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2024 NFL Scouting Combine: Standouts from quarterback, wide receiver and running back drills

2WNHCDB Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine, Saturday, March 2, 2024, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

• WR Xavier Worthy, Texas: Worthy broke the NFL scouting combine record for the fastest 40-yard dash with a time of 4.21 seconds.

• WR Rome Odunze, WashingtonAt 6-foot-3 and 212 pounds, Rome Odunze still displayed his all-around athleticism. He hit 10-foot-4 in the broad jump, 39 inches in the vertical jump and ran an official 4.45-second 40-yard dash.

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The bar was very high for those set to take the field on Saturday, and boy, did they live up to the hype.

We saw a combine record fall and stocks rise. Here were our top performers from the playmakers who tested on Saturday.

WR Xavier Worthy, Texas

Though this list isn’t necessarily in order, Worthy had to be the first name we mentioned, as he broke the NFL scouting combine record for the fastest 40-yard dash with a time of 4.21 seconds. The 6-foot-1, 172-pound receiver also hit 41 inches in the vertical jump.

That 40 time will get him in first-round range on multiple teams’ boards.


WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas

Mitchell put on a fantastic showing in Indy, recording a 4.34-second 40-yard dash and an 11-foot-4 broad jump to lead all receivers. He did that at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds. His numbers and tape put him in the first-round conversation.

WR Rome Odunze, Washington

The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Rome Odunze put his all-around athleticism on full display. He hit 10-foot-4 in the broad jump, 39 inches in the vertical jump and ran an official 4.45-second 40-yard dash. He was in the top-10 conversation before today and will remain there after testing.

WR Xavier Legette, South Carolina

Legette had an up-and-down Senior Bowl performance, which put his draft stock in limbo despite his great year for South Carolina in 2023. But at the combine, he reminded people of that eye-popping athletic ability we saw on tape, producing a 10-foot-6, broad, 40-inch vert and a 4.39-second official 40-yard dash while weighing 221 pounds.

WR Ricky Pearsall, Florida

Pearsall has had an incredible pre-draft process and, honestly, an incredible year overall if we're talking about raising his NFL draft stock.

His tape this past season was excellent, showcasing his ability to be one of the more reliable receivers in the country from his slot position. At the combine, he showed that he is more than just shiftiness — he is also very explosive. He recorded a 4.41-second 40-yard dash, a 42-inch vert and a 10-foot-9 broad.

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RB Jaylen Wright, Tennessee

Wright entered the week as RB2 on PFF’s big board, and athleticism was a big reason why. His 4.38-second 40-yard dash, 39-inch vertical jump and 11-foot-4 broad while weighing 210 pounds solidified all that athletic ability we saw on tape. He should be one of the top three backs off the board in April.

RB Isaac Guerendo, Louisville

Guerendo didn’t even lead his team in rushing volume or production this past season, but his explosiveness at his size makes him one of the more intriguing running back prospects in the class.

At 6 feet and 221 pounds, he ran a 4.33 and jumped 41.5 inches in the vert, the best numbers for any back at the combine. He also jumped 10-foot-9 in the broad, which was second-best.

That’s 70th-percentile-plus height and weight with 90th-percentile-plus athleticism all around.

TE Theo Johnson, Penn State

Johnson had about as good a combine week as a prospect can have from a measurements and testing perspective. At 6-foot-6 and 259 pounds, he jumped 10-foot-5 in the broad, 39.5-inch vert and ran a 4.57-second 40-yard dash, all of which ranked second among his peers.

He will be coveted by vertical passing attacks that like to stretch defenses up the middle with tight end seam routes.


QB J.J. McCarthy, Michigan
  • McCarthy didn’t run, but he did participate in the on-field throwing session. In doing so, he recorded the second-fastest speed on the laser at 61 m.p.h.
WR Cornelius Johnson, Michigan
  • 4.44-second 40-yard dash, 37.5 inches in the vert and 10-foot-7 broad at 6-foot-3, 212 pounds. Between his numbers in Indy and his performance at the Shrine Bowl, Johnson has had a very strong draft season.
WR Jermaine Burton, Alabama
  • 4.45-second 40-yard dash, 38.5-inch vertical jump and 11-foot-1 broad jump. He remains one of the most underrated prospects in the wide receiver class.
WR Brian Thomas Jr.LSU
  • 4.33-second 40-yard dash at 6-foot-3, 209 pounds could solidify top-20 status.
WR Johnny Wilson, Florida State
  • 4.53-second 40-yard dash, 37-inch vert, 10-foot-8 broad and a 4.11-second short shuttle time despite being 6-foot-6 and 231 pounds. Those are very impressive numbers for a player of his size.
WR Devontez Walker, North Carolina
  • His blazing 4.36-second 40-yard dash, 40.5-inch vert and 11-foot-2 broad showcase his best traits: explosiveness and speed. He’ll be a coveted vertical threat for Day 2 of the draft.
RB Audric Estime, Notre Dame
  • 38-inch vert and 10-foot-5 broad at 221 pounds.
RB Tyrone Tracy, Purdue
  • 4.48-second 40-yard dash, 40-inch vert and a 10-foot-4 broad as a receiver-turned-running back.
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