Ohio State running back Mike Weber entered Friday trying to prove to the NFL world that he is athletic, talented and can play at the next level.
His tape proved that at Ohio State during his three-year career with 2,676 yards and 24 touchdowns but many would look at him being jumped by J.K. Dobbins in the last two seasons as a cause for concern.
Weber put all that to rest with a solid workout performance during the running back portion of on the field workouts.
He clocked in with a 4.47 forty yard dash (tied for 3rd best among RBs) and a vertical jump of 33.5 inches.
CBS Sports’ RJ White wrote this about Weber’s day
Speaking of taking notice, Ohio State’s Mike Weber was the most impressive player of the day to me. His 40 was one of the top times of the day at 4.47 seconds, and he constantly looked like one of the best RBs on the field in every drill, showing fluid change-of-direction skills, great hands and quickness in routes. He’s earned a shot to be part of a committee at the NFL level at the very least, with the potential for more.
NFL.com ranks Weber as the 24th running back in the 2019 draft class and was a projected late round pick prior to the combine.
With the solid workout he put together, he could sneak into the middle rounds now and find his way on to a NFL roster.
Of course, he could have been on NFL teams radars all along but I think now as the draft process continues, the media will start to take notice that Weber is a legit prospect.