The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine concludes today on NFL Network with the secondary. Be sure to stay tuned over the next couple months with updated prospect rankings and full scouting reports that you won’t find anywhere else.
Deandre Baker, Georgia (DB03)
Concern about long speed is really the only potential flaw in Deandre Baker’s game, but personally, I’m not really worried about it based on how dominant he was against SEC competition over the past two years. Still, Baker can quiet the doubters with a good showing in the 40-yard dash.
Montre Hartage, Northwestern (DB15)
The toughness of Northwestern players won’t be fully displayed in Indianapolis, but Montre Hartage can maximize his draft stock by performing well in the athletic testing on Monday. Hartage had five interceptions as a sophomore, so we know he has the ball skills to make an impact for an NFL secondary.
Amani Oruwariye, Penn State (DB27)
Another Big Ten prospect, Amani Oruwariye has prototypical size on the perimeter, so his overall speed, quickness, and fluidity will go a long way in determining whether or not he can crack the first round in April’s draft. Surprising in the 3-cone drill would be big.
Greedy Williams, LSU (DB34)
The 40-yard dash is probably more important to the cornerback position than any other group, and Greedy Williams should impress at a rangy six-foot-three. If so, the high-profile LSU standout can create some buzz after flying a bit under the radar in recent weeks.
Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt (DB35)
Overall, the cornerbacks will come off the board largely based on scheme for each individual team, but it’s hard to see how Joejuan Williams doesn’t have a ton of suitors based on his combination of size and athleticism. The 21-year-old held his own against notable receiver prospects A.J. Brown and DaMarkus Lodge in the Ole Miss game last year, and he can hold his own against fellow corners on Monday.
Nasir Adderley, Delaware (DB38)
Opinions on the top safety prospects are pretty varied, but most believe Nasir Adderley to be the best pure centerfielder in the class. The small-school product will get an opportunity to show off his range and ball skills surrounded by other top athletes at his position to close out the week.
Will Harris, Boston College (DB50)
One of the best hitters at safety for this year’s crop, Boston College’s Will Harris can improve his draft outlook by testing well and looking comfortable in the on-field drills. I think Harris can work his way into being considered a borderline Day 2/Day 3 selection based on how he does in Indy.
Jaquan Johnson, Miami (DB52)
I have Jaquan Johnson as my No. 1 safety in the class, and the gap between he and the rest of the group isn’t necessarily all that close. However, I seem to be alone in that belief, so Johnson—while not expected to blow up the Combine—will look to get others on board; most importantly, NFL teams.
Darnell Savage, Maryland (DB56)
With a name to match his game, Darnell Savage is an exciting prospect that packs a punch despite a smaller frame compared to some other players at his position. Savage can cover and make plays from inside the box, so he will bring valuable versatility that teams look for at either safety spot, especially if he tests well.