NFL Combine measurements continued on Tuesday with offensive linemen and running backs entering the stage. Wondering how the top prospects looked? Who were the standouts from the rest? Here’s our list of notables from group two of the event:
Mekhi Becton OT Louisville
This absolute unit measured up at 6’ 7 3/8” tall and 364 lbs. He has 10 3/4” hands and nearly 36” arms. Assuming he moves well in drills this week, Becton should be a first-round lock.
Andrew Thomas OT Georgia
Thomas had an excellent weigh-in, at 6’5 1/8” and 315 lbs, with 10 1/4” hands and an 83 1/2” wingspan. That length should serve him well as an offensive tackle.
Jedrick Wills Jr. OT Alabama
Many analysts have pegged Wills as the top offensive tackle in the draft, but his measurements were a mixed bag that may cause some teams to adjust their preferences. Wills weighed in at 312 lbs, and had 34 1/4” arms, but at 6’4 1/4” tall, he slots below the preferred height threshold for NFL tackles.
Tristan Wirfs OT Iowa
Wirfs is another player whose weigh-in was either excellent or iffy, depending on where you stand with offensive tackle heights. At 6’4 7/8” tall and 320 lbs, Wirfs is long and strong enough to play either guard or tackle. His measurements are rounded out with 10 1/4” hands and 34” arms.
Tyler Biadasz OC Wisconsin
A great weigh-in for the junior Biadasz, at 6’3 5/8” and 314 lbs. That size gives him the flexibility to play either guard or center at the next level.
Nick Harris OC Washington
Harris gained nine pounds between the Senior Bowl and the Combine, now putting him at 302 lbs. Now closer to NFL-caliber size, if he still moves well that boosts his draft stock.
John Simpson OG Clemson
Simpson’s mammoth hands, at 11.5”, are the size of dinner plates. At 6’4 1/8” and 321 lbs, with 34 1/8” arms, Simpson has borderline tackle size—but could also excel at his natural position as a guard at the NFL level.
J.K. Dobbins RB Ohio State
A solid weigh-in for Dobbins, at 5’9” and 209 lbs, with 9 1/2” hands. The only potential downside are his sub-30” arms, which might hurt his ability to stiff arm defenders and pass protect.
AJ Dillon RB Boston College
Dillon hopes to be drafted for his skills as an offensive battering ram, and his weigh-in emphasized that dimension of his game: 6’ and 247 lbs.
Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
At 5’10” and 226 lbs, Taylor absolutely fits the profile of a back who can break tackles and run with power. That would set up a strong statement if he also manages to run his 40-yard dash in the 4.4 range later this week.
Lamical Perine RB Florida
Perine had a strong weigh-in, just shy of 5’11” and weighing 216 lbs. With 10 1/4” hands, he can comfortably cradle the football as a pass catcher or avoid fumbles in short-yardage situations.