Choosing who should go here was really hard, I wanted to put two different guys at this spot...so I did
Both of these guys had very impressive combines which helped them into this #5* spot
The First player is Montario Hardesty out of Tennessee. Hardesty was floating around my top ten but after a very impressive combine I have moved him up to #5*.
Hardesty is a big dude at 6 foot 225 pounds, and ran a sub 4.5 (4.49). He also led all running backs with a 41 inch vertical and a 10-4 broad jump. Hardesty showed some good footwork in the drills and showed he can catch the ball.
Any back that can run and catch is always a plus for scouts. Collegiate success is also obviously good and last year Hardesty ran for 1,345 yards and got into the endzone 13 times. Hardesty could certainly be used right away on third downs due to his pass catching ability, and on a lower level team he could get carries right away.
The man sharing the #5 spot with Hardesty is none other than Heisman finalist Toby Gerhart, out of Stanford.
Gerhart really impressed us with his combine. He was always thought to be a big bruiser with a nose for the endzone, but he proved to be much more than that at the combine. Gerhart opened eyes with a 4.53. 40 and a 38 inch vertical. He looked cut, and moved very well through the drills. We did not expect this level of athleticism from him and it really helped his stock.
We can see both of these guys doing some good things in the league.