The running backs took center stage in Indianapolis today. Ronald Jones suffered a hamstring injury during his 40 run. That cut his day short. That sucks for him because he was bound to post some ridiculous numbers.
Here are some of the notable 40 times:
Some "official" 40 times:— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) March 2, 2018
Nyheim Hines 4.38
Saquon Barkley 4.40
Rashaad Penny 4.46
Kalen Ballage 4.46
Derrius Guice 4.49
Justin Jackson 4.52
Bo Scarbrough 4.52
Nick Chubb 4.52
Sony Michel 4.54
Royce Freeman 4.54https://t.co/UjvazqWjUR
Then there was this note:
RBs running WR routes after others are done: Edmonds, Hines, Kelly, Michel.— Chad Reuter (@chad_reuter) March 2, 2018
Those players are of particular interest to the Titans because whoever they end up drafting will be playing the pass catching role. Reuter noted how easy everything look for Chase Edmonds working out of the slot. His draft stock is going to be something to keep an eye on.
All of the buzz today has been about Saquon Barkley and with good reason. He tested off the charts in just about every drill. That just cemented his place as a top 15 pick in this draft.
As most of you know, Sony Michel has been my guy. That dude is crazy talented. There was a lot of buzz around him heading into the combine. His numbers don’t jump off the page, does that mean he will make it to 57?