STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 28 : Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners scrambles under pressure from defensive tackle Vincent Taylor #96 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys November 28, 2015 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 58-23.(Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
Another big star in the combine, Mayfield is the Heisman winner and passed for over 4,000 yards during his senior year at Oklahoma.
He went from a walk on at Texas Tech, to walk on at Oklahoma, to starting quarterback and lead Oklahoma to back to back College Football Playoff appearances.
At the combine, Mayfield’s athleticism did not show up with his numbers, but his on the field performances were outstanding.
He showed off his arm strength and ability to extend plays beyond the pocket that analysts have been raving about all season.
Mayfield’s work ethic as well as his enthusiasm is what has boosted him into a top five draft pick and a person who teams want as the leader on their team.
3. Josh Allen – Quarterback, Wyoming
Coming into the combine, Allen had a lot of doubts surrounding his ability.
At the beginning of the regular season, he was hyped up as a huge deal.
As the season unfolded, his accuracy was questioned and he slowly fell off of the top talked about quarterbacks.
He shattered all of these doubts once he stepped onto the field. Allen had the top 40 time and vertical jump among the quarterbacks and on the field he showed off his incredible arm strength by throwing 70 yard passes to his receivers and making it look like nothing.
He proved he is a first round talent and can compete with some of the best in college football.
Now, there are always stand out performers at the combine, but some sports outlets always fail to mention these guys who go under the radar and are equally as skilled as some of the top performers.
Let’s take a look.
1. Genard Avery – Linebacker, Memphis
Going into the combine, Avery was looked at as a fifth or sixth round prospect, but after analyzing his film and combine results, he has proven he is an elite linebacker.
Avery racked up 80 total tackles his senior year at Memphis and averaged 8.5 sacks.
He has been regarded as a “steal” in this draft for whoever drafts him. the former Tiger is clearly underrated and has proved he is more than a just some fifth or sixth round draft pick.
2. Kyle Lauletta – Quarterback, Richmond