Combine numbers expected to move Charleston Rambo down NFL Draft

Mar 3, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

After eight wide receivers ran sub 4.4 40-yard dashes at the NFL Combine on Thursday, the 4.57 plus the other numbers from Charleston Rambo are expected to move him down draft boards according to Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports. The numbers Rambo put up at the combine on Thursday were in the middle of WRs.

In addition to the 4.57 40 yard dash, Rambo also recorded a 33.5-inch vertical jump and a 118 broad jump. NFL.Com did not list numbers for Rambo in the bench press, three-cone drill and 20 and 60-yard shuttles. The NFL Mock Draft Database lists Rambo 254th on their big board. That is five picks before the end of the draft.

Charleston Rambo is coming off a record-breaking 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 have another chance at Miami Pro Day on March 31.

After transferring to Miami from Oklahoma for the 2021 season, Rambo proved the ability to develop. In three seasons with the Sooners, Rambo had 76 receptions for 1,180 and nine TDs. Rambo nearly exceeded the receptions and nearly topped the receiving yards and TDs 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 the jumps will move him down boards across the league.”"

Rambo was labeled as one of three WR losers by Trapasso with David Bell of Purdue and Treylon Burks of Arkansas. Bell ran 4.65 40. Burks ran a 4.55 40 but is 6’2, 225 pounds. At the East-West Shrine Game last month, Rambo had only two receptions for 23 yards. That lack of production might also hurt Rambo’s draft status.

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Rambo is one of four former Miami football players participating at 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 draft fortunes of participants.