Charleston Rambo set to drop from NFL draft board after combining numbers
After eight wide receivers ran under 4.4 40-yard dashes at the NFL Combine on Thursday, Charleston Rambo’s 4.57 plus other numbers should send him down the draft boards according to CBS Sports’ Chris Trapasso. The numbers Rambo presented at the combine on Thursday were in the middle of the WRs.
In addition to the 4.57 40-yard dash, Rambo also recorded a vertical jump of 33.5 inches and a wide jump of 118. NFL.Com did not list Rambo’s numbers in the bench press, drill three-cone and the 20- and 60-yard shuttles. The NFL Mock Draft Database lists Rambo 254th on their big board. That’s five picks before the end of the draft.
Charleston Rambo is coming off a record season for Miami in 2021. The 79 receptions and 1,119 receiving yards Rambo had in 2021 set Miami records. Rambo also had seven TD receptions. Rambo was expected to post better numbers at the combine. Rambo will get another shot at Miami Pro Day on March 31.
After moving to Miami from Oklahoma for the 2021 season, Rambo has proven his ability to grow. In three seasons with the Sooners, Rambo had 76 receptions for 1,180 and nine touchdowns. Rambo has nearly topped receptions and nearly topped receiving yards and touchdowns in one season with Miami.
Charleston Rambo, Miami: At over 6-0 and 177 pounds, Rambo had the height-weight combination to test through the roof. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. A time close to 4.60 in the 40 and less than stellar jumps will take him down the boards across the league.
Rambo was tagged as one of three WR losers by Trapasso along with Purdue’s David Bell and Arkansas’ Treylon Burks. Bell ran 4.65 40. Burks ran 4.55 40 but is 6’2, 225 pounds. At the East-West Shrine Game last month, Rambo had just two receptions for 23 yards. This lack of production could also hurt Rambo’s draft status.
Rambo is one of four former Miami football players participating in the NFL Combine. Quarterback D’Eriq King also competed at wide receiver on Thursday. Defensive tackle Jon Ford and safety Bubba Bolden will participate this weekend. The combine can often make or break the fortunes of the participants.