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3 takeaways for Broncos from 2018 National Football League combine

09 March 2018

These 12 picks aren't just a collection of later selections though as the Browns will choose six players in the first 65 picks - barring any trades that is.

My absolute favorite quote from an #NFL evaluator who watched #PennState running back Saquon Barkley this week: "After his last drill, I thought he was going to put on a cape and fly out of here". If the Browns take Barkley, he will become the first running back selected No. 1 overall since fellow Nittany Lion Ki-Jana Carter was taken first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1995 NFL Draft. Chubb really helped himself with his performance.

Johnson did 17 reps on the bench press and ran a 4.50-second 40-yard dash.

Maybe not. Cleveland is reportedly considering taking the best player in the draft at No. 1.

The question is: Who were the standout performers from the 2018 Scouting Combine and how might that improve their projection in the 2018 NFL Draft?

And as it does every year, the Combine provided a lot of insight about the top players heading into the Draft in April. Yes, he was expected to run fast, but hype creates pressure on top prospects to perform up to expectations. At 6-2 and 252 pounds with 33-inch arms, Landry ran a 4.64 40-yard dash with a 1.58 10-yard split, 6.88 three-cone and 36-inch vertical. In addition, he posted a solid 4.43 in the 40-yard dash, boosting his resume for man-to-man coverage.

But a lackluster performance, led by bottom tier vertical and broad jumps (30-inches and 9 3/8-feet respectively) may push him to Day 3 of the draft, which would be a frustrating result for the early-entry receiver. Reid, who is the younger brother of 2013 first-round pick Eric Reid, also hit 36.5-inches in the vertical, 10-feet-8 in the broad jump and 4.15 in the short shuttle.

40-yard dash: Defensive back Tony Brown (Alabama), 4.35 seconds; defensive back Anthony Averett (Alabama), 4.36; wide receiver Robert Foster (Alabama), 4.41. Barkley's combination of size, speed, vision and agility have teams drooling at the top of the draft, and he erased any doubt that he'll be off the board in the top five.

You can pick and choose between corner and linebacker as the Rams' biggest need this offseason, but even after trading for Marcus Peters, it's obvious Los Angeles needs another defensive back on the outside.

3 takeaways for Broncos from 2018 National Football League combine