With the 2021-22 NFL season over, the next big NFL event we have is the NFL Draft. Prior to the draft, we have the NFL Combine where the best prospects from college football are invited to display their abilities in front of scouts, coaches, general managers, and even sometimes owners.
In the combine, we will see guys do a ton of different workouts/drills. One of the first ones that most people know about is the 40-yard dash. Then is the bench press where guys lift 225 pounds as many times as they can. Next are the vertical jump and broad jump. After that is the 20-yard shuttle, 3 cone drill, 60-yard shuttle. All that is followed by position-specific for all the guys participating.
A few guys to watch out for from the defensive back group are Cobie Durant from South Carolina State, Jaquan Brisker from Penn State, Coby Bryant from Cincinnati, Nick Cross from Maryland, Kaiir Elam from Florida, Sauce Gardner from Cincinnati, Kyle Hamilton from Notre Dame, Trent McDuffie from Washington, Cam Taylor-Britt from Nebraska, Derek Stingley Jr. from LSU, Tariq Woolen from UTSA, and Jalen Pitre from Baylor.
2022 NFL Combine invites: Defensive backs
|Markquese Bell||Florida A&M|
|Jaquan Brisker||Penn State|
|Tariq Castro-Fields||Penn State|
|Cobie Durant||South Carolina State|
|MJ Emerson||Mississippi State|
|DaMarcus Fields||Texas Tech|
|Kyle Hamilton||Notre Dame|
|Kolby Harvell-Peel||Oklahoma State|
|Jack Jones||Arizona State|
|Chase Lucas||Arizona State|
|Zyon McCollum||Sam Houston State|
|Verone McKinley III||Oregon|
|Leon O'Neal||Texas A&M|
|Derek Stingley Jr.||LSU|
|Juanyeh Thomas||Georgia Tech|
|Jermaine Waller||Virginia Tech|
|Jaylen Watson||Washington State|
|Sam Webb||Missouri Western State|
|Joshua Williams||Fayetteville State|