Daily Five: NFL Combine Big Names, Top Prospects, Big Questions

Daily Five: NFL Combine Big Names, Top Prospects, Big Questions

2018 NFL Draft

Daily Five: NFL Combine Big Names, Top Prospects, Big Questions

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4. WR James Washington, Oklahoma State

Combine Question: Is he really a full route-tree runner, and if not, is that okay?


Of course it’s lazy to assume that just because one player from a high-octane system doesn’t work, another player is going to be bad from that same school.

Justin Blackmon had the talent, but for other reasons it didn’t work out when Jacksonville drafted the dominant Oklahoma State receiver with the fifth overall pick in 2012.

Dez Bryant has certainly been fantastic, but Rashaun Woods is still one of the all-time biggest misfires when San Francisco took him with the 31st overall selection in 2004.

And Hart Lee Dykes, selected by New England with the 11th pick in 1989 …

Sorry. I know. Lazy, especially going back almost 30 years.

But there are concerns about Washington considering he’s likely going to go somewhere in the mid-to-late first round.

The body isn’t there. At 6-0 and 205 pounds, he doesn’t quite look the part. More than that, though, he might just be a one-trick fly-pattern guy.

He almost never got shoved around in the Big 12, and he’s not going to be any NFL team’s No. 1, go-to target.

The 40 time will mean everything in Indianapolis. If he’s not in the high 4.4s, uh-oh.

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