Now that the NFL combine has wrapped up, let us take a quick look at how prospects from across the ACC fared.
First, here are the top overall performances, regardless of position, in the seven drills players are asked to complete:
3. Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami, 4.33
7. Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State, 4.38
1. Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami, 37
t3. Vic Beasley, LB, Clemson, 35
t3. Sean Hickey, OL, Syracuse, 35
9. Mario Edwards Jr., DE, Florida State, 32
t13. Cameron Erving, OL, Florida State, 30
t7. Darby, 41.5
11. Beasley, 41
4. P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State, 11
t8. Beasley, 10-10
6. Dorsett, 6.7
13. Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest, 6.79
2. Johnson, 3.89
10. Garry Peters, CB, Clemson, 4.00
12. Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson 4.03
t4. Peters, 11.10
Florida State running back Karlos Williams posted a 40-time of 4.48, ranking No. 2 among all running backs. Other top times among backs from the ACC: Duke Johnson ran a 4.54 and Michael Dyer ran a 4.58. After an impressive showing, count Williams as a "sleeper" running back prospect. His Speed Score was the best in the group.
Beasley and Anthony had impressive performances in Indianapolis. Not only did Beasley show out on the bench press and vertical jump, he ran the top 40-time among linebackers, clocking a 4.53. Anthony was third at the position, in 4.56, giving the Tigers two of the top three fastest linebacker prospects. In all, Beasley had the top performances at linebacker in the 40, bench press, 3-cone drill, and 20-yard shuttle, making him an instant riser.
Florida State cornerback Ronald Darby had a great weekend, and now buzz is starting to build about his potential as a Top 40 prospect.
Meanwhile, quarterback Jameis Winston did not blow anybody away with his 40 time, but he was not expected to. ESPN's John Clayton believes Winston "appears to be a lock" to go No. 1 overall to Tampa Bay. Todd McShay writes that Winston impressed during his interviews, but didn't make any guarantees about where the quarterback will end up.
Louisville cornerback Charles Gaines had a great 40-time as well, at 4.44, and made it onto this SI.com list as a riser after his combine performance.