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Crimson Tide wide receivers take part in on-field workouts at the NFL Combine on Thursday.

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Henry Ruggs prepares to dazzle.
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Thursday at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine means tight ends, quarterbacks and wide receivers take the field for the first day of on-field workouts. Three former Crimson Tide players are among this first group though Tua will not participate as he rehabs from hip surgery.

MEASUREMENTS

QB Tua Tagovailoa
Height: 6-0
Weight: 217
Hand: 10 (left)
9 7/8 (right)
Arm: 30 1/2
Wingspan: 75 1/4

WR Jerry Jeudy
Height: 6-1
Weight: 193
Hand: 9 1/2
Arm: 32 1/8
Wingspan: 76

WR Henry Ruggs III
Height: 5-11
Weight: 188
Hand: 10 1/8
Arm: 30 1/2
Wingspan: 74 1/2

Others of interest:

QB Jalen Hurts
Height: 6-1
Weight: 222
Hand: 9 3/4
Arm: 31 3/4
Wingspan: 77 5/8

QB Joe “Baby Hands” Burrow
Height: 6-3 1/2
Weight: 221
Hand: 9
Arm: 30 7/8
Wingspan: 74

Washington QB Jacob Eason
Georgia QB Jake Fromm
Oregon QB Justin Herbert
Utah State QB Jordan Love
Missouri QB Kelly Bryant
Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb
Colorado WR Laviska Shenault Jr.
Kentucky WR Lynn Bowden
Ohio State WR K.J. Hill
LSU WR Justin Jefferson
Clemson WR Tee Higgins
Georgia WR Lawrence Cager
Navy WR Malcolm Perry
LSU TE Thaddeus Moss
Missouri TE Albert Okwuegbunam

GROUPS

GROUP 1 - TE, QB, WR
QB Tua Tagovailoa, WR Jerry Jeudy, WR Henry Ruggs III

GROUP 2 - PK, ST, OL, RB
OL Jedrick Wills - Height: 6-4 1/4 Weight: 312 Hand: 10 Arm: 34 1/4 Wingspan: 83 1/2

GROUP 3 - DL, LB
DL Raekwon Davis - Height: 6-6 1/8 Weight: 311 Hand: 11 Arm: 33 7/8 Wingspan: 85 1/4
LB Terrell Lewis - Height: 6-5 1/4 Weight: 262 Hand: 9 7/8 Arm: 33 7/8 Wingspan: 83 3/8
LB Anfernee Jennings - Height: 6-2 1/8 Weight: 256 Hand: 9 1/8 Arm: 32 7/8 Wingspan: 79 4/8

GROUP 4 - DB
DB Xavier McKinney - Height: 6-0 3/8 Weight: 201 Hand: 8 5/8 Arm: 30 7/8 Wingspan: 75 1/2
DB Trevon Diggs - Height: 6-1 3/8 Weight: 205 Hand: 9 3/8 Arm: 32 6/8 Wingspan:78 3/8
DB Shyheim Carter - Height: 5-10 1/2 Weight: 194 Hand: 9 1/2 Arm: 29 5/8 Wingspan: 71 3/4

While Group 1 works out on Thursday, Group 2 will among other things perform on the bench press. Group 3 meets the media, while Group 4 have their measurements taken.

http://www.nflcombine.net/players/schedule/

GROUP 1 DRILLS

Finally, the NFL woke up and created some more apt exercises for the participants to perform. For Group 1, there will be more emphasis on end zone fade routes and adjusted routes.

End zone fade: Quarterbacks will throw passes to receivers running 10-yard fade routes to the right side of the end zone, creating a need for the use of pylons in these drills. The route addition is intended to mimic a popular pass attempt seen inside the red zone, typically attempted from a snap taken close to the goal line with the target being the back corner pylon.

Timed smoke/now route drill: Quarterbacks will throw one pass to a receiver running a smoke/now route — usually a route that is adjusted to at the line based on pre-snap reads indicating a quick completion will be available against soft coverage — on each side consecutively.

Of course the classics will still be around for fans to dissect:

  • 40-yard dash - 4.22 seconds is the time to beat. Former Washington Huskies WR John Ross ran that number in 2017.
  • Vertical jump - Only six players in NFL scouting combine history have ever recorded a 45-inch vertical. The record is 46 inches held by safety Gerald Sensabaugh (2005).
  • Broad jump
  • Three-cone drill
  • 20-yard shuttle
  • 60-yard shuttle

TV

The NFL Network will have daily wall-to-wall coverage. Drills and the 40-yard dash will begin airing at 3pm CT. ESPN will have intermittent coverage throughout the day.

Poll

Will Henry Ruggs top 4.22 in the 40?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    He’ll blow it away.
    (72 votes)
  • 20%
    Just barely nip it.
    (92 votes)
  • 52%
    Close but no cigar.
    (235 votes)
  • 10%
    A great time but not close.
    (49 votes)
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