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Sunday Combine Wrap

The busiest day of the combine is now complete. Quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs took the field for a day which lasted almost seven hours. There were plenty of top performances and a few duds as well.

The Top Ten

Stephen Hill/WR/Georgia Tech: Hill is proving he's the next big-time receiver prospect to come from the Georgia Tech program. He was super fast in the morning, running forty times in the mid 4.3-second range. His broad jump of 11 feet and 1 inch was just three inches shy of the combine record. During the pass catching segment Hill displayed terrific hands and overall skill.

Justin Blackmon/WR/Oklahoma State: Blackmon chose not to run the forty but participated in the pass catching drills and looked terrific in all facets. Blackmon caught the ball exceptionally well throughout his session, just as he's done the past two seasons, and sealed as the top receiver in the draft.

Michael Floyd/WR/Notre Dame: The big question coming into the combine was how fast Michael Floyd would run. He positively answered that question with a pair of forty's that clocked under 4.5 seconds. Later, he caught the ball well and made his statement to be the second receiver selected in the draft.

Chris Rainey/RB/Florida: Rainey continues to impress NFL decision makers with his athleticism and speed. He posted a forty time in the low 4.4-second area and looked fluid, fast and very natural in all areas. Rainey is getting long looks as a skill player who can line-up in the backfield, the slot or as a special teams player.

Chris Owusu/WR/Stanford: Owusu surprised scouts by running a pair of forty's under 4.35-  and looked terrific in the pass catching drills running sharp, crisp routes and displaying great balance.

Travis Benjamin/WR/Miami-Fl: Benjamin was fast in the forty, posting times in the low 4.3-second range, then practiced to that speed during drills. Later, he displayed terrific quickness running underneath routes as well as catching the deep ball exceptionally well.

Chris Givens/WR/Wake Forest: Givens was another speedy wide out on Sunday who stopped watches in times touching under 4.4 seconds. He displayed soft, consistent hands in pass catching drills, showing good balance and body control during the entire session.

Devon Wylie/WR/Fresno State: Wylie started his combine workout fast, broaching 4.4 seconds flat in the forty. He caught the ball well and displayed the ability to get down field or vertical then contort in mid air to grab passes that would have otherwise flown over his head.

Kirk Cousins/QB/Michigan State: Cousins stood out in all the passing drills and was the best quarterback on the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium. His passes were crisp, accurate and he hit receivers in stride on underneath routes as well as down the field.

Kashif Moore/WR/Connecticut: From a testing standpoint, Moore was one of the best receivers in attendance. He posted a forty time under 4.4 seconds, completed 19 reps on the bench press, and posted a vertical jump of 43.5 inches as well as a score of 10.5 feet in the broad jump.

Four Who Disappointed

Dwight Jones/WR/North Carolina: Jones ran an adequate time of 4.53 seconds in the forty, yet his other testing marks were pedestrian. Jones struggled through the pass-catching workout and dropped several easy throws besides running poor routes.

Daniel Herron/RB/Ohio State: Herron started the day slowly, barely getting under 4.7 seconds in the forty. He looked slow in drills, was not smooth and had to gather himself before changing direction.

Case Keenum/QB/Houston: The record-setting quarterback struggled making the NFL throws for most of his combine workout.  Many of his throws fell short of the mark or forced receivers to reach backwards and grab errant passes.

Jermaine Kearse/WR/Washington: The marks on Kearse were very average, including timing just under 4.6 seconds in the forty. He fought the ball in pass catching drills which led to untimely drops.

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