Getting to Know the Combine's Top Offensive Line, Running Back, and Specialist Prospects Working Out Tonight

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Getting to Know the Combine’s Top Offensive Line, Running Back, and Specialist Prospects Working Out Tonight

Chicago Bears

The NFL Scouting Combine features draft-eligible prospects showcasing their skills in front of NFL front office executives, scouts, coaches, and fans who tune in on NFL Network to take in the event. If the Bears are going to get back to their winning ways, the process will begin with successful scouting at the Combine that serves as a springboard to a building a strong draft board. So let’s highlight some prospects working out in today’s drills and see if we can find some future fits.

Previous: QB/TE/WR.

Today: Offensive linemen, Running backs, Specialists

TOP 10 OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

  1. Jedrick Willis Jr., Alabama
  2. Andrew Thomas, Georgia
  3. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
  4. Mekhi Becton, Louisville
  5. Josh Jones, Houston
  6. Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
  7. Austin Jackson, USC
  8. Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
  9. Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
  10. Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU

These linemen have met with the Bears: Ben Bartch, OT, St. John’s; Charlie Heck, G, North Carolina; Matt Hennessey, C, Temple;  Logan Stenberg, G, Kentucky

One to watch: Lloyd Cushenberry III capped his two-year career as LSU’s starting center by earning second-team All-American honors in 2019. Cushenberry started 28 straight games to close out his college career and is one of the top interior offensive line prospects in this class. I’ll be curious to see if chatter around his discusses the possibility of moving out to guard.

TOP 10 RUNNING BACKS

  1. D’Andre Swift, Georgia
  2. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
  3. J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
  4. Zack Moss, Utah
  5. Cam Akers, Florida State
  6. Anthony McFarland Jr., Maryland
  7. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt
  8. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU
  9. Eno Benjamin, Arizona State
  10. Lamical Perine, Florida

These running backs have met with the Bears: Darius “Jet” Anderson, TCU

One to watch: When your nickname is Jet, you better be fast. How fast? Well, we’ll find out at the Combine. But this clip should give you an idea:

TOP 5 PLACE KICKERS

  1. Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
  2. Dominik Eberle, Utah State
  3. Tyler Bass, Georgia Southern
  4. JJ Molson, UCLA
  5. Cooper Rothe, Wyoming

TOP 5 PUNTERS

  1. Braden Mann, Texas A&M
  2. Michael Turk, Arizona State
  3. Joseph Charlton, South Carolina
  4. Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse
  5. Arryn Siposs, Auburn

These specialists have met with the Bears: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia; Braden Mann, Texas A&M

One to watch: Incumbent place-kicker Eddy Piñeiro expects to face competition at some point this summer, but I wonder if the same will be said about punter Patrick O’Donnell. And while I would stop short of asking you to watch punters at the Combine on a Friday, it is worth noting the Bears have met with this draft class’ top punter.

You can check out the full list of invited prospects here.

All rankings via CBS Sports.

Reported meetings via BearReport.com.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.