The top prospects from around the nation have been measured, weighed and analyzed via on-field workouts and drills over the past week, which means only one thing was left to do on Monday: Rich Eisen’s 40-yard dash. As usual, Eisen took the field in Indianapolis in his full suit and football cleats, but he didn’t manage to beat his best time of 5.98 seconds, putting up an official time of 6.10 seconds.
We’ve got video of his attempt below:
The typical recovery for labrum surgery is six to eight months, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder, which jeopardizes the beginning of the season for Thomas. However, Rapoport reports the Seahawks believe that Thomas will be able to recover sooner rather than later. The possibility still exists, though, that Thomas could begin the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
Thomas earned his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl honors in 2014 and his third consecutive first team All-Pro honors. He recorded only one interception in 2014, but managed a career-high four forced fumbles. Thomas signed a five-year, $44.7 million deal with the Seahawks in April 2014.
Teams still have plenty of time to go through the vetting process in examining Winston’s off-field issues, but that doesn’t appear to be as big of an obstacle anymore. McShay heard that Winston “really impressed” teams during his interviews at the Combine, and that he blew them away with his pure football intelligence.
The strong performance of the consensus top two quarterbacks, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, at the Combine solidified McShay’s views on where the duo will land in the draft. The analyst kept Winston as the No. 1 overall pick, and also still has Mariota going to the New York Jets at No. 6. This is the second straight version for McShay with the quarterbacks in those positions; his initial mock draft in December featured Mariota as the top pick and Winston going next to the Tennessee Titans.