Should the Browns take Saquon Barkley No. 1 overall?

Tricia Pearson
March 9, 2018

The 2018 NFL Combine featured plenty of great storylines and outstanding performances that coaches, fans, and players will not soon forget. How mind-blowing was Barkley's Combine? He did exactly that. Another former Penn State star Ki-Jana Carter is the last ball carrier to go No. 1, way back in 1995. However, the Browns may prefer to take a running back first, and the quarterback later, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Wyoming's Josh Allen showed off his big arm in the passing drills by throwing a pass 70 yards in the air.

Griffin was one of the best stories to come out of the Combine. Griffin had his left hand amputated due to a congenital defect at age four.

It was time for the pass rushers, defensive linemen and linebackers to strut their stuff.

Wade was five pounds heavier than his measurement at the Senior Bowl and wasn't exceptional with speed (4.57 in the 40 and 4.40 in the 20-yard shuttle) or power (15 reps in the bench press). Some NFL Draft prospects are one step closer to hearing their name called in Dallas after this weekend's performance.

The Lions also have Tabor, who infamously ran the 40 in 4.62 seconds at the combine but became a second-round pick after Bob Quinn watched more film on him than any prospect he's ever scouted.

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Broad jump: Running back Bo Scarbrough (Northridge, Alabama), 129 inches; running back Kerryon Johnson (Madison Academy, Auburn), 126; defensive back Tony Brown (Alabama), 125. His performance in Indianapolis should help quiet those with concerns.

He posted the fastest time of all safeties, continuing an impressive combine for Penn State players. He measured in at 6-6 (6'5-6/8) and 264 pounds, which is terrific size for a down 4-3 edge rusher. Davenport is a bit raw, which is why he draws comparisons to Ziggy Ansah coming out.

Barkley is strong, quick, fast and explosive. He certainly put himself into the conversation to be the first tight end off the board. As if that wasn't enough, Griffin looked crisp in coverage drills as well. He can swing his hips and change direction nearly like a defensive back. He had a good Combine showing off his versatility. He measured in at 6-foot-2 and 311 pounds, and ran a 4.95-second 40. Plus, his nine reps on the bench press were well below average for his position. Brown is able to compensate for his lack of athleticism on the field with his wide base and wingspan, but the low numbers he posted in Indianapolis will be an anchor on his draft grade, most likely out of the top-two rounds.

Davenport was already expected to sneak his way into the first round prior to the combine. His athleticism was on display with a 9-foot, 5-inch broad jump, which tied for third among offensive linemen.

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