2020 NFL Combine recap: Joe Burrow sits, but other QBs shine Thursday
By Evan Groat
Vertical Jump (Height/Inches)
One player who really stood out in terms of his athleticism on Thursday night was Cole McDonald from Hawaii. Not only did he have the highest vertical jump, but he also finished fourth in the broad jump, while running a 40-yard dash below 4.6. In today’s NFL, he is going to definitely get a look somewhere.
- McDonald, Cole, Hawaii, 36.0
- Herbert, Justin, Oregon, 35.5
- Love, Jordan, Utah St., 35.5
- Bryant, Kelly, Missouri, 35.0
- Hurts, Jalen, Oklahoma, 35.0
- Montez, Steven, Colorado, 33.0
- Patterson, Shea, Michigan, 31.0
- Fromm, Jake, Georgia, 30.0
- Morgan, James, Florida International, 29.0
- Stanley, Nate, Iowa, 28.5
Broad Jump (Distance/Inches)
Kelly Bryant led the Clemson Tigers to a ton of wins before being replaced by Trevor Lawrence, and it is no surprise he showed his incredible athleticism on Thursday. Jordan Love is a guy who has been rumored to the Las Vegas Raiders heading into the draft, and based on what we saw on the field at the Combine, he is as good as advertised.
- Bryant, Kelly, Missouri, 125.0
- Hurts, Jalen, Oklahoma, 125.0
- Herbert, Justin, Oregon, 123.0
- McDonald, Cole, Hawaii, 121.0
- Love, Jordan, Utah St.,118.0
- Montez, Steven, Colorado, 117.0
- Patterson, Shea, Michigan, 116.0
- Morgan, James, Florida International, 112.0
- Fromm, Jake, Georgia, 111.0
- Eason, Jacob, Washington, 110.0
Next up for these guys is their Pro Day, where they will look to show their passing skills, and give the NFL scouts a final look before they start creating their draft boards. Burrow is going to throw at his Pro Day, so all eyes will be on him, but for the rest of the bunch, they got a great opportunity on Thursday.
Obviously some big names stood out on Thursday, including Jalen Hurts, who should be a Day 2 pick this April. Justin Herbert played big-time football for the Oregon Ducks, leading them to a Rose Bowl victory this past season, and showed he has the kind of athleticism, and arm you need to succeed at the NFL level.