The NFL Scouting Combine is now officially complete. How about we hand out some awards for the top finishers in every measurable?
Here are the four main events and (personally titled) awards:
Here's a gallery from the defensive back workouts that took place at the 2016 NFL Combine (AP).
Rocketman Award**: The player with the fastest 40-yard dash time.
He-Man Award: The player with most reps of 225 pounds
Jumpman Award: The player with the highest vertical jump
Superman Award: The player with the longest broad jump
Also, see below for the NFL Combine MVP. Here are your awards...
Winner: Keith Marshall, RB (Georgia) – 4.31 Seconds
Runner-Up: Will Fuller, WR (Notre Dame) – 4.32 seconds
Bronze Medalist: Jonathon Jones, DB (Auburn) – 4.33 seconds
Winner:** Christian Westerman, OL (Arizona State) – 34 reps
Runner-Up: Connor McGovern, OL (Missouri) – 33 reps
Chris Mayes, DL (Georgia) – also had 33 reps
Bronze Medalist: Stephane Nembot, OL (Clolorado) – 32 reps
Matthew Ioannidis DL (Temple), Ronald Blair DL (Appalachian State) also had 32 reps.
Winner: Daniel Lasco, RB (California) – 41.5 inches
Jalen Ramsey DB (Florida State) also with 41.5
Runner-Up: Dadi Nicholas, DL (Virginia Tech) – 41.0 inches
Josh Doctson WR (TCU), DeAndre Elliott DB (Colorado State), Sterling Shepard WR (Oklahoma) also had 41.0 inches.
Bronze Medalist: Corey Coleman, WR (Baylor) – 40.5 inches
Winner:** Jalen Ramsey, DB (Florida State) – 135 inches (11’ 3”)
Daniel Lasco RB (California) also had 135
Runner-Up: Darron Lee (Ohio State) – 133 inches (11’ 1”)
Bronze Medalist: Keanu Neal, S (Florida) – 132 (11 feet)
Ricardo Louis WR (Auburn), D.J. White DC (Georgia Tech), Josh Doctson WR (TCU) also had 132 inches.
NFL COMBINE MVP
The NFL Combine MVP could go in two different directions.
On one hand, Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey solidified his placement as a top-five pick in this year’s draft and could very easily be the first defensive player taken instead of Joey Bosa.
Ramsey – 6-foot-1, 202 pounds – ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds while finishing with the top vertical jump (41.5 inches) and broad jump (11-feet, three inches) marks among cornerbacks.
On the other, Alabama running back Derrick Henry, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, stood out based on what he did with his 6-foot-3, 247-pound frame.
Henry ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 second while recording a 37-inch vertical jump, a 130-inch broad jump and running the 60-yard shuffle in 11.5 seconds.
While Henry’s numbers could be cause for a team to bite on him earlier than expected, we’ll give the edge to Ramsey here.
(-- Stephen Czarda)