National Football League scouting combine: Saquon Barkley is a superstar in workout drills

Jon Howard
March 4, 2018

"He's been all over my social media", Hamilton said. "Obviously that's not the case".

Barkley entered the week as arguably the best player in the draft and he only confirmed that with his Combine workout Friday.

"He's going to be hard to cut", said Dan Shonka, national scout and general manager for Ourlads Scouting Services, who helped select players for the annual East-West Shrine Game. If you go to a team like that, obviously, they've had some rough years. "This guy's just fun to watch'".

While the Vikings' quarterback situation has dominated the headlines at the Combine, Minnesota's brass is also there to find an impact player at No. 30 overall.

At least NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah tried to talk about Penny after the senior from Norwalk posted one of the event's fastest 40-yard dash times.

The 32 running back prospects invited to participate in the Combine began the week with interviews and medical testing, followed by the all-important measurements in mid-week.

Afterward, Barkley confessed to some disappointment with his numbers, not unusual for him. Saquon then put his speed on display by running a blistering 4.40 secs in the 40-yard dash, per

Pakistan soldiers killed in firing
On Thursday, Pakistan summoned an Indian diplomat and lodged a protest over what it said was a violation of a 2003 cease-fire. A civilian was injured in the shelling in Kalsia, where a house was also damaged, Choudhary said.

-Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough is an interesting prospect, and his workout on Friday only raised the level of intrigue. "All those guys are special with the ball in their hands, and that's something I strive to be".

With the running back class bundled up after Saquon Barkley, Jones' injury means teams will have to wait until USC's Pro Day to really see what he can do.

Lamar Jackson will not run the 40 at the Combine.

"That kid was just at prom last week, and now he's doing this", Gesicki said. "He's been an unbelievable talent and he's only going to continue to improve". They performed the bench press on Thursday.

Both running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel had strong showings in the 40-yard dash.

The most glaring are the 14 reps on the bench press and being yelled at by coaches.

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