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2020 NFL combine recap: Kiper, McShay on top draft prospects, risers, best of workouts, more

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Projected first-round pick Jeff Okudah leaves the field with an injury after making a catch at the NFL combine. (0:22)

Drills at the 2020 NFL combine concluded on Sunday in Indianapolis, with the top cornerbacks and safeties in the 2020 NFL draft class showcasing their skills in front of all 32 teams. The defensive back prospects followed the quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends, running backs, offensive linemen, defensive linemen and linebackers, who all worked out on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

ESPN NFL draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay -- and Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench -- recap Days 1-4 of the combine, evaluating the top performances from each position, picking prospects rising (and potentially falling) and breaking down notable under-the-radar performances.

QB/WR/TE: Takeaway | Risers | Notables
RB/OL: Takeaway | Risers | Notables
DL/LB: Takeaway | Risers | Notables
CB/S: Takeaway | Risers | Notables

DAY 4: CORNERBACKS AND SAFETIES

What was the biggest takeaway from Sunday's workouts?

McShay: The top of the cornerback class delivered on Sunday. Jeff Okudah out of Ohio State is the no-doubter at No. 5 overall in my rankings. He's a playmaker and tested pretty well. CJ Henderson, an athletic corner from Florida, locked himself in as the No. 2 corner in the class with a strong 4.39 in the 40-yard dash. They are both first-round talents and immediate impact players at the next level.

Muench: A lot has been made about Isaiah Simmons' position, but it's not about what the Clemson linebacker/safety can or can't do. It's more about the way the team that drafts him decides to play him. But position fit is a bigger concern for some of the defensive backs we saw Sunday, such as Lenoir-Rhyne's Kyle Dugger, Clemson's Tanner Muse and Southern Illinois's Jeremy Chinn. Can they match up in coverage at safety? Are they too undersized to be linebackers? All three ran well and have the potential to make an impact at the next level. It will be interesting to see which teams draft them and how they're used.


Biggest riser from Day 4

Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois

Chinn should be moving up boards after flashing at the Senior Bowl and shining at the combine. At 6-foot-3 and 221 pounds, he tied for the third-fastest 40-yard dash for the safeties (4.45) in addition to posting the best broad jump (11-foot-6) and tying for the second-best vertical (41 inches) for all defensive backs. He picked off 13 passes in college and flashed above-average ball skills during drills Sunday. Chinn is Scouts Inc.'s No. 238 prospect, and his workout moved him from a late-rounder into midround consideration. -- Muench


How other top prospects fared on Day 4

Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State