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Melvin Gordon, Ameer Abdullah, and the Post-Combine RB Rankings from the Prospect Lab

We now have athleticism numbers for most of the 2015 prospects, and I’ve updated the rankings through the Prospect Lab. While the 40 yard dash was a disaster for numerous runners, this is still a deep and intriguing class. I was originally discouraged by the weekend’s events, but going through this exercise helped me realize there were almost as many winners as losers. A shake-up like this can also give an advantage to evidence-based drafters. (We’ve reached the point in the draft process where we’re being told a lot of takes are “obvious,” when in many cases the assertion in question is factually incorrect.)

For the runners who couldn’t run at the Combine for one reason or another, I’ve tried to be a little more conservative with their numbers than I was last time. It’s possible the Combine times understated the true speed of the RBs in this year’s class, and this seemed like the best way to address that.

1. Todd Gurley 85

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
DARREN MCFADDEN 20.36 2008 211 4.33 6.86 25 140.77 1.23 1.62 97
MATT FORTE 21.97 2008 217 4.44 6.84 30.08 177.25 1.92 2.67 97
KEVIN SMITH 21.05 2008 217 4.53 6.74 32.14 183.36 2.07 1.71 93
LEVEON BELL 20.88 2013 230 4.56 6.75 29.38 137.92 0.92 2.46 93
ADRIAN PETERSON 21.8 2007 217 4.4 7.09 26.86 144.57 1.71 1.43 86
RAY RICE 20.97 2008 199 4.42 6.65 29.23 154.77 1.85 1.92 86
TODD GURLEY 20.4 2014 222 4.45 6.9 20 152 1.5 2 85
LATAVIUS MURRAY 21.54 2013 223 4.38 6.81 18 100.55 1.36 2.45 84
MICHAEL TURNER 21.79 2004 237 4.49 7.54 25.83 137.33 1.17 1.58 84
BEN TATE 21.38 2010 220 4.34 6.91 20.23 104.77 0.77 1.54 82
TOBY GERHART 22.78 2010 231 4.5 6.94 26.38 143.92 2.15 0.85 79
DEMARCO MURRAY 22.9 2011 213 4.37 7.28 20.14 86.71 1.07 5.07 78
JORDAN TODMAN 20.87 2011 203 4.4 7.24 27.83 141.25 1.17 1.58 78

Gurley falls as he came in under his Georgia list weight, but he still distanced himself from Melvin Gordon. With the Wisconsin star disappointing, Gurley should be the clear No. 1 running back in dynasty formats, although the gap could close again if Gordon lands on the perfect team.

2. Jay Ajayi 82

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
LEVEON BELL 20.88 2013 230 4.56 6.75 29.38 137.92 0.92 2.46 93
ADRIAN PETERSON 21.8 2007 217 4.4 7.09 26.86 144.57 1.71 1.43 86
RAY RICE 20.97 2008 199 4.42 6.65 29.23 154.77 1.85 1.92 86
LATAVIUS MURRAY 21.54 2013 223 4.38 6.81 18 100.55 1.36 2.45 84
MICHAEL TURNER 21.79 2004 237 4.49 7.54 25.83 137.33 1.17 1.58 84
BEN TATE 21.38 2010 220 4.34 6.91 20.23 104.77 0.77 1.54 82
JAY AJAYI 21.5 2014 221 4.57 7.1 25 130 2.2 3.6 82
TOBY GERHART 22.78 2010 231 4.5 6.94 26.38 143.92 2.15 0.85 79
DEMARCO MURRAY 22.9 2011 213 4.37 7.28 20.14 86.71 1.07 5.07 78
JORDAN TODMAN 20.87 2011 203 4.4 7.24 27.83 141.25 1.17 1.58 78
JJ ARRINGTON 21.95 2005 214 4.4 6.81 24.08 168.17 1.25 1.75 78
LAMAR MILLER 20.6 2012 212 4.34 6.94 18.92 106 0.75 1.42 77
DEANGELO WILLIAMS 22.69 2006 214 4.45 6.57 28.18 178.55 1.64 1.09 75

Ajayi came in at the lower range of his hoped-for numbers, but that’s quite a bit different than what happened to Ka’Deem Carey a year ago or T.J. Yeldon last weekend. In fact, Ajayi’s weigh-in at an elevated 221 pounds helps to neutralize the workout results. He seems unlikely to go in the Top 5 of rookie drafts unless he lands with the Dallas Cowboys or Indianapolis Colts, but he stays right on Gurley’s heels in this projection.

3. Melvin Gordon 66

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
JOSH SCOBEY 21.97 2002 218 4.42 6.96 21.82 114.82 1.36 0.82 68
DESHAUN FOSTER 21.83 2002 222 4.57 6.82 27 138.62 1.5 1.12 68
RUDI JOHNSON 21.19 2001 227 4.57 7.32 27 130.58 1.08 0.75 68
ROBERT TURBIN 22.05 2012 222 4.42 7.16 19.15 116.69 1.46 1.31 67
MONTEE BALL 22.09 2013 214 4.46 6.88 25.43 130.71 1.57 0.71 67
JAVON RINGER 21.93 2009 205 4.55 6.87 30 125.92 1.69 2.15 66
MELVIN GORDON 22 2014 215 4.52 7.04 24.5 185 2.2 1.4 66
MARSHAWN LYNCH 20.7 2007 215 4.46 7.09 17.15 104.31 0.85 2.62 66
KNOWSHON MORENO 21.48 2009 217 4.5 6.84 19.23 107.69 1.23 2.54 65
MAURICE DREW 20.79 2006 207 4.39 7.08 15.5 76.17 1.08 2.58 65
JAMAAL CHARLES 21.01 2008 200 4.38 6.8 19.85 124.54 1.38 1.31 65
GIOVANI BERNARD 21.02 2013 202 4.5 6.91 18.4 122.8 1.2 4.7 64
KNILE DAVIS 21.15 2013 227 4.35 6.96 11.2 37.7 0.2 1.1 64

As a Gordon enthusiast myself, I’m having to fight the temptation to join those who are simply shrugging off the Combine results. It’s worth noting that with Gordon coming in at 215 pounds, he’s created a bit of cushion as it relates to his speed and agility numbers. I was hoping for more, but an 11.11 Agility Score is not bad for that size back.

4. David Cobb 66

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
JAHVID BEST 20.78 2010 199 4.34 6.75 15.67 96.33 1.33 2.44 69
JOSH SCOBEY 21.97 2002 218 4.42 6.96 21.82 114.82 1.36 0.82 68
DESHAUN FOSTER 21.83 2002 222 4.57 6.82 27 138.62 1.5 1.12 68
RUDI JOHNSON 21.19 2001 227 4.57 7.32 27 130.58 1.08 0.75 68
ROBERT TURBIN 22.05 2012 222 4.42 7.16 19.15 116.69 1.46 1.31 67
MONTEE BALL 22.09 2013 214 4.46 6.88 25.43 130.71 1.57 0.71 67
DAVID COBB 21.6 2014 229 4.55 7.15 24 125 1 1.2 66
JAVON RINGER 21.93 2009 205 4.55 6.87 30 125.92 1.69 2.15 66
MARSHAWN LYNCH 20.7 2007 215 4.46 7.09 17.15 104.31 0.85 2.62 66
KNOWSHON MORENO 21.48 2009 217 4.5 6.84 19.23 107.69 1.23 2.54 65
MAURICE DREW 20.79 2006 207 4.39 7.08 15.5 76.17 1.08 2.58 65
JAMAAL CHARLES 21.01 2008 200 4.38 6.8 19.85 124.54 1.38 1.31 65
GIOVANI BERNARD 21.02 2013 202 4.5 6.91 18.4 122.8 1.2 4.7 64

These numbers are still guesses for David Cobb as he pulled up during the 40, but they fit with the type of athleticism potentially possessed by a 229-pound runner with a 38.5-inch vertical. I’ve been starting to add Cobb late in MFL10s, but I would warn that his profile fits more as a low end RB2 type, albeit one with less bust potential than many of his peers.

5. David Johnson 63

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
MARSHAWN LYNCH 20.7 2007 215 4.46 7.09 17.15 104.31 0.85 2.62 66
KNOWSHON MORENO 21.48 2009 217 4.5 6.84 19.23 107.69 1.23 2.54 65
MAURICE DREW 20.79 2006 207 4.39 7.08 15.5 76.17 1.08 2.58 65
JAMAAL CHARLES 21.01 2008 200 4.38 6.8 19.85 124.54 1.38 1.31 65
GIOVANI BERNARD 21.02 2013 202 4.5 6.91 18.4 122.8 1.2 4.7 64
KNILE DAVIS 21.15 2013 227 4.35 6.96 11.2 37.7 0.2 1.1 64
DAVID JOHNSON 23 2014 224 4.5 6.82 20 111 1.4 2.7 64
TYLER GAFFNEY 22.72 2014 220 4.49 6.78 23.57 122.07 1.5 1.07 63
MONTARIO HARDESTY 22.93 2010 225 4.49 6.87 21.69 103.46 1 1.92 62
JAMIE HARPER 21.32 2011 233 4.53 7.16 15.15 58.46 0.54 2.69 62
JEROME HARRISON 22.75 2006 201 4.47 6.79 28 172.73 1.45 2.18 62
ANTONIO PITTMAN 21.07 2007 207 4.4 6.84 18.62 94.85 1.08 1.08 62
ANDRE BROWN 22.05 2009 224 4.37 7.35 13.46 59 0.54 2.23 61

Before the Combine Johnson was an old prospect from a smaller school. Following the workouts, there’s little question his athleticism translates to the NFL. That casts the workhorse and receiving numbers in a different light. For those who miss out on the first tier runners, Johnson and Tevin Coleman could end up as tremendous consolation prizes.

6. Tevin Coleman 59

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
MONTARIO HARDESTY 22.93 2010 225 4.49 6.87 21.69 103.46 1 1.92 62
JAMIE HARPER 21.32 2011 233 4.53 7.16 15.15 58.46 0.54 2.69 62
JEROME HARRISON 22.75 2006 201 4.47 6.79 28 172.73 1.45 2.18 62
ANTONIO PITTMAN 21.07 2007 207 4.4 6.84 18.62 94.85 1.08 1.08 62
ANDRE BROWN 22.05 2009 224 4.37 7.35 13.46 59 0.54 2.23 61
RYAN MOATS 21.97 2005 210 4.46 7.22 24 147.83 1.5 1.25 61
TEVIN COLEMAN 21.7 2014 206 4.48 6.95 22.5 170 1.25 2.1 59
CYRUS GRAY 22.02 2012 206 4.4 7.17 18 95 1.09 2.82 58
RONNIE BROWN 23.08 2005 233 4.43 7.12 12.75 76.08 0.67 2.83 58
CEDRIC BENSON 22.03 2005 222 4.62 7.5 27.17 152.83 1.58 1.83 58
TIM CORNETT 21.69 2014 209 4.48 7.01 20.31 98.77 1.15 2.31 57
ANTHONY THOMAS 23.05 2001 229 4.58 7.48 26.09 141 1.45 1.18 55
CARNELL WILLIAMS 22.72 2005 217 4.43 6.95 18.38 89.62 0.92 1.62 54

Nothing new to report here, so let’s take a brief detour. I wrote quite a bit about highlight yards a year ago and used them to explain why I felt Jeremy Hill had more upside than Carlos Hyde. According to the information compiled by Football Study Hall, Melvin Gordon and Tevin Coleman have lapped the field in this metric over the last two seasons. And Coleman was even better than Gordon.

7. Karlos Williams 58

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
JEROME HARRISON 22.75 2006 201 4.47 6.79 28 172.73 1.45 2.18 62
ANTONIO PITTMAN 21.07 2007 207 4.4 6.84 18.62 94.85 1.08 1.08 62
ANDRE BROWN 22.05 2009 224 4.37 7.35 13.46 59 0.54 2.23 61
RYAN MOATS 21.97 2005 210 4.46 7.22 24 147.83 1.5 1.25 61
CYRUS GRAY 22.02 2012 206 4.4 7.17 18 95 1.09 2.82 58
RONNIE BROWN 23.08 2005 233 4.43 7.12 12.75 76.08 0.67 2.83 58
KARLOS WILLIAMS 21.7 2014 230 4.48 7.16 12.5 57.4 0.9 2.4 58
CEDRIC BENSON 22.03 2005 222 4.62 7.5 27.17 152.83 1.58 1.83 58
TIM CORNETT 21.69 2014 209 4.48 7.01 20.31 98.77 1.15 2.31 57
ANTHONY THOMAS 23.05 2001 229 4.58 7.48 26.09 141 1.45 1.18 55
CARNELL WILLIAMS 22.72 2005 217 4.43 6.95 18.38 89.62 0.92 1.62 54
GARRETT WOLFE 22.35 2007 186 4.39 6.69 23.77 148.31 1.38 2.15 53
TONY HUNT 21.12 2007 233 4.68 7.39 21.31 106.62 0.85 2.08 53

Williams was the big winner among running backs. He goes from being a late round prospect or UDFA to a solid sleeper by running a 4.48 forty at 230 pounds. The algorithm strongly prefers production, but that size/speed combo trumps even his paltry on-field work.

8. Javorius Allen 55

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
RYAN MOATS 21.97 2005 210 4.46 7.22 24 147.83 1.5 1.25 61
CYRUS GRAY 22.02 2012 206 4.4 7.17 18 95 1.09 2.82 58
RONNIE BROWN 23.08 2005 233 4.43 7.12 12.75 76.08 0.67 2.83 58
CEDRIC BENSON 22.03 2005 222 4.62 7.5 27.17 152.83 1.58 1.83 58
TIM CORNETT 21.69 2014 209 4.48 7.01 20.31 98.77 1.15 2.31 57
ANTHONY THOMAS 23.05 2001 229 4.58 7.48 26.09 141 1.45 1.18 55
JAVORIUS ALLEN 23.3 2014 221 4.53 6.96 21.2 115 0.9 3.2 55
CARNELL WILLIAMS 22.72 2005 217 4.43 6.95 18.38 89.62 0.92 1.62 54
GARRETT WOLFE 22.35 2007 186 4.39 6.69 23.77 148.31 1.38 2.15 53
TONY HUNT 21.12 2007 233 4.68 7.39 21.31 106.62 0.85 2.08 53
ISAIAH PEAD 22.06 2012 197 4.39 6.95 18.23 96.85 0.92 2.85 53
DANIEL THOMAS 23.19 2011 230 4.62 7.06 22.92 121.92 1.46 2.08 53
ANTHONY DIXON 22.19 2010 233 4.67 7.09 23.36 126.45 1.09 1.64 52

While high profile runners were dropping all around him, Allen managed a 40 and 3-cone that were in line with expectations. It would have been nice to see him outperform, but a 221-pound pass catching back with a 4.53 forty and sub-7.0 cone drill should have a promising NFL career.

9. Zach Zenner 54

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
CYRUS GRAY 22.02 2012 206 4.4 7.17 18 95 1.09 2.82 58
RONNIE BROWN 23.08 2005 233 4.43 7.12 12.75 76.08 0.67 2.83 58
CEDRIC BENSON 22.03 2005 222 4.62 7.5 27.17 152.83 1.58 1.83 58
TIM CORNETT 21.69 2014 209 4.48 7.01 20.31 98.77 1.15 2.31 57
ANTHONY THOMAS 23.05 2001 229 4.58 7.48 26.09 141 1.45 1.18 55
CARNELL WILLIAMS 22.72 2005 217 4.43 6.95 18.38 89.62 0.92 1.62 54
ZACH ZENNER 23 2014 223 4.6 7.08 24.1 142 1.8 2 54
GARRETT WOLFE 22.35 2007 186 4.39 6.69 23.77 148.31 1.38 2.15 53
TONY HUNT 21.12 2007 233 4.68 7.39 21.31 106.62 0.85 2.08 53
ISAIAH PEAD 22.06 2012 197 4.39 6.95 18.23 96.85 0.92 2.85 53
DANIEL THOMAS 23.19 2011 230 4.62 7.06 22.92 121.92 1.46 2.08 53
ANTHONY DIXON 22.19 2010 233 4.67 7.09 23.36 126.45 1.09 1.64 52
JERIOUS NORWOOD 22.35 2006 210 4.4 6.81 17.36 103.27 0.55 1.73 52

I coudn’t find Zenner’s birth date, so I erred on the side of caution. While the South Dakota State prospect’s Lab measurables don’t scream star, he also jumped 41 inches and posted an 11.22 Agility Score. If Zenner ends up on a roster with even a hint of future opportunity, you should snap him up late in every draft.

10. Duke Johnson 49

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
JERIOUS NORWOOD 22.35 2006 210 4.4 6.81 17.36 103.27 0.55 1.73 52
SHANE VEREEN 21.75 2011 210 4.49 6.95 19.25 97.25 1.08 1.83 52
ROY HELU 22.08 2011 219 4.4 6.67 13.43 88.93 0.79 0.36 50
KADEEM CAREY 21.18 2014 207 4.7 7.08 29.08 157.08 1.58 2.17 50
ALEX GREEN 22.52 2011 225 4.45 6.91 10.43 85.64 1.29 1.93 50
DARRIN REAVES 20.64 2014 209 4.54 7.07 16.83 77.83 1 2.42 50
DUKE JOHNSON 21.3 2014 207 4.54 7 18.6 127 1 2.9 49
MIKE JAMES 21.63 2013 223 4.5 6.93 12.25 51.75 0.5 2.5 49
CHARLES SIMS 23.21 2014 214 4.48 7.16 17.33 91.25 0.92 3.75 49
JERICK MCKINNON 21.5 2014 209 4.41 6.83 16 103 1.2 0 49
KERWYNN WILLIAMS 21.53 2013 195 4.44 7.15 16.77 116.31 1.15 3.46 48
AHMAD BRADSHAW 20.7 2007 198 4.55 6.7 20.75 126.92 1.58 1.42 48
CHARCANDRICK WEST 22.5 2014 205 4.4 7.08 13.18 82.36 1.27 2.91 47

Last weekend was an unmitigated disaster for Duke Johnson. After disappointing in the 40 and vertical, he appears to have opted out of the very agility drills that might have rehabbed his value.

11. Jeremy Langford 48

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
ALEX GREEN 22.52 2011 225 4.45 6.91 10.43 85.64 1.29 1.93 50
DARRIN REAVES 20.64 2014 209 4.54 7.07 16.83 77.83 1 2.42 50
MIKE JAMES 21.63 2013 223 4.5 6.93 12.25 51.75 0.5 2.5 49
CHARLES SIMS 23.21 2014 214 4.48 7.16 17.33 91.25 0.92 3.75 49
JERICK MCKINNON 21.5 2014 209 4.41 6.83 16 103 1.2 0 49
KERWYNN WILLIAMS 21.53 2013 195 4.44 7.15 16.77 116.31 1.15 3.46 48
JEREMY LANGFORD 23.1 2014 208 4.42 7.22 21.2 117 1.7 0.8 48
AHMAD BRADSHAW 20.7 2007 198 4.55 6.7 20.75 126.92 1.58 1.42 48
CHARCANDRICK WEST 22.5 2014 205 4.4 7.08 13.18 82.36 1.27 2.91 47
DARREN SPROLES 21.44 2005 187 4.47 6.96 22.18 119.82 1 2.91 46
KENDALL HUNTER 22.3 2011 199 4.46 6.74 20.85 119.08 1.23 1.54 46
MEWELDE MOORE 21.29 2004 209 4.65 7.07 20.56 101.67 0.56 4.33 45
JOSEPH ADDAI 22.68 2006 214 4.4 7.1 14.38 70.08 0.69 1.54 44

Langford still possesses plenty of red flags – his awful agility times fit with the poor receiving background – but running the Combine’s fastest RB forty pushes him into the winner category.

12. Cameron Artis-Payne 44

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
KENDALL HUNTER 22.3 2011 199 4.46 6.74 20.85 119.08 1.23 1.54 46
MEWELDE MOORE 21.29 2004 209 4.65 7.07 20.56 101.67 0.56 4.33 45
JOSEPH ADDAI 22.68 2006 214 4.4 7.1 14.38 70.08 0.69 1.54 44
JACQUIZZ RODGERS 20.84 2011 196 4.59 7.31 21.33 98.67 1.17 3.67 44
JOHNATHAN FRANKLIN 23.19 2013 205 4.46 6.89 20.14 123.86 0.93 2.36 44
KENJON BARNER 23.7 2013 196 4.39 6.87 21.38 135.92 1.62 1.54 44
CAMERON ARTIS-PAYNE 22.5 2014 212 4.53 7.13 23.3 124 1 1 44
JOSEPH RANDLE 21.02 2013 204 4.59 7.01 21.08 109 1.08 2.15 44
MIKE GOODSON 21.53 2009 208 4.46 6.89 9.4 40.6 0.5 3.7 42
SHONN GREENE 23.38 2009 227 4.62 7.1 23.62 142.31 1.54 0.62 42
DAMIEN NASH 22.64 2005 218 4.55 6.73 16.4 79.2 0.7 2.5 42
ANTHONY ALLEN 22.41 2011 228 4.56 6.79 18.46 101.23 0.54 0.23 41
STEVE SLATON 22.01 2008 197 4.45 6.74 16.23 80.85 1.31 2 41

After fears that Artis-Payne was just a product of the Auburn system, he posted Combine results that at least give him the edge over Rich Rod or Alabama system backs. His fantasy value is almost entirely dependent on team landing spot.

13. Ameer Abdullah 41

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
KENJON BARNER 23.7 2013 196 4.39 6.87 21.38 135.92 1.62 1.54 44
JOSEPH RANDLE 21.02 2013 204 4.59 7.01 21.08 109 1.08 2.15 44
MIKE GOODSON 21.53 2009 208 4.46 6.89 9.4 40.6 0.5 3.7 42
SHONN GREENE 23.38 2009 227 4.62 7.1 23.62 142.31 1.54 0.62 42
DAMIEN NASH 22.64 2005 218 4.55 6.73 16.4 79.2 0.7 2.5 42
ANTHONY ALLEN 22.41 2011 228 4.56 6.79 18.46 101.23 0.54 0.23 41
AMEER ABDULLAH 21.5 2014 205 4.6 6.79 20 124 1.7 1.7 41
STEVE SLATON 22.01 2008 197 4.45 6.74 16.23 80.85 1.31 2 41
JONATHAN DWYER 20.46 2010 229 4.64 7.56 16.79 99.64 1 0.36 40
ALLEN BRADFORD 22.27 2011 242 4.53 6.97 10 72.18 0.45 0.27 40
CHRISTINE MICHAEL 22.06 2013 220 4.43 6.69 8 37.91 1.09 0.73 40
STEPFAN TAYLOR 21.58 2013 214 4.7 7.13 23 109.29 0.93 2.93 40
DAVID FLUELLEN 21.82 2014 224 4.72 6.9 18.44 123.78 1.11 3 40

As FD addressed this weekend, the overall agility and explosion numbers paint a very different picture of Abdullah than does his 40 time. He also would have had better age-adjusted production numbers a year ago. Since his raw numbers took a slight step forward, the overall resume is quite strong. I would continue to target Abdullah in the same range you felt comfortable with a week ago.

14. T.J. Yeldon 37

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
DAVID FLUELLEN 21.82 2014 224 4.72 6.9 18.44 123.78 1.11 3 40
STEVAN RIDLEY 21.96 2011 225 4.65 6.78 19.15 88.23 1.15 0.85 40
ZAC STACY 21.75 2013 216 4.53 6.7 15.92 87.77 0.77 0.77 40
MIKE GILLISLEE 22.19 2013 208 4.48 7.12 18.77 88.62 0.77 1.23 39
DION LEWIS 20.3 2011 193 4.56 6.9 18.25 88.42 1.08 2.25 39
DAREL SCOTT 22.67 2011 211 4.31 7.15 9.38 54.46 0.38 1.08 38
T.J. YELDON 21.5 2014 226 4.61 7.19 15 75 0.92 1.2 37
JOE MCKNIGHT 21.65 2010 198 4.4 7.12 13.67 84.5 0.67 1.83 37
DWAYNE WRIGHT 23.52 2007 228 4.66 7.23 21.75 121.83 0.92 2.42 37
LADELL BETTS 22.26 2002 220 4.62 7.06 20 96 0.91 1.27 36
BRANDON JACKSON 21.26 2007 210 4.54 7 13.43 70.64 0.57 2.36 36
KOLBY SMITH 22.06 2007 220 4.5 7.22 11.85 66.31 0.54 1.85 36
JULIUS JONES 22.33 2004 214 4.47 7.96 19.08 105.67 0.83 0.83 36

Yeldon was featured in my piece on the most interesting Combine questions, specifically whether he could separate himself from Mark Ingram as an athlete. The answer was a qualified no. He’s not quite as unathletic as the former Heisman winner, but very few NFL players are. This doesn’t mean you should completely ignore the Alabama back. He’s big, relatively well-rounded, and broke out as a true freshman. But he’s no longer in the first round rookie draft discussion.

15. Mike Davis 35

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
BRANDON JACKSON 21.26 2007 210 4.54 7 13.43 70.64 0.57 2.36 36
KOLBY SMITH 22.06 2007 220 4.5 7.22 11.85 66.31 0.54 1.85 36
JULIUS JONES 22.33 2004 214 4.47 7.96 19.08 105.67 0.83 0.83 36
EDDIE LACY 22.03 2013 231 4.64 7.33 14.57 94.43 1.21 1.57 36
VICK BALLARD 21.47 2012 219 4.59 7.03 14.85 91.46 0.77 1.54 36
WALI LUNDY 22.33 2006 214 4.48 7.01 13.09 52.18 0.91 1.36 35
MIKE DAVIS 21.9 2014 217 4.61 7 15.3 75.5 0.85 2.5 35
GLEN COFFEE 21.69 2009 209 4.5 7.35 16.64 98.79 0.71 1.14 34
CHAUNCEY WASHINGTON 22.69 2008 215 4.45 7.53 16.25 80.75 0.83 0.58 34
DESHAWN WYNN 23.27 2007 232 4.47 7.26 11.83 58.42 0.5 0.5 33
ANTONIO ANDREWS 22.14 2014 225 4.82 7.24 22.25 144.17 1.33 3.42 33
NOAH HERRON 22.67 2005 200 4.6 6.96 22.83 115.08 1.17 2.67 33
JOHNNY WHITE 22.77 2011 209 4.5 7.07 14.44 80 0.78 2.67 3

I still like the size and receiving totals. The full Agility Score of 11.18 is solid. But Davis didn’t show the athleticism to offset very poor usage numbers in 2014.

16. Josh Robinson 17

NAME AGE YEAR WT FORTY CONE ATTS YPG TDS RECS SCORE
LACHE SEASTRUNK 21.44 2014 201 4.51 6.81 14.36 107 1 0 24
RYAN WILLIAMS 20.75 2011 212 4.59 6.96 11 47.7 0.9 0.6 23
CEDRIC HOUSTON 22.53 2005 225 4.61 7.28 13.92 77.31 0.62 1.23 23
BARON BATCH 23.05 2011 207 4.5 7.03 13.62 62.77 0.38 2 21
LEONARD HENRY 23.9 2002 206 4.57 7.11 16.73 130.18 1.45 2.27 19
CHRIS RAINEY 23.85 2012 180 4.36 6.5 14.25 71.75 0.17 2.58 16
JOSH ROBINSON 22.4 2014 217 4.7 7.1 14.6 92.5 0.9 2.2 15
LEON WASHINGTON 23.36 2006 201 4.42 6.96 8.82 39.09 0.27 2.27 15
LORENZO BOOKER 22.55 2007 191 4.46 7.04 11 47.38 0.31 2.54 12
THEO RIDDICK 21.7 2013 201 4.66 6.99 14.62 70.54 0.38 2.77 12
EVAN ROYSTER 23.12 2011 212 4.65 7.07 16 78 0.46 1.92 10
REX BURKHEAD 22.52 2013 214 4.65 6.85 12.25 84.38 0.62 1.38 9
VERNAND MORENCY 24.92 2005 212 4.66 7.02 23.45 134 1.09 0.45 7

Robinson’s 3-cone is an estimate, but by the time he skipped the agilities the damage was already done. His best fit is probably as the emergency back in a committee.

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