After a couple days of interviews, medical exams and measurements, NFL scouts finally had a chance to see what the prospects can do on the field. Friday saw offensive lineman and running backs go through athletic testing and position drills. Did any prospects help or hurt their draft stock?
- Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin ran a fast time for his position with a 4.98 unofficial 40 yard dash mark. Conklin looks to be the third offensive tackle taken in the upcoming draft.
- Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil elected to skip the 40 yard dash. But he looked very fluid, agile and smooth during the drills.
- Indiana offensive tackle Jason Spriggs posted an official 40 yard dash time of 4.85 seconds, fastest in the draft class among all offensive lineman. Springs continued to display his athleticism during the lineman drills, showing great change of direction ability for a 6'5" 301 pound lineman.
- Georgia running back Keith Marshall followed up his position best performance on the bench press with a blistering 4.29 second unofficial time in the 40 yard dash. Scouts are certainly taking notice of this workout warrior.
- Alabama running back Derrick Henry put up an impressive 37" vertical jump and then ran a 4.52 second 40 time, very respectable for a man of his size. Henry also showed good hands in the catching drills.
- UCLA running back Paul Perkins posted a disappointing 40 yard dash time. 4.52 seconds is considered slow for a 208 pound running back.
- Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliot allowed a short pass to go right through his hands and hit him in the face during catching drills. His 40 time of 4.47 seconds was solid but his vertical jump and long jump showed average athleticism for the position.