In this article, I’ll highlight two prospects of my choosing from each position group and analyze their combine performance.
Taylor Lewan – OT – Michigan
Taylor Lewan (6’7 – 309) had one of the best combines of any prospect who attended. He ran the fastest 40 time of all offensive lineman clocking in at 4.87 seconds. To put that in perspective, last year at the NFL Combine, our own Eric Fisher at the same height and a few pounds lighter ran the 40 in 5.05 seconds. Lewan had excellent ten yard splits at 1.70 and 1.64 seconds respectively. He was very fluid and smooth throughout the drills and I think helped solidify his position as a mid first round pick.
Antonio Richardson – OT – Tennessee
Antonio “Tiny” Richardson (6’6 – 306) is my favorite offensive lineman in the draft this year. He wasn’t particularly impressive at the combine though. He ran the 40 in 5.30 seconds, put up 36 reps on the bench, and has 35 inch arms. He wasn’t the most fluid during the field drills but I think where Richardson is going to make is money is in the interview process. Richardson is extremely intelligent and displayed excellent leadership qualities in college. Taking Richardson in the 2nd round would provide very good value and whoever decides to draft Richardson won’t regret it.
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