Blake Cashman, Linebacker, Minnesota
After his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis earlier this month, Blake Cashman not only put himself on the map, but vaulted himself into talks as a potential early day-two pick. While he was fairly unknown before heading to the combine, all 32 NFL teams now know who Cashman is.
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Measuring in at a similar size to Devin White and Devin Bush at the combine, Cashman ran a similar 40 yard dash to them as well, hitting 4.5 flat, ranking him in the 95th percentile of all linebackers. Cashman then went on to test in the 84th percentile or above in the broad and vertical jump, and the 20 yard shuttle; he also ranked in the 71st percentile in the 3-cone drill.
Obviously Cashman has some explosiveness to share, and for a team like the Buccaneers that just lost an explosive linebacker in Kwon Alexander, the Minnesota Gopher might be a great fit to replace him. Cashman finished his collegiate career with a massive senior season, recording 104 tackles, 15 of them behind the line of scrimmage, two and a half sacks, and a forced fumble.
Should Tampa Bay choose to address the linebacker positon after the first round, Cashman could be on their board with their second round selection.