Florida Football: Ricky Pearsall goes nuts at NFL Combine

The former Gator wide receiver had some big time marks at the NFL Combine

Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall (WO23) during the 2024 NFL
Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall (WO23) during the 2024 NFL / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Coming out of the Senior Bowl, former Florida Football wide receiver Ricky Pearsall drew rave reviews from those in attendance and the belief was that he was ascending up NFL Draft board. Gator fans knew Pearsall could cook on film, but he needed a solid performance at the NFL Combine to verify what we all saw on film.

Mission accomplished as Pearsall turned in a monster day that should continue to bump him up draft boards.

Florida Football: Run Ricky Run

We knew Pearsall could jump from his famous Superman catch last season. But even Pearsall surprised many with just how high he could jump as he posted a 42" vertical leap, third most among wide receivers tested and just a half inch off the leaders.

His day continued over at the broad jump, further showcasing his explosive power. Making a leap of 10'9" Pearsall came in 8th place in the event.

The main event was the 40 yard dash and the big question mark for Pearsall coming into Indianapolis. Gator fans knew Pearsall was quick, but he wasn't classified as a an elite burner within the ranks of college football.

4.41 second later, Pearsall solidified his status as an NFL ready wide receiver.

Pearsall leaves the Combine with a prospect score of 6.26 out of 8. Based on the NFL Next Gen stats, that score puts him in the category of "Will Eventually Be Average Starter."

On pure athleticism alone, Pearsall scored a 9.78 out of 10. Based on the Relative Athletic Score, Pearsall tested with the 70th highest score out of 3090 recievers tested since 1987.

Add it all together and the morale of the story is that Pearsall made himself a lot of money on Saturday and will be flying up mock draft boards as the NFL Draft gets closer and closer.