Drafting Buccaneers: NFL Scouting Combine Recap
Day two of the combine drills saw the gunslingers take the field, and here were some notable performances:
Fastest 40: TREVOR KNIGHT, TEXAS A&M (4.54)
Slowest 40: SEFO LIUFAU, COLORADO (5.08)
Highest Vertical: TREVOR KNIGHT, TEXAS A&M (35.5”)
Shortest Vertical: JEROD EVANS, VIRGINIA TECH (26.5”)
Best Broad Jump: TREVOR KNIGHT, TEXAS A&M (125”)
Shortest Broad Jump: COOPER RUSH, CENTRAL MICHIGAN (8’9”)
At the end of day two, perhaps the biggest takeaways at the combine are that this quarterback class is who we thought it was.
Deshaun Watson looked the most polished. His footwork was smooth and fast, his throws were crisp and mostly on point, and his confidence shined throughout.
Mitchell Trubisky flashed talent and certainly proved his supporters right, while doing nothing to dampen the hype on him to this point.
Patrick Mahomes II and DeShone Kizer still round out the top-four, while the Texas Tech quarterback may have done enough to put him in third on many boards.
The rest looked like mid-round developmental projects, which they all seem to be. Of course, there could be a Dak Prescott lurking among them. Perhaps Trevor Knight can turn out his impressive athletic display into some hard-earned draft hype with a solid pro day down the line.