Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network has updated his top 50 players post combine. There were several big time risers and a few big named fallers. I think some new names have even emerged for the Titans pick at 18. Let’s take a look.
Two safeties land in the top three this time around. Jamal Adams edges out Malik Hooker, but both could legitimately end up being top five selections. Hooker could be in play as early as number two overall, despite not working out in Indy. Teams are fascinated with his centerfield ability.
Stanford DL Solomon Thomas ascends into the top five as well, landing at four. Alabama’s Jon Allen falls out of the top five landing at six.
The biggest loser among the top tier guys had to be Marshon Lattimore. He was a guy that was in the conversation for the second best player in the class, but injured himself in Indy. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, but Lattimore has proven to be fragile over his three seasons in Columbus. Buyer’s beware here. Lattimore drops all the way to 9, from 3.
Corey Davis edges out Mike Williams for the top receiver spot, landing at 10 and 11 overall. OJ Howard at 7 and David Njoku at 12 shake up the top 15.
Christian McCaffrey moves ahead of Dalvin Cook for the RB2 position. McCaffrey crushed the agility portion of the combine, while Dalvin Cook looked mighty pedestrian in drills despite great tape.
Haason Reddick — the linebacker out of Temple — is a guy that could become an option for the Titans at 18. He’s crushing the draft process and flying up boards (26 on DJ’s) and mock drafts. He could be an alternative to Reuben Foster.
Jalen Tabor falls on his face, tumbling 15 spots all the way down to 35 overall. His 4.6 forty time was not what scouts wanted to see.
Two defensive backs that I think Jeremiah is too low on — Obi Melifonwu and Kevin King — land in the 40s. I think both guys end up in the first round. Those are two of the hottest names in the draft community leaving the combine.