Combine draft stock: 3 who earned a 1st round grade, 3 who fell out



Now that the NFL Scouting Combine is over, here’s our biggest winners and losers. Or three stock up and three stock down. Here’s three who came to Indianapolis without a first round grade, but now stand a very good chance of hearing their names called on draft night. Conversely, three who fell out of the first round with a bad performance.

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Here are the guys who made themselves a lot of money at the combine.

AJ McCarron: not quite ready to give him a first round grade yet, as I’m still ranking Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr ahead of him, but he’s definitely a Friday not prospect now. Mr. Katherine Webb was at least willing to work with unfamiliar receivers, because he actually threw there. So few prospects did. He came through delivering the goods too.

Aaron Donald: ran a 4.68 40 which is PHENOMENAL for a guy his size. His 35 reps on the bench press was second most in his position group.

Brandin Cooks: It probably now goes Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Marqise Lee, Kelvin Benjamin and Cooks. Broke combine records in the 20- and 60-yard shuttles while running a Sonic the Hedgehog like 4.33 in the 40-yard dash.

Allen Robinson vs. UW

Wait till Friday or Saturday now.

3 who lost a lot of money at the combine

Cyrus Kouandjio:  knee issues, weight problems, drew poor reviews for his performance. might be a round 4 guy now

Allen Robinson: Odell Beckham and a host of other WRs are ranked well ahead of him now. A 4.60 40 doesn’t cut it in the NFL.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins: medical issues, a poor workout for the drills he was able to participate in…just adds to the problems he already had with the suspension and DUI from the summer. Mid round prospect at best now.

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