Redskins: Five biggest risers from the 2020 NFL Combine
By Ian Cummings
No. 4 – Kansas OT Hakeem Adeniji
The top offensive tackles didn’t disappoint at the NFL Combine; Tristan Wirfs put together a Trent Williams-esque performance, and Mekhi Becton showcased outrageous movement ability for his size. Jedrick Wills and Andrew Thomas also proved themselves to be above-average athletes at the tackle position, and few lower-caliber players matched their numbers.
One such prospect who did, however, is Kansas’ Hakeem Adeniji.
Adeniji helped his stock with an NFL Combine performance that featured a 5.17 40-yard dash (1.78 10-yard split), a 34-inch vertical, 26 bench reps, and a broad jump of nearly ten feet. Adeniji reinforced his athletic profile, and that combined with his four years of experience at tackle, should help him sneak into the Day 2 conversation.
Depending on what happens with Trent Williams and the Redskins, Adeniji could be a good mid-round option. He still has some development to undergo, but he has the athletic profile and the football character to be a starter down the line.
Honorable Mentions: Boise State OT Ezra Cleveland, Connecticut OT Matt Peart