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Next Gen Stats' top performances at 2022 NFL Combine

The 2022 NFL Combine saw numerous prospects put up strong performances on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Next Gen Stats ranked the top overall prospects in the 2022 draft based on three catgories- athleticism score, production score and overall draft score.

As mentioned in the tweet below, the athleticism score is derived from how athletic a player is based on measurable drills at the NFL Combine. Ones production score comes from how productive a player was in college based on their on-field performance. Finally, the overall draft score is how a player will perform in the NFL based on their analytical profile.

Here are the five players who received the highest production scores from Next Gen Stats:

1. Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

2. Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan

3. Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

3. Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

3. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

Here are the five players who received the highest athleticism scores from Next Gen Stats:

1. Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State

2. Pierre Strong Jr., RB, South Dakota State

3. Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State

4. Zach Tom, OT, Wake Forest

5. Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston State

Finally, here are the five players who received the highest overall draft scores from Next Gen Stats:

1. Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State

2. Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan

3. Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

4. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon

5. Ikem Ekwonu, OT, N.C. State

Next Gen Stats took it one step further, revealing the top five athleticism scores at each position from the combine.

Here are Next Gen Stats' top five performances at each position from last week's festivities in Indianapolis.

Whose draft stock rose following the NFL Combine?

The 2022 NFL Scouting Combine is officially in the rearview mirror.

It was an exciting week at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, with numerous draft prospects putting up impressive performances both on and off the field.

Many of the top draft experts have released their winners and losers from combine week, including's Chad Reuter, ESPN's Todd McShay and Steve Muench, Pro Football Focus' Michael Renner, and ESPN's Matt Miller and Jordan Reid.

Here are the prospects who the experts say helped their draft stock the most during the week in Indianapolis.


Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia

"Davis wowed with a 4.78-second 40-yard dash, 32-inch vertical and 10-foot-3 broad jump at 341 pounds, amazing results for a player his size. He did not disappoint during drills, either, as he showed quick hands and excellent bend turning the corner for a guy likely to line up between the tackles. Davis' lateral agility was exceptional, and even his ability to backpedal and transition forward was much better than that of the other interior linemen. Going through the drills did not seem to wear him down, either, which is another good sign that his conditioning is NFL-caliber. The performance should go a long way toward proving he's not just a two-down player." -- Chad Reuter

"Was it the single greatest combine performance ever? Davis is so far an outlier for a 330-plus pounder that it still seems impossible what he did (at 341 pounds!). The previous record for anyone over 330 pounds running the 40-yard dash was 4.92 seconds. Each drill Davis did was in the top three ever for someone in that weight class." -- Michael Renner

"How wild was Davis' workout? I'm still trying to process what we all saw. My Mount Rushmore of all-time combine performances has long been Calvin Johnson, Vernon Davis and Adrian Peterson. Now there's finally a fourth. How are Davis' testing numbers even possible at 6-foot-6 and 341 pounds?" -- Todd McShay

"At 6-foot-6 and 341 pounds, Davis ran an eye-popping 4.78-second 40-yard dash. That's an unheard-of number for a player of his size. He's a massive human being who has unique movement skills at that size. Davis' impact didn't always show up in the box score, but he did a lot of things that went unseen. The label of being a two-down player was hanging over Davis' résumé, but he has the potential to change the run defense of a team from day one. He also can push the pocket when allowed to operate in between the A-gaps." -- Jordan Reid

Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut

"Add to the numbers above the fact that Jones is 6-foot-4 and 325 pounds with 34.25-inch arms and 10.25-inch hands, and it wouldn't surprise me to see him sneak into the first round. He was the most dominant nose tackle in attendance at the Senior Bowl, as well. That's the athletic profile of a true three-down nose tackle that every team is looking for." -- Michael Renner

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah released his final edition of the top 50 prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.


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