A deep running back class and the offensive linemen will be in the spotlight on the second day of the on-field workouts at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine.
The big names like Iowa State’s Breece Hall, Michigan State’s Ken Walker, and Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller will be put through the gamut on drills, so we’ll get a sense of how those three feature back types compare athletically. Looking forward to that.
In the trenches, we unfortunately won’t get to see Alabama’s Evan Neal run after decided to wait until his pro day on March 30 to demonstrate to everyone how much of an athletic freak he is at 337 pounds. At the podium earlier in the week, he looked like 227 pounds. No one carries that weight as well as he does.
Follow along tonight as we’ll be providing observations all evening.
Quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends competed on Thursday and if you want to catch up on what happened during Day 1 of the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine you can find that below.
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And with an incompletion to Georgia running back Zamir White, the night comes to an end. The offensive positions have wrapped up and tomorrow begins coverage of the defense. We will be back once again at 4 p.m. ET. Thank you all for tuning into tonight’s coverage of the NFL Combine!
Of these RBs, Georgia’s James Cook, Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller, and Iowa State’s Breece Hall were the most frequently used out wide or in the slot at W
Definitely have noticed an uptick in RB’s smoothness catching the football with each passing year. Increasingly important at that position. This group looks solid.
Ken Walker, RB, Michigan State with an official 4.38 in the 40. Did not look that fast on film, but that time will resonate with front offices
Six RBs with official 40s under 4.40. Definitely had a slower stopwatch tonight in real-time during that drill.
Corbin looks reasonably fast on film, hit that big 90-yard TD in Week 1 against Notre Dame
A bit surprised my guy Jashaun Corbin from Florida State did not run. I expected him to be a 4.5 guy.
Re: Kyren Williams running 4.7 — yeah not the greatest recommendation from his agents
Very confused why anyone would advise Kyren Williams to run the 40-yard dash if they knew he was going to run in the 4.7s.
Reminder: Don’t get too bogged down by these RB times. I’d say this is one of the position groups in which pure speed matters the least.
Yeah, that’s not good, and it’s definitely not good at his size.
Didn’t see Kyren Williams from Notre Dame as a big-time downfield burner. Didn’t peg him as a 4.72 type though. However, his film is outstanding. Lateral quicks are outstanding, plenty powerful because of his low center of gravity and thick legs.
Posted my top five offensive positional rankings earlier this week. Here were my top five running backs:
1. Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State (66)
2. Breece Hall, Iowa State (53)
3. Kyren Williams, Notre Dame (80)
4. Dameon Pierce, Florida (NR)
5. Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M (49)
Pierre Strong ran away from a lot of people at the FCS level. For now, that 4.39 is the fastest of any RB in this class
D’Vonte Price was 198 at the Senior Bowl. Now 210 at the combine. Rare to see that much weight gained by a skill-position prospect (or any prospect for that matter) in a month.
Dameon Pierce is an absolute bull. Bouncy and effortlessly powerful. Super compact. I don’t even care about the 4.66.
Said in tonight’s intro that seeing which “top” RB separates himself (if any at all)… Breece Hall looks to be the guy who’s done tha
4.4s is plenty fast enough for Breece Hall. He’s a solid second round choice now IMO.
Breece Hall looks sleek at his weight here at the combin
Cincinnati’s Jerome Ford up soon. Started his career at Alabama. Looked like a HR hitter on film.
James Cook has the same gliding running style to his brother, Dalvin. Doesn’t look like he’s moving fast but absolutely is.
Fascinated by Kennedy Brooks. The most patient/methodical RB in this class, and IMO has the best contact balance. Really interested to see what he runs.
Tyler Allgeier is a Kyle Shanahan type. Zone-blocking scheme, one-cut slasher.
The running backs invited to the Combine:
- Tyler Allgeier, BYU
- Tyler Badie, Missouri
- Greg Bell, San Diego State
- Max Borghi, Washington State
- Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
- Leddie Brown, West Virginia
- Ty Chandler, North Carolina
- Snoop Conner, Mississippi
- James Cook, Georgia
- Jashaun Corbin, Florida State
- Ty Davis-Price, LSU
- Jerrion Ealy, Mississippi
- Trestan Ebner, Baylor
- Jerome Ford, Cincinnati
- Tyler Goodson, Iowa
- Breece Hall, Iowa State
- Kevin Harris, South Carolina
- Hassan Haskins, Michigan
- Keaontay Ingram, USC
- Bam Knight, N.C. State
- Sincere McCormick, UTSA
- Isiah Pacheco, Rutgers
- Dameon Pierce, Florida
- D’vonte Price, Florida International
- Ronnie Rivers, Fresno State
- Brian Robinson, Alabama
- Abram Smith, Baylor
- Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M
- Pierre Strong, South Dakota State
- CJ Verdell, Oregon
- Kenny Walker III, Michigan State
- Jaylen Warren, Oklahoma State
- Rachaad White, Arizona State
- Quan White, South Carolina
- Zamir White, Georgia
- Kyren Williams, Notre Dame
Insanely fast OL group. My goodness. Following the WRs last night.
From the RB workouts — Iowa State’s Breece Hall with a 40-inch vertical. YO. Did not see that coming.
Lecitus Smith is another one of the mid-round guards I really like (I like a lot of them). Love how effortless his knee bend his and how he’s rarely lunging at defenders. Plenty of experience too. Great pop in his punch.