Minnesota linebacker Blake Cashman wasn’t on many radars entering the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. And, after going through drills over the weekend, some still aren’t convinced he’s one of the better prospects at the position.
NFL Draft analyst Jonah Tuls is buying stock in Cashman, though. He believes the former Gopher is one of the top three linebackers available in this year’s draft.
“I just finished the tape of Minnesota linebacker Blake Cashman. I can tell you right now he is a top three linebacker in this class and there aren’t 30 better players in the class,” Tuls said on Twitter. “I’m willing to stand on a table for a player like him.”
Cashman had a strong showing at the combine on Sunday, posting the fourth-best 40-yard dash time among linebackers, clocking in at 4.50. He also had the fourth-best shuttle time at 4.12.
He hasn’t earned quite the recognition as Michigan’s Devin Bush or LSU’s Devin White, but Cashman seems to be helping his draft stock in Indianapolis, at least according to some draft analysts.
Last year, Cashman tallied 104 tackles for the Golden Gophers, ranking eighth in the B1G. He also registered 15 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in his final season in Minneapolis.