Former Seminole County star Bacarri Rambo benched pressed 17 times at the NFL Combine, but he opted not to run the 40-yard dash and will instead perform the all-important drill at his UGA Pro Day later this month.
Bacarri Rambo’s senior season at Georgia didn’t start the way he wanted.
Now, the former Seminole County star can only hope his pro career begins better.
Rambo received a 61.4 grade (out of 100) following the recent NFL Combine, and while the analysis of his skills on the football field — and how they’ll translate from college to the NFL — received high marks for the most part, his two suspensions while in Athens could hurt his draft stock and drop the one-time early-round pick to the later rounds, according to NFL.com.
The website’s draft experts wrote the following about Rambo: “Rambo’s senior season did not get off to a great start. He started off the season suspended for failing a drug test. However, in the 10 games that he did play, Rambo made an impact. He totaled 73 tackles, intercepted 3 passes, and forced 3 fumbles. Even though his suspension shortened his season, Rambo — a First-Team All-American as a junior — was still named to the All-SEC Second Team. Possesses the size, athletic skill set, and playmaking ability to become a starter at the next level. However, multiple suspensions for violating team rules might hurt his draft stock.”
Some of the early projections have Rambo going in the late third round or early fourth round — around the 100th pick or so — to teams with a need at strong safety, such as the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns or New England Patriots.
NFL.com writes that Rambo’s weaknesses are “read-and-react skills, angles to the ball and his ability to break down quickly are inconsistent. (He) will be eluded by quicker ballcarriers at the next level. And physical receivers can also block him effectively in the run game.
Rambo finished in the middle of the pack for defensive backs in the bench press with 17 reps, although he declined to run the 40-yard dash but is expected to do so at his UGA Pro Day in Athens on March 21. His best time in the 40 is 4.47.