3:58 p.m.: The official 40 times are in, and only four wide receivers ran faster than Evan Engram, who posted a 4.42-second 40-yard dash.
Here are Saturday’s standouts from the combine. We’re still waiting for agility results from running backs, wide receivers, tight ends and quarterbacks.
It was a notable day at the combine with John Ross setting the 40-yard dash record. We also saw perhaps the most athletic tight end group in combine history.
3:20 p.m.: It’s time for the tight end 40s.
Cethan Carter, Nebraska: 4.68 seconds
Darrell Daniels, Washington: 4.56
Evan Engram, Mississippi: 4.43
Gerald Everett, South Alabama: 4.60
Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech: 4.58
O.J. Howard, Alabama: 4.51
George Kittle, Iowa: 4.56
David Njoku, Miami: 4.70
Scott Orndoff, Pittsburgh: 4.81
Hayden Plinke, UTEP: 4.98
Michael Roberts, Toledo: 4.85
Adam Shaheen, Ashland, 4.79
Jonnu Smith, Florida International: 4.63
Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas: 4.74
2:22 p.m.: May I interest you in some tight end vertical leap numbers?
Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech: 39 inches
Jonnu Smith, Florida International: 38 inches
David Njoku, Miami: 37.5 inches
Gerald Everett, South Alabama: 37.5 inches
Evan Engram, Mississippi: 36 inches
Alabama’s O.J. Howard leapt 30 inches. Ashland’s Adam Shaheen jumped 32.5 inches.
How about broad jumps?
Hodges: 11 feet, 2 inches
Njoku: 11 feet, 1 inch
George Kittle, Iowa: 11 feet
Smith: 10 feet, 7 inches
Everett: 10 feet, 6 inches
Howard and Shaheen jumped 10 feet, 1 inch.
1:41 p.m.: It’s official.
1:31 p.m.: Here are some vertical leap numbers.
And some broad jump numbers.
1:05 p.m.: : Here’s the second group of receivers.
Josh Malone, Tennessee: 4.41
Gabe Marks, Washington State: 4.56
Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia: 4.47
Drew Morgan, Arkansas: 4.74
Zach Pascal, Old Dominion: 4.55
James Quick, Louisville: 4.60
Michael Rector, Stanford: 4.44
Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M: 4.55
Jalen Robinette, Air Force: 4.64
Fred Ross, Mississippi State: 4.52
John Ross, Washington: 4.22
Travis Rudolph, Florida State: 4.68
Curtis Samuel, Ohio State: 4.31
Artavis Scott, Clemson: 4.62
Ricky Seals-Jones, Texas A&M: 4.70
JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC: 4.54
Jamari Stapes, Louisville: 4.52
ArDarius Stewart, Alabama: 4.51
Ryan Switzer, UNC: 4.52
Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky: 4.46
Trent Taylor, Louisiana Tech: 4.64
Noel Thomas, Jr., UConn: 4.67
Kermit Whitfield, Florida State: 4.45
Bobo Wilson, Florida State: 4.58
Here are the second attempts:
Fred Ross: 4.55
Taywan Taylor: 4.46
Trent Taylor: 4.64/1.60
John Ross won’t run again. Some scouts hand-timed him as low as 4.19 seconds.
12:19 p.m.: We’re tracking the second group of quarterbacks’ 40-yard dashes.
Sefo Liufau, Colorado: 5.12
Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech: 4.84
Nathan Peterman, Pitt: 4.84
Cooper Rush, Central Michigan: 4.93
Mitchell Trubisky, UNC: 4.71
Deshaun Watson, Clemson: 4.68
Davis Webb, Cal: 4.86
And the second attempts:
Mahomes II: 4.80
Rush: No second attempt
11:53 a.m.: Official times have been posted for the first group of wide receivers and quarterbacks.
Godwin and Zay Jones helped themselves a lot.
Now we’ll track the second group of quarterbacks and wide receivers. I’m especially excited to see what John Ross can do.
11:10 a.m.: Some other receiver combine results are trickling out.
(More like Jumpy Noll.)
10:23 a.m.: The first group now is going through another heat.
Hollins: Hurt on first attempt
9:51 a.m.: The first group of wide receivers now are running.
Rodney Adams, South Florida: 4.47 seconds
Quincy Adeboyejo, Ole Miss: 4.43
Victor Bolden, Jr., Oregon State: 4.55
Kendrick Bourne, Eastern Washington: 4.68
Billy Brown, Shepherd: 4.71
KD Cannon: Baylor: 4.47
Jehu Chesson, Michigan: 4.53
Stacy Coley, Miami: 4.47
Amara Darboh, Michigan: 4.46
Robert Davis, Georgia State: 4.45
Malachi Dupre, LSU: 4.53
Travin Dural, LSU: 4.58
Amba Etta-Tawo: Syracuse: 4.49
Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech: 4.62
Shelton Gibson, West Virginia: 4.50/1.61-second 10-yard split
Chris Godwin, Penn State: 4.42/1.54
Kenneth Golladay, Northern Illinois: 4.51
Chad Hansen, Cal: 4.54
Keon Hatcher, Arkansas: 4.65
Carlos Henderson, Louisiana Tech: 4.46
Krishawn Hogan, Marian: 4.56
Mack Hollins, UNC: 4.54
Bug Howard, UNC: 4.58
Zay Jones, East Carolina: 4.46
Cooper Kupp: 4.62
Jerome Lane, Akron: 4.61
Keevan Lucas, Tulsa: 4.60
9:17 a.m.: The first group of quarterbacks have begun running.
Josh Dobbs, Tennessee: 4.66 seconds
Jerod Evans, Virginia Tech: 4.83
DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame: 4.84
Trevor Knight, Texas A&M: 4.54
Mitch Leidner, Minnesota: 5.01
Apparently there’s two groups. The first group is running again.
9 a.m. ET: Day 2 of 2017 NFL Scouting Combine drills start at 9 a.m., and we bear good news: You don’t need to sit through 300-pound offensive linemen running 40-yard dashes today.
You can look back on how the offensive linemen and running backs performed Friday here.
Quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends compete Saturday.
The top quarterback prospects today are North Carolina’s Mitchell (not Mitch) Trubisky, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson. The top wide receivers are Clemson’s Mike Williams, Western Michigan’s Corey Davis and Washington’s John Ross, who might be the fastest player at the combine. The top tight ends are Alabama’s O.J. Howard, Miami’s David Njoku and Ole Miss’ Evan Engram.
Stay here as we update you on all 40-yard dash times and the top performers in other drills.
The Patriots should be looking for a tight end and slot receiver in this year’s NFL draft.
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