Penn State RB Barkley lights up NFL Scouting Combine

Sheri Evans
March 4, 2018

Here are the winners and losers from the first day of on-field workouts at the 2018 NFL Combine.

If the Browns want Saquon Barkley, they just might have to take him with the No. 1 overall pick after his unprecedented combine performance.

He followed it up Friday with even more incredible numbers: a 41-inch vertical jump, and 4.41- and 4.42-second times (unofficial) in the 40-yard dash.

Will Hernandez comes out of the University of Texas - El Paso and after a very strong showing at the Combine, has definitely upped his stock among offensive linemen.

It's hard to have a worse combine than Brown did. If you were impressed with Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson bench-pressing 35 reps, allow me to inform you that Hernandez benched 37, the most of any offensive lineman this year. He ran 4.52 seconds in the 40 at 227 pounds. Mike Mayock described his 40-yard dash performance perfectly, calling it, "a historically bad time", as reported by Sporting News. But what's hard to overcome are the intangibles.

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Before the prospects take the field, they undergo physical and mental tests. Saquon then put his speed on display by running a blistering 4.40 secs in the 40-yard dash, per He had some good reps, but also had plenty of misses as well.

The combine does not always make or break a prospect's draft stock but it can greatly influence it.

NC State's Nyheim Hines ran the fastest time among the running backs at 4.38 seconds. He also managed a 26.5-inch vertical jump, 105-inch broad jump and did the 3-cone drill in 7.65 seconds.

For perspective, Johnson had the same 41-inch vert.

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