2019 NFL DRAFT SCOUTING COMBINE RESULTS: WIDE RECEIVERS

Analysis: D.K. Metcalf Mania went into overdrive on Saturday as D.K. blazed the field with a 4.33 40 at 6’4 230 lbs…simply exquisite athleticism is an understatement…from a pure athletic standpoint, we have seen few others like D.K. Metcalf…he showed extremely poor in the 3-cone and agility drills, but teams are going to forgive him for this…he has now put himself in the Top 5-10 conversation heading into the 2019 NFL Draft…there was concern heading into the Scouting Combine as it related to the long speed of prospects like A.J. Brown, N’Keal Harry, and Hakeem Butler…each prospect answered the bell and then some cementing a high grade for themselves as we move forward…Deebo Samuel continued to ace the draft season…following an electrifying showing at the Senior Bowl, Deebo looked great at the Scouting Combine as well…what’s not to like here…he may not have the upside to be a true #1 WR, but Deebo Samuel has everything you could want in a #2…many in the scouting community or going to ding Kelvin Harmon more than I will…his speed and agility drills did not show as well as many of his contemporaries at the Wide Receiver position, but this is a player that wins more with physicality…he moves down a couple spots for me, but I won’t overreact–he is still a Top 50 player in this class…Emmanuel Hall was undervalued coming into the Scouting Combine, put on an otherworldly performance, and yet, still remains undervalued to me…Hall is simply getting lost in an unbelievably deep WR class…we knew that Parris Campbell was going to run fast–and he did not disappoint…I walked away as impressed with his 40 inch vertical leap and his 135 inch broad jump as I was with his 40 time…Ohio State used him in a unique fashion and now we are left to figure out how he projects at the next level…some will be left to think that he will be a gadget player–I disagree…I believe we have seen with his former teammate Curtis Samuel–there is more here than what he showed during his time as a Buckeye…Andy Isabella has plenty of fans out there…this is a prospect that was originally pigeon holed into a niche’ projection, and now he is opening the eyes of the scouting community to the vast opportunities in which he can be utilized at the NFL level…while so many did so well on Saturday, Riley Ridley REALLY struggled…across the board his athletic numbers disappointed…again, I’m not going to completely overreact here…I still like Riley Ridley a great deal…he is one of the better route runners in this class and he makes big plays in big games…that being said, this is a player who had underwhelming numbers during his career at Georgia…and now he backs that up with underwhelming athletic numbers…his arrow is pointing down in a class that is so deep…while once a lock for a 2nd round pick, Riley Ridley appears to be in the 3rd-4th round range at this juncture…Terry McLaurin and Mecole Hardman continue to project very similarly…both of these prospects are terrific athletes…very quick and looks to be better NFL players than they were in the collegiate ranks…and now to the curious case of Miles Boykin…Boykin put up a legendary Scouting Combine performance that was simply off the charts…measuring in at 6’4 220 lbs.–Boykin ran the 40 in 4.42 seconds, put up a 43.5 vertical leap, and an other worldly 140 inch broad jump…these numbers simply cannot be ignored and sent analysts everywhere running back to watch the tape on Miles Boykin…spoiler alert, I did just that…here’ what I saw…a player on tape that did not play with the game speed or explosiveness to match the workout that Miles Boykin turned in…it’s as simple as that…while I view him as a good prospect, I’m not going to go crazy some others might after one workout…I currently have him ranked 15th at the WR position and have him graded out as a late 3rd-early 4th round prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft…