NFL Scouting Combine: 5 biggest winners in 2018 so far

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: USC running back Ronald Jones II runs the 40-yard dash during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: USC running back Ronald Jones II runs the 40-yard dash during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 02: Penn State running back Saquon Barkley runs the 40-yard dash during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 02: Penn State running back Saquon Barkley runs the 40-yard dash during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

No. 1: Running Back Saquon Barkley, Penn State

If you had some doubts Penn State running back Saquon Barkley might not be the top tailback in this year’s draft class, his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine should have silenced any skepticism.

Just take a look at the numbers, courtesy of Bleacher Report:

https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/969643433236328448

Barkley’s 29 reps on the bench press is tied for first, and his 4.40 40-yard dash time ranks second behind NC State tailback Nyheim Hynes (4.38).

This elite-level combination of speed and strength will certainly help Barkley maintain his hold on what promises to be a top-10 selection on day one of the draft.

Even teams without a clear-cut need at running back should be enticed.

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Who are the next crop of winners from the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine? Be sure to stay tuned to Niner Noise for continuous analysis heading towards the draft this April.