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Tyler Ervin, RB, San Jose State
He may not be an every-down back in the NFL, but Ervin looked good at the Senior Bowl and put together a solid combine, showing off his speed and athleticism with a 4.41-second 40-yard dash and 39" vertical leap. He's a better between-the-tackles runner than he gets credit for at his size—5'10", 192 pounds—and should be a valuable change-of-pace back and return specialist.
Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State
The biggest reason Hargrave is merely an "honorable mention" here is because it's hard to classify him as much of a sleeper anymore. After dominating all week during East-West Shrine Game practices, Hargrave showed the same explosiveness and athleticism at the combine he displayed on film. He should be firmly planted in the Day 2 conversation moving forward.
Stephen Weatherly, OLB, Vanderbilt
This year's class of edge-rushers is one of the weakest in recent memory, and Weatherly's showing at the combine could have him climbing up the ranks. At 6'4", 267 pounds, he has the size and frame to entice NFL scouts, along with 34 ½" arms. Even at that size, he ran the 40-yard dash in just 4.61 seconds, showing promising explosiveness and athleticism.
Tyvis Powell, S, Ohio State
Fellow Buckeyes safety Vonn Bell had gotten way more attention heading into the combine, but Powell made his own mark in Indy. After a solid week of practice at the Senior Bowl in January, Powell showed an intriguing blend of size—6'3", 211 pounds—and speed—4.46 40-yard dash—during Monday's combine workouts. His film shows a knack for making big plays in clutch moments.