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.

NFL Combine
NFL Combine / Stacy Revere/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 3
Next

2. Chop Robinson

Chop Robinson was a projected mid-second-rounder before the NFL combine. Now he is consistently being put at the end of the first round or the very beginning of the second. He showed his speed by running a 4.48 40-yard dash (ranking second for his position group). Arguably more important than the 40-yard dash for a defensive end is the 10-yard split. In that 10-yard split, Robinson ran a 1.54 which tied him for the fastest. He has impressive speed, both laterally and vertically. Robinson also ran a 4.25 shuttle which put him again at second among defensive ends.

Robinson lacked production at the collegiate level but scouts knew he had talent. His performance at the Combine only reassured that more. His first step is blazing fast and he is relentless when chasing after the quarterback. With his athleticism, Robinson has a very high ceiling at the next level.

1. Dallas Turner

The final player whose stock is on the rise following the Combine is Dallas Turner. Turner is someone that most people expected to have an amazing Combine and he did just that. Turner had the fastest 40-yard dash (4.46) and tied with Chop Robinson for the fastest 10-yard split. In addition to this, Turner had the highest vertical jump (40.5 inches) and tied for the second-longest broad jump.

Everyone already knew that Dallas Turner was an extremely athletic prospect, just not to this extent. He is an extremely explosive player whose first step is quick enough to beat nearly any offensive lineman. Turner is a highly coveted prospect who any team would love to have on their roster.

READ MORE

feed