5 under-the-radar prospects who'll impress at 2024 NFL Combine

Impressive NFL Combine workouts can boost a prospect's draft stock in a big way, and these five should put up good numbers at the combine this year.

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NFL Combine sleeper No. 3: WR Bub Means, Pittsburgh

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Two seasons into his pro career, it's looking as if 2022 draftee, wide receiver Danny Gray, might not carve out a niche role within San Francisco's offense.

It's a shame, too, because Gray's exceptional speed could have taken the top off head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense. Even with fellow wideouts Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk on the roster, finding some gadget weapons should be a priority on day three of the draft.

That's where Pittsburgh's Bub Means comes into play.

Means could potentially be in the 4.3s at the NFL Combine, which would be impressive enough to bolster his draft stock. Considering he's a big-bodied target at 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, one can see how Means has the rare combination of size and speed that's often coveted by receiving-needy teams.

So, why is he a day-three target?

Means doesn't have the best hands, and he's not much of a separator despite the speed. Additionally, which might knock him down a lot in Shanahan's offense, Means isn't anything close to a good route-runner.

As a gadget weapon, though, he might make sense as a late day-three flier.