Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine is always an exciting day, as the quarterbacks and wide receivers kick off the morning with the 40-yard dash. Today’s workout results — which included the tight ends as well — saw a few marvelous individual performances at the wideout and tight end spots.
At the quarterback position, however, there were no particular workouts that stood out. Perhaps the one surprise was that Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma did not perform better; for a player compared often to Johnny Manziel or Russell Wilson, Mayfield’s 4.84-second 40-yard dash and average jumping and agility numbers proved that he is not the athlete that those two players are.
If anything, the quarterback who would have been likely to impress in workouts was Lamar Jackson, but he chose not to participate in the athletic drills. Jackson did throw, but will save his 40 and other testing for his Pro Day if he goes through them at all.
The wide receivers were a different story. A few names jump off the page when looking at the wideout performances, starting with D.J. Moore of Maryland. Perhaps nobody improved his stock as much in Indianapolis more than Moore, who measured in an inch taller than his listed height in college and just kept impressing. Moore’s 4.42 40 was fifth among receivers, he led the field with an 11-foot broad jump, and he was a half-inch off the top vertical by posting a 39.5-inch mark. That came in addition to good agility numbers (6.95 3-cone, 4.07 short shuttle), giving him the honor of best wideout workout of the day.
Another D.J., D.J. Chark, set the bar for the 40 in Indy with a blistering 4.34-second time. Chark, a 6’3”, 199-pound prospect, also had that top vertical at 40 inches. Meanwhile, Courtland Sutton of SMU had a great workout as well. His speed was solid at 4.54 seconds — especially for a bigger, 6’3” 218-pound receiver, but it was his agility numbers that stole the shot. His 6.57-second cone drill puts him in the 96th percentile of receivers at the Combine over the years, and his 4.11 short shuttle was also quite good.
Then we get to the tight ends, where the story is all about Penn State’s Mike Gesicki. For more on him, click here for our breakdown of his workout, which blew away the rest of the competition at the position.
Check out all the full workout results below.