4 takeaways from the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine for the Rams

4 takeaways from the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine for the Rams

4 takeaways from the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine for the Rams

Before free agency officially gets underway later this week, Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams kept themselves busy over the last couple of days by evaluating potential draft picks to bring on board for the 2018 season at this year's NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Broad jump: Running back Bo Scarbrough (Northridge, Alabama), 129 inches; running back Kerryon Johnson (Madison Academy, Auburn), 126; defensive back Tony Brown (Alabama), 125.

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley looks on during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chubb really helped himself with his performance.

According to Peter King of MMQB, Browns head coach Hue Jackson wants the team to sign former Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron to be his starting quarterback, instead of starting a rookie from the 2018 NFL Draft. He ran the 40 in 4.58 seconds with a 10-yard split of 1.6 seconds. Yes, he was expected to run fast, but hype creates pressure on top prospects to perform up to expectations. Ward likely cemented his status as a top-15 pick, but the Lions could have a shot at Jackson in the first or second round, and Nickerson can likely be had with a value pick late due to his slight frame. His stock is on the rise after an impressive Combine where he measured in at 6-feet tall and clocked a time of 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Bryan had the second-best time in the 3-cone drill (7.12 seconds) and was fourth in the broad jump (9 feet, 11 inches). Reid, who is the younger brother of 2013 first-round pick Eric Reid, also hit 36.5-inches in the vertical, 10-feet-8 in the broad jump and 4.15 in the short shuttle. He has the ability to greatly impact the game whenever he is on the field and could quickly become a franchise cornerstone for whatever franchise takes him in this year's draft.

Following the same model, the Browns' current collection of draft assets represents the third-most draft capital dating back to 1970, with only the 1991 Dallas Cowboys and 1982 New England Patriots having possessed more. Eisen came in at 5.97 seconds, the second time in the 13 times he's run the 40 at the combine that he came in under 6 seconds.

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