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the top prospect avail­able. Af­ter his per­for­mance in Indy, Gar­rett so­lid­i­fied that sta­tus. Cleve­land, you’re on the clock.

Gar­rett ran a 4.64-sec­ond time in the 40-yard dash. That’s blaz­ing for a player who weighs 272 pounds. He also posted a ver­ti­cal jump of 41 inches, an elite ef­fort for a line­man. He showed his strength by do­ing 33 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press.

“Gar­rett has been my No. 1 prospect since the be­gin­ning of the sea­son,” wrote ESPN draft an­a­lyst Mel Kiper. “And he’s stay­ing right where he has been af­ter he posted ridicu­lous num­bers.” Pa­trick Ma­homes, QB, Texas Tech. He’s pos­si­bly el­e­vated him­self into the first round, be­hind Clem­son’s De­shaun Wat­son and North Carolina’s Mitch Tru­bisky and maybe even or ahead of Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer. It de­pends on which scout you ask.

“The for­mer Red Raider sig­nal-caller is more of a thrower than a pitcher who can pick his spots at this point, but his arm tal­ent is un­de­ni­able,” Kiper said. Jor­dan Wil­lis, DE, Kansas State. The Big 12 de­fen­sive player of the year looks to be a solid sec­ond-rounder af­ter his out­ing in Indy. Gar­rett sucked away the pub­lic spot­light among the ends, but Wil­lis turned heads among the scouts.

He ran a 4.53 40, which was sec­ond fastest among the line­men, be­hind only Tem­ple’s Haason Reddick, who was molded by new Bay­lor coach Matt Rhule. He posted a 39-inch ver­ti­cal, which was the run­ner-up to Gar­rett’s. And his first 10 yards of the 40 — the stretch scouts use to mea­sures a player’s burst off the line of scrim­mage — was clocked at 1.54 se­conds. That was tops among the line­men. Samaje Per­ine, RB, Ok­la­homa. The Soon­ers’ all­time rush­ing leader weighed in at 233 pounds. And he ran a 4.65 in the 40 with a 33-inch ver­ti­cal. That’s nice speed and agility for a big

back. How­ever, he wowed with his strength. Per­ine did 30 reps in the bench press, best among the run­ning backs. It would’ve placed fifth among the of­fen­sive line­men, the strong­est unit at the com­bine. Trevor Knight, QB,

Texas A&M. The Ag­gies’ for­mer leader was the most ath­letic quar­ter­back at the com­bine, show­ing off with a 4.54 time in the 40. That was the fastest time of any quar­ter­back, al­though most at the po­si­tion don’t fo­cus a ton of their pre-com­bine train­ing on the 40. Maybe his speed and agility will al­low Knight to slip into the draft in the late rounds. Or maybe Knight will be more like Hous­ton quar­ter­back

Greg Ward, who is at­tempt­ing to make the NFL as a re­ceiver. KD Can­non, WR, Bay­lor.

Can­non didn’t do much at the com­bine, but he did run a 4.41 time in the 40, which was the third fastest among the wide­outs. That’s plenty of speed to sat­isfy scouts. He’ll work out more at Bay­lor’s pro day next month. Aviante Collins, OL,

TCU. He ran a 4.75 40, the fastest time by an of­fen­sive line­man at the com­bine in the past four years. Collins also showed strength with 34 reps in the bench press, which was sec­ond among the of­fen­sive line­man. Scouts think he’ll move from tackle to guard in the pros.

Speedy Noil, WR,

Texas A&M. Noil’s ver­ti­cal was 43.5 inches. That’s the sec­ond high­est a re­ceiver has jumped at the com­bine since 2006.

Play­ers who failed to im­prove their stock: D’Onta Fore­man,

RB, Texas. Fore­man was on track for a nice com­bine. He weighed 233 pounds, which was a drop of 16 from last sea­son, but doc­tors wouldn’t al­low him to run af­ter an X-ray re­vealed a small stress frac­ture in his foot. He should be able to work out by March 28, Texas’ pro day, but the other top tail­back prospects wowed at the com­bine. Ten­nessee’s Alvin Ka­mara emerged as the top back af­ter Leonard Four­nette, Dalvin Cook and pos­si­bly Chris­tian McCaf­frey. Ra­sul Dou­glas, CB,

West Vir­ginia. Dou­glas was a hot prospect com­ing out of the Se­nior Bowl, but he faded at the com­bine. His 40 time of 4.59 was slow for a player at a po­si­tion in which speed is a must-have. Ricky Seals-Jones, WR,

Texas A&M. The one-time five-star re­cruit­ing prospect hasn’t caught fire with the NFL. He weighed 243 pounds, but ran only a 4.69 in the 40.

GREGORY PAYAN / AP

For­mer Texas Tech quar­ter­back Pa­trick Ma­homes im­pressed scouts with his pass­ing. “His arm tal­ent is un­de­ni­able,” ESPN draft an­a­lyst Mel Kiper said.

AP

Ex-Ok­la­homa run­ning back Samaje Per­ine, a Hen­drick­son High prod­uct, put on a show of strength by eas­ily top­ping his po­si­tion group with 30 reps in the bench press.

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