It has been about a week since the 2020 NFL Combine took place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN, but the fun is just getting started. While vast waves of players had the chance to showcase their incredible talents, only a few can really be declared “winners” as the NFL prepares for the 2020 Draft in late April. These “winners” are players that met the extremely high expectations set out for them, as well as quite possibly bumping that specific player’s draft stock next month.
– Three 2020 Combine Winners –
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon: Justin had a very solid few days, as his throws came off the hand very well and his placement allowed receivers to handle whatever he threw with ease. Everything was there for Herbert, and while you can’t lock everything up after the combine, the kid from Oregon looks to have a bright future as a competent NFL Quarterback.
CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma: The 2020 Draft Class has a three-headed monster at receiver (Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, and Henry Ruggs III). Oklahoma’s Ceedee Lamb seemed to have won the weekend with the catch of the night, displaying elite body control and strong hands to complete a tough catch along the sideline. His 4.5-40 time may have been a tad bit slower than his counterparts, but the Sooner product showed exactly what he is capable of and should serve as a fantastic weapon for the team that calls his name this spring.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin: The elite back for the Badgers ran an official 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds to lead all 2020 NFL Scouting Combine running backs, despite being the third-heaviest player at the position. The speed and elusiveness he brings to the table at his current size is something that should definitely help his draft stock. In three years as a member of the Wisconsin Badgers, the workhorse rusher averaged more than 300 carries and 2,000 yards per season. Taylor has been listed by NFL Network as the No. 39 overall player in the draft heading into the combine. His stock has definitely gone up as we head into the draft.
Pure speed from Jonathan Taylor 🔥
— NFL (@NFL) February 29, 2020