The NFL Scouting Combine continued today with the quarterbacks, and the wide receivers. I don’t think the Patriots will focus in on either of these groups, but anything is possible come draft day, so here a few notable 40 times, from each group.
Brandin Cooks, Oregon State-4.33
Odell Beckham, LSU-4.43
Sammy Watkins, Clemson-4.43
Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt-4.46
Marqise Lee, USC-4.52
Mike Evans, Texas A&M-4.53
Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech-4.61
Stephen Morris, Miami-4.63
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M-4.68
Derek Carr, Fresno State-4.69
Blake Bortles, Central Florida-4.93
A.J. McCarron, Alabama-4.94
I was extremely impressed with LSU’s Odell Beckham, not only with his 40 time, but with his overall performance. I don’t think he will get out of the first round come May, and he has the potential to be a productive receiver in the NFL.
Of all of these prospects, I think McCarron would be the guy with the highest chance of landing in Foxboro. He has expressed his admiration for Tom Brady, as well as the whole organization, and getting a jump on acquiring Brady’s successor would not be a bad idea for Bill Belichick and company.