ESPN NFL draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay recap how the best of the front seven -- including Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, Josh Allen and Devin White -- fared, and Scouts Inc. analyst Steve Muench breaks down the under-the-radar prospects who are rising up draft boards. We'll also look ahead to Day 4 of workouts, as the defensive backs will participate in testing and drills on Monday.
What was the biggest takeaway from workouts?
McShay: Sunday turned into a heavy-weight track meet. We saw one of the fastest 40-yard dash times by a linebacker ever when LSU's Devin White ran a 4.40, we saw the fastest 40 by a defensive lineman in combine history with Montez Sweat's 4.41 and we saw 303-pound Quinnen Williams blaze a 4.83. This is the best defensive front-seven group that I've seen in 20 years of attending the combine.
Kiper: Could two inside linebackers go in the top 15 picks in April? The Devins -- Devin White (LSU) and Devin Bush (Michigan) -- put on a show Sunday, posting the fastest 40s of the linebackers at 4.42 and 4.43, respectively. These are sideline-to-sideline stars, but teams don't always value linebackers who don't rush the passer. They are perfect for today's pass-happy NFL.
Muench: The bar was set so high for the defensive linemen that it was tough to imagine this group exceeding expectations. Yet that's how the testing unfolded. Top prospects showed up, but guys like Iowa's Anthony Nelson and Eastern Michigan's Maxx Crosby also shined a spotlight on the depth of this class with strong workouts.
How the top defensive linemen fared
McShay breaks down DL workouts from Day 3:
Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
Scouts Inc. position rank: No. 1