How 21 Prospects Got Shredded for the NFL Draft

Myles Garrett at the scouting combine
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It’s the biggest job interview of their lives.

For months, college football prospects have been under the microscope, trying to impress their prospective employers—a.k.a. the 32 teams in the NFL—that they’re worth the investment of millions of dollars. With the draft starting on Thursday, there’s not much else the prospects can do to impress teams.

The Scouting Combine workouts are done. The college pro day numbers are in. The football tape has been dissected and poured over by team scouts.

But one thing they can do?

They can go into the gym and crush some big weight. Sure, lifting big the week before the draft may not do much for a player’s draft prospects, but hey, it also could be the difference between a Day 1 selection and Day 2 if the right scout catches your post. It means that even after all the measurements and draft interviews, you’re still willing to get into the gym and stay working until the last moment.

Either way, these players have been getting ripped for the NFL Draft. Here’s how 21 of them did it:

21. James Conner, Pittsburgh, Running Back

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20. Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut, Defensive Back

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19. Charles Harris, Missouri, Defensive Line

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18. Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech, Quarterback

 

 

17. Jonathan Allen, Alabama, Defensive Tackle

Just trying to chase a dream @_godchaux #blessed 🙏🏾

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16. Malik Hooker, Ohio State, Safety

Right Back Like I Never Left😈😈💪🏾 #RIPVIC #RIPLONT

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15. Corey Davis, Western Michigan, Wide Receiver

 

 

 

14. O.J. Howard, Alabama, Tight End

Humble Beginnings! #Everything1K🙏🏽

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13. Deshaun Watson, Clemson, Quarterback

Memo™ 💯 Lets Eat! Photo by: @jp.hoto

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12. Jamal Adams, LSU, Safety

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11. Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina, Quarterback

 

10. Josh Jones, NC State, Safety

 

 

9. Solomon Thomas, Stanford, Defensive End

Pro Day✔️ Now, back to work.

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Get out💨

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8. Dylan Haines, Texas, Safety

 

More life, more everything 🔱

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7. Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, Wide Reciever

 

 

 

6. Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky, Guard

 

 

 

5. Myles Garrett, Texas A&M, Defensive End

 

 

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4. Ryan Switzer, North Carolina, Wide Receiver

 

 

3. Davis Webb, California, Quarterback

 

 

2. Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, Running Back

Stay ready #8days 🤐 @lorenlandow

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1. Leonard Fournette, LSU, Running Back