So after a day of watching the combine as well as news from the UT that we are actually looking at drafting a RB, I decided to take a look at a few notable performers that I believe we may look at.
Donald Brown (UConn)- Brown was the top performer in the vertical jump as well as a top 10 performer in the broad jump, 3-cone drill, 20 yard shuttle, and 60 yard shuttle, and 40 yard dash with a 4.51. He had plenty of productiveness in college with 3,800 yards and 33 touchdowns in 3 seasons. There was also a little segment on NFL Network with him talking about his pre-draft experience and he seemed remarkably mature.
Kory Sheets (Purdue)-Sheets was a top 10 performer in the broad and vertical jumps, 60 yard shuttle, and the 40 yard dash with a 4.47. From a few comments on him I gathered that he pretty much carried the load due to struggles at quarterback and still managed over 1,000 yards in his senior year and 3,341 over his career. I was impressed by Sheets at the Senior Bowl, and while I'm no expert, it looked to me that he was quite quick, and with his solid 40 time he showed he has the flat-out speed as well.
Javon Ringer (Michigan State)- Ringer wasn't quite as explosive at the combine, but it's his productiveness in college that makes him stand out. His 4,398 yards are the most at the draft by a long shot. He is a little small at 5-9, 202, but he can carry the load as evidenced by his 843 attempts in college.