5 players who climbed up the Saints’ draft board at the NFL Combine

There were players at this year's NFL Combine who raised their draft stock dramatically, impressing the New Orleans Saints with their performances.

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4. Isaac Guerendo

Isaac Guerendo had an amazing showing at the Combine. In the running back group this year, players are very close. Guerendo may have just created a little bit of separation from many of them. He had a blazing 40, running a 4.43, ranking him first among running backs. That isn’t the only thing he impressed with, however. Guerendo was first among running backs in the vertical jump (41.5 inches), second in the broad jump (10’9 inches), fourth in the 3-cone (6.99 seconds), and tied for fourth in the 20-yard shuttle (4.15 seconds). His athleticism was on full display at the combine.

On the field, Guerendo is a very powerful runner who has deceptive speed, as seen at the combine. He needs to sharpen his cuts at times as they were a little bit rounded at times in college. If he can do that Guerendo has the potential to be a high-quality running back in the NFL.

3. Braden Fiske

Braden Fiske’s draft stock was already rising following the Reese’s Senior Bowl. His performance at the Combine raised his stock more than it already was. Fiske ran a 4.78 40-yard dash, which was first among all defensive tackles. He was third among all defensive tackles at the 10-yard split and tied for first in the 20-yard shuttle. This shows how Fiske has a rare combination of speed and agility at the defensive tackle position.

Fiske is an extremely explosive player as well. He ranked first in both the vertical jump and the broad jump for the defensive tackles. He was dominant in all of the testing drills. Fiske didn’t come out of nowhere at the Combine; he already had a reputation as a player. This past college season, Fiske totaled six sacks, which is great for a defensive tackle. The combination of Braden Fiske’s speed and explosiveness is making him a hot commodity for many NFL teams.