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The NFL Combine gives dynasty fantasy football fans their first glimpse on whether a player can translate college production into relevant fantasy points.  There weren’t any major spoilers combinerevealed, but some players impressed (stock up) while many stayed the same or failed to make a good impression (stock down).  Please remember the NFL Combine has already committed to tweaking their events to better translate to the game of football, instead of being about the highly measured 40 yard runs and 225 lb. bench presses.  Here are my initial thoughts: 

The quarterbacks:

-Vernon Adams, Jr. ran slower than I thought he would, but showed good touch on his short to intermediate throws.

-Jeff Driskel was athletic, used quick feet, and had a decent Chad Pennington arm (stock slightly up).

-Jared Goff looked like a polished leader in the first group.  He was accurate and had a quick release.

-Christian Hackenberg has a big arm, but showed some serious accuracy issues (stock down).

-Cardale Jones has big legs; then injured himself (pulling his hamstring) on his second 40. We will have to wait for the rest.

-Paxton Lynch is a fluid athlete with a big arm, but is still learning his timing with three and five step drops.

-Dak Prescott put a nice spin on the ball, but showed only average arm strength.  He is athletic and smooth.

-Carson Wentz uses good footwork, has a big arm, and shows a lot of fluidity (stock slightly up).

The wide receivers:

-Geronimo Allison is a long strider who catches the ball away from his body.  His slow 40 time disappointed.

-Tyler Boyd has fantastic hands, catches the pigskin in stride, tracks the ball well in the air, but is not a speedster.

-Leonte Carroo showed off a thick, muscular build along with soft hands.

-Pharoh Cooper exploded off the screen without running the forty.  He finds the ball in the air and grabs it with soft hands.

-Josh Doctson was very fluid, adjusting his body mid-air with soft hands to snare the pigskin (remains a favorite of mine).

-Will Fuller ran the fastest 40, is razor-thin, and has tremendous leaping ability.  It’s too bad he either lets the ball into his body or fights it half the time.

-Keyarris Garrett was long and lean, catches the pigskin out in front, and had a few nice basket catches (stock up).

-Rashard Higgins was slower than I thought, but showed off good hands with his ability to high point the ball.

-Kenny Lawler attacked the ball at its highest point and adjusted well to it in the air (stock slightly up).

-Roger Lewis has a big catch radius, tracks the pigskin well, made a few circus grabs, but also ran a disappointing 40.

-Jalin Marshall was quicker than fast, and did a good job contorting his body to find the ball in the air (stock slightly down).

-Brandon Miller continued his progression to a receiver from quarterback.  The converted wide out ran underneath the ball well with soft hands. Didn’t jump off the screen like he did in Mobile.

-Chris Moore catches the ball well in stride by adjusting to it mid-air. He is more of a long-strider, downfield threat.

-Tajae Sharpe takes time to build up speed, but does a great job adjusting to the ball in the air and dives to make difficult receptions.

-Sterling Shepard is built more like a running back than wide out. He has soft hands, plucks the pigskin at its highest point adjusting well to it in the air (stock slightly up).

-Michael Thomas (OSU) is a bigger, more physical receiver who caught the ball well, but was more of a long strider.

-Laquon Treadwell has soft, powerful hands.  He was jacked up and excelled at bucket catches.

-De’Runnya Wilson had an awful day: ran a guard’s offensive 40 time, struggled to find the ball in the air, and body caught when he came down with the pigskin (stock way down).

The tight ends:

-Jerell Adams despite looking a bit pudgy, ran well and showed off soft hands.

-Hunter Henry is a fluid athlete who adjusts well to the ball, and uses a wide base to block.

-Austin Hooper looks like a two-way in-line tight end.  He catches the ball in stride with soft hands.

-David Morgan II is thick and slow, but shows off natural hands, tracks the pigskin well, and explodes off the line (stock up for the yeti!).

-Nick Vannett is very athletic, catching the ball in stride, and has nice, soft hands.

-Bryce Williams had a terrible day looking stiff, fought the ball into his hands, and generally appeared outclassed (stock way down).

Thanks for reading.

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