2019 NFL DRAFT SCOUTING COMBINE RESULTS: DEFENSIVE ENDS

ANALYSIS: Man, did this pass rushing class show off or what…honestly, we could begin with any number of our edge rushers, but I think we have to start with Montez Sweat…Sweat was simply unreal to watch during his time at the Scouting Combine…a 4.41 40 yard dash, 36 inch vertical leap, 125 inch broad jump and a 7 second 3-cone drill…Montez Sweat is officially a freak…this elevates his stock from simply a 1st rounder to someone who needs to be considered a legit threat to be drafted in the Top 5 at this point…speaking of Freaks–Rashan Gary reintroduced himself to the scouting community…mind you, I have been critical of Gary in the past due to his lack of statistical production during his time at Michigan…I’ve come full circle here…they simply just don’t make them like Rashan Gary and he profiles as a prospect who will be a better pro than a collegiate once he receives proper NFL coaching…Gary could very well find himself being drafted in the Top 5-10 picks as well…coming in to the process, Nick Bosa and Josh Allen were viewed as Top 3-5 prospects–and they performed as advertised…it was very important to see a healthy Nick Bosa in action–and he showed off a truly unique blend of speed and athleticism–firmly in the Top 3 mix…Josh Allen did the same…at 6’4 260 lbs. with his speed to power ability–Josh Allen will appeal to top 5 teams looking for that speed rushing ability off the edge…the hits just keep on coming…if you’re looking for that special speed rushing ability–look no further than Brian Burns…one of the larger question marks heading into the Scouting Combine surrounded around the weight of Burns…playing around 235 at Florida State, Burns added 15 lbs. in the off-season and comes in at a statuesque 6’5 250 lbs. and not just that, but he smoked the Scouting Combine…a 4.53 40 yard dash, 36 inch vertical leap, astronomical 129 inch broad jump, and a 7 second 3-cone drill…Brian Burns looked spectacular in everything that he did in Indianapolis and is now in the mix for a Top 10 pick as well…Clelin Ferrell did not compete in all of the drills, but did well in what he participated in…it feels like he is being passed by some of his contemporaries…he was once thought to be a Top 10 pick, the feeling now is his stock is more around the Top 15-20…one prospect who did not have a good weekend was Jachai Polite…he did not do many of the drills, but reportedly, had very off-putting interviews and is turning people off on his projection…Polite is a prospect I love athletically and on the field, it feels like his mentality and maturity may have him tumbling down into the late 1st/early 2nd round range…Chase Winovich calmed any concerns in regards to his athletic testing…you see the fluidity on tape, and it was matched during his workout in Indianapolis…I have Chase Winovich as a solid 2nd round pick at this juncture…I could talk about the prospects all day, but one guy I want to make sure to highlight is Anthony Nelson the DE from Purdue…initially Anthony Nelson didn’t pop in his workouts, until we hit the 3-cone drill…Nelson posted a 6.95 3-cone time–and why is this important..? For a 6’7 270 lb. prospect to be this fluid in a short-area quickness drill is jaw-dropping…what that tells me is that Nelson can win quickly with different moves at the line of scrimmage…a couple of mid-round prospects that we need to do more work on following their lights-out workout at the Scouting Combine…Ben Banogu from TCU and John Cominsky from Charleston…

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