Need #8 – Cornerback
- Jalen Ramsey, FSU (6-1, 209, 4.41)
- Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida (5-10, 204, 4.50)
- William Jackson III, Houston (6-1, 193, 4.37)
- Mackensie Alexander, Clemson (5-10, 190)
- Eli Apple, Ohio State (6-1, 199, 4.40)
- Artie Burns, Miami (6-0, 193, 4.46)
- Eric Murray, Minnesota (5-11, 199, 4.49)
- Will Redmond, Mississippi State (5-11, 182)
- Xavien Howard, Baylor (6-0, 201, 4.58)
- Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech (5-11, 187)
Risers: William Jackson, Jalen Ramsey, Jonathan Jones
Fallers: Mackensie Alexander, Kendall Fuller, Harlan Miller, Deiondre Hall
Ramsey’s workout at the combine did not disappoint, and was nothing short of impressive. He reaffirmed to everyone why he’s a top-five pick and perhaps the top athlete in this draft.
However, I don’t think there’s a player in this class that helped himself more in Indianapolis than former Houston defensive back William Jackson III. A 4.37 forty time for a bigger defensive back is rare, and with impressive film to boot, Jackson made a strong case for the first round.
Quietly, Apple, Burns, and Murray also had very good combines and should be go off the board in the early rounds. And while Jonathan Jones isn’t in my top ten, his 4.33 forty definitely helped his cause to at least get selected in the middle rounds.
Smaller school prospects Harlan Miller and Deiondre Hall hurt their stock by registering a 4.65 and 4.68 forty time, respectively. They are both prospects I was excited about going into the combine, but this lack of top-end speed, coupled with the level of competition they faced, could cement their position on day three in the draft.
New Names: Sean Davis (6-1, 201, 4.46), Kevin Seymour (5-11, 186, 4.39)
I’ve only heard second-hand analysis of both Davis and Seymour, but after they put together eye-popping workout numbers in Indy, I will definitely do my research on them and try to find some film to study. Davis could easily break into my top ten for the position.
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