2024 NFL Combine Risers: Amarius Mims Breaks the Mold, Troy Fautanu Shows His Skills

Who joins Amarius Mims and Troy Fautanu on the list of NFL Combine risers after the final day of testing? The OL class looks stronger than ever.

Day 4 of the 2024 NFL Combine has concluded, with offensive linemen completing drills inside Lucas Oil Stadium. How high should players like Amarius Mims and Troy Fautanu be expected to rise in the NFL Draft after their NFL Combine performances?

Day 4 Risers at the 2024 NFL Combine

Percentile data is derived from Kent Lee Platte’s (@MathBomb on X — formerly Twitter) Relative Athletic Score, or RAS, system.

Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Mims may be an alien. He may be a product of super-serum experimentation. Whatever he is, he’s not human.

Mims tipped the scales at 6’8″ and 340 pounds, with arms over 36″ long and a wingspan over seven feet, and yet, he looked like a tight end on the field. He ran a blazing 5.07-second 40-yard dash, and jumped 9’3″ in the broad. A tweaked hamstring ended his day early, but Mims didn’t have to do much more than show up to make an impression.

At just 21 years old, Mims might have the highest ceiling of any tackle in the 2024 NFL Draft, and his NFL Combine showing reinforced that. And on tape, there’s more refinement than expected for someone with such little experience. He could end up going in the top 10.

Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

The first checkmark for Fautanu on Sunday was measuring in around 6’4″, 317 pounds, with 34 1/2″ arms. The second checkmark was testing with a 1.71-second 10-yard split on a 5.01-second 40-yard dash, a 32.5″ vertical, and a 9’5″ broad jump. And the third was looking like the best, most technically sound lateral mover in positional drills.

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Fautanu could certainly make a move to guard — he’s played both that position and tackle — but nothing is stopping him from being a Day 1 starting tackle. And his profile, with increasingly few holes, could help him ascend into the Top 20.

Tanor Bortolini, OL, Wisconsin

Watching Tanor Bortolini at Wisconsin, it isn’t hard to get a feel for his rare explosiveness and agility. The NFL Combine emphasized those traits. At 6’4″, 303 pounds, Bortolini ran a 4.94-second 40-yard dash and logged a vertical over the 98th percentile. His most impressive number, however, was his 7.16-second three-cone — one of the fastest ever by a center.

Garret Greenfield, OT, South Dakota State

A year after Blake Freeland broke the record for the vertical jump among offensive linemen with a 37″ leap, South Dakota State’s Garret Greenfield came out of nowhere with a massive 38.5″ spectacle, and he did it at 6’6″, 311 pounds. A Shrine Bowl standout, Greenfield has the physical tools to be a coveted developmental prospect.

Mason McCormick, OL, South Dakota State

Mason McCormick dominated Shrine Bowl week with his balance, leverage, and anchor strength, and he compounded his momentum at the NFL Combine. His explosiveness and agility metrics all fell above the 97th percentile, and his 5.08-second 40-yard dash time was in the 91st percentile. After his offseason, McCormick could be a top-100 pick.

Cooper Beebe, OG, Kansas State

Some of the most compelling notes about Cooper Beebe‘s tape talk about his football IQ, technical refinement, and physical edge. Now that he’s tested as a high-level athlete, there’s little stopping him from rising up the board. A 5.03-second 40-yard dash, 9’1″ broad jump, 4.61-second shuttle, and 7.44-second three-cone all dispute claims of non-elite functional athleticism.

Christian Mahogany, OG, Boston College

Remember what I just wrote for Beebe? Well, ditto for Christian Mahogany.

One of my only knocks on Mahogany after watching his tape was that he might not be an elite athlete. I still have questions about his flexibility and recovery capacity, but his 5.13-second 40-yard dash, 32.5″ vertical, 9’1″ broad, and 4.53-second shuttle all fell into the elite category. His mauler mentality is just the cherry on top.

Brandon Coleman, OL, TCU

At this point, Brandon Coleman‘s athletic upside is widely known, but his NFL Combine showing helped quantify it. At 6’4 1/2″ and 313 pounds with nearly 35″ arms, Coleman came in with a 4.99-second 40-yard dash (1.73-second 10-yard split), a 9’6″ broad, and a 34″ vertical that’s near the 99th percentile.

A young, fledgling OL prospect with established tackle and guard experience, he has both high-floor and high-ceiling elements to his profile.

Matt Lee, OC, Miami (FL)

Several potential late-round center prospects tested well. NC State’s Dylan McMahon, South Carolina’s Nick Gargiulo, Duke’s Jacob Monk, and Holy Cross’ CJ Hanson all put up impressive numbers. But Matt Lee managed to do so while bulking up beyond his playing weight in college.

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At around 6’4″, 301 pounds, Lee logged a 5.03-second 40-yard dash, a 31″ vertical, and a 9’3″ broad jump. On tape, Lee is an extremely competitive player whose experience lends impressive football intelligence. Now, he has the verified athleticism to match.

Beaux Limmer, OL, Arkansas

Beaux Limmer still has a ways to go before he can be a day-to-day NFL starter on the technical side, but his projected versatility between center and guard is a plus, as is his ability to acquire leverage and play square to opponents. At the NFL Combine, a 36.5″ vertical proved to be a record-breaking figure for interior offensive linemen.

Frank Crum, OT, Wyoming

Though his play pace doesn’t always match his testing, Frank Crum turned heads with his numbers on Sunday. At 6’8″ and 312 pounds with nearly 34″ arms, he logged a RAS of 9.95 — a score that included a 4.94-second 40-yard dash, a 31.5″ vertical, a 9’6″ broad, and an impressive 7.39-second three-cone. He’ll be very much in demand as a developmental Day 3 tackle.

Tylan Grable, OT, UCF

Tylan Grable may need to spend more time upping his play strength at the NFL level, but the athletic tools are certainly there to mold. At the NFL Combine, Grable ran a 4.95-second 40-yard dash with a wicked 1.69-second 10-yard split, and his 36.5″ vertical placed him above the 99th percentile. He’s an energized blocker with the length to supplement growth.

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