Obi Melifonwu, Kevin King Among Monday’s NFL Combine Standouts

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The NFL Scouting Combine is over as the league quickly turns the page to free agency.

Before we start looking at pro players, however, it’s time to highlight the best performances from the final day of the combine, when cornerbacks and safeties worked out.

These five players stood out the most.

CB MARSHON LATTIMORE, OHIO STATE
Projected Round: First
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 193 pounds
40-Time: 4.36 seconds (third)
10-Yard Split: ?
3-Cone: DNP
Short Shuttle: DNP
Vertical Leap: 38.5 inches (third)
Broad Jump: 11 feet (second)
Bench: DNP

Lattimore confirmed his first-round grade by acing his speed and explosion drills then suffered a hip flexor. He’ll finish his workout at his pro day.

S OBI MELIFONWU, UCONN
Projected Round: Second
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 224 pounds
40-Time: 4.40 seconds (first)
10-Yard Split: ?
3-Cone: DNP
Short Shuttle: DNP
Vertical Leap: 44 inches (first)
Broad Jump: 11 feet, 9 inches (first)
Bench: 17 reps (eighth)

Melifonwu will enter the NFL as one of its most explosive athletes of all time. Teams likely will experiment with moving him to corner after seeing his testing speed.

S MARCUS WILLIAMS, UTAH
Projected Round: Second-Third
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 202 pounds
40-Time: 4.56 seconds (ninth)
10-Yard Split: ?
3-Cone: 6.85 seconds (fifth)
Short Shuttle: 4.20 seconds (sixth)
Vertical Leap: 43.5 inches (second)
Broad Jump: 10 feet, 9 inches (third)
Bench: 14 reps (14th)

That’s just a good all-around combine for one of the top-rated safeties. He’d be a perfect fit for the Patriots.

CB KEVIN KING, WASHINGTON
Projected Round: Second-Third
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 200 pounds
40-Time: 4.43 seconds (eighth)
10-Yard Split: 1.50 seconds
3-Cone: 6.56 seconds (first)
Short Shuttle: 3.89 seconds (first)
Vertical Leap: 39.5 inches (second)
Broad Jump: DNP
Bench: 11 reps (19th)

King outperformed his higher-profile Huskies teammates Sidney Jones and Budda Baker on Monday. All three are great players.

CB SHAQUILL GRIFFIN, CENTRAL FLORIDA
Projected Round: Undrafted
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 194 pounds
40-Time: 4.38 seconds (fourth)
10-Yard Split: 1.54 seconds
3-Cone: 6.87 seconds (10th)
Short Shuttle: 4.14 seconds (eighth)
Vertical Leap: 38.5 inches (third)
Broad Jump: 11 feet (second)
Bench: 17 reps (sixth)

Griffin came out of nowhere by finishing in the top 10 in every combine drill. Given his size, speed, explosion, agility and strength, he’ll likely hear his name called now on draft day.

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