Now that the NFL Combine is over we can take a look at how our Bears performed in Indy. Mockdraftable is one of my favorite websites for gather data because they employ effective data visualization methods alongside a robust data-set.
Sadly Bradley Northnagel’s data isn’t on the website so I will only focus on Chad Hansen and Davis Webb.
What we can see here is that Chad neither hurt or helped his stock with his measurables. Although I personally expected him to run between a 4.45-4.5 he made up for it by being more agile and quick (3-come and 20 yard shuttle) than expected. His other measurements such as broad jump and his vertical show that he has serviceable explosiveness. His muscular endurance, at least in the arms and core, are not great (11 reps on the bench).
Overall, I think his draft-stock won’t move due to his numbers.
Also some other observations by NFL reporters on Chad Hansen:
Just walked past Cal WR Chad Hansen. Looks like he just got pulled out of a cologne commercial— Tex Western (@TexWestern) March 3, 2017
Overheard in the media room "Chad Hansen is extremely handsome."— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) March 4, 2017
Interestingly Davis Webb has 9” 1⁄4 hands which is a quarter of an inch larger than Jared “ARE HIS SMALL HANDS AN ISSUE OMG” Goff. Yet not a peep of that in the media. Maybe this means small hands... aren’t that big of an issue? Either way, Webb performed quite well in the physical portion of the combine, combining prototypical size and height with good agility and explosiveness, as well as a more than serviceable 40. These measurements may sway a lot of teams into looking into him not only as a pocket passer but also as a mobile QB. Not in the Cam Newton vein, but closer to what Alex Smith does keeping defense honest on Read-Options and Pitch-Options.
He also exuded some swagger saying:
Walk off quote from Davis Webb: "I've always been 6-5, 230 pounds and can throw the ball better than anybody." Gotta love it.— Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) March 3, 2017
I think Webb helped his stock by showing his athleticism. He is rumored to be going in the late-1st Round as a QB heir-apparent to teams whose QBs are on the back-end of their careers (Pittsburg Steelers, New York Giants etc.) However, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Texans or Chiefs pick him up in the 2nd.