6 prospects falling down the Vikings draft board after the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine

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Prospect No. 4

Bucky Irving - RB (Oregon)

Bucky Irving was an exciting running back prospect heading into the Scouting Combine.

At Oregon, he was a quick twitch type of back who could make the first man miss. He also fought for extra yardage on just about every carry during his career as a Duck.

Irving was ultra-productive his last two seasons in Eugene, running for 2,238 yards with 16 touchdowns. He also proved to be a dangerous receiver out of the backfield, catching 87 passes for 712 yards and a handful of touchdowns.

Bucky was seen as a late Day 2 or early Day 3 pick, and it was expected he'd have a good showing at the Scouting Combine. So, it was pretty shocking when looking at his overall results. Irving had one of the worst workouts of any running back in attendance.

The 5-foot-9, 192-pound running back ran the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds. His vertical jump was just 29.5 inches and had a 9-foot-7 broad jump.

These were shocking numbers for a guy who showed elusiveness, quickness, and even speed in his collegiate career. With him being 5-foot-9, the slow 40 time hurts his stock quite a bit.

He may end up being a guy who is just a better football player than an athlete. Maybe he can improve those numbers at his Pro Day, but right now, he has to have evaluators on the Vikings scratching their heads.