4. The quarterbacks? They are who we thought they were
The only thing that would’ve been a truly WOW moment would’ve been if Lamar Jackson ran the 40. He didn’t, supposedly because he doesn’t want to be seen as a wide receiver, and he likely would’ve ripped off something special, getting the position switch talk going.
It would’ve been nice, though, if Jackson ran. He would’ve been the fastest quarterback by far, with USF’s Quinton Flowers leading the way with a. 4.63.
It would’ve been nice if Sam Darnold had thrown. Maybe his agent and representatives didn’t want him to throw with Josh Allen and his massive arm on display, but the passing drills are so easy and so innocuous, there’s really no reason not to let it rip.
Except, again, if he didn’t want to deal with the Allen comparisons.
Of course Allen was going to be amazing – that’s not the question.
He’s the dream of a prospect, with 6-5, 237-pound bulk, hand size over 10″ – compared to Darnold’s 9 3/8″ mitts – a 4.75 40, 33.5″ vertical, and rocking in the short drills and broad jump, too,
Throw in the unbelievable deep arm, and it’s easy to fall in love.
And then someone will look at the tape.
It comes down to this. Whatever you thought about the quarterbacks before the Combine, nothing that happened should change your view.