Stock Report: NFL Combine Recap

Rutgers sent a school record six athletes to the 2013 NFL combine and has the potential to break its 2009 record of five players taken in the NFL draft. With the combine events in Indianapolis, Ind., complete, ScarletReport.com takes an in-depth look at how Rutgers prospects performed.

Rutgers products experienced mixed results at the 2013 NFL Combine, which concluded earlier today.

Under the intense scrutiny of 32 NFL teams, some rose to the occasion and others will need to show improved performances at Rutgers pro day in March. ScarletReport.com breaks down whose stock rose, whose fell and whose stayed the same following the combine.


Stock Up

LB Khaseem Greene -- 6-1, 241

40-yard Dash -- 4.71

Bench Press -- 17

Vertical -- 30

Performance -- Greene's measurables were average for a linebacker and approaching disappointing for a converted safety, but he was strong in positional drills and you can bet he batted 1.000 in the meeting rooms. Greene out-ran some safeties at the combine and showed better athleticism than others in coverage drills, which adds more versatility to what a team is getting in Greene. Most importantly, Greene looked healthy with his broken ankle in the Pinstripe Bowl still lingering in terms of his draft stock.

WR Mark Harrison 6-3, 231

40-yard Dash -- 4.46

Bench Press -- 17

Vertical -- 38.5

Performance --- A 4.46 time and the highest leap at receiver is beyond impressive at 230 pounds. Harrison shows inconsistency on film, but uses his impressive frame well and runs quick routes. Harrison did not fully live up to his measurables in college, but you can bet multiple NFL teams left impressed with the physical tools he displayed at the combine. There is, however, a tremendous difference between Harrison in gym shorts and Harrison in pads. Key drops highlight a tough career. The best thing for Harrison will be to follow up his combine with an impressive hand time at the Rutgers pro day, where he could break 4.40. Repeat or improve upon his combine performance and Harrison will climb into day-two consideration.


Stock Down

RB Jawan Jamison -- 5-7, 203

40-yard Dash -- 4.68

Bench Press -- 20

Vertical -- 29

Performance -- Jamison did not run well and his body type does not fit the average third-round grade he had before declaring for the draft. Though his showing did not work in his favor, he had the opportunity to send two messages to the NFL coaches and scouts in attendance. Twenty reps on the bench more than show he spent his college years working hard in the gym. He also got run through every medical test in the book, which provided a chance to prove he is healthy despite ankle issues in college. When the very friendly hand timers at Rutgers go on, Jamison will have a better 40-yard dash time and his Rutgers film remains impressive in a weak year for the running back position.

TE D.C. Jefferson -- 6-6, 255

40-yard Dash -- DNP

Bench Press -- 3

Vertical -- DNP

Performance -- Injuring his pectoral muscle at the start of workouts, Jefferson's stock took a hit at the combine. With minimal tape as a pass-catcher available and no opportunity to showcase a skillset to go with his NFL frame, Jefferson will need to perform well at Rutgers pro day and in meetings with teams (if he is even healthy enough to do so). There is still a chance that an NFL team takes him purely because of his blocking and body type, but an injury at the combine hurts. He has great length and is, at worst, a goal-line thread as a blocker and tall target.


Stock Unchanged

CB Logan Ryan -- 5/11, 191

40-yard Dash -- 4.56

Bench Press -- 14

Vertical -- 32.5

Performance -- Ryan's 4.56 40-yard dash is fine for what he is. Ryan is not a burner, but he is fast enough to compete and physical enough to impress. His strength and ability to play though contact are his greatest NFL assets, especially with fluid hips and ball skills to go along with it. Ryan brings tremendous special teams value out of the Rutgers program and his versatility as a tackler keep him as a second-day player after the combine.

LB Steve Beauharnais -- 6-1, 240

40-yard Dash -- 4.84

Bench Press -- 19

Vertical -- 33

Performance -- Beauharnais showed at the combine exactly what he does on tape during his Rutgers career. He does not have top-end linebacker speed and struggles to close on the outside. What he lacks in speed and agility, however, he makes up for in toughness and technique. Beauharnais performed as expected at the combine and fits the mold as a middle linebacker against the run.


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