NFL Combine 2014 Results: Tracking 40 Times, Bench Press and All Events

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistFebruary 20, 2014

NFL Combine 2014 Results: Tracking 40 Times, Bench Press and All Events

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    Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

    There have been plenty of years where the NFL Scouting Combine feels overwrought and inane, something done more for tradition, television ratings and to keep "The Shield" in the national conversation than for any logical purpose. With the draft not happening until May this year, the 2014 class ran the risk of making the festivities in Indianapolis look more nonsensical than ever.

    But one look at the names on the invite list is enough to quell nearly all of the criticism. This season may not have the best crop of talent, but it's difficult to remember a more famous breed of prospects making their way to the yearly Underwear Olympics.

    Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney lead a class of collegiate superstars in Indy, littered with numerous backstories, off-the-field storylines and questions about their NFL acumen to answer. While those players' participation in the physical drills may vary, some of the more pressing questions will at least get superficial answering.

    Manziel won't be throwing until his pro day, but that's a secondary concern to when he steps to the tape measure. The diminutive Heisman winner was listed at 6'1" at Texas A&M—and that's a bit of a stretch at best. As NFL Network's Ian Rapoport pointed out, one team even has an over/under pool set up for Manziel's measurements:

    For Clowney, the biggest questions may come in the interview room. The former South Carolina defensive end is an athletic freak. Few question that. But his down junior season left scouts, fans and coaches alike wondering about his effort level. To his credit, Clowney remains 100 percent confident in his skills. 

    "I kind of laughed at it," Clowney told Yahoo Sports' Anwar S. Richardson. "People are going to say what they want to say. I bet half of the people that are talking can’t play football. They just see what they see, or don’t know nothing about the game. I just get a laugh out of it."

    We won't be analyzing what Clowney says to teams in this space. However, Manziel's height, Clowney's assuredly jaw-dropping 40 time and every other physical measurement taken in Indianapolis will be posted on an ongoing basis. The players are still arriving as we speak, but here is a look at when each position group will go through the drills:

    • Saturday, Feb. 22: Tight ends, offensive linemen, special teams 
    • Sunday, Feb. 23: Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers 
    • Monday, Feb. 24: Defensive linemen, linebackers 
    • Tuesday, Feb. 25: Defensive backs 

    With that in mind, here is a look at all of the results from the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

     

    Note: All results are via NFL.com's combine tracker

     

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Defensive Backs

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    When the defensive backs hit the field, speed, agility and leaping ability is the name of the game. While teams will be interested to see how strong the safeties are, the bench press is much less important for corners.

    What has become more important for defensive backs in recent years—and especially after the success of the Legion of Boom, the secondary that helped lead the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory—is length.

    As more and more teams utilize tall wide receivers and big, athletic tight ends to create mismatches, defensive schemes crave physical yet athletic players in the secondary that can stack up against such versatile weapons.

    So while the 40-yard dash remains the most important drill for the defensive backs, keep an eye on the height, weight, arm length and vertical leaps of these players at the combine.

     

    Measurables 

    PlayerSchoolHeightWeightArm
    Mo AlexanderUtah State6'1"22032 5/8
    Ricardo AllenPurdue5'9"18730
    Dion BaileyUSC6'0"20132
    Deion BelueAlabama5'11"18231 1/2
    Bene BenwikereSan Jose State5'11"19530
    Nat BerheSan Diego State5'10"19330 5/8
    Tre BostonNorth Carolina6'0"20431 3/8
    Bashaud BreelandClemson5'11"19731 3/4
    Terrence BrooksFlorida State5'11"19831
    Deone BucannonWashington State6'1"21132 3/8
    Travis CarrieOhio6'0"20631 7/8
    Ha Ha Clinton-DixAlabama6'1"20832 3/8
    Ross CockrellDuke6'0"19129 7/8
    Aaron ColvinOklahoma5'11"17731
    Chris DavisAuburn5'10"20231
    Darqueze DennardMichigan State5'11"19130 1/4
    Pierre DesirLindenwood6'1"19833
    Ahmad DixonBaylor6'0"21232 1/4
    Brandon DixonNorthwest Missouri State5'11"20332 1/2
    Jonathan DowlingWestern Kentucky6'3"19033 1/8
    Antone ExumVirginia Tech6'0"21331 5/8
    Kyle FullerVirginia Tech6'0"19032 7/8
    E.J. GainesMissouri5'10"19030 3/8
    Phillip GainesRice6'0"19331 7/8
    Justin GilbertOklahoma State6'0"20233 1/8
    Demetri GoodsonBaylor5'11"19431 3/4
    Andre HalVanderbilt5'10"18830 1/2
    Victor HamptonSouth Carolina5'9"19731 1/4
    Marqueston HuffWyoming5'11"19631 3/8
    Bennett JacksonNotre Dame6'0"19531 3/8
    Kendall JamesMaine5'10"18029 1/2
    Stanley Jean-BaptisteNebraska6'3"21832 3/8
    Dontae JohnsonN.C. State6'2"20031 1/2
    Lamarcus JoynerFlorida State5'8"18431 1/2
    Kenny LadlerVanderbilt6'0"20731 5/8
    Nevin LawsonUtah State5'9"19031 1/2
    Isaiah LewisMichigan State5'10"21131 1/2
    Craig LostonLouisiana State5'11"21730 3/4
    Dex McDougleMaryland5'10"19630 5/8
    Keith McGillUtah6'0"21133 1/4
    Terrance MitchellOregon5'11"19230 1/8
    Jabari PriceNorth Carolina5'10"20031 5/8
    Calvin PryorLouisville5'11"20731 3/8
    Loucheiz PurifoyFlorida5'11"19032 3/4
    Keith ReaserFlorida Atlantic5'10"18930 3/4
    Ed ReynoldsStanford6'1"20730 3/4
    Rashaad ReynoldsOregon State5'10"18931 5/8
    Marcus RobersonFlorida6'0"19131
    Bradley RobyOhio State5'11"19431 1/2
    Daniel SorensenBYU6'1"20531
    Dez SouthwardWisconsin6'0"21130 5/8
    Vinnie SunseriAlabama5'11"21030
    Jemea ThomasGeorgia Tech5'9"19230 5/8
    Brock VereenMinnesota6'0"19930
    Jason VerrettTexas Christian5'9"18930 5/8
    Jimmie WardNorthern Illinois5'11"19331
    Todd WashingtonSoutheastern Louisiana5'11"19631 1/8
    Jaylen WatkinsFlorida5'11"19430 5/8
    Lavelle WestbrooksGeorgia Southern5'11"18632 3/8

     

    Drills

    PlayerSchool40-Yard DashBenchVertBroad
    Mo AlexanderUtah State4.54DNP3810'3"
    Ricardo AllenPurdue4.611335.59'9"
    Dion BaileyUSC4.66DNP349'5"
    Deion BelueAlabamaDNP11DNPDNP
    Bene BenwikereSan Jose State4.631040.510'2"
    Nat BerheSan Diego State4.711535.59'9"
    Tre BostonNorth Carolina4.5918359'8"
    Bashaud BreelandClemson4.621134.510'3"
    Terrence BrooksFlorida State4.4210389'11"
    Deone BucannonWashington State4.491936.510'5"
    Travis CarrieOhioDNP17DNPDNP
    Ha Ha Clinton-DixAlabama4.5811339'11"
    Ross CockrellDuke4.561036.510'2"
    Aaron ColvinOklahomaDNPDNPDNPDNP
    Chris DavisAuburnDNP15DNPDNP
    Darqueze DennardMichigan State4.5115DNPDNP
    Pierre DesirLindenwood4.59113511'1"
    Ahmad DixonBaylor4.4114329'3"
    Brandon DixonNorthwest Missouri State4.411732.59'9"
    Jonathan DowlingWestern Kentucky4.52833.59'10"
    Antone ExumVirginia Tech4.5917359'9"
    Kyle FullerVirginia Tech4.491238.510'8"
    E.J. GainesMissouriDNP11DNPDNP
    Phillip GainesRice4.381536.510'2"
    Justin GilbertOklahoma State4.372035.510'6"
    Demetri GoodsonBaylor4.52113710'3"
    Andre HalVanderbilt4.51535.59'11"
    Victor HamptonSouth Carolina4.692033.59'10"
    Marqueston HuffWyoming4.491535.59'10"
    Bennett JacksonNotre Dame4.51133810'8"
    Kendall JamesMaine4.44939DNP
    Stanley Jean-BaptisteNebraska4.611341.510'8"
    Dontae JohnsonN.C. State4.451238.510'4"
    Lamarcus JoynerFlorida State4.551437.510'4"
    Kenny LadlerVanderbilt4.72436.510'7"
    Nevin LawsonUtah State4.48163310'0"
    Isaiah LewisMichigan State4.61536.510'2"
    Craig LostonLouisiana State4.651232.59'11"
    Dex McDougleMarylandDNPDNPDNPDNP
    Keith McGillUtah4.51DNP3910'9"
    Terrance MitchellOregon4.63DNP349'9"
    Jabari PriceNorth Carolina4.4516DNPDNP
    Calvin PryorLouisville4.581834.59'8"
    Loucheiz PurifoyFlorida4.61635.59'8"
    Keith ReaserFlorida AtlanticDNP22DNPDNP
    Ed ReynoldsStanford4.571532.59'9"
    Rashaad ReynoldsOregon State4.572037.510'3"
    Marcus RobersonFlorida4.61837.510'0"
    Bradley RobyOhio State4.391738.510'4"
    Daniel SorensenBYU4.6713329'6"
    Dez SouthwardWisconsinDNPDNPDNPDNP
    Vinnie SunseriAlabamaDNP18DNPDNP
    Jemea ThomasGeorgia Tech4.55193710'5"
    Brock VereenMinnesota4.4725349'9"
    Jason VerrettTexas Christian4.38DNP3910'8"
    Jimmie WardNorthern IllinoisDNP9DNPDNP
    Todd WashingtonSoutheastern LouisianaDNP13DNPDNP
    Jaylen WatkinsFlorida4.4122DNPDNP
    Lavelle WestbrooksGeorgia Southern4.63153610'1"

Defensive Line

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    Like the offensive linemen who participated the day prior, there is not one drill in particular that defensive linemen must excel in on Feb. 24.

    The dash has some importance, but it is the jumps that determine whether or not a particular player has an impressive—and critical—burst out of a prone stance. The on-field drills and obstacle courses are the main thing scouts will focus on as they test the foot quickness and overall mobility of the draft's biggest players.

     

    Players to Watch: Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina), Kony Ealy (Missouri), Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh).

     

    Measurables

    PlayerSchoolHeight (nearest in)Weight (lb)Arm in) Hand (in)
     Jason Bromley Syracuse 6'3" 306LBS. 33 1/2" 9 1/4"
     Ryan Carrethers Arkansas State 6'1" 337LBS. 31 3/4" 9 3/8"
     Will Clarke West Virginia 6'6" 271LBS. 34 5/8" 9 7/8"
     Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina 6'5" 266LBS. 34 1/2" 10"
     Deandre Coleman California 6'5" 314LBS. 34 3/8" 10 1/4"
     Scott Crichton Oregon State 6'3" 273LBS. 32 3/4" 10 1/8"
     Aaron Donald Pittsburgh 6'1" 285LBS.32 5/8" 9 7/8"
     Kony Ealy Missouri 6'4" 273LBS. 34 1/4" 9 1/2"
     Dominique Easley Florida 6'2" 288LBS. 32 7/8" 9 3/4"
    Kasim EdebaliBoston College6'2"253LBS.32 3/4"9 1/2"
    Justin EllisLouisiana Tech6'1"334LBS.33"10 1/8"
    Ik EnemkpaliLouisiana Tech6'1"261LBS.33 1/8"9 3/4"
    Ego FergusonLSU6'3"315LBS.32 1/2"10 3/4"
    Dee FordAuburn6'2"252LBS.32 7/8"10 1/4"
    James GayleVirginia Tech6'4"259LBS.32 3/8"9 5/8"
    Ra'Shede HagemanMinnesota6'6"310LBS.34 1/4"10 1/4"
    Taylor HarOregon6'6"281LBS.32 3/4"10 1/8"
    Kerry HyderTexas Tech6'2"290LBS.33 1/2"9 3/4"
    Jackson JeffcoatTexas6'3"247LBS.33 7/8"9 5/8"
    Timmy JerniganFlorida State6'2"299LBS.31 5/8"9 5/8"
    Anthony JohnsonLSU6'2"308LBS.33"10 3/8"
    Howard JonesShepherd6'2"235LBS.34 1/8"9 1/2"
    Daquan JonesPenn State6'4"322LBS.33 1/2"9 5/8"
    Zachariah KerrDeleware6'1"326LBS.32 7/8"9 3/4"
    Demarcus LawrenceBoise State6'3"251LBS.33 3/4"11"
    Aaron LynchSouth Florida6'5"249LBS.34"10 1/4"
    Eathyn ManumaleunaBYU6'2"296LBS.32 1/4"10"
    Cassius MarshUCLA6'4"252LBS.32 3/4"9 1/2"
    Kareem MartinNorth Carolina6'6"272LBS.35"10"
    Josh MauroStanford6'6"271LBS.33"9 1/2"
    Daniel McCullersTennessee6'7"352LBS.36 5/8"11"
    Tevin MimsSouth Florida6'4"260LBS.33 1/2"9 3/8"
    Zach MooreConcordia6'5"269LBS.33 3/4"9 5/8"
    Jonathan NewsomeBall State6'3"247LBS.33 1/4"9 5/8"
    Louis NixNotre Dame6'2"331LBS.33"9 7/8"
    Jeoffrey PaganAlabama6'3"310LBS.33"9 5/8"
    Tenny PalepoiUtah6'1"298LBS.30 1/2"9 7/8"
    Mike PennelColorado State-Pueblo6'4"332LBS.33 3/8"9 7/8"
    Kelcy QuarlesSouth Carolina6'4"297LBS.33 1/4"9 3/8"
    Kaleb RamseyBoston College6'3"293LBS.32 7/8"9 3/4"
    Caraun ReidPrinceton6'2"302LBS.33"10 1/2"
    Michael SamMissouri6'2"261LBS.33 3/8"9 3/8"
    Chris SmithArkansas6'1"266LBS.34 1/8"9 1/2"
    Marcus SmithLouisville6'3"251LBS.34"10"
    Shamar StephenConnecticut6'5"309LBS.33 1/8"10"
    Ed StinsonAlabama6'3"287LBS.33 3/4"9 3/8"
    Will SuttonArizona State6'0"303LBS.31 1/4"10"
    Robert ThomasArkansas6'1"327LBS.33 7/8"10"
    Khyri ThorntonSouthern Miss.6'3"304LBS.32 1/2"9 1/2"
    Stephon TuittNotre Dame6'5"304LBS.34 3/4"10"
    George UkoUSC6'3"284LBS.33 1/4"10 1/8"
    Brent UrbanVirginia6'7"295LBS.34 1/4"9 3/4"
    Larry WebsterBloomsburg6'6"252LBS.33 1/2"10 1/8"
    Ethan WestbrooksWest Texas A&M6'3"267LBS.33 1/4"9 5/8"
    Chris WhaleyTexas6'3"269LBS.32 1/8"9 1/8"
    Kerry WynnRichmond6'5"266LBS.31 3/4"9 1/8"

     

    Drills

    PlayerSchool40 Time
    (Sec.)
    BenchVerticalBroad Jump3 ConeShuttle
    Jason BromleySyracuse 5.06 26 33.5 106.0 7.92 
    Ryan CarrethersArkansas State 5.47 32 26.0 88.0 7.89 
    Will ClarkeWest Virginia 4.77 22 32.0 112.0 7.26 
    Jadeveon ClowneySouth Carolina 4.53 21 37.5 124.0 7.27 
    Deandre ColemanCalifornia -- 24 -- -- -- 
    Scott CrichtonOregon State 4.84 24 31.5 108.0 7.19 
    Aaron DonaldPittsburgh 4.68 35 32.0 116.0 7.11 
     Kony EalyMissouri 4.92 22 31.0 114.0 6.83 
    Dominique EasleyFlorida -- 26 -- -- -- 
    Kasim EdebaliBoston College 4.79 19 34.5 115.0 7.20 
    Justin EllisLouisiana Tech 5.27 25 28.0 92.0 7.81 
    Ik EnemkpaliLouisiana Tech 5.01 28 34.0 112.07.67  
    Ego FergusonLSU -- 24 -- -- -- 
    Dee FordAuburn -- -- -- -- -- 
    James GayleVirginia Tech 4.70 26 37.0 122.0 7.19 
    Ra'Shede HagemanMinnesota 5.02 32 35.5 114.0 7.87 
    Taylor HartOregon -- 21 -- -- -- 
    Kerry HyderTexas Tech 5.10 20 29.5 108.0 7.23 
    Jackson JeffcoatTexas 4.63 18 36.0 123.0 6.97 
    Timmy JerniganFlorida State 5.06 27 29.5 102.0 -- 
    Anthony JohnsonLSU 5.24 20 24.5 102.0 7.93 
    Howard JonesShepherd 4.60 21 40.5 124.0 7.16 
    Daquan JonesPenn State 5.35 25 27.5 101.0 7.73 
    Zachariah KerrDelaware 5.08 28 28.5 99.0 7.93 
    Demarcus LawrenceBoise State 4.80 20 34.5 113.0 7.46 
    Aaron LynchSouth Florida -- 18 -- -- -- 
    Eathyn ManumaleunaBYU 5.16 29 28.0 101.0 7.78 
    Cassius MarshUCLA 4.89 14 32.0 108.0 7.08 
    Kareem MartinNorth Carolina 4.72 22 35.5 129.0 7.20 
    Josh MauroStanford 5.21 21 32.0 116.0 7.43 
    Daniel McCullersTennessee -- 27 20.5 97.0 -- 
    Tevin MimsSouth Florida 4.95 17 27.5 109.0 -- 
    Zach MooreConcordia 4.84 23 33.5 123.0 7.41 
    Jonathan NewsomeBall State 4.73 21 34.0 117.0 7.31 
    Louis NixNotre Dame 5.42 -- 25.5 97.0 8.29 
    Jeoffrey PaganAlabama -- -- -- -- -- 
    Tenny PalepoiUtah 5.10 31 30.5 111.0 7.67 
    Mike PennelColorado State-Pueblo 5.23 23 28.5 102.0 7.94 
    Kelcy QuarlesSouth Carolina 5.03 27 23.5 102.0 -- 
    Kaleb RamseyBoston College -- 36 -- -- -- 
    Caraun ReidPrinceton 4.91 20 26.5 106.0 7.94 
    Michael SamMissouri 4.91 17 25.5 114.0 7.80 
    Chris SmithArkansas 4.71 28 37.0 121.0 7.55 
    Marcus SmithLouisville 4.68 23 35.0 121.0 7.48 
    Shamar StephenConnecticut 5.25 25 30.5 121.0 -- 
    Ed StinsonAlabama -- -- -- -- -- 
    Will SuttonArizona State 5.36

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     28.5 99.0 7.93 
    Robert ThomasArkansas -- 32 -- -- -- 
    Khyri ThorntonSouthern Miss 5.03 28 29.0 112.0 7.83 
    Stephon TuittNotre Dame -- 31 -- -- -- 
    George UkoUSC 4.99 18 29.5 110.0 -- 
    Brent UrbanVirginia -- -- -- -- -- 
    Larry WebsterBloomsburg 4.58 17 36.5 123.0 7.29 
    Ethan WestbrooksWest Texas A&M 4.90 19 29.0 110.0 7.30 
    Chris WhaleyTexas -- -- -- -- -- 
    Kerry WynnRichmond 4.97 31 34.0 113.0 -- 

     

Linebackers

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    Sideline-to-sideline speed is the focal point of both drills and on-field work for linebackers at the combine.

    A strong 40-yard dash time is nice, but it is cone drills and the like that display strong change-of-direction ability. For those linebackers viewed as pass rushers from multiple spots, strong performances in the broad jump will help to display the burst from a prone position necessary to excel at the next level.

     

    Players to Watch: Anthony Barr (UCLA), Ryan Shazier (Ohio State), Khalil Mack (Buffalo), C.J. Mosley (Alabama).

     

    Player SchoolHeight (in)Weight (lb) Arm (in) Hand (in)
     Jeremiah AttaochuGeorgia Tech 6'3" 252LBS. 33" 9 7/8"
     Anthony BarrUCLA 6'5" 255LBS. 33 1/2" 9 3/8"
     Lamin BarrowLSU 6'1" 237LBS. 33 3/8" 10 3/8"
     Chris BorlandWisconsin 5'11" 248LBS. 29 1/4" 9 7/8"
     Carl BradfordArizona State 6'1" 250LBS. 30 1/4" 9 1/2"
     Preston BrownLouisville 6'1" 251LBS. 33 1/2" 10 1/4"
    Jonathan BrownIllinois 6'0" 238LBS. 33" 9 3/8"
     Max BulloughMichigan State 6'3" 249LBS. 31" 9 3/8"
     Khairi ForttCalifornia 6'2" 248LBS. 33 5/8" 10 1/8"
    Jeremiah GeorgeIowa St.5'11"234LBS.31 7/8"9 1/4"
    Anthony HitchensIowa6'0"240LBS.32 1/2"9 1/8"
    Adrian HubbardAlabama6'6"257LBS.34 1/2"9 1/4"
    Andrew JacksonWestern Kentucky6'1"254LBS.32 1/2"9 1/2"
    Christian JonesFlorida State6'3"240LBS.33 1/2"9 5/8"
    Devon KennardUSC6'3"249LBS.33 3/8"9 3/8"
    Christian KirkseyIowa6'2"233LBS.32 3/8"9 3/8"
    Boseko LokomboOregon6'2"225LBS.33 3/8"9 7/8"
    Khalil MackBuffalo6'3"251LBS.33 1/4"10 1/4"
    James MorrisIowa6'1"241LBS.30 3/4"9 1/8"
    C.J. MosleyAlabama6'2"234LBS.33 3/8"10 3/4"
    Trent MurphyStanford6'5"250LBS.33 7/8"11 1/8"
    Kevin Pierre-LouisBoston College6'0"232LBS.32 1/4"10 1/8"
    Ronald PowellFlorida6'3"237LBS.32 1/2"9 3/8"
    Trevor ReillyUtah6'5"245LBS.32 1/4"9 1/2"
    Ryan ShazierOhio St.6'1"237LBS.32 3/8"10"
    Prince ShemboNotre Dame6'1"253LBS.33 1/8"10 1/2"
    Shayne SkovStanford6'2"245LBS.30 5/8"10"
    Yawin SmallwoodConnecticut6'2"246LBS.31 3/4"9 1/2"
    Telvin SmithFlorida St.6'3"218LBS.32 1/2"10 1/4"
    Tyler StarrSouth Dakota6'4"250LBS.32 1/2"9 1/2"
    Jordan TrippMontana6'3"234LBS.30 3/4"9 5/8"
    Devin UngaBYU6'1"231LBS.31 3/8"10"
    Kyle Van NoyBYU6'3"243LBS.31 5/8"9 5/8"
    Avery WilliamsonKentucky6'1"246LBS.32 3/4"9 1/2"
    Jordan ZumwaltUCLA6'4"235LBS.31 1/4"8 3/4"

     

    Drills

    PlayerSchool40 TimeBench PressVerticalBroad Jump 3 ConeShuttle
     Jeremiah AttaochuGeorgia Tech -- -- -- --  
     Anthony BarrUCLA 4.66 15 34.5 119.0  
     Lamin BarrowLSU 4.64 22 35.0 123.0  
     Chris Borland Wisconsin 4.83 27 31.0 114.0  
     Carl BradfordArizona State 4.76 23 37.5 122.0  
     Preston Brown Louisville 4.86 23 33.0 116.0  
     Jonathan Brown Illinois 5.03 16 31.0 108.0  
     Max Bullough Michigan State 4.78 30 31.0 112.0  
     Khairi ForttCalifornia 4.70 30 36.0 120.0  
    Jeremiah GeorgeIowa St. 4.91 28 33.0 116.0  
    Anthony HitchensIowa 4.74 23 31.5 116.0  
    Adrian HubbardAlabama 4.69 -- 38.5 117.0  
    Andrew JacksonWestern Kentucky -- -- -- --  
    Christian JonesFlorida State 4.74 -- 33.5 115.0  
    Devon KennardUSC 4.70 23 30.0 113.0  
    Christian KirkseyIowa -- 16 32.0 122.0  
    Boseko LokomboOregon 4.66 -- -- 122.0  
    Khalil MackBuffalo 4.65 23 40.0 128.0  
    James MorrisIowa 4.80 18 34.5 117.0  
    C.J. MosleyAlabama -- -- 35.0 118.0  
    Trent MurphyStanford 4.86 1935.5 118.0  
    Kevin Pierre-LouisBoston College 4.51 28 39.0 128.0  
    Ronald PowellFlorida 4.65 21 35.5 114.0  
    Trevor ReillyUtah -- 26 -- --  
    Ryan ShazierOhio St. -- 25 42.0 130.0  
    Prince ShemboNotre Dame4.71 26 38.5 122.0  
    Shayne SkovStanford -- -- -- --  
    Yawin SmallwoodConnecticut 5.01 18 36.5 108.0  
    Telvin SmithFlorida St. 4.52 -- 31.5 119.0  
    Tyler StarrSouth Dakota 4.95 24 32.0 116.0  
    Jordan TrippMontana 4.67 22 37.5 120.0  
    Devin UngaBYU -- -- -- --  
    Kyle Van NoyBYU 4.71 21 32.5 112.0  
    Avery WilliamsonKentucky 4.66 25 30.5 120.0  
    Jordan ZumwaltUCLA 4.76 -- 33.0 116.0  

     

Offensive Line

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    Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

    For offensive linemen, there isn't one drill that carries more overarching importance than the others. The bench will certainly have the most effect in determining each player's strength level—kind of a big deal when you're blocking 300-pound men every Sunday—but that's not the only thing scouts will be looking at.

    Linemen, more than any other position, will have scouts looking at their arm length. Players with short arms often struggle to get extension off the line, making it easier for their opposing linemen to get around them. 

    Lateral quickness and agility are also interesting tests here. Looking more closely to the three-cone drill and the shuttle than the 40 is often the prudent point, though that rarely happens. 

     

    Players to Watch: Greg Robinson (Auburn), Taylor Lewan (Michigan), Jake Matthews (Texas A&M), Cyrus Kouandjio (Alabama)

     

    Measurables

    PlayerSchoolHeight (nearest in)Weight (lbs)Arm (in)Hand (in)
    Matt ArmstrongGrand Valley State6'2"3023310 5/8
    Joel BitonioNevada6'4"30233 7/89 5/8
    Russell BodineNorth Carolina6'3"31032 1/210
    Conor BoffeliIowa6'4"298329 3/8
    Justin BrittMissouri6'6"32533 1/210 1/4
    Dakota DozierFurman6'4"31333 7/89 7/8
    Kadeem EdwardsTennessee State6'4"31335 1/29 1/2
    Matt FeilerBloomsburg6'6"330329 1/2
    Cameron FlemingStanford6'5"323349 7/8
    Zach FultonTennessee6'5"31633 1/410 1/4
    Ryan GroyWisconsin6'5"31633 1/410 3/8
    Jon HalapioFlorida6'3"32333 5/810 1/4
    Jonotthan HarrisonFlorida6'3"30433 3/89 7/8
    Seantrel HendersonMiami (Fla.)6'7"33134 5/810 1/2
    James HurstNorth Carolina6'5"29633 3/410 1/8
    Gabe IkardOklahoma6'4"30433 1/89 5/8
    Gabe JacksonMississippi State6'3"33633 3/410
    Ja'Wuan JamesTennessee6'6"311359 7/8
    Wesley JohnsonVanderbilt6'5"29733 1/810 1/4
    Cyrus KouandjioAlabama6'7"32235 5/810 1/4
    Tyler LarsenUtah State6'4"31331 1/29 1/4
    Charles Leno Jr.Boise State6'4"30434 3/810 1/8
    Taylor LewanMichigan6'7"30933 7/89 1/4
    Brandon LinderMiami (Fla.)6'6"31134 1/210 1/4
    Corey LinsleyOhio State6'3"296329 7/8
    Spencer LongNebraska6'5"32033 1/810 3/4
    Luke LongKansas State6'8"31636 3/410
    Marcus MartinUSC6'3"3203410
    Zack MartinNotre Dame6'4"30832 7/89 1/2
    Jake MatthewsTexas A&M6'5"30833 7/89 7/8
    Jack MewhortOhio State6'6"309349 3/4
    Morgan MosesVirginia6'6"31435 3/89 7/8
    Matthew ParadisBoise State6'3"30632 3/89 7/8
    Matt PatchanBoston College6'6"302339 3/8
    Antonio RichardsonTennessee6'6"3363510 1/4
    Cyril RichardsonBaylor6'5"32934 5/89 1/2
    Weston RichburgColorado State6'3"29833 3/89 1/4
    Greg RobinsonAuburn6'5"3323510
    Michael SchofieldMichigan6'6"301349 5/8
    Anthony SteenAlabama6'3"31430 1/29 1/8
    James StoneTennessee6'4"30633 7/810 1/8
    Bryan StorkFlorida State6'4"31532 1/410 1/8
    Xavier Su'a FiloUCLA6'4"30733 3/89 3/8
    Travis SwansonArkansas6'5"31233 1/810
    Brandon ThomasClemson6'3"31734 2/410 1/2
    Billy TurnerNorth Dakota State6'5"31534 3/410 1/2
    Trai TurnerLSU6'3"310349 1/2
    John UrschelPenn State6'3"3133310 3/8
    Chris WattNotre Dame6'3"31032 3/49 1/2
    David YankeyStanford6'6"315349 1/2

     

    Drills

    PlayerSchool40 Time (sec)BenchVertical (in)Broad (in)3 Cone (sec)Shuttle (sec)
    Matt ArmstrongGrand Valley State 5.36     
    Joel BitonioNevada 4.97 22  114 7.37 4.44
    Russell BodineNorth Carolina 5.18 42  109 8.26 4.66
    Conor BoffeliIowa 5.30 21  101 7.44 4.61
    Justin BrittMissouri 5.19 23  100 8.14 4.69
    Dakota DozierFurman 5.42 23  101 8.14 4.89
    Kadeem EdwardsTennessee State 5.25 26  99 7.95 4.82
    Matt FeilerBloomsburg 5.37 36  103 8.13 4.86
    Cameron FlemingStanford 5.28 26  97 8.24 5.00
    Zach FultonTennessee 5.16 25  98 7.87 5.16
    Ryan GroyWisconsin 5.19 26  108 7.49 4.47
    Jon HalapioFlorida 5.34   100 8.26 4.83
    Jonotthan HarrisonFlorida 5.15 27  113 7.97 4.86
    Seantrel HendersonMiami (Fla.) 5.04   95 8.15 4.77
    James HurstNorth Carolina      
    Gabe IkardOklahoma 5.13 22  103 7.30 4.37
    Gabe JacksonMississippi State 5.51 30  108 8.25 4.78
    Ja'Wuan JamesTennessee 5.34 22  103 7.42 4.56
    Wesley JohnsonVanderbilt 5.11 26  111 7.40 4.64
    Cyrus KouandjioAlabama 5.59 21  96 7.71 4.84
    Tyler LarsenUtah State  36  102 8.22 4.70
    Charles Leno Jr.Boise State  21  108 7.57 4.40
    Taylor LewanMichigan 4.87 29  117 7.39 4.49
    Brandon LinderMiami (Fla.) 5.35 30  100  
    Corey LinsleyOhio State  36    
    Spencer LongNebraska      
    Luke LucasKansas State      
    Marcus MartinUSC  23    
    Zack MartinNotre Dame  29  106 7.65 4.59
    Jake MatthewsTexas A&M 5.07 24  105 7.34 4.47
    Jack MewhortOhio State 5.37 28  101 7.79 4.64
    Morgan MosesVirginia 5.35   106 7.93 4.95
    Matthew ParadisBoise State 5.34 23  103 7.60 4.46
    Matt PatchanBoston College 4.97 22    
    Antonio RichardsonTennessee 5.30 36    
    Cyril RichardsonBaylor 5.36 25  91 7.70 4.83
    Weston RichburgColorado State 5.10 25  106 7.93 4.63
    Greg RobinsonAuburn 4.92 32  113 7.80 4.86
    Michael SchofieldMichigan 5.01   93 7.62 4.57
    Anthony SteenAlabama      
    James StoneTennessee 5.17 22  105 8.16 4.63
    Bryan StorkFlorida State      
    Xavier Su'a FiloUCLA 5.04 25  102 7.60 4.44
    Travis SwansonArkansas 5.28 20  95 7.73 4.65
    Brandon ThomasClemson 5.09 35  98 8.13 4.83
    Billy TurnerNorth Dakota State 5.16 25  108 7.92 4.71
    Trai TurnerLSU 4.93 25    
    John UrschelPenn State 5.31 30  102 7.55 4.47
    Chris WattNotre Dame 5.50 29    
    David YankeyStanford 5.48 22  103 7.81 4.86

     

Tight End

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    Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports

    It's easy to say we're in a different era of tight end, but the ranks of the elite are thinner than you would expect. Rob Gronkowski's injury problems cast a shadow over his status, while Jimmy Graham might wind up having an official position change in the eyes of the NFL if his representation has their way.

    Luckily, there are a few tight ends in this class who could help the league's overall depth. Expect a few 40 times and feats of athleticism that get people talking—even near the top of the first round. Eric Ebron of North Carolina, in particular, stands out as someone who could wow scouts in Indianapolis. 

     

    Players to Watch: Eric Ebron (North Carolina), Troy Niklas (Notre Dame), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Washington), Colt Lyerla (Oregon)

     

    Measurables

    PlayerSchoolHeight (nearest in)Weight (lbs)Arm (in)Hand (in)
    Jace AmaroTexas Tech6'5"265349
    Rob BlanchflowerMassachusetts6'4"25633 3/49 5/8
    Trey BurtonFlorida6'4"224319 3/8
    Anthony DenhamUtah6'4"23533 3/810 1/2
    Eric EbronNorth Carolina6'4"25033 1/410
    C.J. FiedorowiczIowa6'5"2653310 1/4
    Crockett GillmoreColorado State6'6"26033 3/410 3/8
    Xavier GrimbleUSC6'4"25733 5/810 1/4
    Nic JacobsMcNeese State6'5"26934 1/810
    Marcel JensenFresno State6'6"25934 7/89 7/8
    Reggie JordanMissouri Western6'3"24032 1/49 5/8
    A.C. LeonardTennessee State6'2"252339 1/4
    Colt LyerlaOregon6'4"22432 3/410 1/4
    Arthur LynchGeorgia6'5"25832 1/210 1/8
    Jake MurphyUtah6'4"24931 3/410
    Jordan NajvarBaylor6'6"25632 1/410
    Troy NiklasNotre Dame6'6"27034 1/810
    Jacob PedersenWisconsin6'3"23831 3/49
    Richard RodgersCalifornia6'4"25732 5/810 1/8
    Austin Seferian-JenkinsWashington6'5"26233 3/43/4
    D.J. TialaveaUtah State6'3"26733 5/89 1/4

     

    Drills

    PlayerSchool40 (sec)BenchVertical (in)Broad (in)3 Cone (sec)Shuttle (sec)
    Jace AmaroTexas Tech 4.74 28  118  
    Rob BlanchflowerMassachusetts      
    Trey BurtonFlorida 4.62   112  
    Anthony DenhamUtah 4.77     
    Eric EbronNorth Carolina 4.60 24  120  
    C.J. FiedorowiczIowa 4.76 25  116  
    Crockett GillmoreColorado State 4.89   120  
    Xavier GrimbleUSC    113  
    Nic JacobsMcNeese State  15    
    Marcel JensenFresno State 4.85 24  115  
    Reggie JordanMissouri Western 4.77 24  116  
    A.C. LeonardTennessee State 4.50 20  128  
    Colt LyerlaOregon 4.61 15  128  
    Arthur LynchGeorgia 4.82 28  116  
    Jake MurphyUtah 4.79 24  114  
    Jordan NajvarBaylor 4.93 18  112  
    Troy NiklasNotre Dame  27  114  
    Jacob PedersenWisconsin 4.89   111  
    Richard RodgersCalifornia 4.87 16  116  
    Austin Seferian-JenkinsWashington  20    
    D.J. TialaveaUtah State      

Quarterback

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    Michael Conroy/Associated Press

    The quarterbacks aren't always the stars of the show at the combine—many of the top prospects will wait until their pro days to throw, while others will skip some of the anticipated drills—but you can bet all eyes will be on the top prospects at the position in Indianapolis.

    While a player's strength and speed are more important than they were in years past given how mobile quarterbacks have infilitrated the league, generally the focus with quarterbacks is on their height, hand size, the throwing drills and the interview sessions. There isn't a more cerebral position in the game, after all.

    There are a lot of intriguing players in the quarterback class this year, and as many as four players could worm their way into the top 10 of the draft.

     

    Players to Watch: Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Blake Bortles (UCF), Derek Carr (Fresno State), AJ McCarron (Alabama), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois)

     

     Measurables

    PlayerSchoolHeight (nearest in)Weight (lbs)Arm (in)Hand (in)
    Blake Bortles UCF6'5"23232 7/89 3/8
    Tajh BoydClemson6'1"22230 3/49 5/8
    Teddy Bridgewater Louisville6'2"214339 1/4
    Derek CarrFresno State6'2"21431 1/29 1/8
    David Fales San Jose State6'2"21231 3/49 1/4
    Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois6'2"226319 1/4
    Jordan LynchNorthern Illinois6'0" 21729 3/48 7/8
    Johnny Manziel Texas A&M6'0"20731 3/89 7/8
    Jeff MathewsCornell6'4"22332 1/810 1/8
    AJ McCarron Alabama6'3"22031 1/210
    Zach Mettenberger LSU6'5"22432 3/89 3/4
    Stephen MorrisMiami6'221332 3/410 1/4
    Aaron MurrayGeorgia6'0"20730 5/89 1/8
    Bryn Renner North Carolina6'3"22830 3/89/18
    Tom SavagePittsburgh6'4"22831 5/89 5/8
    Connor ShawSouth Carolina6'0"206309 1/4
    Logan ThomasVirginia Tech6'6"24834 1/410 7/8
    Dustin VaughanWest Texas A&M6'5"235338 7/8
    Keith Wenning Ball State6'3" 21831 1/410

     

    Drills

    PlayerSchool40 (sec)BenchVertical (in)Broad (in)3 Cone (sec)Shuttle (sec) 
    Blake Bortles UCF 4.93  32.5 115.0 7.08 4.21
    Tajh BoydClemson 4.84  30.5 106.0 7.33 4.23
    Teddy Bridgewater Louisville -   30.0 113.0 - 4.20
    Derek CarrFresno State 4.69  34.5 110.0 - 4.20
    David Fales San Jose State 4.99  28.0 103.0 7.55 4.50
    Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois 4.97  30.5 110.0 7.04 4.26
    Jordan LynchNorthern Illinois 4.76  29.5 109.0 6.55 4.20
    Johnny Manziel Texas A&M 4.68  31.5 113.0 6.75 4.03
    Jeff MathewsCornell 5.26  25.5 105.0 7.14 4.36
    AJ McCarron Alabama 4.94  28.0 99.0 7.18 4.34
    Zach Mettenberger LSU -  - - - -
    Stephen MorrisMiami4.63  30.0 111.0 7.36 4.49
    Aaron MurrayGeorgia -  - - - -
    Bryn Renner North Carolina 4.87  25.5 108.0 7.22 4.30
    Tom SavagePittsburgh 4.97  27.0105.0 7.33 4.36
    Connor ShawSouth Carolina 4.66  34.0 116.0 7.07 4.33
    Logan ThomasVirginia Tech 4.61  35.5 118.0 7.05 4.18
    Dustin VaughanWest Texas A&M 4.95  29.0 108.0 7.25 4.43
    Keith Wenning Ball State 5.00  28.0 100.0 7.07 4.25

     

Wide Receiver

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    John Raoux/Associated Press

    This year's crop of wide receivers is plenty talented and has the potential to be one of the deepest groups in recent memory.

    If nothing else, their speed will really impress the analysts and scouts on hand at the combine. There are plenty of big-play receivers present in Indianapolis.

    Given the vertical traits of today's game, having such receivers is crucial for offensive coordinators. Quarterbacks love throwing to guys that can get open down field and create space between himself and a defensive back. There are plenty of guys with that potential here.

    Take a look at how the receivers are doing thus far.

     

     Player School 40 (sec)Bench  Vertical (in) Broad (in) 3 Cone (sec)Shuttle (sec) 
     Jared Abbrederis  Wisconsin 4.50 4 30.5 117.0 6.80 4.08
     Davante Adams Fresno St. 4.56 14 39.5 123.0 6.82 4.30
     Odell Beckam LSU  4.43 7 38.5 122.0 6.69 3.94
    Kelvin Benjamin Florida St. 4.61 13 32.5 119.0 7.33 4.39
     Chris Boyd Vanderbilt 4.73 12 - - - -
     Corey Brown Ohio St. 4.51 - 33.0 116.0  7.16 4.22
     John BrownPittsburgh St. (KS)  4.34 - 36.5 119.0  6.91 4.12
     Martavis Bryant Clemson 4.4216 39.0 124.0 7.184.15
     Isaiah Burse  Fresno St. 4.5816  31.0 115.0 6.74 3.94
    Mike Campanaro Wake Forest4.4620 39.0 122.0 6.77 4.01
    Brandon ColemanRutgers4.5621 32.5 - 7.33 4.51
    Kain Colter Northwestern     -- - -  -
    Brandin CooksOregon St.4.3316 36.0 120.0 6.76 3.81
    Damian CopelandLouisville4.5012 40.0 120.0 6.53 3.90
    Mike DavisTexas     -10 - -  -
    Bruce EllingtonSouth Carolina4.4515 39.5 120.0 6.69 3.95
    Quincy Enunwa Nebraska4.4519 - -  -
    Shaq EvansUCLA4.511334.5 122.0 7.07 4.21
    Mike EvansTexas A&M4.531237.0 - 7.08 4.26
    Bennie FowlerMichigan St.4.52-36.0 126.0 7.06 4.18
    Austin FranklinNew Mexico St.4.56736.0 124.0 7.07 4.33
    Jeremy GallonMichigan4.4915- -  -
    Ryan GrantTulane4.64835.5 119.0 6.68 4.11
    Matt HazelCoastal Carolina4.501536.5 118.0 7.084.20 
    Robert Herron Wyoming4.481835.5 125.0 6.84 4.27
    Cody HoffmanBYU4.651327.5 108.0 6.89 4.20
    Josh HuffOregon4.511435.5 116.0  -
    Allen Hurns Miami4.551431.0 120.0 7.23 4.50
    Jeff JanisSaginaw Valley St.4.422037.5123.0 6.64 3.98 
    T.J. JonesNotre Dame4.48-33.0 119.0 6.82 4.27
    Jarvis LandryLSU4.771228.5 110.0 - -
    Cody Latimer Indiana-23- - - -
    Marqise LeeUSC4.52-38.0 127.0 - 4.01
    Marcus LucasMissouri4.602036.0 124.0 7.07 4.25
    Jordan MatthewsVanderbilt4.462135.5 120.0 6.95 4.18
    Donte Moncrief Mississippi4.401339.5 132.0 7.02 4.30
    Kevin NorwoodAlabama4.48833.0 121.0 6.68 4.32
    Walt PowellMurray St.4.631031.5 120.0 6.70 4.23
    Tevin ReeseBaylor4.46-41.0 132.0 6.63 4.18
    Paul RichardsonColorado4.40-38.0 124.0 7.09 -
    Allen RobinsonPenn St.4.60-39.0 127.0 7.00 4.00
    Jalen SaundersOklahoma4.44-34.0 122.0  -
    Willie SneadBall St.4.621133.5 113.0 7.19 4.39
    Josh StewartOklahoma St.4.691135.0 117.0 7.10 4.33
    Devin StreetPittsburgh4.55-37.0 124.06.89 4.01 
    L'Damian WashingtonMissouri4.46832.0 115.0 7.19 4.35
    Sammy WatkinsClemson4.431634.0 126.0 6.95 4.34
    Albert WilsonGeorgia State4.431037.5 123.0 7.00 4.21

     

Running Back

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    Christian Petersen/Getty Images

    The combine will be particularly important to the running backs in this year's class. There doesn't appear to be one that really stands head and shoulders above the pack, so the combine will help to tell NFL scouts which guys have the physical skills to compete at the next level.

    Running backs often possess both power, speed and agility, and all of that will be on display at the combine. Versatile, pass-catching backs are important in today's game, and the running backs at the combine will need to show off every aspect of their skill sets to impress teams.

    Take a look at the running backs looking to make the jump to the pros.

     Player School 40 (sec)Bench  Vertical (in)Broad (in)  3 Cone (sec)Shuttle (sec) 
     Antonio Andrews Western Kentucky 4.82 20 29.5 106.0  
     Dri Archer Kent St. 4.26 20 38.0122.0   
     George Atkinson Notre Dame 4.48 19 38.0 121.0  
     Kapri Bibbs  Colorado St. 4.6724  29.0 106.0  
    Alfred Blue  LSU4.63  13 32.0 121.0  
     Ka'Deem Carey Arizona 4.70 19 32.5 115.0  
     J.C. Copeland LSU 4.95 23 28.5111.0   
     Tim Cornett  UNLV 4.48 - 34.5 125.0  
     Isaiah Crowell  Alabama St. 4.57 2338.0 117.0   
     Timothy FlandersSam Houston St.  4.7520  32.0 113.0  
     David Fluellen  Toledo4.72 - 36.5 120.0  
     Devonta Freeman Florida St. 4.58 - 31.5 118.0  
     Tyler Gaffney Stanford 4.49 -36.5  116.0  
     Marion Grice  Arizona State - -- -  
     Ryan Hewitt Stanford 4.87 - 33.0 109.0  
     Jeremy HillLSU 4.66 2029.0 113.0   
     Carlos Hyde Ohio St. 4.44 (u) 19 34.5 114.0  
     Storm Johnson Central Florida 4.6616 35.5 118.0  
     Henry Josey Missouri 4.43 20 34.5 118.0  
     Tre Mason Auburn 4.50 - 38.5 126.0  
     Jerick McKinnon Georgia Southern  4.41 32 40.5 132.0  
     Trey Millard Oklahoma  - - - -  
     Adam Muema  San Diego St. - - - -  
     LaDarius PerkinsMississippi St.  4.46 2335.5  124.0  
     Silas Redd USC 4.70 18 37.0 122.0  
     Bishop Sankey  Washington 4.49 26 35.5 126.0  
     Lache Seastrunk  Baylor 4.51 1541.5 134.0   
     Charles Sims West Virginia 4.48 17 37.5 126.0  
     Jerome Smith Syracuse 4.8414  36.0 118.0  
     Lorenzo Taliaferro  Coastal Carolina 4.5818 33.0 118.0  
     De'Anthony ThomasOregon  4.50 8 32.0 124.0  
     Terrance West Towson  4.54 16 33.5 120.0  
     James White Wisconsin 4.57 23 32.0 114.0  
     James Wilder Florida St. 4.86 18 35.0 121.0  
     Damien WilliamsOklahoma  4.4516  35.5 121.0  
     Andre Williams  Boston College 4.56 - 38.0 129.0