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Five Biggest Losers from Day 1 of the NFL Scouting Combine

Five Biggest Losers from Day 1 of the NFL Scouting Combine
Five Biggest Losers from Day 1 of the NFL Scouting Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine kicked off yesterday with the defensive lineman and linebackers kicking it off and boy did some of them flop. Some of these defensive lineman and linebackers did not look very impressive.

We wanted to break down the five biggest losers from Day 1 of the NFL Scouting Combine showcasing five guys that underperformed at the Underwear Olympics. Let’s break down the biggest losers!

Andre Carter, DE, Army – At the start of the year many had Carter considered a top draft pick, but his Combine is going to hurt his stock. He did not really perform in many drills, but the drills he did perform in he looked mediocre. He had a 30 inch vertical, and only a 9’1 broad jump. His numbers on the field are great, but him not even running a forty makes me wonder why he passed on the opportunity. After seeing his explosiveness on jumps I am willing to bet his time is not very great.

Mike Morris, DE, Michigan – The 6’5 Wolverine ran a 4.95 forty and had a horrible 28’5 inch vertical. Add in the fact that he only hit a 9’2 in his broad jump and looked heavy legged, Morris hurt his stock. He looked tight, but could get it right by his pro day.

Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia – The news of him getting arrested on the day he was supposed to arrive at Indy is a huge loss. Carter was projected to be the top prospect taken on the defensive side of the ball, and his stock is going to drop big time. Telling police three lies is not going to help him, especially when you add in the fact this is his second driving arrest. He could fall out the top 10.

Jalen Graham, LB, Purdue – One of my favorite linebackers in the draft, because he looks so athletic on the field. He ran a 4.64 forty, with a 30’5 inch vertical and 9’4 broad jump. He is only 220 pounds, and ran a 4.64. That is a big time problem, because you expect if a linebacker is light he better be able to run and jump, and he did not do either well.

Caleb Murphy, DE/LB, Ferris State – Murphy has production for days, but he had a really bad Combine performance. He ran a 4.81 forty, a 28.5 inch vertical and the second slowest 10 yard split of all EDGE rushers with a 1.65. The kid is a beast on the field but his athletic skills will definitely make him slip in the draft.


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