Sunday NFL Combine Open Thread – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs

The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine is well underway in Indianapolis and today the quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs are all doing their on-the-field drills today. You can view those results at the links below and use this thread to discuss whatever you deem fit. We will be tracking these results throughout the weekend and into next week until the annual underwear olympics are over.

2014 NFL Combine Results: Quarterbacks
2014 NFL Combine Results: Running Backs
2014 NFL Combine Results: Wide Receivers

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  • chris ward

    This WR class is scary good, some impressive forty times.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Suprised that Mike Evans ran a 4.47, and how but Martavis Bryant though running a 4.34

  • Addison

    Any one know much about Martavis Bryant. 4.3 holy sh*t speed for his height and built.

  • Shannon-Paul Martin

    Mike Evans looking real good. I doubt he makes it to 15

  • Kevin Gobleck

    He’s a good reciever who seemed to be over shadowed by Watkins and Hopkins, nice hands and leaping ability though i will waiting to see his vertical

  • Addison

    Thanks, I read one report he does have drop problem. Might be a dimond in the rough.

  • taztroy43

    that’s what I’ve been saying….i hope he’s there! I think benjamin might go in the 2nd imo

  • taztroy43

    I read he was the most talented with the highest ceiling according to his wr teammates(watkins n hopkins) and his wr coach….just very raw overall….the kid reminds me of Stephen Hill 2.0 from the jets….I doubt he makes it to us in the 3rd round where I wanted him…I think if we want him we might have to trade down in the 2nd and take him there….I think we can use him as our deep thread initially like mike wallace until he develops….just my opinion….

  • taztroy43

    honestly I wasn’t surprised but either way I think evans is a 4.5 guy with deceptive deep speed….even mayock is comparing him to vincent jackson and vincent does beat some nfl corners deep…..I just think m. evans is not going to be there for us…..I hope we take M. Bryant in the 2nd after trading down or in the 3rd if he makes it there….I think Bryant can be used in the mike wallace role as a rookie while he develops….keep in mind that bryant is a very raw strond and explosive kid….

  • Matt Manzo

    Sorry guys! I can’t see the 40 times on my phone!
    What did Lee, Benjamin, Robinson and Matthews run?

  • taztroy43

    I’m also interested in L’Damian Washington he has good size 6’4 n pretty fast….he could be a late round steal….like his story

  • JT

    Lee: 4.50
    Benjamin: 4.53
    Evans: 4.47
    Robinson: 4.60
    Mathews: 4.40
    Watkins: 4.34
    MONCRIEF: 4.40

  • Iron Cadet

    jordan matthews is looking awesome. 4.4 40, and 21 on the bench press. Thats the second best for receivers, Mike Evans had 12. My receiver board, watkins, evans, matthews. Lee really disappointed with his 40

  • Matt Manzo

    Awesome! Thanx so much!
    It’s amazing how fast some of the big guys are running! I wasn’t expecting that!

  • Chad H

    Can we get a scouting report on WR Jeff Jarvis. Holy crap small school prospect that is posting good numbers and sounds like he had great production in college. Looks like a huge sleeper pick.

  • SFIC

    I didn’t see anything in the WR drills that altered my opinion. Sure, Evans is big, fairly good straight line speed and has good hands. If they put him up against a big NFL CB you would probably see weaknesses in route running and inability to separate. These are not necessarily things you can teach either. Lee didn’t put up a good 40time but who cares, watch the tape, he’s super fast on the field.

  • SFIC

    I’m entertaining the thought of going small with our WRs. Why not take Brandin Cooks in 2. We would have two small, speedy WRs in Brown and Cook to go along with Wheaton. Let’s see these big CB teams like Seattle stop this trio.

  • Matt Manzo

    I’ve been wondering all year why nobody’s talking about him. He’s a late round pick on most sites, I can’t figure it out.

  • Matt Manzo

    Anyone think that Robinsons 4.6 drops him a bit? I still like a few WRs before him but I’d love to have 3 Penn St WRs!

  • alex

    im afraid of this WR class, that is defending it!

  • SFIC

    No kidding. Back in September I posted that we should take more than one WR this year just to avoid our rivals from getting one.

  • grw1960

    Moncreif had a really good day at the combine. He will never make it to the end of the 3d round now.

  • LayDownTheHammer

    Those aren’t official times – I’d check back at the official ones on this site

  • LayDownTheHammer

    I’m glad someone mentioned this. I am a huge fan of his and don’t know why people aren’t talking about him. Same with Brandin Cooks, who just as important as his 40, ended up doing very very well on his 10.

  • LayDownTheHammer

    If that user Duchess Hershberger were the Steelers GM s/he would trade up in the first round to get Moncrief.

  • LayDownTheHammer

    Not the right forum for this, but I think this year is being shaped as measurable-mongerers hyping Greg Robinson (as he should, within some semblance of reason) to the point that he could go before Matthews. Same thing happened with Eric Fisher over Joeckel last year even though those of us that aren’t measurable-mongerers were shocked. And in the end, Fisher played not half as well as Joeckel (prior to injury) last year.

  • SFIC

    Well, every year this exact thing happens. The media, scouts, even NFL personnel put too much stock in the Combine. As for Fisher, his rise came after his phenomenal Senior Bowl week. The Combine only strengthened his stock. A lot of it was Mayock’s doing. I had Fisher OT #2. Mayock even had Floyd over Lotulelei which was madness.

  • Matt Manzo

    I still think we’ll trade down in the 1st and grab a higher 3rd!

  • WIINGY

    No reason to even watch the combine, just look for official times later.

  • WIINGY

    I saw a lot of mocks with him going ahead of Matthews before the combine.

  • LayDownTheHammer

    Totally agree and I’m glad you’re aware of this in contrast to others on this forum. Mayock is smarter than McShay and Kiper combined (and actually uses tape evaluation to point out pros and cons unlike either), but I always say the best eye to measure talent is your own. His QB evaluation this year I think is fair (putting AJ as #5 which I agree with) – everyone is Manziel-crazy but he maintains Bridgewater is more NFL-ready which is so true. The guy makes 3 reads and was asked to do so many NFL-caliber stuff at UL (he looks like Peyton sometimes on the tape). And he’s the SMARTEST, which novices never value in a QB and/or assume he’s dumb because he’s black. I hope the Texans aren’t stupid and buy into the Manziel hype.

  • SFIC

    Well put…and I totally agree with your Mayock vs Kiper & McShay. It’s just every year Mayock will go out on a limb and over-access a few players near the top of the board which ticks me off a bit. I’m glad we’re not in need of a QB. Because the top ones scare me a lot. Just not positive they will be a franchise.

  • LayDownTheHammer

    Absolutely. I think in each draft (though wary of generalizations) you may get 1-2 franchise Qs at most. Everyone raves about Ben’s class that made a whopping 3. There is actually a relatively easy rhyme and reason to the making of a franchise Q and it involves smartness and kinds of plays a college asks him to do. Look at Andrew Luck; the kid was making 4 reads in any given play in college. Manziel can barely do 2! And Teddy beats him on that as well; he doesn’t just scamper around and throw it up randomly to Evans. In the NFL, pass rushers will eat him up before that, and the size advantage (in a non-red-zone situation) is rarely won simply like that. Sounds like a bust to me.

  • WIINGY

    I wouldn’t worry about 40 times. The Steelers are looking for a possession/red zone type receiver. If anything a slow 40 could be a good thing( Keenan Allen 3rd last year)

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Yeah but Bryant has 4 inches on wallace and he is used to catching fades in the endzone which is a plus

  • Matt Manzo

    Other than Evans and Benjamin, who are the best WRs at breaking tackles?

  • Doug Sawyer

    Kelvin Benjamin is the real deal and will look awesome in the Black and Gold

  • alex

    yeah, so if the NFL is a ‘copy cat’ league and everybody is going to now draft tall lanky DBs and SSs/FFs, which we NEED, and then start playing aggressive like Seattle!

    But what happens if some decide to continue on the ‘fastbreak’ pace and start drafting for WR speed or Megatron/Jimmy Graham clones…?

    say, Balt/Cinn/Clev drafting Ebron/Benjamin/Mocrief/orEvans, then our division has some crazy threats down the field that we cant touch for at least a 2-3 years until our expected DB draft matures…

    why not fill a WANT early by taking Ebron or Evans and beat them to the “opposite punch”…

  • SFIC

    …..or Amaro. :-)