Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
Group 9: Linebackers
Anthony Barr, UCLA: Was a little disappointing at the beginning of the day. 4.66 is not a slow 40 time by any means, but I expected him to be faster. He made up for it in the drills though, as he looked really natural and fluid.
Adrian Hubbard, Alabama: Hubbard looked really good today. He ran a 4.69 40, which is impressive for one of the biggest linebackers out there and looked better than I expected him to in the drills.
Khalil Mack, Buffalo: I’m not sure how much Khalil Mack’s draft stock could rise at this point, but he certainly didn’t do anything to hurt it. His 4.65 40 time was solid and he showcased plenty of explosive athleticism in the field drills
Kevin Pierre-Lewis, Boston College: The undersized linebacker posted the fastest time in the group with a 4.51 40. He also looked solid, but not spectacular in the drills.
C.J. Mosley, Alabama: Mosley did not run the 40 today, but more than mad up for it in the field drills. He moves very well and his hip flexibility is special. He is a rare talent and he might be my favorite linebacker in this class. I wouldn’t mind at all if the Bears took him at 14.
Trent Murphy, Stanford: Murphy didn’t do very well at the combine, but I didn’t really expect him to. He ran a 4.86 in the 40 and didn’t really stand out in the drills. Had he surprised me today, he might have been able to sneak into the first round but he looks like a second round pick to me.
Kyle Van Noy, BYU: Van Noy ran a solid 4.71 in the 40 and looked explosive in the drills. It won’t surprise me if he sneaks into the first round come May.
Other Notes- Telvin Smith, Florida State: 4.52 40 time. Ryan Shazier did not participate.