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Brandon Olsen’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, Brandon Olsen will be giving you his opinion on who the biggest winners and biggest losers were for the 2019 NFL Combine.

Winner: DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

There was no bigger winner of the 2019 NFL Combine than DK Metcalf. Metcalf came in and ran a 4.33 40-yard dash, put up 27 reps of 225 lbs, and had a vertical jump of 40.5″. Although he didn’t do great in the agility drills, Metcalf is a near-lock to be a top-10 pick.

Loser: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

Throughout this whole season and the weeks leading up to the combine, Greg Little had been billed as a raw and athletic tackle. Little then showed up and put on one of the worst combine performances we’ve seen from an offensive lineman.

Winner: Devin White, LB, LSU

Going into the combine, everyone knew that Devin White would probably show off his athleticism and he’d be LB1. White not only did that but he also looked great in coverage drills and opened some eyes with his 4.42 40-yard dash time (predicted perfectly by yours truly)

Loser: Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas

Many people thought that LJ Humphrey should’ve been the Texas WR to go back to school but his combine performance showed that he really should have gone back to school. Humphrey ran an unimpressive 4.75 40-time and in drills just looked uncomfortable and it hurt him with drops and not being able to adjust to the ball properly.

Winner: Ben Banogu, EDGE, TCU

Ben Banogu hasn’t been getting as much love as his TCU teammate LJ Collier has been lately, but he sure did steal attention back at the Combine. Banogu lit up the show with a 1.47 10-yard split during his 40, an 11’2″ broad jump, and a 40″ vertical leap.

Loser: Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia

I’ve been fairly open about my being a fan of Isaac Nauta since Georgia played Florida this past season and to say his combine disappointed would be an understatement. His 40 was much worse than expected and even in drills he looked stiff and slow. Expect either a big Pro Day from him or this could be debilitating to his stock.