If you’re reading this, you’re likely a Buccaneers fan, and not really worried about linebackers. Hey, we’re here though so let’s take a look at how they fared at the combine.
Fastest 40: JABRILL PEPPERS, MICHIGAN (4.46)
Slowest 40: KEITH KELSEY, LOUSIVILLE (4.92)
Highest Vertical: TYUS BOWSER, HOUSTON (37.5”)
Shortest Vertical: BROOKS ELLIS, ARKANSAS (29.5”)
Best 3-Cone Drill: TYUS BOWSER, HOUSTON (6.75)
Worst 3-Cone Drill: DEVONTE’ FIELDS, LOUISVILLE (7.40)
Jabrill Peppers was by far the most intriguing member of this group for me.
By far one of the most talented athletes in this year’s class, but the question of where to play him looms over his sinking draft stock.
At one point during the season, Peppers was considered a top talent in the upcoming class. Shortly after it ended, he began sliding to the middle of the first round.
Now, after some time as a favorite for the Patriots to draft at 32nd overall, the Michigan star is even though by some to fall into day two.
Where will he finish? Who knows at this point, but his combine performance did nothing but cloud the water a bit more as he demonstrated exactly what everyone knew about him: he’s a freak athlete.
Tyus Bowser of Houston showed up atop some leader boards in drills, and I for one will be taking a look back at some tape of his season with the Cougars to see if maybe there’s more to this young prospect.
The big loser of this group has to be Rueben Foster who may be the NFL version of getting fired on your day off. How are you going to hurt your stock without even taking the field? Well, he found out.