Marquise Goodwin hoped to set the record straight once and for all on Tuesday: he’s not a track guy masquerading as a football player.
Mission accomplished, he thinks.
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Where they stand
Kenny Vaccaro: He wants to be the first safety drafted, and at the moment it appears he’ll get his wish. He hoped to improve on his 4.63 time in the 40 at the NFL Combine, but he didn’t run at pro day after sustaining a minor hip flexor. Still, NFLdraftscout.com ranks him as the No. 19 overall prospect in the draft, the No. 1 safety and a possible mid-first round pick.
Alex Okafor: He also has been hampered by a minor hip injury that occurred during Senior Bowl week and kept him from doing much at the combine. He went through all pro day activities Tuesday, though, and was happy with his showing. NFLdraftscout.com ranks him as the 31st overall player and sixth defensive end in the draft, and he’s projected as a possible second-round pick.
Marquise Goodwin: There’s never been a question about his speed, and he showed why at the combine with a 4.27 clocking in the 40 that was the fastest time of the week. He believed he answered scouts’ questions about his hands and route-running on pro day, and he also did a nice job of catching punts. Formerly projected as either a late-rounde pick or an undrafted free agent, he now is NFLdraftscout.com’s 98th overall prospect, 13th wide receiver and a possible third-round selection.