The linebackers and defensive linemen took to the field to workout on Monday. Missing among them was top defensive tackle prospect Star Lotulelei, due to a heart condition, which left some open room for any interior defensive linemen to really steal the spotlight. Did anybody do it? Who improved their draft stock during day three of workouts.
Here are your winners for day five of the combine:
Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
- Jordan moved so well during his workouts that he may have secured his place in the top-10 or snuck into the top-5 of the draft. Jordan looked unstoppable during his workouts and proved that he is a versatile, big player who moves like someone much smaller and quicker. He could be a better prospect than the game tape is already saying.
Sio Moore, LB, Connecticutt
- Moore has been having a pretty productive run up to the NFL Draft. He may have secured a second round pick with an impressive combine, following a strong East-West Shrine Game. Moore didn’t look like he was going to be a surprise first round pick, but you never know. If he continues to perform well, especially at his Pro Day, teams may continue to raise him on their draft boards.
Bjoern Werner, DE/LB, Florida State
- Werner rises by virtue of Damontre Moore falling. The two have been pretty neck and neck during the lead-up to the combine, but with a disappointing performance in Indianapolis, Moore will fall a little behind Werner. Werner could very well be taken at number two or three overall and is beginning to occupy some pretty rare air compared to his competition.
Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist
- One of my personal favorites heading up to the draft, Hunt is a physical freak who was expected to have a good combine. Which he did. He was a top performer in the 40 yard dash and the bench press, which is particularly impressive because of his massive 6’8″ frame. Originally an early second or late first round prospect, I can see Hunt rising on some draft boards purely because of his raw potential.
- Luke N. Sims
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