"Tavon Austin"

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Chris Johnson is safe for a couple more days and maybe another season. But it was a close one. The day kicked off with Tavon Austin blazing an unofficial 4.25 40 (4.34 officially) before I had my first cup of coffee. Marquise Goodwin of Texas was expected to run fast and he did. He tied Austin with an unofficial 4.25 which turned into the fastest official time of the day at 4.27.

Group five of the WR’s were highlighted by Ryan Swope’s official 4.34 40 time, which came as a bit of a surprise. Swope was expected to run in the 4.4 range but showed that he has legit speed to go with solid size. Swope really helped himself today and should have solidified himself as a solid second day pick.

The running back group was marked by more fast 40 times. Onterio McCalebb went unofficially at 4.21 but his official time came in at a pedestrian 4.34. McCalebb may have a future as a returner but his size will limit his ability to carry the ball in the NFL. Most impressive of the RB’s was Knile Davis. Davis blazed the 40 at 4.37 for a guy that checked in at 227 pounds and repped 225 31 times. Davis is a workout warrior that if he can stay healthy he could be a steal in the draft. Unfortunately his collegiate career at Arkansas was marked by injuries.

Geno Smith gave himself a “C” but that was his well rehearsed response. Smith had a solid day but did miss on some gimme throws. Smith ran a better than expected 4.59 40 time. He looked much more explosive which will only help his draft stock. He may not be in play for the Chiefs at No. 1 but he shouldn’t fall far down the draft board.

Off the field, the news of the day was surrounding the medical checks on Star Lotulelei. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that medical checks revealed Lotulelei’s left ventricle was pumping at 44% and that he would not be working out at the Combine. This is abysmal news for a guy that factored into the beginning of the draft.


In the weight room, Brandon Williams of Missouri Southern St. and Margus Hunt of SMU repped out 38 times to lead all DL. One less than impressive performance under the bench was that of Damontre Moore with 12 reps at 250 pounds.

For updated numbers from today’s workouts and weigh-ins check out our Combine Headquarters.