NFL Combine Risers & Fallers

The 2024 NFL Scouting Combine has already occurred for the fantasy-relevant incoming rookies. Before the Combine, dynasty football enthusiasts had only college tape to go by. Now, we have real measurables on an NFL field. With all the skill position events behind us, we can reflect on the 2024 NFL Combine Risers & Fallers.

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Jody’s 2024 Dynasty Rankings 

Free Agent Rankings for QB, RB, WR, and TE.

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Xavier Worthy (WR) Texas 

We all knew Worthy was a blazer. However, breaking the 40-yard dash record with a 4.21-second sprint was the biggest highlight of the 2024 NFL Combine. Worthy’s first attempt (4.25) was the fourth-fastest ever. However, the former Longhorn decided to attempt to break John Ross’s record and succeeded.

Worthy was already a top-5 wide receiver on many draft boards in a deep 2024 class. However, at just 165 pounds, fantasy managers should approach Worthy with caution.

Ladd McConkey (WR) Georgia

McConkey displayed his precise route-running and showcased superb hands. Additionally, he ran far after (4.39) than anticipated. At 6-foot and 186 pounds, McConkey bolstered his stock with a strong showing in Indy.

Ricky Pearsall (WR) Florida

After a strong showing at the Senior Bowl, Pearsall posted a 97th-percentile vert (42″) and ran a strong 4.41 40. Also, he caught the ball consistently and has good size (6-1, 189) and versatility.

Isaac Guerendo (RB) Louisville

Prior to Saturday, few casual football fans knew anything about Lousiville’s Issac Guerendo. However, that would change after Guerendo’s head-turning performance on the field. After putting up an impressive 41.5″ vert, Guerendo (6-1, 220) led all running backs with a sizzling 4.33-second 40. Additionally, his vert and broad jump were top-5 marks for running backs who weighed 220-plus pounds in the Combine’s history.

Xavier Legette (WR) South Carolina 

Legette blazed a 4.39 40 after measuring 6-1 and 220 pounds. He also stood out in his other measurables and posted the top weight-adjusted speed score of all wideouts at the 2024 Combine.

Joe Milton (QB) Tennessee

After posting very good measurables, Milton turned heads with his arm talent. He led all quarterbacks with a 62 MPH arm and then had this 70-plus yard moon shot.

Other Risers: Brian Thomas Jr. (WR) LSU, Ben Sinnott (TE) Kansas State, Trey Benson (RB) FSU, Devin Leary (QB) Kentucky, Jaylen Wright (RB) Tennessee

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Bucky Irving (RB) Oregon

At just 5-9 and 192 pounds, Irving needed to run a sub-4.4 40 to be considered a top-5 back in this thin class. Instead, Irving posted an unimpressive 4.55. Also, Irving’s vert (29.5) and broad jump (9’7″) aren’t indicative of an explosive player. Finally, Irving’s 3.71 RAS was very disappointing.

Keon Coleman (WR) Florida State

After consistently being mocked as a potential first-round selection, Coleman ran a disappointing 4.61 40-yard dash. His route running also didn’t stand out. However, it should be noted that Coleman did run the fastest gauntlet drill, so his lack of straight-line sprinting might not be as impactful to NFL personnel as it is to fantasy zealots.

Ainias Smith (WR) Texas A&M

It was revealed that Smith is dealing with a stress fracture in his left shin and was unable to do any on-field drills. In a Combine where many other wide receivers turned heads, Smith was likely surpassed by several players in this deep and talented incoming class of pass catchers.

Dillon Johnson (RB) Washington 

Johnson posted a poor vert (31.5) and then slumbered to a 4.68-second 40. He was productive at Washington but at 5-11 and 217 pounds, Johnson’s lack of speed and explosiveness likely dropped him into Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Audric Estime (RB) Notre Dame

Estime has drawn comparisons to Kryen Williams but his 4.71-second 40 likely dropped him into Day 3. Estime’s broad and vert were fine. But that lack of top-end speed and slower splits hurt. I dropped Estime out of my top-5 running backs and wouldn’t be surprised to see him slide in the upcoming draft.

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