NFL Combine 2023 results, recap: QBs make case to be No. 1 pick, best 40-yard dash times and more
The NFL Combine has officially drawn to a close from Indianapolis
The NFL Combine came to a close Sunday with the running backs and offensive linemen performing.
The offensive line opened the day, providing an opportunity for tackle prospects Paris Johnson Jr. (Ohio State), Peter Skoronski (Northwestern) and Broderick Jones (Georgia). None solidified their placement as the top offensive lineman available, but that will take care of itself over the next two months. The interior offensive line rose to the occasion, particularly TCU's Steve Avila.
Top running back prospects Bijan Robinson (Texas) and Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama) posted strong performances, but fans were witness to the depth of the class. Many others showcased their abilities not only toting the rock, but catching passes on everything from angle to wheel routes. Robinson did nothing to hurt the narrative that he should be taken in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
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Yep I agree with Josh... actually decently rare now to see a RB prospect who has little to no receiving experience. Five to 10 years ago there were many.
As the game evolves, more running backs are being asked to catch passes out of the backfield and I thought you saw some of that comfort in those pass-catching drills.
Three RBs under 4.40 (Achane, Gibbs, Mitchell). Last year we had six.
Wish we could've seen Tyjae Spears run the 40 today
When they say "finish," Hull is going full Forrest Gump... might run to St. Elmo's
Northwestern's Evan Hull looking impressive.
Charbonnet is probably the best classic, old-school between-the-tackles back in this class outside of Bijan. Has some juice too.
Bijan likely settles in the mid-to-low 4.40s. Not bad for him. Not great either. Probably as expected. He'll still be the RB1 on most teams' boards. Gibbs could be RB1 on a few.
Roschon Johnson is an absolute bull on film. Bounces around off tackles like it's no problem. Anything close to 4.60 is fine for him.
Gibbs feels like a high 4.3 guy on film.
The main and really only difference I saw on film with Bijan compared to Saquon (and I think most people see this too): Saquon was a legit burner, ran 4.4 flat at 230 pounds. Bijan just ran 4.47u. As Josh mentioned, he won't be happy with that.
Sarodorick Thompson Jr. (Texas Tech): 4.61u
Bijan is not going to be happy with that.
Keaton Mitchell (East Carolina): 4.38u
Cam Peoples (Appalachian State): 4.61u
Deneric Prince (Tulsa): 4.41u
Bijan Robinson (Texas): 4.47u
Evan Hull (Northwestern): 4.47u
Roschon Johnson (Texas):4.59u
Kenny McIntos (Georgia): 4.63u
4.40u for Jahmyr Gibbs. Yep. Checks out. Glides.
Tiyon Evans (Louisville): 4.54u
Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama): 4.4u
GIbbs absolutely rips down the field. Hopefully I'm not jinxing him with this post.
Tank Bigsby (Auburn): 4.56u
Chase Brown (Illinois): 4.43u
Zach Charbonnet (UCLA): 4.56u
Devon Achane (Texas A&M): 4.34u
RBs LET'S GO
Jamaal Williams has to be the happiest player in the NFL
Chase Brown from Illinois with the top vertical among RBs at 40 inches
First-round combine interview from Cody Mauch here
Running backs up very soon. This second OL group has been outstanding, just like the first group.
Darnell Wright #draftcrush
Nice on-field work from Tyler Steen today from Alabama. He's looked good.