2020 NFL Draft: Top performers at NFL Scouting Combine

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Ezra Cleveland – Offensive Tackle – Boise State

Height: 6-6 / Weight: 311 Pounds / 40 yd Dash: 4.93 / Bench Press: 30 reps / 20 yd Shuttle: 4.46

Aside from Tristan Wirfs of Iowa and Mekhi Becton of Louisville, no offensive tackle help themselves more than Boise State’s Ezra Cleveland. During Friday’s lineman workouts, Cleveland was one of the fastest players in the offensive lineman group, posting a sub- 5.0 in the 40 yd dash in addition to posting an equally 20 yd shuttle time. During the on-field position drills, Cleveland displayed his prowess as a mover that is so prevalent in his film.

In terms of draft stock, it was rumored by PFN’s  Tony Pauline that Cleveland could sneak his way into the back of the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. While that is certainly a possibility, especially after his impressive Combine week, Cleveland will more than likely be a Day Two player as of now.

Jonathan Taylor – Running Back – Wisconsin

Height: 5-10 / Weight: 226 Pounds / 40 yd Dash: 4.39 / 3 Cone Drill: 7.01 / 20 yd Shuttle: 4.24

Going into Friday’s workouts, many including myself were very curious as to how fast Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor really is. Evaluators hoped Taylor would run at the very least, a respectable 40 yd dash time, well it’s safe to say he did and then some. Taylor came flying out of the gates, posting an official 4.39, 40 at 226 pounds.

However, it wasn’t just the speed that caught everyone’s eye, Taylor looked smooth in his positional drills. Taylor showed the requisite balance, and agility you want in a modern NFL runningback while also showing his ability to cleanly catch the football. And while the longevity concerns for Taylor will still affect his 2020 NFL Draft stock, his performance this weekend may push him up, boards.