With the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine ending on Sunday, it's time to take a look at how some of the best players at the event performed.
The 33rd Team's scouting department looks at how the combine affected the top-10 players on its big board coming into the event. Some players did enough to keep their spot, while others might be falling outside the top 10.
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Top 10 Prospects
Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia
Big Board Rank: 1
The focus on Carter (scouting report) this week was not on his workout but on his off-field character. On Wednesday, two arrest warrants were issued for Carter. He was charged with racing and reckless driving in connection with a crash that took the lives of two people in January. Carter returned to Georgia to turn himself in, was released on bond and returned to the combine. The charges could hurt his draft status as all the facts are revealed.
Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia
Big Board Rank: 2
Jones (scouting report) ran an outstanding 40 (sub-5-flat) and came in with over 34-inch arms, but his jumps were ordinary, with a 30-inch vertical and 9-foot broad jump. He'll want to improve at his pro day in Athens later this month. Some other offensive tackles are pushing for the No.1 spot in this draft class.
Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
Big Board Rank: 3
Johnston (scouting report) showed off his explosiveness with a 40.5-inch vertical and 11-foot-2 broad jump but did not participate in other drills. Teams will love his height and length. It will be interesting to see Johnston work the shuttles at his pro-day to see how "leggy" he is or if he has any tightness in his lower body. His routes looked good during on-field drills, and he does have explosiveness. Johnston has excellent ball skills and looked confident going through the gauntlet drill.
Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
Big Board Rank: 4
Levis (scouting report) did not run a 40-yard dash, but he did jump well with a 34-inch vertical. He was overshadowed by the anticipation of Bryce Young's (scouting report) weigh-in, Anthony Richardson's (scouting report) freakish size and athleticism and C.J. Stroud's (scouting report) masterful throwing performance.
Through it all, Levis showed his NFL-ready body, above-average athleticism and elite arm strength.
Will Anderson, Edge, Alabama
Big Board Rank: 5
Anderson (scouting report) ran well enough but was not special or elite. He looked ordinary in the linebacker position drills, but he is an up-the-field rusher, not a traditional middle linebacker. We should better understand what he can do at his pro-day.
Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
Big Board Rank: 6
Robinson (scouting report) did not move off of the No. 1 running back spot after his performance on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. He showed what he could do as a pass catcher and a route runner. Robinson's 40-yard dash time (4.46) was not eye-popping, but certainly solid.
Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
Big Board Rank: 7
Young did not participate in any testing or on-field work, but he came in at more than 200 pounds. He looked like he was holding some extra weight, especially looking at his face. Seeing how Young looks and performs at his pro day will be interesting.
Tyree Wilson, Edge, Texas Tech
Big Board Rank: 8
Wilson (scouting report) is a good-looking prospect with ideal arm length (35 5/8 inches). He did not run a 40-yard dash or do jumps and shuttles. He is still recovering from a foot injury he sustained in November.
CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State
Big Board Rank: 9
Stroud had an outstanding performance on Saturday, and his ability to throw the football was impressive. Even with wideouts he doesn't usually throw to, Stroud looked comfortable and confident in his throws. He showed good rhythm and timing overall during his throwing session. Stroud will most likely do his runs and jumps at his pro day.
Jordan Addison, WR, USC
Big Board Rank: 10
Addison (scouting report) only tipped the scale at 173 pounds, and he lacked length, measuring in with 30 7/8-inch arms. His numbers weren't terrible, but he was in the middle of the pack compared to the other wide receivers he was competing against in Indy. Addison's lack of explosiveness was most concerning. He didn't show the "pop" required of a No. 1 receiver in the NFL.