Chicago Bears: Intriguing Round 2 options in 2018 NFL Draft (Pt. 2)

Posted March 08, 2018

Once, when I was a teenager, I did an entire seven round mock draft all on my own for all thirty (it was 1997) National Football League teams.

If the Rams make one move on defense, make one steal in the draft, and tweak their offseason approach with superstar Aaron Donald, the Rams will not just win the NFC West, but will be primed to win an NFC title AND the Super Bowl.

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Griffin was one of the best stories to come out of the Combine. Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson (No. 9 overall, San Francisco 49ers), Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans (No. 28 overall, Pittsburgh Steelers) and Texas offensive tackle Connor Williams (No. 30 overall, Minnesota Vikings). Zach Whitman, the site's founder, has only ever identified five players who tested three standard deviations above the NFL's average SPARQ at a given position: J.J. Watt, Calvin Johnson, Lane Johnson, Evan Mathis, and Byron Jones.

His 4.67-second 40-time is inexcusable for a player with his potential and it's among the lowest of all defensive backs and wide receivers in attendance in the Combine.

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The debate over which quarterback is going to be taken first overall will rage on up until draft night, as there are a handful of signal-callers it could be. He ranked second among linebackers in vertical jump (39.5 inches, ) the 20-yard and 60-yard shuttles, and fifth in the broad jump and three-cone drill.

While Gesicki, Barkley, and Apke didn't make the cut as members of that rare echelon of athletes, they did significantly improve their respective draft stocks. - Mike Mayock on Orlando Brown running an unofficial 5.86 in the 40-yard dash. At 6-5 and 214 pounds, he ran a 4.48 40-yard dash and put up 20 reps on the bench press. Eastern time. Two days before then, clubs will be permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with the agents of players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents March 14. There is a ton of pressure on the Browns front office to finally turn this thing around, and it all begins with their top two picks in the first round in a little under two months.

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Roberts ran the 40 in 4.53 seconds, jumped 34 inches in the vertical leap and cleared 121 inches in the broad jump. However, NFL teams are concerned about his "fit" at the next level and his athletic testing numbers won't help ease concerns. I remember when I first started to use the prosthetic I had just the bar, I was shaking all over the place, when I first got to UCF. He clocked a solid 5.15 seconds in the 40, and put up 37 reps on the bench. Mata'afa managed only 31.5 inches in the vertical, 9 feet in the broad jump and 7.24 in the three-cone - not bad numbers, but not what evaluators were hoping for.