Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

4 takeaways from the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine for the Rams

4 takeaways from the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine for the Rams

If the Browns take Barkley, he will become the first running back selected No. 1 overall since fellow Nittany Lion Ki-Jana Carter was taken first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1995 NFL Draft.

Josh Allen was the top performer among all quarterbacks in the Combine.

Unfortunately for Ronald Jones, his Combine was cut short by injury. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds and impressed during the rest of his on-field drills. He also posted a strong 36.5 vertical jump before ending his day.

And while he may soon belong in your fantasy football lineup, he doesn't belong at the top of the 2018 NFL Draft, or on the San Francisco 49ers' roster.

Entering the NFL Combine, Alabama's Calvin Ridley and maybe SMU's Courtland Sutton were the only first-round worthy receivers.

Why he's a good fit for the Falcons: Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff have said they are always looking to improve at every position, and Sweat has such athletic upside that he could be worth a flier on Day 2, despite questions about his knee.

The Chicago Bears are in the market for a cornerback in the NFL Draft.

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James had a broad jump of 11 feet while hitting 40 inches on the vertical. UCLA's Kolton Miller, who's film shows an outstanding long blocker who struggles with technique, may have solidified his spot in the first round in Indianapolis. Unfortunately, the 6-foot-8, 360-pound tackle then went out and posted abysmal numbers in Indianapolis.

Here, we take a look at the players that were most impressive at this year's combine.

At 6-feet and 201 pounds, Oliver ran a quick 40-yard dash time for his size of 4.50 seconds.

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Even more impressive, he did it all with just one hand.

There was also a chance to see Rich Eisen complete his annual 40-yard dash. He also put up 20 reps on the bench press, which tied for 11th.

Griffin might have pushed himself from a late-round pick into much earlier rounds with that showing.

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