Thursday night kicked off the athletic testing portion of the 2020 NFL Combine. Receivers and tight ends got the ball rolling, meaning Jauan Jennings, Marquez Callaway and Dominick Wood-Anderson were first up for Tennessee.
Jennings, perhaps Tennessee’s second best prospect behind Darrell Taylor, had a disappointing night. The former Volunteer wasn’t great in the 40 yard dash, as expected. Jennings ran a 4.73 twice, failing to answer questions about his long speed. Maybe even more disappointing were his broad and vertical leaps — more on that below.
While the 40 isn’t everything, it’s certainly something that can impact a receiver’s draft stock. But scouts knew what was coming here. Any doubts about Jennings and his play speed should be answered when you click on the tape. He’s the very definition of a ‘gamer.’ However, these numbers will hurt him, without doubt.
Marquez Callaway had a better night, but maybe slightly disappointing as well in the 40. Many believed Callaway had a chance to run in the 4.4 range, but he ended up with a 4.55.
Callaway was a legitimate deep threat for Tennessee, with his best trait being his ability to snag 50-50 balls. So while that 4.56 number was disappointing, it shouldn’t impact Callaway too much. He made up for it in the vertical and broad jumps.
Dominick Wood-Anderson was clocked at a 4.92 in the 40 yard dash, but rebounded with a strong showing in the gauntlet drill. He also impressed in the jumps.
Vertical: 29 inches (2nd worst among WRs)
Broad: 119 inches (7th worst among WRs)
40 yard dash: 4.72 (2nd worst among WRs)
Vertical: 38 inches (Top ten among WRs)
Broad: 126 inches (Top ten among WRs)
40 yard dash: 4.55
Vertical: 35 inches (Top five among TEs)
Broad: 119 inches (Top ten among TEs)
40 yard dash: 4.92 (2nd worst among TEs)