2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Free Safety Results

Kevin RobertsSenior Writer IMarch 9, 2010

TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 7:  Taylor Mays #2 of the USC Trojans listens to music as he looks in the stands before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils on November 7, 2009 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.  USC won 14-9.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)
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The NFL Combine is done and gone, but with NFL Free Agency talk sweeping the NFL buzz bin, it's time to get our focus back on the 2010 NFL Draft .

To start, let's wrap-up our Combine coverage with the two safety positions. Here, we analyze how the top free safeties fared in their drills, as well as some guys who simply did not show up.

To catch all the other Combine results , go here .


40-Yard Dash

1. Taylor Mays- USC (4.43)

2. Major Wright- Florida (4.48)

3. Darrell Stuckey- Kansas (4.49)

4. Darian Stewart- South Carolina (4.50)

5. Jonathon Amaya- Nevada (4.53)

Taylor Mays was the big story here, blowing away everyone with cornerback-type speed, while Major Wright and Darrell Stuckey also put in solid times.

Kendrick Lewis finished in last place with a time of 4.72, while LSU's Chad Jones clocked in at a disappointing 4.57.


Bench Press

1. Lucien Antoine- Oklahoma State (28 reps)

2. Taylor Mays- USC (24)

3. Kam Chancellor- Virginia Tech (22)

4. T.J. Ward- Oregon (19)

5. Darrell Stuckey- Kansas (17)

Lucien Antoine was the big winner for the free safeties, registering an impressive 28 reps, while Taylor Mays showed some impressive strength (24) to go with his excellent speed.

Chad Jones notched a very disappointing nine reps, while Jonathon Amaya finished in last with just eight reps.



There weren't enough competitors in the other drills to round out a top five, although it is definitely worth noting that Mays further exhibited his excellent athleticism with a vertical leap of 41 inches, while Stuckey of Kansas notched a vertical leap of 39.5 inches.

Mays was by far the most impressive specimen of this group, especially considering his great size and range. Now we know that the hype fits the billing, and that he has the potential to play a number of spots on the field.

LSU's Chad Jones was probably the biggest disappointment of all the prospects that were fighting to increase their stock.


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