The NFL Combine on Primetime is the biggest winner, because it allows so many more Americans to watch the underwear Olympics. I wanted to look at five players who did a great job at helping their stock after the first day of the NFL Combine. Let’s take a look at the biggest winners.
1.) Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon – Out of all the quarterbacks he looked the best. His passes were on point and he looked great. His athleticism stuck out like a sore thumb and he has everything you want in a quarterback. Herbert looked to be having fun, and his deep passes were on target. He helped himself in my opinion after day 1.
2.) Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama – I know he didn’t break John Ross record, but he was so effortless in running a 4.27. He did pull a hammy and while many would remove him from this list, I am going to add him because his speed is exciting and his film from the year is exciting. Teams are always looking for a deep threat, and Ruggs gives you that.
3.) John Hightower, WR, Boise State – I was super impressed with this kid. He was a beast. He was among the best in his group in the forty, 10 yard split and vertical, (4.43 40, 1.49 10-yard split, 38.5-inch vertical). Hightower caught the ball well in drills, displaying a nice catch radius. He earned money in the Combine.
4.) CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma – The kid just gets it. He had a solid forty time, then was catching everything. He is not getting the hype that Jerry Jeudy is getting, but he maybe the better player. I think whoever lands Lamb is getting a steal. The kid had an awesome overall pro day.
5.) Albert Okwuegbunam,TE, Missouri – I think Big O killed his pro day. He ran a 4.49 forty yard dash at 6050 and 258 pounds. This was super impressive and there always seems to be one player that shines at the pro day that you were not expecting and Albert O was the guy for me. He has stupid speed at tight end.