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NFL Combine: Takeaways from Day 1 of On-Field Workouts

NFL Combine: Takeaways from Day 1 of On-Field Workouts

It's the fifth-slowest time by any player at the combine in the last 16 years, and none of the four who were slower were drafted or started a single game in the pros. All three of those players weigh 220 pounds or more, making their times even more impressive.

As the Indianapolis Colts get a closer look at the participants in the NFL Combine, arguably the top overall prospect in running back Saquon Barkley is stealing the show with a dominant performance. Out of all the offensive linemen at the bench press, Brown managed the fewest reps. He measured in at 6-foot and 233 pounds. While running the 40-yard dash, Jones appeared to come up lame - later having a confirmed hamstring injury. Barkley is a running back that possesses power, speed, and quickness.

Things only got worse Friday for the son of former Browns and Ravens right tackle Orlando Brown. The Cleveland Browns picking first overall and the New York Giants picking second overall would nearly certainly have interest in drafting him higher than Denver, and the Browns have two picks to play with in front of the Broncos.

The most glaring are the 14 reps on the bench press and being yelled at by coaches. He also tied for the fastest 10-yard split in his group, jumping off the block in 1.76 seconds.

Sunday: Defensive linemen and linebackers take the field for on-field workouts. According to NFL.com research, there have only been 4 players since 2003 to post slower times.

While there's plenty left to digest, let's take a look at five of the biggest winners from the combine so far. As we saw here, Saquon Barkley did and #Orlando Brown did not.


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