6 prospects moving down the Vikings board after the 2023 NFL Combine

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Jalin Hyatt – WR (Tennessee)

Prior to the Combine, Jalin Hyatt was seen as a fringe first-round pick. He was very productive down in Tennessee, making his name known for basically one trait, and that is his speed. Hyatt is a burner who gets behind defenders in a hurry.

If you watch his highlight tape, you rarely see a corner within 10 yards of him. That’s the kind of field stretching capability that Hyatt displayed every single Saturday.

So there was an expectation set that Hyatt could potentially run in the 4.3 range. In fact, many were expecting him to put up one of the, if not the fastest, forty times amongst all the wide receivers in attendance. Hyatt’s time of 4.40 ended up being good, but it was far below the bar that was set.

Hyatt finished sixth amongst all wide receivers in the forty and the 10-yard split. He did much better in the broad jump and vertical, but when speed is your game, you have to deliver on the big stage.

Hyatt still could go in the late portions of the first round, but he’s now more likely to be an early second-round pick unless he lowers that time considerably at his pro day.