2014 NFL Scouting Combine: Risers and Fallers

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Seized Moment:  A.J. McCarron (Alabama) 

40 yd dash 4.94
Vertical Jump 28″
Broad Jump 99″
3-Cone 7.18
20 yd shuttle 4.34

FRG Scouting had a 3rd round grade on McCarron entering the Scouting Combine, and there’s no denying that he performed at least on that level in Indianapolis.  He displayed a professional’s approach to the drills and threw the ball better than many expected he would.  While I still don’t think he climbed into the top two rounds, he looked every bit the part of a player that should be selected late-Day 2.

Disappointed:  Blake Bortles (UCF)

40 yd dash 4.93
Vertical Jump 32.5″
Broad Jump 115″
3-Cone 7.08
20 yd shuttle 4.21

Bortles failed to distance himself from the rest of the quarterbacks that participated in the throwing drills at the Combine, and he wasn’t throwing against the other 1st round passers (Bridgewater, Manziel.)  Bortles currently has a late-2nd round grade from FRG, and his performance at the Combine failed to elevate his grade into round 1; we’d be stunned if he ends up being the first selection in May.

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2 comments for “2014 NFL Scouting Combine: Risers and Fallers

  1. March 3, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    One note on WIlder: he was clearly flustered by the starter on his 40. Was nervous and this coach from the Steelers is teaching him how to run a dash in real time. Wouldn’t be surprised if he shave 0.2-0.3 off the combine 40.

    • Bryan Perez, Director of College Scouting
      March 4, 2014 at 8:53 am

      I agree. His start was terrible. Raises questions as to how hard (or how seriously) he took his combine preparation. That said, I love his NFL upside.

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