FWIW, Joe McKnight had a 93 in 2010. Powell's was N/A
Nile Davis would be a good pickup in the later rounds. So what the kid gets hurt from time to time. He can prolly be signed for cheap with his injury hostory. There's enough of a high reward/low risk situation there if he's picked in the 4th or 5th. Jets need a bruiser with wheels to blast D's and set up the deep pass. Sanchez needs that kind of impact from his rb's to soften the D.
It seems like every year everyone always says "the combine means nothing".
Then, as soon as it rolls around, everyone lives and dies by it.
Warmack ran a 5.5
Lane Johnson ran a 4.7
Dollars to donuts says Warmack sh*ts on Johnson in the pros.
I really don't care what these guys do on turf in a pair of shorts. Show me what they do in live action during an actual game that matters with full pads on.
There's a reason that the combine is regarded as the "underwear olympics".
Geno Smith ran a 4.5
Yet, he's hesitant as hell to even leave the pocket.
Top-end speed doesn't really matter for guards. They need strength, quick reflexes, and agility, not great high-end speed.
I'd say Smith running a 4.5 should definitely raise his stock. While he really tried to stay in the pocket all the time at West Virginia to prove he was a traditional pocket passer, he doesn't have to play that exact same way in the pros. He can be taught to use that mobility and the speed is impressive. QBs who have run fast 40 times, you can see the difference in the pros. They are more dangerous with their feet and more capable of picking up big yards on the ground.