NFL Combine: Day 4 Winners and Losers

Top News: Wrapping Up The Combine

This year's combine was filled with some tremendous performances by players who are clearly ready to excel at the next level.

Alabama's Calvin Ridley came into the week viewed as the top receiver in the draft, and his workout did nothing to change that perception.

But that's not the first or even second surprise pick in this mock, as the Cleveland Browns kick things off with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley at No. 1 overall, while the New York Giants opt for Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen at No. 2 overall.

The most fantastic thing to me was the bench press, 20 reps when he put on the prosthesis that helpedh im get it up.

And as it does every year, the Combine provided a lot of insight about the top players heading into the Draft in April. His time of 4.70 seconds in the 40-yard dash ranked 57 among the defensive backs on Monday. They're the top two players on my big board, as well as prototypes for their respective positions. With only one pick through the first two days in their pocket, the Eagles are fortunate not to need a ton of help.

Jarrett Stidham #8 of the Auburn Tigers is sacked by Shaquem Griffin #18 of the Central Florida Knights during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Each player managed 25 repetitions with the 225-pound weight bar. He ran a 5.85 in the 40-yard dash and had a 19.5 inch vertical and 6-foot-10 broad jump. Before the combine, he was likely a top five pick, but now, there is no way he gets past the third pick.

After his highly active and productive Pac-12 season as Washington State's bull-in-a-china-shop pass rusher, Mata'afa was a dud at the NFL Combine.

Tied for the fastest 40-time at the NFL Combine, Nickerson's 4.32 40-time reminded NFL scouts that he has the burst to match his vertical physicality and ball skills on film. He also put up 20 reps on the bench using a prosthetic to grip the bar. Mata'afa may have dropped himself into Day 3 of the draft with no lock of even being a draft pick unless he can drastically improve for his pro day. Nickerson has a great chance to be among the first nickel cornerbacks taken on draft day.

As you'll see in the first slide, I know what I'd prefer them to do at the No. 8 pick in the draft.

But here's a amusing one that surfaced on Wednesday, courtesy of ESPN's Jeremy Fowler: A small group of former Browns coaches held a "fired Browns coaches" party at a restaurant in Indianapolis during the National Football League scouting combine.

Harrison jumped 34 inches in the vertical leap and cleared 120 inches in the broad jump.

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