8 prospects likely soaring up the Chiefs' draft board after NFL Combine

You don't have to have a great Combine to be a great NFL player, but it can certainly help your draft stock.

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Another NFL Combine is now in the books and there is lots to (over)react to. It's worth noting that the Combine is just a chapter in the story that is a player's draft journey, and there are countless examples of players who do and do not ever live up to their Combine results—e.g. wide receiver John Ross. You don't have to have a great Combine to be a great NFL player, but it can certainly help your draft stock.

When it comes to whose stock is rising and falling from this year's Scouting Combine, we will be looking at prospects who make sense for the Kansas City Chiefs. To see where each player ranks on our Chiefs-specific big board be sure to bookmark the Arrowhead Addict Big Board.

Keep in mind, we are evaluating players based on their prior evaluations, so if a player was projected as a top 10 pick but now seems like a top 20 pick, that's hard to classify as a "faller."

We'll be back with those whose stock plummeted to varying degrees from their time in Indianapolis, but here are eight prospects who the Chiefs likely noticed as their stock rose.

Chop Robinson, Edge, Penn State

Had a 4.49 second time in the 40-yard dash at  254 lbs. with excellent explosive testing too. Chop Robinson has firmly put himself back into the first-round conversation.

Braden Fiske, Interior Defensive Line, Florida State

With a 96th percentile performance in the broad jump, a 97th percentile showing in his 40-yard dash, and a 91st percentile vertical leap, Fiske was the talk of the first day of testing in Indy. He posted a higher RAS score than 2023 1st round pick Calijah Kancey.

Tip Reiman, Tight End, Illinois

Posting the 10th-highest TE RAS score ever for a tight end is a good way to boost your draft stock. Not sure if suggesting birds aren't real will help things, but we like him as a high-end tight end 2 or 3.

Isaac Guerendo, Running back, Louisville

Posting the 8th highest RAS ever for a running back, Guerendo is certainly being noticed. In a weak RB class, his Combine performance coupled with his best year as a player is turning heads at the right time.

Adonai Mitchell, Wide Receiver, Texas

Mitchell has been viewed as a fringe 1st-rounder most of this cycle, but after his elite Combine performance (97th percentile 40-yard dash, 99th percentile broad jump), he might be pushing for 4th receiver taken. He's one of the few true "X" receivers with that type of agility.

Troy Fautanu, Offensive tackle, Washington

That's right: Offensive tackle. For most of this cycle, Fautanu was viewed as a guard but with his 34.5-inch arms and a 94% percentile athletic testing, he is a tackle. Given his resume and football character, this is a huge boost for him.

Max Melton, Cornerback, Rutgers

Max Melton was viewed mostly as a fringe Day 2 or 3 prospect. Though slightly undersized, his 4.39 second time in the 40-yard dash and broad jump of 11'04" put him squarely into the Day 2 conversation. His speed and gritty play will push him up boards.

Xavier Worthy, Wide Receiver, Texas

We knew Worthy was fast but not "fastest 40-yard dash ever" fast. Despite only being a few inches and pounds larger than Tank Dell, Worthy's speed alone is something teams will obsess over (Including Patrick Mahomes).