Rich Eisen has run the 40 which signifies the "jumping of the shark" at the 2016 NFL Combine. It is hilarious to note that despite Eisen and the NFL Network crowing about his "record-breaking" time, an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader actually ran a faster time, 5.77 to Eisen’s 5.94. Another was only 1/100 of a second behind him.
Rookie @ATLCheerleaders Katy stepped up to #RunRichRun and left @richeisen in the dust: https://t.co/C1TzlFNhPJ pic.twitter.com/RFhRQtTfsm— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) March 2, 2016
Crimson Tide players Derrick Henry, Reggie Ragland, A'Shawn Robinson, Jarran Reed, D.J. Pettway, Ryan Kelly, Dominick Jackson, and Cyrus Jones all participated in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.
According to the mocks from around the nation, the three R's - Ragland, Robinson, and Reed - all look like surefire first round picks:
- Six mockers have Robinson going number twelve to the Saints. Atlanta (#17) and Seattle (#26) may be possibilities as well.
- Five of them have Reed going 21st to the Redskins. Four think he falls into the Packers' lap at number 27.
- Ragland seems to be coveted by the Bears (#11) and the Falcons.
- Ryan Kelly has made his way onto a few matrices (Redskins, Cardinals).
- Derrick Henry is starting to trend to the World Champion Broncos at #31.
[The following journalists have yet to put out a new version of their mock draft and were omitted from this post:
Charles Davis, NFL.com *; Lance Zierlein, NFL.com; Chad Reuter, NFL.com; Peter Schrager, FOX Sports; Mel "Helmet Head" Kiper, ESPN]
|Pick||Team||Pete Prisco, CBS||Rob Rang, CBS||Dane Brugler, CBS||Bucky Brooks, NFL.com||Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com||Nate Davis, USA TODAY||Eric Edholm, Yahoo!||Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Trib||Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated||Dan Kadar, SBNation||Nick Klopsis, Newsday||Robert Mays, Sports Illustrated||Todd McShay, ESPN||Pro Football Weekly Staff|
|3||San Diego Chargers|
|7||San Francisco 49ers|
|9||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|10||New York Giants|
|11||Chicago Bears||Reggie Ragland||Reggie Ragland||Reggie Ragland||A'Shawn Robinson|
|12||New Orleans Saints||A'Shawn Robinson||A'Shawn Robinson||A'Shawn Robinson||A'Shawn Robinson||A'Shawn Robinson||A'Shawn Robinson|
|13||Philadelphia Eagles||Jarran Reed|
|14||Oakland Raiders||Reggie Ragland||Reggie Ragland|
|15||Los Angeles Rams|
|17||Atlanta Falcons||Reggie Ragland||A'Shawn Robinson||Reggie Ragland||A'Shawn Robinson||Reggie Ragland|
|19||Buffalo Bills||Jarran Reed||Reggie Ragland|
|20||New York Jets||Reggie Ragland|
|21||Washington Redskins||Jarran Reed||Jarran Reed||Jarran Reed||Jarran Reed||Reggie Ragland||A'Shawn Robinson||Ryan Kelly||Jarran Reed|
|22||Houston Texans||Jarran Reed|
|24||Cincinnati Bengals||Reggie Ragland||A'Shawn Robinson|
|26||Seattle Seahawks||A'Shawn Robinson||A'Shawn Robinson||Jarran Reed|
|27||Green Bay Packers||Jarran Reed||Jarran Reed||Jarran Reed||Jarran Reed||Reggie Ragland|
|28||Kansas City Chiefs||A'Shawn Robinson||Reggie Ragland|
|29||Arizona Cardinals||Ryan Kelly|
|31||Denver Broncos||Derrick Henry||Derrick Henry||Derrick Henry|
[The Patriots have no first round pick due to Tom Brady's lies.]
* Charles Davis of NFL.com updated his Mock on Thursday, March 3:
12. New Orleans Saints, Jarran Reed
14. Oakland Raiders, A'Shawn Robinson
17. Atlanta Falcons, Reggie Ragland
26. Seattle Seahawks, Derrick Henry
The NFL Draft takes place April 28-30 in Chicago, Illinois.