While the NFL Scouting Combine is primarily about interviews and medical evaluations, it is also a place where athletes get a chance to show off what they can do. Today, four receivers had spectacular 40-yard dash times but one stood out above the rest.
4. Josh Brown, Pittsburgh State
Honestly I did not know a lot about this player, but after running a 4.3 flat I did some research. From what I gather it sounds like his best hope in the NFL is to play that fourth receiver/return man role. While the Titans don't really have a huge need for that guy, the Texans and Jaguars could be players that take a look at Brown.
3. Odell Beckham, LSU
We all knew Beckham had wheels, but a 4.31 was not what I expected. Beckham is a physical wide receiver that has spent a lot of time as a special teams player and could easily come in and be a number 2/3 wide receiver for the right team.
2. Brandin Cooks, ORST
Cooks is an absolute stud and a technician on the field. While he may fall to the second or third round, he has first round talent. Running a 4.30 will only increase his value and while I know the Titans have other needs, if he was somehow miraculously available in the fourth I would love to see the Titans add another weapon to their arsenal considering how thin their backups are.
1. Martavis Bryant, Clemson
The "other" Clemson receiver, Bryant has had an outstanding showing at the combine. Bryant managed 16 reps on the bench despite having 32" arms. He then followed that up by running a 4.34 40-yard dash. So why is that special? Bryant is 6'4"! A player that size has no business being so fast, and if he can make his hands more consistent then there could be a spot for him in the first round of the draft.