2017 NFL Combine: 10 players who hurt stock
The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine has finished at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Here are 10 invitees whose NFL Draft stock was hurt by the combine.
The NFL talent evaluators got all the information they needed for their respective teams. That’s right. The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is finally in the books. A handful of guys got to prove that they deserve to move up some teams’ draft boards.
However, the same cannot be said for these 10 guys. Here are 10 players that hurt their draft stock after attending the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this past week.
Linebacker, Colorado State Rams
While his draft stock wasn’t terribly high to begin with, Colorado State Rams linebacker Kevin Davis may have cost himself a chance at getting draft after his week at the scouting combine.
The combine is partially designed so that mid-major programs like Colorado State can have its players compete on a level-playing field with players from other Power 5 institutions. Unfortunately for Davis, he didn’t rise to the occasion on the field in the linebacker group.
To stand out as a linebacking prospect in the scouting combine, a player must show that he can either make a difference in speed or strength. Davis didn’t do either, as his 11 bench press reps were the worst among linebackers and his 40-yard dash time of was the second-worst at 4.91.
Among linebackers, he finished fifth-worst at the vertical jump (30.5 inches), fourth-worst at the three-cone drill (7.18 seconds), and last at the broad jump (110.0 inches). Extrapolating from the combine numbers, it doesn’t seem that Davis has the tackling radius or the raw power to play football at the next level.