The quarterbacks, wide receivers, and running backs worked out on Sunday and there were some pretty decisive moves up by some of the players featured. These guys improved their draft stock with some pretty good workouts. We’ll see if the workouts were enough to give them a push on draft day.
E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
- Manuel has been improving his draft stock since his last college season ended. He had an excellent Senior Bowl and now his combine has been solid as well. His passing session was good and he impressed with a quick 4.65 40 yard dash. He may be pushing himself into the earlier parts of round two. If quarterback desperate teams are willing to focus more on his workout tape rather than his film tape, then he has really given himself a boost.
Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
- The undersized Austin needed some combine magic to get the eyes on him. He got it with a very good 4.34 40 yard dash and a good display of hands and route running. Some teams may not be able to get past his small 5’8″ frame, but it is possible Austin has secured a first round pick with his performance.
Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
- Scott is getting some attention as the big “sleeper” due to his strong workout. He didn’t do anything to amaze scouts, but he was among the more impressive quarterbacks when passing. I’m hesitant to say that he’ll transition smoothly to the pros, but he has certainly gotten himself a little more attention.
– Luke N. Sims
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