NFL combine: Top WR prospects’ 40-yard dash, vertical jump and more

The Cleveland Browns and the rest of the NFL could be looking at a lot of top-tier talent at the wide receiver position in the upcoming NFL draft. The group has top-end prospects as well as more depth than is usual.

With the recent Super Bowl history showing that passing offense is vital, the influx of talent will be well-received (pun intended).

At the NFL combine, players get measured in a variety of ways. While size is not a skill, it can be a trait that helps make decisions. Early we shared with you the top six wide receivers and their size measurements.

Now, thanks to the help of ClevAnalytics, we have how those six prospects did in the drills at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday night. The primetime event had some very fast times unofficially that ended up different when those became official.

Here is what we have on those six guys, check out ClevAnalytics for even more data and prospects. Not every prospect did every drill, those listed are the ones that were completed:

Garrett Wilson – 4.38 40 yard dash, 1.49 10 yard split, 36″ vertical, 123″ broad jump, 4.36 20 yard shuttle

Jameson Williams – None completed due to injury

Chris Olave – 4.39 40 yard dash, 1.50 10 yard split, 32″ vertical, 124 broad jump

Drake London – None completed due to injury

Treylon Burks – 4.55 40 yard dash, 1.54 10 yard split, 33″ vertical, 122 broad jump, 7.28 3 cone

Jahan Dotson – 4.43 40 yard dash, 1.55 10 yard split, 36″ vertical, 121 broad jump, 7.28 3 cone

 

A few interesting pieces of information are seen above. First, that London didn’t do any of the workouts despite his injury happening in late October could be a sign of a longer recovery than expected. Second, how close the two Buckeyes were in most of the measurements despite the narrative around Wilson being an elite athlete and Olave as more of a tactician.

Finally, depending on what a team values some of the data will mean more than others. The Browns tend toward explosive players so the two jumps and the 10-yard split may have more value to them. That Burks had a similar 10-yard split and the same 3 cone as Dotson is eye-opening given their size differential.

Stay tuned for more coverage live from Indianapolis and the NFL combine throughout the event.

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