The 33rd Team is reporting on the NFL Combine live from Indianapolis all week. We’ll be posting our takeaways from each day of the event, followed by a full-week wrap up once the ink dries and all results are final.
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Key Takeaways from Day 3
- Georgia DL Jordan Davis, and the rest of the UGA defensive front, stole the show. The 341-pound Davis posted the fastest 40-yard dash (4.78) for a player above 310 pounds since 2003. His 10-foot-3 broad jump and 32-inch vertical were highest and second-highest among the DL group, respectively. His workout also added an exceptionally twitchy 1.68 10-yard split, which is top 20 all-time for the position
- Georgia EDGE rusher Travon Walker solidified his first-round stock with an excellent all-around workout that included a 4.51 40-yard dash, 6.89 3-cone drill, 10-foot-3 broad jump and 35.5-inch vertical
- Georgia DL Devonte Wyatt led the way among his position group with a 4.77 40-yard dash
- Though his 32 1/8-inch arms were notably short, Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson solidified his top 5 stock while posting the best 3-cone time (6.73) and short shuttle (4.15) of any DE, DT or LB
- Virginia Tech EDGE Rusher Amaré Barno‘s blazing 4.36 40-yard dash was the second-fastest among any defensive linemen since 2003. He also easily notched the best broad jump time among the edge defenders at 10 feet and 11 inches
- Montana State LB Troy Andersen continues to have a very strong pre-draft process. After an excellent showing at the Senior Bowl, the former college QB and RB ran an excellent 4.42 40-yard dash, the best among linebackers
- After weighing in at 252 pounds at the Senior Bowl, Darrian Beavers weighed in at a slimmed down 237 pounds and posted the best 3-cone time of any linebacker
- Cincinnati EDGE rusher Myjai Sanders‘ 228-pound weigh-in was the lightest weight for an edge rusher at the Combine since 1999. That is 0th percentile for the position. Sanders weighed in at 242 pounds at the Senior Bowl and was listed at above 250 pounds by the school
- UConn DL Travis Jones, Oklahoma DL Perrion Winfrey, and Stanford DL Thomas Booker all also ran sub-5.00 40-yard dashes. Jones finished top 5 among his position group in the 40, broad jump, 3-cone and short shuttle. According to personnel staff at UConn, Jones was benching 500 pounds, back squatting 650 pounds, and power cleaning 405 pounds during the season.
- San Diego State EDGE rusher Cameron Thomas‘ Pro Day will be very important. After sustaining a minor injury at the Senior Bowl early on Day 1, Thomas was limited to participating in the bench press (24 reps) and positional drills.
- Minnesota EDGE rusher Boye Mafe is another player whose workout numbers and all-star performance will continue to fortify his stock. The 261-pounder ran a 4.53 40-yard dash and posted a 38-inch vertical
- Eight edge rushers in total ran under 4.6 seconds in the 40. Those not previously mentioned include Ole Miss’ Sam Williams (4.46), Oklahoma’s Nik Bonitto (4.54), Michigan’s David Ojabo (4.55), and Florida State’s Jermaine Johnson (4.58)