Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (24) and Louisiana Tech wide receiver Quinton Patton (25) take a photo together while waiting to do the vertical jump during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
here on day 2 of combine workouts we saw some super stud WRs take the field. Probably the most impressive overall player was Cordarrelle Patterson. Patterson having a huge day was no surprise, we knew he was a freak and he ran a 4.37(keep in mind he is 6’3″ 220lbs) and finished among the top performers in every excursive and looked good during drills. The biggest jaw dropper howevere, was the speed a few of these guys went.
Marquies Goodwin ran a blazing 4.25 40, some scouts(including Gil Brandt) clocked him at 4.17. That is absurdly fast. Tavon Austin of West Virginia(a potential Ravens target) ran just a smidgen behind him, he timed at 4.25, but a frame by frame showed him being probably about 2/100ths of a second behind Goodwin, either way, this dude has speed to burn. It should be noted that Goodwin had a lot of trouble tracking the ball in positional drills and looks like a project.
Another run of note was Denard Robinson turning in a 4.34. Robinson has a long way to go to make it as an NFL WR, but being that fast definitely helps his case. Robinson wont go high, but his solid day probably has him being a late 3rd or 4th round pick. Robinson struggled in the drills, but he was markedly better than he was at the Senior Bowl and is clearly improving and becoming a guy that NFL teams might take seriously at WR.
Maybe the players that should interest Ravens fans the most are Quinton Patton, Da’Rick Rodgers, Justin Hunter and Robert Woods. all four ran very well, Patton clocked in under 4.5 which was a big win for him because he isnt a speed guy, he is more of a tall guy that knows how to get open deep. Patton solidified himself as a probable second rounder. Rodgers has had some serious off field trouble, but might be the most physically talented WR in the draft(outside of Patterson). Rodgers only ran a 4.52, but he was incredible in most of the other drills. He registered a 39.5″ vertical, which is off the charts good, and a 132″(11 foot) broad jump. he also looked very strong in position drills and caught pretty much everything that came his way. Hunter is my favorite WR in the draft and he had a monster day. He ran a 4.41 40, had the longest arms of any WR at the combine, a vertical of 39.5″(tied for the best) and a broad of 136(best at the combine). Hunter might have just improved from a mid-late second rounder, up to an early 2nd and probably out of the Ravens range unless they wanted to spend their 1st rounder on him. last was Robert Woods. Woods has been on the rise lately and he made some waves when he showed up at the combine much bigger than anticipated at 6’1″ 201 lbs(most people had him at 5’11” 185) and he ran very well with a 4.44, but he really separated himself in the drills, Woods had a very strong day.