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Five Biggest Winners from Day 1 of the NFL Scouting Combine

Five Biggest Winners 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 they impress. Some of these defensive lineman and linebackers were moving!

We wanted to break down the five biggest winners from Day 1 of the NFL Scouting Combine showcasing five guys that did a wonderful job in the Underwear Olympics. Let’s break down the biggest winners!

Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida – A 6’6, 310 pound man running a 4.88 forty is absolutely bananas. I know many people will talk about Calijah Kancey who had an amazing forty time, but he is a little guy. Dexter has smaller than normal arms for his size, but man he is super athletic.

Nolan Smith, DE, Georgia – If you see a winners list and this guy is not on the list stop reading. Nolan Smith was a freak and was pissed after he found out he ran a 4.4 forty. The 6’2, 238 pound edge rusher blazed a 4.39 forty with a combine record 1.52 10 yard split for Edge Rushers. Add in the fact he jumped 41’5 in the vert and 10’8 on the broad jump and you have yourself an instant winner.

Adetomiwa Adebawore, DE, Northwestern – Tomi was a beast running a 4.49 forty yards dash which is crazy for a man over 270 pounds. He added a 37’5 inch vertical jump and a 10’6 broad jump. He was 10 pounds heavier than the first overall pick in 2022, and had better numbers in damn near every category.

Owen Pappoe, LB, Auburn – Scouts are going to have to pull up the Auburn film again after his performance yesterday. The playmaker for the Tigers blazed a 4.39 forty and showed so much twitch in his drills it made you fall in love. Pappoe looked very good and definitely made some big time money at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Byron Young, DE, Tennessee – I mean if he would have been in last year’s draft he would have been the talk of the draft, but he will be overshadowed by Nolan Smith. Young however tore it up. He had an 11 broad jump, a 4.43 forty yard dash and a 38 inch vertical. His biggest knock is his age at 25, but his performance was impressive.


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