Most of the NFL scouting eyes are in Tuscaloosa for Alabama’s pro day, but all those who paid focus to what is going on in West Lafayette, Indiana, got a treat as an appetizer on Tuesday. The Purdue Boilermakers held their pro day, and two potential customers solidified their standing as deserving of thing to consider for the Cleveland Browns in the 2021 NFL draft.
Vast receiver Rondale Moore and linebacker Derrick Barnes both equally included fuel to their respective draft fires with extraordinary performances.
Moore fits the definition of a “pocket rocket”. He measured in at just 5-foot-7, but Moore proved the dynamic athleticism and swole physique he showed on the discipline at Purdue were no fluke. He ran a 4.29 40-garden dash and elevated for a 42.5-inch vertical bounce, among the his prodigious athletic feats on Tuesday.
Moore jobs best as a slot receiver who can also line up in the backfield. At his top, it is challenging to see him remaining in engage in for the Browns in the first spherical, but if he’s continue to there amidst a crowded WR course in the second spherical, Moore requirements to be in thought for GM Andrew Berry and the Browns.
Barnes is a center-round expertise at linebacker but he’s the style of LB the Browns need to have:
Talented junior WR Rondale Moore stealing the headlines but LB Derrick Barnes also showing out at Purdue pro-day. Barnes is the greatest minimum talked about LB in 2021 draft.
Hand 9 6/8
Arm 33 3/8 👀
Wing 81 3/8
40-yard 4.57 (NFL ⏰) 👀
BP 29 👀 pic.twitter.com/QqaDRCZH9S
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) March 23, 2021
He proved at Senior Bowl practices he has the instincts and assortment to handle protection obligations in the NFL. Barnes would make a solid decide for Cleveland with 1 of its two 3rd-spherical picks.