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Biggest risers and fallers from 2020 NFL Scouting Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine can't replace what evaluators see on tape, but the test results can still have a big impact on players' draft stocks. These prospects saw their stock increase or decrease most at the combine.

 
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Rise: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Rise: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
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Not only is Becton the biggest offensive lineman in the 2020 class (6-foot-7, 364 pounds), but he's also one of the fastest. He ran a terrific 5.10 second 40-yard dash, a time that could solidify his status as a top 10 pick.

 
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Fall: Trey Adams, OT, Washington

Fall: Trey Adams, OT, Washington
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Adams was considered a first-round pick prospect a year ago, but that doesn't look realistic now, especially after he tested poorly. The giant offensive lineman ranked dead last in the position group in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump and broad jump, and he didn't even participate in the bench press.

 
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Rise: Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame

Rise: Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
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In a class loaded with wide receiver talent, Claypool's combination of size and athleticism really stands out. He's one of the biggest wideouts at 6-foot-4, 238 pounds, but he was able to run a 4.42 second 40-yard dash and show off a 40.5 inch vertical. It's possible Claypool could sneak into the first round of the draft.

 
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Fall: Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

Fall: Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
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Arnette was trying to gain some first round traction at the combine, but his testing didn't help. In particular, he ran a relatively slow 4.57 second 40-yard dash. The former Buckeye is looking like he could be a Day 2 selection.

 
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Rise: Javelin Guidry, CB, Utah

Rise: Javelin Guidry, CB, Utah
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Guidry had the fastest time of all defensive players with a 4.29 second 40-yard dash. While undersized at 5-foot-9, Guidry's sprint should put him in draft consideration on Day 3.

 
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Fall: Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State

Fall: Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State
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Benjamin is seen as a solid third-down running back prospect but didn't help himself at the combine. His 4.57 second 40 time and 12 bench press reps, worst among running backs, won't help his stock.

 
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Rise: Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Rise: Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson
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Simmons was already considered a likely top 10 pick in the draft, and he only strengthened his case at the combine. His incredible measurements included a 4.39 second 40 time, 39-inch vertical jump and 11-foot broad jump.

 
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Fall: Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin

Fall: Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin
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Cephus is trying to get late draft consideration, but his slow 4.73 second 40-yard dash won't help. The wideout had 901 yards receiving in his final year at Wisconsin and now has to hope his tape impressed enough.

 
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Rise: Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma

Rise: Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
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Hurts has a chance to be a Day 2 pick in the draft and did nothing to hurt his stock at the combine. He showed off his athleticism with a 4.59 second 40 time and 35-inch vertical jump.

 
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Fall: Yasir Durant, OG, Missouri

Fall: Yasir Durant, OG, Missouri
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Durant didn't test well at the combine as he tries to get draft consideration. His 5.52 second 40-yard dash was third-worst among offensive linemen, and his 21 bench press reps were also in the lower tier in the position group.

 
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Rise: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

Rise: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
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Kmet is likely to be the top tight end taken in the draft and helped his cause with a 4.70 second 40-yard dash, 37-inch vertical jump, and 123-inch broad jump. His vertical was tops at the position, while his broad jump was second-best.

 
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Fall: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

Fall: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
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Edwards-Helaire was an outstanding and versatile back for LSU last season, finishing with 1,867 yards from scrimmage and 17 touchdowns. Unfortunately, he could fall to Day 3 in the draft after running a slow 4.60 second 40-yard dash

 
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Rise: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Rise: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
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Small-school players need to perform well at the combine to show they're even with the competition, and Love was able to do just that. He looks like a first-round pick after a strong workout despite throwing 17 interceptions in his junior season at Utah State.

 
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Fall: A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa

Fall: A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa
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Considered one of the top edge rushers in the class, Epenesa's pure speed is a question mark, particularly after running a 5.04 second 40-yard dash at the combine. It's possible that he falls to the end of the first round as a result.

 
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Rise: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Rise: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
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Mims had two 1,000 yard seasons at Baylor but stood out at the combine with a 4.38 second 40 time at 6-foot-3. He might be a Day 2 pick with that strong performance.

 
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Fall: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Fall: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
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McKinney went into the combine as the likely top safety on the board but ran a 4.64 second 40-yard dash before ending his day due to cramping. More weight could be put on his Pro Day, as a result.

 
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Rise: Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri

Rise: Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
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Injuries hindered "Albert O" for much of his college career, but he was a highly productive receiver when healthy. If teams aren't discouraged by his durability, Okwuegbunam might have locked Day 2 status after running a blazing 4.49 second 40-yard dash, a time that is almost unheard of for tight ends.

 
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Fall: Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU

Fall: Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU
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Randy Moss' son showed great upside at LSU, but he could have a medical red flag after he was discovered to have a fractured foot during the combine medical check.

 
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Rise: Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan

Rise: Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
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Peoples-Jones' production at Michigan was disappointing in three seasons, but he proved again that he's an athletic freak at the combine. The former top recruit led all wideouts with a 44.5-inch vertical jump and 139-inch broad jump.

 
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Fall: Zack Moss, RB, Utah

Fall: Zack Moss, RB, Utah
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Moss is hoping to be a Day 2 pick, but his 40 time could discourage teams. The three-time 1,000 yard runner ran just a 4.65 40-yard dash.

 
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Rise: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

Rise: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
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Taylor is arguably the most productive college running back in the draft pool and also possibly the most athletic. His  4.39 second 40 time led all running backs despite his plus size at 226 pounds.

 
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Fall: Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Fall: Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
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Murray had to halt his second 40-yard dash due to a hamstring injury. An MRI showed only a minor strain, but the situation still isn't preferable for the possible first-round pick.

 
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Rise: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

Rise: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
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Wirfs is in contention as the top offensive lineman in the draft and didn't do anything to hurt that status. He led all offensive linemen with a 4.85 second 40 time and also led the group in the vertical jump and broad jump.

 
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Fall: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

Fall: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
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Like fellow first-round prospect Kenneth Murray, Queen sustained a hamstring injury during his 40-yard dash. It might not impact his draft stock in the end, but the injury doesn't help either.

Seth Trachtman is a fantasy sports expert and diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan still hoping for a Super Bowl win during his lifetime. He doesn't often Tweet, but when he does, you can find him on Twitter @sethroto.



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