What a week at the NFL scouting combine. Top prospects in the 2022 NFL draft class impressed during workout sessions on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in Indianapolis, and many reportedly had fantastic interviews with interested teams. And wow, did we see some blazing speed across the board. Eight receivers ran sub-4.4 in the 40-yard dash, and 12 offensive linemen came in under 5 seconds. A defensive lineman registered a ridiculous 4.36, and a pair of Georgia big men shocked scouts with their quicks. Then two defensive backs turned in all-time top-five times to cap it all off.
Beyond the 40, a lot of what we saw on tape for the top names was validated with strong workouts, from Malik Willis' arm strength to Aidan Hutchinson's burst to Boye Mafe's explosion. It's important to remember that the combine is just one piece of the pre-draft evaluation puzzle. But with that said, there are absolutely prospects who see their stock rise coming out of the event.
So who climbed draft boards after their impressive workouts this year? Which players made themselves money in Indy, and whose testing numbers were strong enough to open a few more scouts' eyes? We looked at 10 who caught our attention and will be moving up the Scouts Inc. rankings coming out of the combine. We start with an obvious one.