Twenty NFL teams including New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik, and five NFL receiver coaches watched 12 Clemson players and one Southern Illinois player work out on March 7.
The Jets were there to see Malliciah Goodman.
Malliciah Goodman, DE (6-3 1/2, 273 pounds) — Goodman ran the 40-yard dash in 4.70 and 4.67 seconds. He recorded a 33-inch vertical, a 9-foot-9 broad jump, a 4.48-second short shuttle run and 7.10-seconds in the three-cone drill. He had the same reps (26) at 225 as at the NFL combine. His biggest measurable might be his nearly 37-inch-long arms.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR (6-1 1/4; 210 pounds) — “He’s going to be the most evaluated player in the draft because he plays faster than his speed indicates,” NFL.com’s Gil Brandt said. “He was an excellent basketball player. He’s got really soft hands and knows how to position his body. He’s probably going to be a second-round pick.”
Hopkins had times of 4.58 and 4.57 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He was timed at 6.83 seconds in the three-cone drill. His vertical jump, broad jump and bench were all the same as from combine.
Jaron Brown, WR (6-2 3/8, 204 pounds) — Brown ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 and 4.40 seconds. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical, a 10-foot-4 broad jump, a 4.07-second short shuttle, a 6.82-second three-cone drill and did 17 reps of 225 pounds.
“He looked good catching the ball. He was not invited to the combine, but he had a good work out,” NFL.com’s Gil Brandt said.
Andre Ellington, RB (5-9 3/8, 194 pounds) — Ellington pulled a hamstring at NFL Scouting Combine. He will work out again for NFL scouts on March 29.