INDIANAPOLIS — The jogging and leaping and scribbling of notes have ramped up below at the 2019 NFL Scouting Blend, in which jogging backs and offensive linemen took to Lucas Oil Stadium for on-discipline drills Friday. In the meantime, large receivers, quarterbacks and limited finishes performed on the bench push.
1) A handful of jogging backs divided by themselves
The Ravens are in the sector for top quality jogging backs, no matter if they wind up including depth at the position this offseason or nabbing a 3-down star, so the staff had motive to spend close consideration to the on-discipline drills Friday. And although there was no clear-slash breakaway star like Saquon Barkley at last year’s mix, a handful of ball-carriers did stand out.
Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill ran the quickest 40-garden sprint (4.40 seconds) Friday and posted the best vertical bounce (40 inches) to headline the action. In part for the reason that of his smaller sized stature — 5 feet, 10 inches and 198 kilos — Hill isn’t deemed a major jogging again prospect but could intrigue a staff like the Ravens as a alter-of-tempo choice in the mid to late rounds of the draft.
Penn State’s Miles Sanders (6.89 seconds) had the finest time in the 3-cone drill and Kansas State’s Alex Barnes (4.10 seconds) topped the listing on the 20-garden shuttle, so Baltimore could possibly want to retain an eye on individuals shifty players. Barnes also racked up the most bench push reps (34) between jogging backs on Thursday.
The Ravens did not get a likelihood to observe the player commonly regarded as the major jogging again in the draft course, though. Alabama’s Josh Jacobs sat out of speed drills for the reason that of a groin injury.
2) Two receivers flex muscle mass on the bench push
As the Ravens transfer deeper into the Lamar Jackson Period and continue making an offense about the jogging video game, they’ll be looking as diligently as any staff in the NFL for top quality receivers who excel as blockers. Ole Miss’ D.K. Metcalf and Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry must have their consideration.
Each deemed potential initially-round picks, Metcalf and Harry tied for tops between large receivers by bench urgent 225 kilos 27 times Friday. No other wideout totaled extra than 23 repetitions.
Many pundits count on the Ravens to consider utilizing their initially-round draft decide (No. 22 over-all) on a wideout, and Harry and Metcalf must be in perform. If possibly can pair a potent exhibiting for the duration of the on-discipline routines Saturday with the outstanding bench push selection from Friday, Baltimore will have even extra motive to just take observe.
3) A regional lineman has hops
Morgan State’ Joshua Miles, who grew up in the Baltimore suburbs, posted the best vertical bounce of any offensive linemen Friday — by far. Miles’ bounce came in at 36 inches and no other linemen received over 33.5.
The Ravens proved they’ll just take a lineman’s measurable characteristics with a dose of skepticism when they drafted mix flop Orlando Brown Jr. in the 3rd round last yr and handed him the starting off appropriate deal with task halfway via the season. But for the reason that Miles can fulfill with the Ravens on a regional take a look at working day and for the reason that he’s a hometown child, it is truly worth viewing to see his stock adjustments via the pre-draft approach.