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These five players aced the NFL combine in one way or another. Would you want any of them as a Raven? If so Who?
There were a hand full of players that really shined at the NFL combine this week. There were five players that especially stood out in different areas. BR.com writer Ryan Mink has named them the "five Combine Freaks". Of these five players, only a few may be on the Baltimore Ravens big board but each has shown incredible skills in one way or another. Who would you like to see tearing it up at M&T Bank Stadium next season?
WR Marquise Goodwin, Texas
It’s always an honor to run the fastest 40-yard dash at the combine. Goodwin blazed an official 4.27, which was just .03 seconds slower than the fastest of all time: Titans running back
Chris Johnson. Some evaluators even clocked him at times in the 4.1’s. The two-time Texas Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year won World Junior Championships in the long jump and 4x100-meter relay before heading to college. So he’s got some major speed.
RB Christine Michael, Texas A&M
Michael looked the part with a reportedly "rocked up" frame weighed in at 5-foot-10, 220 pounds. Then he went out and posted the highest vertical leap (43 inches) at the combine. Among other running backs, he had the quickest three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and second-longest broad jump.
OT Terron Armstead, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Armstrong isn't viewed as one of the top linemen, but he created some buzz with his 40-yard dash. He set the combine record for offensive linemen with a 4.71 run for a man at 6-foot-5, 306 pounds. The small-school player beat out top prospect Lane Johnson of Oklahoma. Armstead also plaed fourth in the lineman broad jump.
DE Margus Hunt, Southern Methodist
Starting with his size of 6-foot-8, Hunt is a freakish football player. There just aren’t many (or any) defensive ends that size. Then he bench pressed 225 pounds 38 times, which is more impressive considering it’s harder with longer arms. Hunt tied for the third-fastest 40-yard dash of any defensive lineman as well at 4.60 seconds.
OLB Jamie Collins, Southern Mississippi
Collins set the new combine record in the broad jump with a leap of 11 feet, 7 inches. It was eight inches longer than the closest linebacker and three inches longer than second-place Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter, who weighs 54 pounds less. Collins also posted the combine’s second-highest vertical leap (41.5 inches) and the fourth-best 40-yard dash among linebackers at 4.64.
Obviously the Ravens are in need of help at tackle ,linebacker and pass rusher so the running back and wide receiver may not be your first choices but which of these players would you most like to see the Ravens acquire in the upcoming NFL Draft?
Which player could help the Ravens the most?
OLB Jamie Collins (7 votes)
DE Margus Hunt (89 votes)
OT Terron Armstead (15 votes)
RB Christine Michael (0 votes)
WR Marquise Goodwin (7 votes)
118 total votes