The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is drawing to its close.
The penultimate day of on-field workouts (defensive ends/edge rushers and linebackers) and final day of media availability (cornerbacks and safeties) didn’t disappoint, particularly with some blazing positional numbers in the 40-yard dash by some big-bodied players.
Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat set a record among defensive linemen by clocking an official time of 4.41 seconds.
Three linebackers — LSU’s Devin White (4.42), Michigan’s Devin Bush (4.43) and Texas’ Gary Johnson (4.43) — followed by turning in three of the five fastest times ever among their respective position.
Here are 10 top tweets from day five of the combine:
Simulcam of speed
Sweat’s former team enjoyed seeing his first “#FromStatetoSundays” steps when compared with three mobile NFL quarterbacks.
Putting it in context
NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano revisited the 40 times of several receivers in comparison to Sweat’s unofficial time of 4.42 that was later improved by one-hundredth of a second.
White, who owns seven horses, was overcome with joy after clocking his fast 40-yard dash. NFL Draft writer for Cover 1 Jordan Reid took note of White’s reaction to a dream becoming more of a reality.
The Golden Gophers celebrated the on-field efforts by linebacker Blake Cashman, a former Eden Prairie Eagle, which included multiple top-five rankings in timing and testing drills among this year’s linebackers.
Bye-bye honey buns
Colts tight end Eric Ebron, a former first-round pick of the Lions who had a breakout, 13-touchdown season in Indianapolis in 2018 and made his first Pro Bowl, joked about being disciplined with his diet because of the fast times by linebackers. Ebron ran a 4.60 in the 40 in 2014.
Devin defies gravity
In addition to running the second-fastest time among the linebackers group, Bush had a gravity-defying vertical leap that @NFL showed in slow-motion.
Next Gen Stats quantified the performance of Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams as “elite” with a composite score of 96.
Customs for Run Rich Run
NFL Media’s Rich Eisen will hit the field Monday for his annual Run Rich Run effort in the 40-yard dash that raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Eisen, who is lead hosting NFL Network’s coverage of the combine with Daniel Jeremiah, posted a photo of the custom shoe’s he’ll don Monday.
Not so fast?
Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy, who formerly had success in NFL personnel departments, made it a point to note that 40 times aren’t the end-all, be-all.
Like a (Chris) Rock?
Multiple folks, including NFL.com Draft Writer Chase Goodbread noted LSU cornerback Greedy Williams saying that people tell him he looks like Chris Rock.