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Austin Cunningham’s Winners & Losers from the 2019 NFL Combine

Every year, there are those players who improve their draft and there are players who hurt their draft stock at the NFL Combine. Today, Austin Cunningham will be giving you his opinion on who the biggest winners and biggest losers were for the 2019 NFL Combine.

Winner: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State

Burns running a 4.53, and looking exceptional in agility drills helped his draft stock proved his value. His natural body movement going through drills is a plus for scouts because it shows he’s a football player and not just an athlete. This shows promise for development and longevity as teams think about trading up to grab another talented EDGE player.

Loser: Elijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia

Elijah Holyfield did not help himself or his draft stock this past weekend at the combine. His forty time was atrocious, and he placed in the bottom of each workout category. Overall, Holyfield looked like a guy who did not come into the combine prepared to show his value.

Winner: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Drew performed very well at the combine this weekend. He did so well some might wonder if he might jump Dwayne Haskins. He ran and threw better than Haskins, and his throwing motion looked much cleaner than Haskins. Plus, Lock’s footwork was clean and smooth in his drop back.

Loser: Charles Omenihu, EDGE, Texas

Charles Omenihu looked stiff and rigid through agility drills. He had awkward body movements and hesitation with change of directions. He performed well against other defensive lineman, but if he was graded as a potential edge player he would have ranked towards the bottom.

Winner: Khalen Saunders, DL, Western Illinois

Kahalen Saunders has been making the most of each opportunity that has been presented to him. He looked well at the Senior Bowl, then proved that performance by testing well at the combine. Saudnders has moved himself up teams boards with how well he has been performing.

Loser: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

Baker did perform well in some other drills, but it was his forty time and interviews that went poorly. If Baker was able to run a quicker time, there would be discussions about him being CB one in this class.