2013 NFL Combine - Day 3 Impressions
After the workouts are complete, there are always players that have impressed and others that failed to live up to expectations. These are players who will get more tape time as they didn't quite match my expectations and may have to move up or down my board. Here are the players that impacted me today.
Mingo jumped off the charts, both literally and figuratively. His performance in the drills backed up what he did in the workouts.
A converted basketball player from Ghana, Ansah may have made the biggest impact on his draft stock at the combine. He was sensational in drills and impressive in workouts and the comparisons to Jason Pierre-Paul may not be that far off.
Already known for his athleticism, Gooden impressed by coming in as one of the top players in every workout including a blazing 4.47 40 time.
A medical issue with his heart was found during physicals. Not only was he not allowed to workout, but the realities of the NFL are that this likely means a drop in his stock.
Slow and weak is not usually a recipe for success as an NFL defensive end. I mean only 12 reps? A 4.95 40? Seriously going to take some effort for Moore to overcome this lackluster performance.
I'm leary to list Te'o here, as I won't be moving him on my board. His 4.8 40 time was what I expected, and his performance in the drills didn't change my view of him. He is what most of us thought, an instinctive linebacker who can make plays but is not the elite athlete.