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2019 NFL Combine Stock Report

Which NFL hopefuls raised or lowered their draft stock?

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The NFL Combine is the best showcase for all NFL hopefuls. Players train for months in preparation for this event and hope they can do well enough to jump on the radar of a few teams come draft day. Read below to see if the 14 Mountain West representatives were able to have a good or poor showing at the combine.

QB Brett Rypien (Boise State)

  • Summary: Rypien had an overall good showing during his time at the combine. He may have opened a few eyes with his testing numbers. He displayed his strengths as well as his ceiling, as most scouts and analysts seem him as a solid backup. Nevertheless, the majority give him an NFL future and a mid to late draft status, which isn’t anything to scoff about.
  • Stock Report: SLIGHTLY UP

RB Alexander Mattison (Boise State)

  • Summary: There’s a lot of debate on how much 40 times matter for players, but they do mean something for running backs. That being said, Mattison was never a burner in college, despite his productivity, so his poor showing wasn’t a surprise. He has good “game speed” and is more likely to wear opponents down with steady gains then blow them away with a big run. He did well in most other areas of testing and drills, but unfortunately for him, that number is what may stick in the minds of those who matter.
  • Stock Report: DOWN

WR Olabisi Johnson (Colorado State)

  • Summary: Olabisi probably wasn’t on the radar of many teams entering the combine, but he likely got on a few draft boards after the weekend. He didn’t put up eye-popping numbers, but instead he displayed solid times and measurements across the board. He’s not a bad gamble in the later rounds or as an UDFA type of receiver
  • Stock Report: UP

WR KeeSean Johnson (Fresno State)

  • Summary: Johnson shined in some areas of the NFL Combine but disappointed in others. Namely, he had a poor run in the 40 and some other testing. However, he stood out with his trademark smooth route running and was regarded as having some of the best hands in the entire event. He may have dropped down draft boards but will still get drafted somewhere in the middle rounds.
  • Stock Report: SLIGHTLY DOWN

LB Jeffrey Allison (Fresno State)

  • Summary: Allison had a strong showing during his time at the combine. The 40 time wasn’t as low as he and others were hoping, but it wasn’t high enough to fault him too much. His other testing numbers were good and he played fast going through drills. This was an important step forward for him.
  • Stock Report: UP

DB Mike Bell (Fresno State)

  • Summary: Bell’s measurables and 40 time didn’t do him favors at the combine. He’s the type of player who comes alive when he’s on the field and made up for it in drills as he has what’s known as “game speed”, meaning he doesn’t lose much if anything going running pure to playing in a game with pads. He’s a safety with good size who knows how to play, but left with some disappointment.
  • Stock Report: DOWN

LB Jahlani Tavai (Hawaii)

  • Summary: Tavai is recovering from shoulder surgery and did not participate in any drills at the NFL Combine. To make matters worse, his injury recovery will keep him from doing anything at Hawaii’s Pro Day as well. For a under the radar player at a small school, these events are extremely important. It’s not his fault, but it’s a missed opportunity.
  • Stock Report: DOWN

TE Kahale Warring (San Diego State)

  • Summary: Warring entered the combine as perhaps the most unheralded and perhaps the most raw of the MWC trio of tight ends. He definitely opened some eyes with strong measurements and a great 40 time. He’s a project in many ways but one that scouts seem to think is worth taking a risk on somewhere in the draft.
  • Stock Report: UP

OL Ryan Pope (San Diego State)

  • Summary: Pope had the largest hands out of anyone at the NFL Combine, which may get him remembered a bit if nothing else. He has huge size and showed enough in drills and movements to display his skills, strengths, and shortcomings. He likely solidified himself as a draft prospect.
  • Stock Report: NO CHANGE

OL Tyler Roemer (San Diego State)

  • Summary: The biggest question Roemer had to answer at the combine was off the field in the interviews. He was removed from the team at San Diego State and NFL Teams often grill players on potential character issues in order to separate players on their board. The talent is surely there and he was able to demonstrate that to onlookers.
  • Stock Report: SLIGHTLY UP

TE Josh Oliver (San Jose State)

  • Summary: Oliver came in as one of the better tight end prospects and did nothing to sway that opinion of him. His measured well and showed off the advanced receiving skills which are sure to make him an NFL player, including the highlight above. There’s lots of reasons to be excited about his potential. He’s still a bit of a project and will need to refine his blocking and smooth out a few other edges.
  • Stock Report: UP

TE Dax Raymond (Utah State)

  • Summary: As Alex wrote on Sunday, Dax had an overall middle of the pack showing at the NFL Combine. He failed to stand out in any of the speed type of drills, which was supposed to be his strength. Raymond did well running routes and catching balls, but the jury is still out on if he can get open consistently at the NFL level. Still, he didn’t fare poorly in anything either.
  • Stock Report: NO CHANGE

DE Carl Granderson (Wyoming)

  • Summary: Granderson did great, as expected, in his on the field activities at the combine. He displayed his athleticism and speed, posting a strong 40 time and moved around well in the cone drills. His size is ideal for an NFL pass rusher as well. However, he his sexual assault charges are still ongoing and he declined to comment on the situation. The cloud surrounding that will most likely cause teams to rank him lower on their draft boards.
  • Stock Report: DOWN

DB Andrew Wingard (Wyoming)

  • Summary: The former Wyoming standout had a productive time at the combine. Coming in a bit off the radar, it’s safe to say he ended his time firmly on the radar. A great 40 time will go a long way to knock off the stiff/lack of athleticism label some were unfairly putting on him. Wingard finished top 10 for DBs in a number testing times. He still has his work cut out for him, but his Pro Day should continue to keep his arrow pointing up.
  • Stock Report: SLIGHTLY UP

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