. Jake Browning, Washington
  • This isn’t the best QB class, especially after what we got last year, but there’s some interesting talent and it’s still wide open to see which passer will be the first selected. The top five guys are pretty much locked in, but seeing how they perform side-by-side at the combine will say a lot.
  • All the buzz in Indy will be around Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray, for almost every reason. His measurements are key, it will do wonders for him if he comes in at 5-10, 200+ pounds with above 9 3/8” hands. The interview process will also be huge with questions surrounding his commitment to football. If all goes well off-field, expect Murray to dazzle on-field with his elite athleticism and rare arm talent. He should lock himself into a top 10 selection.
  • Dwayne Haskins won’t be wowing anybody with his athletic testing, but he’s expected to throw and scouts eyes will be all over him. Seeing how he works in this environment as a passer and does in interviews on the chalk board are going to be important. Haskins can also lock his fate as a top 10 pick this week.
  • Drew Lock and Daniel Jones will both have first-round hype heading into the combine and they’ll both need to show improvements as passers. Lock needs to prove his lower body mechanics have gotten better while Jones needs to show better arm strength and velocity.
  • Brett Rypien can solidify himself as the Day 2 QB that can be groomed into a starter down the road. Expect him to light it up in interviews and on the board.
  • Jordan Ta’amu, Easton Stick, Will Grier, Tyree Jackson, and Jarrett Stidham all have their supporters and each will need to prove themselves in interviews and on the field. They’re all likely developmental Day 3 picks with interesting physical tools.
  • Ryan Finley, Clayton Thorson, and Kyle Shurmur all have some NFL backup traits, but each will need a big week to justify a team selecting them in the draft.
  • Nick Fitzgerald and Trace McSorley should consider position changes to make the NFL or head to the CFL or AAF. Jake Browning is a poor mans Kellen Moore/Luke Falk.

Running Backs

Overall Winner: Elijah Holyfield, Georgia

Most Important Athletic Testing: David Montgomery, Iowa State

Most Important Measurements: Darrell Henderson, Memphis

Most Important Medicals: Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma

Most Important Interview: Dexter Williams, Notre Dame

Most Intriguing: Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma

Most Physically Imposing: Elijah Holyfield, Georgia

Who Gets on the Radar: Dexter Williams, Notre Dame

Who Falls off the Radar: Benny Snell, Kentucky

Who Makes the Most Money: Darrell Henderson, Memphis

Keep an Eye on: James Williams, Washington State

Needs a Big Week: Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M

Trust the Tape, Not the Testing: David Montgomery, Iowa State

Biggest Combine Snub: Darwin Thompson, Utah State

  1. Josh Jacobs, Alabama
  2. David Montgomery, Iowa State
  3. Darrell Henderson, Memphis
  4. Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma
  5. Elijah Holyfield, Georgia
  6. Devin Singletary, FAU
  7. Damien Harris, Alabama
  8. James Williams, Washington State
  9. Myles Gaskin, Washington
  10. Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M
  11. Justice Hill, Oklahoma State
  12. Dexter Williams, Notre Dame
  13. Benny Snell, Kentucky
  14. Travis Homer, Miami
  15. Karan Higdon, Michigan
  16. Miles Sanders, Penn State
  17. LJ Scott, Michigan State
  18. Qadree Ollison, Pittsburgh
  19. Alexander Mattison, Boise State
  20. Bryce Love, Stanford
  21. Ryquell Armstead, Temple
  22. Mike Weber, Ohio State
  23. Tony Pollard, Memphis
  24. Nick Brossette, LSU
  25. Jordan Scarlett, Florida
  26. Alex Barnes, Kansas State
  27. Jalin Moore, Appalachian State
  28. Alex Ingold, Wisconsin
  • This isn’t a freak running back class like we’ve had in the past, but there’s depth all over the place. Josh Jacobs is the clear RB1, but will likely not be participating in many on-field activities due to a groin injury.
  • The battle will be between David Montgomery, Darrell Henderson, Rodney Anderson, Elijah Holyfield, Devin Singletary, and Damien Harris for the spots following Jacobs. Montgomery has athleticism questions to answer, but elite contact balance and runs as hard as anyone. Henderson has size concerns, but elite burst and can be a weapon all over the field. Anderson would likely be RB1 or RB2 if not for major medical concerns. Holyfield and Singletary are rugged runners with impressive quickness and could skyrocket their stock. Harris is a jack of all trades, master of none type of RB.
  • James Williams, Myles Gaskin, Trayveon Williams, and Justice Hill are the complimentary satellite back types. All will need to test well and show an ability to catch passes. All have size concerns.
  • Dexter Williams, Benny Snell, and Miles Sanders are the Day 3 runners who could cut out major roles in a backfield. Williams is one of the best home run hitters in the class. With his twitchiness he could rise up big as long as he handles questions about his suspension at Notre Dame. Snell is a grinder who will find a role as an inside runner. Sanders has some major love from some as a potential top five RB and he’ll need to prove it this week by showing up in the athletic testing.
  • Bryce Love is recovering from a torn ACL and won’t participate, but it’s still a big week for him. His stock has fallen off a cliff and it’ll take a lot of convincing for him to go earlier than the sixth-round.
  • Travis Homer, Karan Higdon, Mike Weber, Tony Pollard, and Jordan Scarlett all have rotational RB ability and could rise up boards with nice testing.
  • LJ Scott, Qadree Ollison, Alexander Mattison, Ryquell Armstead, Nick Brossette, and Alex Barnes will need to test well to answer some questions about their athletic ability and upside.

Wide Receivers

Overall Winner: DK Metcalf, Ole Miss

Most Important Athletic Testing: N’Keal Harry, Arizona State

Most Important Measurements: Hollywood Brown, Oklahoma

Most Important Medicals: Hollywood Brown, Oklahoma

Most Important Interview: Riley Ridley, Georgia

Most Intriguing: Riley Ridley, Georgia

Most Physically Imposing: DK Metcalf, Ole Miss

Who Gets on the Radar: KeeSean Johnson, Fresno State

Who Falls off the Radar: Hakeem Butler, Iowa State

Who Makes the Most Money: Antoine Wesley, Texas Tech

Keep an Eye on: Diontae Johnson, Toledo

Needs a Big Week: AJ Brown, Ole Miss

Trust the Tape, Not the Testing: N’Keal Harry, Arizona State

Biggest Combine Snub: Anthony Ratliff-Williams, North Carolina

  1. DK Metcalf, Ole Miss
  2. N’Keal Harry, Arizona State
  3. Kelvin Harmon, NC State
  4. Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
  5. DaMarkus Lodge, Ole Miss
  6. Riley Ridley, Georgia
  7. Hollywoood Brown, Oklahoma
  8. Antoine Wesley, Texas Tech
  9. Hakeem Butler, Iowa State
  10. KeeSean Johnson, Fresno State
  11. AJ Brown, Ole Miss
  12. Andy Isabella, UMass
  13. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford
  14. Terry McLaurin, Ohio State
  15. Jakobi Meyers, NC State
  16. Hunter Renfrow, Clemson
  17. Greg Dortch, Wake Forest
  18. Tyre Brady, Marshall
  19. Emanuel Hall, Missouri
  20. Parris Campbell, Ohio State
  21. Dillon Mitchell, Oregon
  22. Jalen Hurd, Baylor
  23. Anthony Johnson, Buffalo
  24. Keelan Doss, UC Davis
  25. Stanley Morgan, Nebraska
  26. Mecole Hardman, Georgia
  27. Diontae Johnson, Toledo
  28. David Sills, West Virginia
  29. Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Texas
  30. Cody Thompson, Toledo
  31. Travis Fulgham, Old Dominion
  32. Felton Davis, Michigan State
  33. Jamal Custis, Syracuse
  34. Darius Slayton, Auburn
  35. Gary Jennings, West Virginia
  36. Jaylen Smith, Louisville
  37. Miles Boykin, Notre Dame
  38. Terry Godwin, Georgia
  39. Emmanuel Butler, Northern Arizona
  40. Jamarius Way, South Alabama
  41. Jazz Ferguson, Northwestern State
  42. Nyqwan Murray, Florida State
  43. Jovon Durante, FAU
  44. Johnnie Dixon, Ohio State
  45. Ryan Davis, Auburn
  46. Alex Wesley, Northern Colorado
  47. Ashton Dulin, Malone
  48. Olabisi Johnson, Colorado State
  • The most exciting offensive group to watch at the NFL Combine tends to be the wide receivers and this year is no different. This is one of the deepest WR classes in years with multiple guys who could be first-round picks and and potentially 30+ pass catchers that carve out contributing roles in the NFL.
  • Everybody will have eyes on DK Metcalf at the combine. He’s a physical specimen who is poised to blow up all athletic testing and solidify himself as WR1. As long as his medicals are clear and he looks good catching the ball, he’ll be hyped. Expect constant tweeting about Metcalf and everything he does in Indy.
  • This week is more important for N’Keal Harry than any other WR. He dominated college football and has first-round tape, but must answer some athleticism questions. If he tests well it could lock him into being the second WR taken, but if he tests how some expect then he could slide to the second-round.
  • Kelvin Harmon has a nice chance to lock himself into the first-round if he tests like some expect. He’s a shredded with nice height and shows all over tape his explosiveness in 50/50 ball situations. Metcalf, Harry, and Harmon can secure themselves as the first three WRs taken.
  • Deebo Samuel, DaMarkus Lodge, Riley Ridley, and Hollywood Brown are in that next tier of WR. Guys who could go anywhere from the backend of the first-round to the top half of the second-round. Samuel, Lodge, and Ridley are three impressive athletes who can play any of the receiver spots, but testing will be used to break them up in most rankings. Brown is dealing with an injury and won’t participate in on-field activities, but the medical will be massive for his stock.
  • Antoine Wesley, Hakeem Butler, AJ Brown, and JJ Arcega-Whiteside are big pass catchers who can help their stock a ton with nice testing. Wesley is the best of the bunch and likely the most athletic. Butler, Brown, and JJAW all have some major questions.
  • KeeSean Johnson, Andy Isabella, Terry McLaurin, Emanuel Hall, and and Parris Campbell are all expected to test near the top of the group. All will likely be Day 2 picks if they show nicely in Indy.
  • Keep an eye on Jakobi Meyers, Hunter Renfrow, Greg Dortch, Dillon Mitchell, Keelan Doss, Mecole Hardman, and Diontae Johnson. All of them are slots at the next-level and will be competing to be Day 2 and early Day 3 picks.
  • Tyre Brady, Jalen Hurd, Anthony Johnson, Stanley Morgan, and David Sills are the Day 3 outside receiver who big testing can help the most.

Tight Ends

Overall Winner: Noah Fant, Iowa

Most Important Athletic Testing: Isaac Nauta, Georgia

Most Important Measurements: Noah Fant, Iowa

Most Important Medicals: Kaden Smith, Stanford

Most Important Interview: Dawson Knox, Ole Miss

Most Intriguing: Dawson Knox, Ole Miss

Most Physically Imposing: TJ Hockenson, Iowa

Who Gets on the Radar: Dax Raymond, Utah State

Who Falls off the Radar: Caleb Wilson, UCLA

Who Makes the Most Money: Kahale Warring, San Diego State

Keep an Eye on: Keenen Brown, Texas State

Needs a Big Week: Kaden Smith, Stanford

Trust the Tape, Not the Testing: Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M

Biggest Combine Snub: Donald Parham, Stetson

  1. TJ Hockenson, Iowa
  2. Noah Fant, Iowa
  3. Irv Smith Jr., Alabama
  4. Dawson Knox, Ole Miss
  5. Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M
  6. Kaden Smith, Stanford
  7. Isaac Nauta, Georgia
  8. Kahale Warring, San Diego State
  9. Dax Raymond, Utah State
  10. Caleb Wilson, UCLA
  11. Trevon Wesco, West Virginia
  12. Alize Mack, Notre Dame
  13. Josh Oliver, San Jose State
  14. Keenen Brown, Texas State
  15. Zach Gentry, Michigan
  16. Kendall Blanton, Missouri
  17. Tommy Sweeney, Boston College
  18. Foster Moreau, LSU
  19. Drew Sample, Washington
  20. CJ Conrad, Kentucky
  21. Daniel Helm, Duke
  • This is one of the best tight end classes of the decade and it’ll show at the NFL Combine. The group has tons of size, athleticism, and ability. It will be a treat to watch them test and participate in drills. There are potentially up to nine NFL starters in this group.
  • One of the cleanest prospects in the draft is TJ Hockenson. He’s one of the best blockers at tight end you’ll find and can do it all as a pass catcher. Expect him to have a George Kittle-esque combine that locks him into being a top 10 prospect in this class.
  • The other Iowa tight end, Noah Fant, has a lot to prove at the combine. He needs to measure in at an adequate weight and test as explosively as he looks on tape. If he checks those boxes it will likely lock him into being a top 35 pick.
  • Irv Smith Jr. is the third best tight end in this class and another one of the cleanest prospects in the draft. He should test well and show his ability as a blocker and pass catcher in on-field drills. We could have three tight ends go top 40 in this draft.
  • Dawson Knox, Jace Sternberger, Kaden Smith, and Isaac Nauta are all competing in the next tier of tight end. All have the ability to be Day 2 picks and just need to show up in Indy. Knox doesn’t have great college production, but he looks like an impressive athlete with massive upside. Sternberger dominated this past season and has a well-rounded game, he might end up the biggest riser. Smith needs to prove he’s athletic enough to separate and show of more consistent hands. Nauta could go anywhere from the third-round to the fifth-round and a huge factor in that will be how he tests.
  • Kahale Warring and Dax Raymond are both likely Day 3 picks, but both have size, blocking ability, and athletic upside. Nice showings at the combine could lock them into the fourth-round as developmental starters.
  • Caleb Wilson, Trevon Wesco, Alize Mack, Josh Oliver, Keenen Brown, and Zach Gentry will be battling to separate in the next tier of tight ends.

Offensive Linemen

Overall Winner: Garrett Bradbury, NC State

Most Important Athletic Testing: Cody Ford, Oklahoma

Most Important Measurements: Jonah Williams, Alabama

Most Important Medicals: Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia

Most Important Interview: Greg Little, Ole Miss

Most Intriguing: Cody Ford, Oklahoma

Most Physically Imposing: Jawaan Taylor, Florida

Who Gets on the Radar: Tytus Howard, Alabama State

Who Falls off the Radar: Nate Herbig, Stanford

Who Makes the Most Money: Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia

Keep an Eye on: William Sweet, North Carolina

Needs a Big Week: Greg Little, Ole Miss

Trust the Tape, Not the Testing: Jonah Williams, Alabama

Biggest Combine Snub: Tyree St. Louis, Miami

  1. Jonah Williams, Alabama
  2. Cody Ford, Oklahoma
  3. Jawaan Taylor, Florida
  4. Garrett Bradbury, NC State
  5. Dalton Risner, Kansas State
  6. Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia
  7. Chris Lindstrom, Boston College
  8. Michael Deiter, Wisconsin
  9. Andre Dillard, Washington State
  10. Elgton Jenkins, Mississppi State
  11. David Edwards, Wisconsin
  12. Greg Little, Ole Miss
  13. Erik McCoy, Texas A&M
  14. Dru Samia, Oklahoma
  15. Mike Jordan, Ohio State
  16. Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin
  17. Kaleb McGary, Washington
  18. Chuma Edoga, USC
  19. Nate Herbig, Stanford
  20. Dennis Daley, South Carolina
  21. Ben Powers, Oklahoma
  22. Tytus Howard, Alabama State
  23. Bobby Evans, Oklahoma
  24. Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas
  25. Alex Bars, Notre Dame
  26. Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
  27. Tyler Jones, NC State
  28. Andre James, UCLA
  29. William Sweet, North Carolina
  30. Donnell Greene, Minnesota
  31. Fred Johnson, Florida
  32. Javon Patterson, Ole Miss
  33. Phil Haynes, Wake Forest
  34. Tyler Roemer, San Diego State
  35. Isaiah Prince, Ohio State
  36. Max Scharping, Northern Illinois
  37. Nate Davis, Charlotte
  38. Oli Udoh, Elon
  39. Mitch Hyatt, Clemson
  40. Martez Ivey, Florida
  41. Ethan Greenidge, Villanova
  42. Lamont Gaillard, Georgia
  43. Trey Pipkins, Sioux Falls
  44. Trevon Tate, Memphis
  45. Yosh Nijman, Virginia Tech
  46. Shaq Calhoun, Mississippi State
  47. Paul Adams, Missouri
  48. Brandon Knight, Indiana
  49. Ryan Pope, San Diego State
  50. Joshua Miles, Morgan State
  51. Connor McGovern, Penn State
  52. Ryan Bates, Penn State
  53. Jackson Barton, Utah
  54. Devon Johnson, Ferris State
  55. Derwin Gray, Maryland
  56. Zack Bailey, South Carolina
  57. Sua Opeta, Weber State
  • Over the last few weeks this offensive tackle class has really come together, it’s one of the better ones in awhile. There’s a few first-round talents and a lot of Day 2-3 developmental starters. The interior O-line class isn’t at the same level with talent at the top or depth, but there’s a couple plug-and-play dudes that teams will love.
  • Every year at the combine one of the most important measurements is the length of the offensive tackles arms. Generally, 34” is the cut-off so seeing where guys like Jonah Williams, Cody Ford, Dalton Risner, and Yodny Cajuste come in at will be important for whether the NFL views them as OTs or IOLs.
  • Williams is the most talented tackle on tape, but he needs to answer the length questions as well as the athleticism questions this week to ensure he’s a top 10 pick. It wouldn’t be surprising to find out the NFL views him more as a mid-first-round guard.
  • Cody Ford is a rare case of a dominant offensive tackle with a weird body makeup, but impressive athleticism on tape. Seeing how he tests and measures can be the difference between being top 10 or top 30.
  • Jawaan Taylor will probably lock himself into the top 10 with a nice week in Indy. He’s the most physically imposing offensive tackle, he plays like a mean SOB, and he’ll likely test and measure in nicely.
  • The interior offensive lineman that will steal the show this week is Garrett Bradbury. He’ll probably win the week among all the offensive linemen to be honest. He’s going to light up interviews with his impressive football IQ. Testing will be nice for him with his elite short area quickness. This is the week everybody realizes he’s a top 20 prospect.
  • Dalton Risner, Yodny Cajuste, and Andre Dillard are the next tier of offensive tackles competing to separate. Risner needs to measure in and test well to stick at right tackle rather than being kicked inside. Word is Cajuste is an elite athlete and if he tests as such it should solidify his first-round status. Dillard is the steady Eddie of the group with impressive ability in pass pro and as long as he checks the boxes he’ll go top 40.
  • Chris Lindstrom, Michael Deiter, Elgton Jenkins, Erik McCoy, and Dru Samia round out the IOLs who will likely go Day 2. Lindstrom, Deiter, and Jenkins are the type of guys who won’t test that well, but it won’t hurt their stock. All three are starting IOLs in the NFL. McCoy is the one who could surprise and test at a high-level. If he does it could lock him into the second-round. Samia is a solid plug-and-play prospect and a big week could push him into the top 75.
  • David Edwards, Greg Little, Chuma Edoga, and Tytus Howard will all likely test near the top, but are all raw. Proving themselves in interviews will go a long way, but if they do test as top tier athlete they’ll all potentially go between Day 1 and 2.
  • Kaleb McGary won’t test all that well, but he’s got the ability to be a starting right tackle in the league. Classic guy to trust tape over testing on.
  • Mike Jordan, Beau Benzschawel, Nate Herbig, Ben Powers, Bobby Evans, and Hjalte Froholdt will need to do a lot to move up from Day 3 prospects.
  • The Day 3 IOLs who could help themselves a lot are Alex Bars, Tyler Jones, Andre James, Fred Johnson, Phil Haynes, and Nate Davis.
  • Some other tackles to watch are Dennis Daley, William Sweet, Donnell Greene, Tyler Roemer, Max Scharping, Oli Udoh, and Trey Pipkins. They can all boost their stock with big testing numbers.

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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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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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