Day One of the 2018 NFL Combine is all about the run game (and kickers), with the running backs and offensive linemen set to strut their stuff in skin tight spandex.
The 2018 running back class is highlighted by a premium talent at the top with Penn State’s Saquon Barkley, who looks to become the latest in a slew of uber-talented RBs to be taken in the top ten. The class is not without depth either, as LSU’s Derrius Guice looks for a strong week to propel him into the first round conversation. Georgia teammates Nick Chubb and Sony Michel will also try to carry on their fantastic season with the Bulldogs forward to the NFL. The PAC-12 sports a few talented backs as well, with USC’s Ronald Jones and Oregon’s Royce Freeman the West Coast’s best.
As for the big men up front, Notre Dame boasts two of the best prospects in this class with highly-touted guard Quenton Nelson and the 6’8” behemoth Mike McGlinchey at tackle. Outside of the two Irish, there’s plenty of talent at the tackle position with Oklahoma’s Orlando Brown, Texas’ Connor Williams and Oregon’s Tyrell Crosby all vying for early consideration alongside McGlinchey. The best centers in college football seem to be from the Big Ten, with Ohio State’s Billy Price, Iowa’s James Daniels and Michigan’s Mason Cole looking to establish themselves as the best in this class. Also among them is UCLA’s Scott Quessenberry, brother of Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry.
Those are the names to watch, and this is the place to watch it. Sit back, relax, and enjoy as we all collectively lose our minds when a 350 lb. tackle runs a 4.70 forty-yard dash.