The 2023 NFL Combine is officially under a week away from kicking off. 2023 NFL Draft prospects will begin converging on Indianapolis as all 32 NFL teams will have scouts, GMs, coaches, and more ready to find their next franchise player. One such player is the former Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt. He capped off a tremendous 2022 season with the Biletnikoff Award. The Biletnikoff Award is presented to the season’s outstanding college football receiver. We’ll see Jalin Hyatt on the field on Saturday March 4th. As we’ll breakdown below, Hyatt should be one of the top performers in Indianapolis.
Jalin Hyatt 40 Time
One area of focus for NFL scouts and front office personnel will be Jalin Hyatt’s speed. More specifically, will be his time in the 40 yard dash. Per the Twitter account NFL Rookie Watch, Jalin Hyatt has said that he’s targeting a 4.29 40 time at the NFL Combine. The fastest time at the NFL Combine is owned by former University of Washington WR John Ross. He ran a 4.22 at the 2017 NFL Combine.
In addition to speed drills, Jalin Hyatt will also participate in on-field drills. He should do very well in these drills, too. While he’s not the most polished receiver in the 2023 NFL Draft class, I still believe that he’s a first-round prospect. As a result, he should be able to hold his own in drills, such as The Gauntlet.
The 2023 NFL Combine
Coverage of the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine begins on March 2nd on the NFL Network. This year, over 300 prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft will be in Indianapolis to go through medical evaluations, drills to measure a player’s speed and strength, as well as on-field drills. Finally, prospects will also have the opportunity to interview with teams in a more in-depth manner than they have previously.