Well, here we go. The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is going to accelerate today with three groups in action all while NFL head coaches and general managers continue to face the media including Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay and General Manager Les Snead.
McVay will speak at 9:15am ET/6:15am PT while Snead follows at 11:30am ET/8:30am PT. Certainly, we’ll get the most recent update on the Mystery of Just Todd Gurley™ while getting updates on the large roster of soon-to-be Rams free agents.
Here’s the schedule for prospects in the mix:
2019 NFL Scouting Combine - Day 3 Schedule
|Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (RB)
|Psychological Testing | NFLPA Meeting | PK/ST Workout | Media | Bench Press | Interviews
|Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (TE)
|Measurements | Medical Examinations | Overflow Testing | Interviews
|Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)
|Registration | Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays | Overflow Testing | Orientation | Interviews
Even without the gloryporn of the on-field workouts, we’re now at the point where offensive linemen and running backs are finishing their medical investigations with some light workout performances and the media gauntlet. All that just while quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends get measured and undergo initial medical checks.
Suffice to say the combine is a go.
So before we get to the 40-yard dash times that, sadly, come to define the value of the modern combine, here’s a couple of guys I’m looking forward to hearing from today:
West Virginia Mountaineers OT Yodny Cajuste
Yeah, I’m a fan. The medical check is legit though with some early collegiate career injuries.
Oklahoma Sooners OT Bobby Evans
Part of this is acceding that the Rams aren’t in the position to play in prime roster build mode. Of course, they were in that position for years and failed...so yay!
That means Evans is the kind of prospect who carries a resume and a skill build and a timeline that fits what the Rams are doing.
And I have no idea what this means in the 2019 NFL, but Evans was on the offensive line at Allen HS protecting QB Kyler Murray. That’s somehow going to matter.
Clemson Tigers OT Mitch Hyatt
Not sure many guys have seen their stock hit harder than Hyatt, and I’m not entirely sure why. Perhaps he was overrated early on; perhaps he’s being underrated now. He looks the part of a rotational lineman who’s going to have a career in the NFL that gets a post-rookie deal.
Florida Gators OT Martez Ivey
I know recent mock drafts have pushed the Rams toward defense, but man...there is some value deep on the O-line this year.
Alabama Crimson Tide C Ross Pierschbacher
Wisconsin Badgers OL Beau Benzschawel
Stanford Cardinal OL Nate Herbig
God bless the next crop of young beefy boys as they get ready to run and jump and sprint doing the same drills that running backs and wide receivers and cornerbacks do. I’m sure they will do well as their forefathers did.