February 29, 2016 - by
Noles In The NFL Combine: How They Fared

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jalen Ramsey was considered one of the top draws at this year’s NFL scouting combine, and he more than lived up to the billing. The former Florida State star captured the headlines from the event with an electrifying performance that included best-in-position marks in both the broad jump and vertical jump.

Ramsey certainly made a believer out of the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, who after watching Ramsey jump 135 inches in the broad jump, exclaimed, “Oh my Lord – that was far.”

Both Todd McShay of ESON and Mike Mayock of the NFL Network rate Ramsey as the top defensive back in the draft. And there’s an outside chance that Ramsey that he could be the second straight Seminoles selected No. 1 overall. Ramsey’s hometown team, the Tennessee Titans, hold the No. 1 pick.

Noles In The NFL Combine: How They Fared

Bucky Brooks, an analyst for the NFL.com, listed Ramsey first among the winners in his combine winners and losers column.

“With Ramsey’s resume full of splash plays and knockout hits, he cemented his reputation as a top-five talent with his strong performance,” Brooks wrote.

Here’s how Ramsey and the rest of the Seminoles measured up at the combine:

Roberto Aguayo, K
Measurements:
6-foot, 207 pounds; 31 3/4” arms; 9 7/8” hands
Did not participate in drills
What they’re saying: “It’s not often that kickers leave college early. Then again it’s not often than kickers are projected to go early in the draft, perhaps even in the first round. Florida State’s Roberto Aguayo is the best prospect at his position since fellow Seminole Sebastian Janikowski went to the Raiders in the first round in 2000.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots Football Weekly/Patriots.com

Lamarcus Brutus, DB
Measurements: 6-foot, 206 pounds; 31 1/2” arms; 8 3/4″ hands
40-yard dash: 4.66 seconds
Bench press: 14 reps
Vertical jump: 33.0 inches
Broad jump: 114.0 inches
3-cone drill: 7.08 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.33 seconds
60-yard shuttle: 12.25 seconds
What they’re saying: “Jimbo Fisher has praised Brutus for his attitude and work­ ethic in working his way up the food chain with Florida State. Brutus plays an intelligent, instinct-based game that puts him in good position most of time, but his lack of speed tends to limit him into deep safety responsibilities much of the time.” – Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

Nile Lawrence-Stample, DT
Did not participate in drills
What they’re saying: “Lawrence-Stample is very good at taking up space and eating up blocks. He’s very strong at the point of attack and tough to move. Gets off the ball well and plays with outstanding leverage, good feet and above average short area quickness. He’s just tough to move off his mark and commands double teams, which frees up his teammates to make plays.” – Jamie Newberg, CBS Sports

Giorgio Newberry, DL
Measurements: 6-5, 285 pounds; 34” arms; 9 ½” hands
40-yard dash: 4.94 seconds
Bench press: 20 reps
Vertical jump: 30.0 inches
Broad jump: 114.0 inches
3-cone drill: 7.53 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.78 seconds
What they’re saying: “Looks stiff on tape, but if he tests well at combine, could get some attention thanks to size.” – Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

Jalen Ramsey, DB
Measurements: 6-1, 209 pounds; 33 3/8” arms, 9 ½” hands
40-yard dash: 4.41 seconds
Bench press: 14 reps
Vertical jump: 41.5 inches
Broad jump: 135.0 inches
3-cone drill: 6.94 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.18 seconds
60-yard shuttle: 11.10 seconds
What they’re saying: “Just for comparison’s sake, the NFL Network took a look at Ramsey’s numbers against those of cornerback Patrick Peterson, who was the fifth overall pick in the 2011 draft. Peterson ran the 40 in 4.34 seconds, posted a vertical jump of 38 inches and a recorded a broad jump of 10 feet, 6 inches. Ramsey is considered a likely top-five selection in April’s draft and could even be in play for the Titans with the first overall pick.” – John Glennon, The Tennessean

Terrance Smith, LB
Measurements: 6-3, 235 pounds; 32 ¾” arms; 9 7/8” hands
40-yard dash: 4.77 seconds
Bench press: 19 reps
Vertical jump: 34.5 inches
Broad jump: 120.0 inches
What they’re saying: “Rangy athlete with terrific speed and footwork to quickly redirect and burst north, south, east or west. Plays with above average speed for the position to explode through holes at the line of scrimmage and meet the ball-carrier before he can escape the backfield. His acceleration allows him to stick with running backs and tight ends in coverage.” – Dane Brugler, CBS Sports

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