In the first session of on field workouts at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, the running backs and offensive lineman took to the field. On day two, many premier players will take part in the on field workouts as the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends get their moment in the spotlight. Here are some players to watch in today’s drills:
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
Viewed by many as the top receiver in this year’s class, Williams measured in at 6’4” on Friday. Williams has an incredible combination of height, strength and speed. The Clemson product draws many comparisons to Dez Bryant. Williams does not plan to run to 40 yard dash, but will at his combine. He will participate in the other receiving drills.
Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
Jones was incredible at the Senior Bowl, and he will get a chance to follow that up at the Combine. Jones will participate in all drills. He should be fun to watch.
Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington
Kupp had a great week of practices leading up to the Senior Bowl, but was a non-factor in the game. At the Combine, he will need to show off why he received so much hype in the week of practices. His 40 time will be absolutely essential for the small school prospect.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
Smith-Schuster has drawn comparisons to Anquan Boldin for his sure hands. The biggest knock on Smith-Schuster is the lack of speed to create separation from cornerbacks. Therefore, Smith-Schuster could make, or lose, a lot of money with his 40 time. We know Smith-Schuster has great hands and strength, but can he create room for himself to make big plays down the field?
Pat Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
The Ravens aren’t drafting a quarterback, but I’m really excited to see this guy throw. Mahomes has shot up draft boards, and he could cement himself as a first round prospect with a good throwing session.
The Ravens will be looking at virtually every receiver in this year’s class. Other guys to keep an eye on are Taywan Taylor out of Western Kentucky and Ryan Switzer out of North Carolina. The Ravens don’t need a quarterback, but good showings from the top guys could cause a team to pull the trigger early on a quarterback, and possibly push a blue-chip player to the Ravens. Day 2 of the NFL Combine is sure to be a big one.