Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen and USC quarterback Sam Darnold have trained together, with several others players, in California.
Jackson said he instead has used private training” in his native South Florida and has spent much of his time leading up to the combine working on my accuracy, because I feel like that’s why they’re down on me now.”
Eagles OT Lane Johnson. Remember when Johnson blew up at the 2013 combine? His broad jump was 118 inches. That’s comparable to an above-average mark from a running back — and he did it while weighing 303 pounds. Johnson’s performance proved to scouts that he had the lower-body power to develop into a good left tackle.
Texas OT Connor Williams. Williams is coming off an injury-riddled 2017 season, and the medical exam will be huge for him. His numbers in the broad jump don’t need to be Lane Johnson-esque, but anywhere in the same neighborhood would help his first-round cause and show off his lower-body explosion. Many of the top offensive tackles in the NFL have performed well in this drill. Williams will be looking to eclipse 9 feet (108 inches) — something only four OTs did at last year’s combine.
Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said Wednesday that he doesn’t think they would try to tag Cousins for a third straight season. The idea, if they did, would be to then trade Cousins, hoping to get more than just the possible compensatory pick they would receive in 2019 if Cousins signs with another team.
Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds. A 6-foot-5, 250-plus-pound LB who can run off the edge, cover tight ends, play on or off the line of scrimmage — and who had 102 stops last season? Yeah, this dude is a freak. According to the folks I’ve spoken to in Blacksburg, Edmunds is going to light up the combine. With a long-levered player like Edmunds, I’m interested to see his lateral agility and body control in this drill.