Top NFL Draft Prospects Opt Out of Combine Drills: What This Means for Their Draft Stock

Top NFL Draft Prospects Opt Out of Combine Drills: What This Means for Their Draft Stock

In the latest developments from the NFL Combine, three top prospects have decided to opt out of on-field drills this week. Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels, and Marvin Harrison Jr. will not be showcasing their skills in Indianapolis. Instead, they will focus on interviews and meetings with teams.

Williams and Daniels will save their on-field performances for their upcoming pro days in March. Meanwhile, Harrison Jr. has chosen to forgo workouts altogether to prepare for his rookie season. These three players are highly anticipated to be selected within the top five picks of the draft, with Harrison Jr. being touted as the top wide receiver available.

Given their expected high draft positions, Williams and Daniels have little incentive to participate in on-field drills at the Combine. Williams, in particular, is projected to be the No. 1 pick and has an impressive college track record. Daniels, on the other hand, boasts a Heisman Trophy win and remarkable career stats.

Williams' standout achievements include being the first FBS quarterback since Patrick Mahomes to achieve 30+ passing touchdowns and 10+ rushing touchdowns in consecutive seasons. Daniels, on the other hand, holds the distinction of being the only player in FBS history with over 12,000 passing yards and 3,000 rushing yards.

Looking ahead, USC and LSU have set their Pro Day dates for March, where more prospects will have the opportunity to showcase their talents. The NFL draft season is in full swing, and the excitement continues to build as teams evaluate the best talent available.

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