Pro Day Heroes; How the Top Prospects Performed In Lieu of a Combine

Due to the cancellation of the annual combine this year, Pro Days have become as important as they will ever be. The measurements and tests won’t hold as much water as the combine usually does, but outside of the Senior Bowl, it is the only time that scouts and GMs had a chance to see the top prospects perform live. All metrics are likely somewhat inflated, so they can be seen as “checking the boxes” rather than substituting for poor production or tape. Although these measurements and times likely won’t move the needle too much, it is certainly reassuring to see some of the top prospects showcase their strengths in front of a live audience.

Elijah Moore | Ole Miss, WR

Moore has been one of our favorite prospects since the fall and has slowly risen up draft boards and seems to be a first round pick by many. The only thing that could limit his draft ceiling is if teams determine that he will be limited to a slot-only role in the NFL. He showed off his speed and agility by running a 4.34 40 yard dash and a 6.66 3 cone drill, but measured in at 5’9″ 178lbs.

Kyle Pitts | Florida, TE

Everyone knew that Pitts was a freak of nature, but he further proved it by running a 4.44 40 yard dash while measuring at 6’5″ 245. He certainly has the tools to blow the top off the defense, but will he be limited as a blocker? Regardless, Pitts is clearly one of the best TE prospects of all time and comes in at number 6 on our big board.

Jamin Davis | Kentucky, LB

Jamin Davis had one of the most dominant seasons in the SEC and finished his breakout campaign with over 100 tackles and three interceptions. He measured in at 6’3″, 235 lbs, ran a 4.47 40 yard dash, and jumped out of the building with a 11′ broad jump along with a 42″ vertical. Davis is more than just an elite athlete as we have him rated as our 13th overall prospect.

Teven Jenkins | Oklahoma State, OL

Jenkins was one of the most powerful offensive lineman in college football and reiterated that by putting up 36 reps on the bench. At 6’5″ 320 lbs he showed pretty astonishing speed by running a 5.03 40 yard dash and shocking had a 36 inch vertical. Jenkins’ arms also measured in at 33.5″, which is the gold standard for NFL tackles.

Justin Fields | Ohio State, QB

It is hard for a QB not to look good at his pro day, but Fields went above and beyond by running a 4.44 40 yard dash. This further legitimizes Fields as a dual threat QB in the NFL as he was in college. Fields’ arm also checked many boxes, but that was expected.

Ja’Marr Chase | LSU, WR

Chase is the type of WR that is built in a lab. Despite being just 6′ tall, he is built exceptionally well and is the most agile receiver in the class. Chase’s pro day just further emphasized his ability to do it all. He is our 2nd rated prospect overall.

Penei Sewell | Oregon, OT

Sewell was another prospect who dominated as we expected. He is our top rated tackle prospect EVER and comes in as our 3rd rated prospect overall. Along with 30 reps on bench, he ran a 5.09 40 yard dash and 7.70 3 cone drill at 330 lbs.

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