[NFL Combine 2022] Defensive line and linebacker: Georgia defenders in the spotlight!

Because athletic qualities are essential in this sport, the NFL Combine allows certain players to score points with NFL staff. Who shone? Who lost spots in the 2022 draft?

defensive line


  • Jordan Davis, DT/NT, Georgia
  • Travon Walker, DL, Georgia
  • Devonte Wyatt, DL, Georgia

Even before the combine, Georgia’s defense was seen as an outstanding group that will produce many NFL-ready players. Indianapolis has confirmed how well the linemen perform. Jordan Davis ran in 4.78 seconds, which is prodigious for its size, and confirmed to the workshops its agility and lateral mobility. The only lineman faster than Davis? Devonte Wyatt, which also combines power and speed. The two were the subject of an important segment in the last podcast.

Travon Walker is the rising profile, and the combination will help him solidify his place in the top 20, see more. Absolutely incredible in his changes of direction, he showed his power during the technical workshops, proving that he can also be a versatile pass rusher.

But also

Aidan Hutchinson is the fastest at the “3 cones”, not a surprise but one more box to tick towards the first choice. TravisJones continues its excellent course with superb performances in the workshops and at speed, a few weeks after its excellent Senior Bowl.

The list of EDGEs that ran less than 4.60 seconds includes Kayvon Thibodeaux, David Ojabo, Nik Bonitto and Boye Mafe. But it’s Amare Barno who “wins” the competition in 4.36 ahead of sam williams. Mafe and Williams are already increasingly watched, and the overall performance will help drive their values ​​higher.



  • Damone Clark, LB, LSU
  • Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State

If there should be a competitor to Christian Harris for the position of linebacker 3, it will surely be Damone Clark. A true statistical machine at LSU, he did not crush a workshop but did better than the average on all activities. Fast, mobile, smart, it can do it all. His competitor from Alabama was also good, the duel continues.

troy andersen continues its incredible rise. After a monstrous Senior Bowl, he proved once again that his speed and agility make him an athletic monster. Enough to be a second round.

But also

Jeremiah Moon, channing tindall and Terrel Bernard are among the winners of the session, which once again proved the depth of class at the post. Speed, power, running or passing defense: there’s something for everyone.


  • DeMarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M
  • Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
  • Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

hard day for ByMarvin Leal. Unlike the Georgia players, he failed to shine. Symbolically, not succeeding in running in less than 5 seconds is a failure. Slow and without energy, he will have to prove at Pro Day that it was just a bad day.

Devin Lloyd didn’t impress at the stunt, while Nakobe Dean didn’t participate. Nothing alarming, but the top 15 remains far from certain for the two prospects, who remain the two best linebackers.

Echoes of the Combine

Derek Stingley Jr. (BC, LSU) is present in Indianapolis, but will not participate in the organized workshops. The cornerback, who has only played 3 games in 2021 due to a Lisfranc injury, told reporters that he is ahead of his rehabilitation and has started working out or running (ESPN ).

“My rehabilitation is ahead of schedule. I’m on track to do what I need to do on Pro Day. »

Kayvon Thibodeaux (EDGE, Oregon) no lack of self-confidence. Mentioned as a potential first overall pick on April 28, the Oregon prospect sees himself as the improved version of the former number 1 in the 2014 draft, Jadeveon Clowney.

« I’m like a Jadeveon 2.0, » Thibodeaux said, via the Houston Chronicle.

Thibodeaux said Clowney « was great » but « didn’t have all the skills and tools when it comes to pass-rush techniques and things like that. » On the other hand, he describes himself as having « a lot of skills » and « the hunger to continue ».

– The University ofOhio State will organize its Pro Day on March 23rd.

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