The first day of the NFL Scouting Combine has passed and now we are talking about the five biggest losers from the QB, TE, and WR group. I am going to put the five biggest losers in my opinion, they may not be your biggest losers but let us know on Twitter @DraftDiamonds who you feel was the top five biggest duds!
- Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh – Everyone is trying to make this guy the top rated quarterback, I do not see it. He had a great year at Pittsburgh, but was mediocre in the years prior. Then he shows up to the NFL Scouting Combine with 8 1/2 inch hands. We knew they were going to be small but that would be considered the smallest hands in the NFL. Remember the NFL balls are bigger than the college balls. I am not sure how he is going to do it, but wearing gloves during the drills at the Combine has me concerned. He needs the grip to hold onto the ball…..
- Dai’Jean Dixon, WR, Nicholls State – I thought for sure he would have a great day after tearing up the FCS the past couple years. He finished damn near dead last in every category. He ran a 4.62 forty, finished with a 34 inch vertical, 10’5 broad jump, a 7.28 3 cone, and 4.42 20 yard shuttle. I am not sure he is a draftable player after his day.
- Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas – Burks was considered a day 1 draft pick and I cannot see him being selected day one anymore. Burks ran a 4.55 forty, had a 33 inch vertical, had a 10’2 broad jump, ran a horrible 7,28 3 cone, and did not run the shuttle.
- David Bell, WR, Purdue – Bell is another player I thought had the chance to sneak into Day 1, but he was bad at his pro day. Bell ran a 4.65 forty, had a 33 inch vertical, finished with a 9’10 broad jump, ran a 7.14 3 cone drill and finished last at the 20 yard shuttle with a 4.57. That was an absolute mess of a day. He definitely did not help his stock.
- Jake Ferguson, TE, Wisconsin – The kid was on the fringe of being a top 100 draft pick and he did not help himself. He finished with 15 reps of 225, 4.81 forty at 250 pounds, and had a 31.5 inch vertical. I am sure he helped himself. He did have a better 20 yard shuttle and 3 cone drill than David Bell and he weighs forty more pounds than Bell.