The 2020 NFL Combine kicked off with the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends hitting the stage. What were the biggest takeaways from Day 1?
The NFL kicked off the combine this year in a different style, as they moved back the start time to 4 p.m. ET. This allowed some of the incoming rookie class to be shown in primetime and I know they are just performing drills but these guys did not disappoint.
The likely No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow did not participate for these drills, but tearing apart the best teams in college football last year is most likely good enough for the Bengals. Tua Tagovailoa wasn’t able to participate due to injury, but did get overwhelmingly positive medical reports which should help solidify him as a top 10 pick.
Others did need this workout to go smoothly in order to maintain their status or possibly even raise their value. It seemed like all three position groups had different goals to accomplish in Indianapolis.
The quarterbacks needed to show what they can bring to the table. The tight ends needed to get themselves on the map. The wide receivers just needed to separate from the pack of exceptional talent.
What did we learn on the first day of the 2020 NFL Combine?