Analyzing Ricky Pearsall’s scouting combine performance

Former Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall and center Kingsley Eguakun participated in the 2024 NFL draft combine over the weekend, and Pearsall was one of the biggest standouts of the entire event

Pearsall finished with a 40-yard dash time of 4.41 seconds, putting him in a three-way tie for the 21st-best time of all combine participants and a tie for ninth-best among receivers.

His 10-yard split was the fourth-worst of any receiver at 1.57 seconds, which means he’s a player who needs to hit his stride to reach top speed. Pearsall made up for that poor showing with a 42-inch vertical, the third-best number among receivers and sixth-best overall. His broad jump of 10 feet 9 inches is in a three-way tie for the seventh-best figure among receivers.

The former Gator finished second overall in the 3-cone drill with a time of 6.64 seconds. Only Georgia cornerback Kamari Lassiter beat him (6.62 seconds). He also finished sixth in the 20-yard shuttle with a time of 4.05 seconds.

The only combine event former Florida center Kingsley Eguakun participated in was the bench press. His 26 reps are good for a three-way share of the 12th-best number among offensive linemen. Pearsall’s 17 reps were tied for seventh-best among receivers.

There should be little doubt left among NFL scouts that Pearsall has some of the best feet and change of direction in the draft pool. NextGen Stats ranked him eighth among wide receivers at the 2024 combine. His total score of 77 was 17th among receivers. gives Pearsall a prospect grade of 6.26, which translates to “will eventually be an average starter,” on a scale where 8.0 is “the perfect prospect.”

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