Five former Arkansas football players participated in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The event ran from Tuesday to Sunday as players from around the country were measured, tested, interviewed and more ahead of April’s NFL Draft.
Receiver Treylon Burks, offensive lineman Myron Cunningham, defensive end Tre Williams, defensive lineman John Ridgeway and cornerback Montaric Brown represented Arkansas at the Combine. Here’s how they did.
WR Treylon Burks
6-2, 225 lbs.
Burks’ hands measured 9 7/8 inches and tied for the third-largest among receivers at the Combine, as did his 79 1/8-inch wingspan.
Burks ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash. He was around the middle of the pack compared with the other receivers who ran, but his speed was impressive given his size.
His three-cone drill time of 7.28 seconds was tied for second-slowest among receivers. His vertical measured 33 inches and his broad jump 122 inches, both near the bottom to middle of the group.
Burks didn’t hurt his stock at the Combine and charmed some new fans with tales of hunting wild hogs with knives. Most draft experts have him going in the mid to late first round in April.
OL Myron Cunningham
6-5, 320 lbs.
Cunningham ran a 5.38-second 40-yard dash, the fourth-slowest among offensive linemen. His 20-inch vertical jump, 8.5-second three-cone drill and 5.16-second 20-yard shuttle run were the lowest marks at his position, and his 98-inch broad jump was second-worst.
Cunningham’s Combine doesn’t help his already relatively low stock. NFL.com grades him 5.53, firmly in the range of “priority undrafted free agent.” Draft experts cite concerns about his overall athleticism.
DE Tre Williams
6-4, 253 lbs.
Williams’ 5.08-second 40-yard dash time was slowest among defensive ends at the Combine, and his 26.5-inch vertical and 104-inch broad jump were the lowest, too.
His 7.2-second three-cone drill was fourth out of six, and a 4.24-second 20-yard shuttle run was third-best. Williams owns a 6.00 prospect grade, which NFL.com indicates as “above-average backup.” Off-the-field issues including a DWI judgment at the end of last season and an judgment on suspicion of second-degree domestic assault also hurt Williams’ prospects.
DL John Ridgeway
6-5, 321 lbs.
Ridgeway participated in three drills: the 40-yard dash, the broad jump and the 20-yard shuttle.
He finished with a 5.3-second 40-yard dash, third-slowest among defensive tackles, a 101-inch broad jump that was second-shortest at his position and ran a 4.73-second 20-yard shuttle that was near the middle of the bunch.
Ridgeway’s prospect grade sits at 6.14, in NFL.com’s range of a “good backup with potential to develop into a starter.”
CB Montaric Brown
First team All-SEC corner Brown participated in only the 40-yard dash. His 4.55-second time was third-slowest among cornerbacks.
Brown’s prospect grade is 5.95, the lowest among Razorbacks at the Combine. It estimates him to become an “average backup or special-teamer.”
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