2016 NFL Scouting Combine: Who Stood Out at QB?

Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Paxton Lynch NFL Combine

It was a busy Saturday in Indianapolis, as the quarterbacks, Wide Recievers, and Tight Ends, all took the stage to showcase their athletic abilities, but all eyes were on the handful of QB’S participating.

Top-Tier QB’s

Cal’s Jared Goff, South Dakota State’s Carson Wentz, and Memphis QB, Paxton Lynch, were the main attraction, due to the fact that all of three are projected to be selected in the first round of this year’s draft.

Carson Wentz – South Dakota State

As per NFL Network’s Mike Mayock’s QB Ranking, he has Carson Wentz being the top QB in this draft. He draws the comparison of Andrew Luck with his big frame of 6’5, 237, he looked great. He ran a 4.77, had a verticle of 50.5 inches, and jumped a 118 in the broad jump, while also threw the ball very well in the throwing drills.

Jared Goff – Cal

Mayock believes that the most NFL-ready signal caller is Cal’s Jared Goff. He is already a pollished passer, that was shown in the throwing drills, though not as big and athletic as Wentz, he still was very good. He ran a 4.82, a vert of 27 inches, and had a broad jump of 110.

Paxton Lynch – Memphis

Paxton Lynch has the best physical stature out of the three. Lynch is 6’7, 244, and has 10 inch hands. With that being said, he destroyed the verticle jump and broad jump,with a 36 vert, and and 118 broad jump.

Second-Tier QB’s

Connor Cook NFL Combine

Connor Cook, throws at the combine. (AP Sports)

Connor Cook – Michigan State

In my opinion, I believe Connor Cook is up there with the big guys (it kills me to say that because I bleed blue), but due to his character issues, he’s here. He was average in the drills, but looked great throwing the ball.

Christian Hackenberg – Penn State

In my previous article, I stated that Christian Hackenberg’s potential can be maximized if his former coach Bill O’Brien drafts him. With O’Brien in attendance, he did not dissapoint. He ran an amazing 4.78 at the 40 yard dash, and really showcased his arm strength, with the 60 yard chucks.

Sleeper

Jeff Driskel – Louisiana Tech

Originally the top High School player in the country, Jeff Driskel has had his ups and downs, like breaking his leg, then transferring from Florida to Louisiana Tech. Driskel is a dual-threat with a very good arm, and athletic, and he truly did showcase his athleticism today. He ran a 4.56, fastest amoung QB’S, and also had a broad jump of 122 inches.

Dissapointment

Cardale Jones – Ohio State

After winning the National Championship, Cardale Jones was the most unknown, yet intriging QB prospect, after leading Ohio State to triumph of Alabama, and Oregon, despite them being his only second and third start. Cardale had the opportunity to be drafted, Jones decided to stay for his senior season, throwing away his projected second round selection. Anyways, Jones lost his starting job midway through the season and his draft stock dropped signifigantly. Today was supposed to be the day to showcase his talents, but after he pulled his hamstring in the 40 yard dash, his day was cut short.

Who Stood out? 

In my opinion, I believe that Carson Wentz showcased his athletic ability. Since he played in a small school, fans didn’t know what to expect, but after today he showed why there’s hype around him.

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