Texas Tech Football Dominates the NFL Combine [Watch]
The Texas Tech Red Raiders had a great weekend at the NFL combine, with each of the three Red Raiders having a positive showing. Here's a complete look at how each of your favorites performed during their time at the NFL Combine.
Coutee needed to show his speed as one of his main attributes moving into the NFL and he did just that posting a stellar time of 4.43 in the 40 yard dash which was tied for 4th best among all WRs.
Keke Coutee also threw up 14 reps on the 225 lbs bench press, had a 34.5" vertical, had a 6.93 second 3-cone drill and a 9'5" broad jump.
A lot of scouts were intriuged by Coutee's athleticism and explosiveness. Most scouts used the word "fun" to describe him.
The same scout said Coutee had the best on-field workout out of all of the receivers at the combine.
Here's a look at Coutee's gauntlet drill that was featured on the NFL Network.
He's also got a great name.
According to Walterfootball.com, Dylan Cantrell tested as one of the best athletes at the combine. The same walter football write-up has Cantrell soaring up draft boards to the 4th round.
Cantrell didn't show electric speed with a 4.59 40 time, but at 6'3" and 226 pounds, it's not a bad showing. Cantrell posted a 6.56 3-cone time and had a massive 10'10" broad jump to go along with his 38.5" vertical. He also benchpressed 225 lbs. 18 times, which was in the top 8 for the receiver position.
Roto Underworld listed Cantrell as the most athletic wide receiver at the combine.
Here's another stat to put how great Cantrell's combine was:
Nic Shimonek was the biggest surprise of the combine, who is now projecting as a day 3 draft pick as high as the 5th round. His big arm flashed on the deep balls during the throwing drills of the combine.
Shimonek was listed in several lists of players who helped themselves the most during the combine.
Shimonek was in the middle of the pack, right behind former Texas Tech QB Baker Mayfield, running a 4.88 40-yard dash. There were 17 quarterbacks who ran at the combine, and Shimonek finished with the 9th best time.
Shimonek did get hit with the dreaded "small hand" label either, with a 9.25" hand.
Walterfootball.com said Shimonek was the best day three quarterback at the combine, saying he could "creep into fourth-round territory" and that he "showed off his arm, throwing some fantastic deep passes in the drills."