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    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Combine results overview: Numbers add up to top draft
    March 18, 2010
    By Frank Cooney
    NFLDraftScout.com

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/story/13080262/cooney-cover

    Results from this year's Indianapolis scouting combine indicate that the 2010 NFL Draft will be, well ... big.


    Taylor Mays is a frightening mix of size and speed. (Getty Images)
    Based on data sent to NFL teams earlier this month, the big boys in the 2010 class -- the offensive and defensive linemen -- were especially impressive and are expected to be a focal point of what may be the best draft of this century.

    This corresponds with ratings by NFLDraftScout.com, which lists 19 linemen with first-round potential, including six offensive tackles, five defensive ends and five defensive tackles.

    As usual, during and after the combine most attention was given to the glamorous 40-yard run, where LSU sprinter/returner/receiver Trindon Holliday turned in the best time ever at the Indianapolis event with a 4.21-second hand-held clocking, and Clemson wide receiver Jacoby Ford was close behind with a 4.22.

    But the combine revealed remarkable information in other areas, such as:

    • 64 players -- all offensive or defensive linemen -- weighed at least 300 pounds, led by Alabama nose tackle Terrence Cody's 354 pounds.

    • 45 of the 46 offensive linemen who stepped on the scale weighed at least 300 pounds and three of those 300-pounders ran faster than five seconds in the 40, with the best by 314-pound Maryland tackle Bruce Campbell at 4.75, which was better than many linebackers, tight ends and running backs.

    • Offensive linemen as a group had their best combine averages this century in the 20-yard run (2.98 seconds), 40 yard run (5.24) and bench press (27 reps).

    • Defensive tackles had their best averages this century in 10 yards (1.71), 20 yards (2.86), 40 yards (5.05) and the bench press (30 reps).

    • 18 players soared at least 40 inches in the vertical jump, topped by Fresno State cornerback A.J. Jefferson's 44-inch leap.

    • Clemson running back C.J. Spiller tied the Indianapolis combine record in the 20 yards of 2.41 seconds, set by East Carolina running back Chris Johnson (now of Tennessee Titans) in 2008.

    Despite three 40-yard runs of 4.31 or faster, nobody came close to breaking into the group of 17 athletes on the top 20-yard list, which would take a time of at least 1.43 seconds. The best 10-yard time this year was 1.45 seconds by USC safety Taylor Mays when he was timed at 4.31 in the 40.

    Here is a closer look at the best results from this year's combine and a list of the best from this century (2000-2010): Best results documented by NFLDraftScout.com in all Indianapolis combine tests in 2010. To show an athlete's best mark, hand-held times were also considered in this list:

    Fastest 40-yard times, 2010
    4.21: Trindon Holliday, WR, LSU
    4.22: Jacoby Ford, WR Clemson
    4.27- C. J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
    4.31: Taylor Mays, FS, Southern Cal
    4.32: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB, Indiana (PA)
    4.34: *Jahvid Best, RB, California
    4.34: Ben Tate, RB, Auburn
    4.37: Brandon Banks, WR, Kansas State
    4.37: Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest
    4.37: *Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State
    4.37: David Pender, CB, Purdue
    4.38: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
    4.39: Marcus Easley, WR, Connecticut
    4.40: *Eric Berry, FS, Tennessee
    4.40: Dorin Dickerson, TE, Pittsburgh
    4.40: *Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama
    4.40: *Joe McKnight, RB Southern Cal
    4.40: Taylor Price, WR, Ohio
    4.40: Andre Roberts, WR, Citadel
    4.40: Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Southern Methodist
    4.40: Kyle Williams, WR, Arizona State
    4.41: Kevin Thomas, CB, Southern Cal
    4.42: A. J. Jefferson, CB, Fresno State
    4.42: Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt
    4.42: *Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame

    Fastest 20 times, 2010
    2.41: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
    2.44: Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson
    2.46: Taylor Mays, FS, USC
    2.46: Emmanuel Sanders, WR, SMU
    2.47: Trindon Holliday, RS, LSU
    2.47: Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest
    2.50: Jahvid Best, RB, California
    2.50: Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State
    2.50: Kyle Williams, WR, Arizona State
    2.50: Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame
    2.50: Kevin Thomas, CB, USC
    2.50: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
    2.50: Joshua Moore, CB, Kansas State
    2.50: Crezdon Butler, CB, Clemson
    2.50- Dexter McCluster, RB, Ole Miss
    2.50: David Pender, CB, Purdue
    2.50: Earl Thomas, SS, Texas
    2.50: Darrell Stuckey, FS, Kansas

    Fastest 10 times, 2010
    1.45: Taylor Mays, FS, USC
    1.46: Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson
    1.48: Stephen Williams, WR, Toledo
    1.48: Jahvid Best, RB, California
    1.48: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
    1.49: Scott Long, WR, Louisville
    1.49: Emmanuel Sanders, WR, SMU
    1.49: Ben Tate, RB, Auburn
    1.49: Chris Cook, CB, Virginia
    1.49: Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State
    1.49: Jared Perry, WR, Missouri

    Highest vertical jump, 2010
    44: A.J. Jefferson, CB, Fresno State
    43½: Dorin Dickerson, TE, Pittsburgh
    43: Eric Berry, SS, Tennessee
    42: Trindon Holliday, RS, LSU
    41½: Scott Long, WR, Louisville
    41½: Keenan Clayton, OB, Oklahoma
    41: Taylor Mays, FS, USC
    41: Montario Hardesty, RB, Tennessee
    41: Donald Jones, WR, Youngstown State
    40½: Ben Tate, RB, Auburn

    Longest broad jump, 2010
    11'02": Dekoda Watson, OB, Florida State
    11'00": Chris Cook, CB, Virginia
    10'10": Eric Berry, SS, Tennessee
    10'07": Jerome Murphy, CB, South Florida
    10'07": Koa Misi, DE, Utah
    10'07": Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest
    10'06": A.J. Jefferson, CB, Fresno State
    10'06": Emmanuel Sanders, WR, SMU
    10'06": Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt
    10'06": Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
    10'06": Kevin Thomas, CB, USC

    Fastest 20-yard shuttle, 2010
    4.00: A.J. Jefferson, CB, Fresno State
    4.03: Blair White, WR, Michigan State
    4.05: Jerome Murphy, CB, South Florida
    4.06: Dexter McCluster, RB, Ole Miss
    4.07: Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest
    4.07: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
    4.07: Joshua Moore, CB, Kansas State
    4.07: Chris Chancellor, CB, Clemson
    4.07: Josh Hull, ILB, Penn State
    4.09: Scott Long, WR, Louisville

    Fastest 3-cone times, 2010
    6.45: Scott Long, WR, Louisville
    6.54: Trindon Holliday, WR/KR, LSU
    6.58: Cody Grimm, OB, Virginia Tech
    6.64: Emmanuel Sanders, WR, SMU
    6.65: Barry Church, SS, Toledo
    6.66: Marshay Green, CB, Ole Miss
    6.66: Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
    6.67: Kyle Bosworth, OB, UCLA
    6.69: Blair White, WR, Michigan State
    6.70: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
    6.70: Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA

    Fastest 60-yard shuttle, 2010
    11.04: A.J. Jefferson, CB, Fresno State
    11.06: Scott Long, WR, Louisville
    11.06: Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA
    11.07: Blair White, WR, Michigan State
    11.12: Joe Haden, CB, Florida
    11.13: Kyle McCarthy, SS, Notre Dame
    11.17: Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky
    11.18: Barry Church, SS, Toledo
    11.21: Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest
    11.23: Brian Jackson, CB, Oklahoma
    11.23: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB, Indiana (PA)

    Combine bests of century
    Best results documented by NFLDraftScout.com in all Indianapolis combines since 2000, a combine All-Century list:

    Fastest 40 times
    4.21: Trindon Holliday, WR, LSU, 2010
    4.22: Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson, 2010
    4.24: Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina, 2008
    4.25: *Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland, 2009
    4.26: Jerome Mathis, WR, Hampton, 2005
    4.27: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson, 2010
    4.27: Stanford Routt, CB, Houston, 2005
    4.28: Mike Wallace, WR, Ole Miss, 2009
    4.29: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State, 2008
    4.29: *Fabian Washington, CB, Nebraska, 2005
    4.29: Johnny Knox, WR, Abilene Christian, 2009

    Fastest 20 times
    2.41: Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina, 2008
    2.41: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson, 2010
    2.43: *Fabian Washington, CB, Nebraska, 2005
    2.44: Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson, 2010
    2.44: Karl Paymah, CB, Washington State, 2005
    2.45: Mike Wallace, WR, Ole Miss, 2009
    2.46: Emmanuel Sanders, WR, SMU, 2010
    2.46: *Justin King, CB, Penn State, 2008
    2.46: Aundrae Allison, WR, East Carolina, 2007
    2.46: Taylor Mays, FS, USC, 2010
    2.46: Roc Alexander, CB, Washington, 2004

    Fastest 10 times
    1.4: Cedric Peerman, RB, Virginia, 2009
    1.4: Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina, 2008
    1.4: *Justin King, CB, Penn State, 2008
    1.41: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State, 2008
    1.43: Jonathan Wilhite, CB, Auburn, 2008
    1.43: Marcus Walker, CB, Oklahoma, 2008
    1.43: Will Franklin, WR, Missouri, 2008
    1.43: Tyvon Branch, CB, Connecticut, 2008
    1.43: Aundrae Allison, WR, East Carolina, 2007
    1.43: Mike Wallace, WR, Ole Miss, 2009
    1.43: Antwaun Molden, CB, Eastern Kentucky, 2008
    1.43: Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State, 2007
    1.43: Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy, 2008
    1.43: Eric Weddle, SS, Utah, 2007
    1.43: Jonathan Zenon, CB, LSU, 2008
    1.43: *DaJuan Morgan, FS, North Carolina State, 2008
    1.43: Quintin Demps, FS, UTEP, 2008

    Highest vertical jump
    46: Gerald Sensabaugh, FS, North Carolina, 2005
    45.5: Derek Wake, OLB, Penn State, 2005
    45: Chris Chambers, WR, Wisconsin, 2001
    45: Chris McKenzie, CB, Arizona State, 2005
    45: *Donald Washington, CB, Ohio State, 2009
    44: A.J. Jefferson, CB, Fresno State, 2010
    43.5: Kevin Kasper, WR, Iowa, 2001
    43.5: Dustin Fox, FS, Ohio State, 2005
    43.5: Dorin Dickerson, TE, Pittsburgh, 2010
    43: Cedric James, WR, TCU, 2001
    43: Darius Butler, CB, Connecticut, 2009
    43: Scott Starks, CB, Wisconsin, 2005
    43: *Eric Berry, FS, Tennessee, 2010

    Longest broad jump
    11'05": Justin Fargas, RB, USC, 2003
    11'05": Scott Starks, CB, Wisconsin, 2005
    11'04": Jerome Simpson, WR, Coastal Carolina, 2008
    11'04": Terence Newman, CB, Kansas State, 2003
    11'04": Chris McKenzie, CB, Arizona State, 2005
    11'03": Hilton Alexander, WR, Morris Brown, 2001
    11'03": *Donald Washington, CB, Ohio State, 2009
    11'03": Boss Bailey, OLB, Georgia, 2003
    11'02": Dekoda Watson, OLB, Florida State, 2010
    11'02": Anthony Alridge, RB, Houston, 2008
    11'02": Cedric James, WR, TCU, 2001
    11'02": Jonathan Carter, WR, Troy, 2001
    11'02": Darius Butler, CB, Connecticut, 2009
    11'02": Chris Chambers, WR, Wisconsin, 2001
    11'02": Carl Stewart, FB, Auburn, 2008

    Fastest 20-yard shuttle
    3.73: Kevin Kasper, WR, Iowa, 2001
    3.75: Dunta Robinson, CB, South Carolina, 2004
    3.76: Deion Branch, WR, Louisville, 2002
    3.82: Carlos Rogers, CB, Auburn, 2005
    3.82: Dante' Hall, RB, Texas A&M, 2000
    3.83: Kevin Bentley, OLB, Northwestern, 2002
    3.83: Terence Newman, CB, Kansas State, 2003
    3.83: Jason Allen, FS, Tennessee, 2006
    3.84: Troy Walters, WR, Stanford, 2000
    3.84: Justin Beriault, FS, Ball State, 2005

    Fastest 3-cone times
    6.34: Sedrick Curry, CB, Texas A&M, 2000
    6.45: Scott Long, WR, Louisville, 2010
    6.48: Carlos Rogers, CB, Auburn, 2005
    6.48: Rogers Beckett, FS, Marshall, 2000
    6.5: Leon Hall, CB, Michigan, 2007
    6.51: Jon McGraw, SS, Kansas State, 2002
    6.54: Trindon Holliday, WR, LSU, 2010
    6.54: *Anthony Gonzalez, WR, Ohio State, 2007
    6.56: Ben Taylor, ILB, Virginia Tech, 2002
    6.56: Kevin Kasper, WR, Iowa, 2001

    Most 225 bench reps
    45: Leif Larsen, DT, UTEP, 2000
    45: Mike Kudla, DE, Ohio State, 2006
    45: Mitch Petrus, OG, Arkansas, 2010
    44: Jeff Owens, DT, Georgia, 2010
    44: Brodrick Bunkley, DT, Florida State, 2006
    43: Scott Young, OG, BYU, 2005
    42: Tank Tyler, DT, North Carolina State, 2007
    42: Isaac Sopoaga, DT, Hawaii, 2004
    41: *Igor Olshansky, DT, Oregon, 2004
    41: Terna Nande, OLB, Miami (Ohio), 2006

    Frank Cooney is the publisher of NFLDraftScout.com, distributed by The Sports Xchange.


    The Big Story: Yearly Averages for Linemen at Combine

    All Offensive Linemen (OT-OG-C)
    Year Height Weight 10 yards 20 yards 40 Yards Bench Press
    2000 6-4 1/8 313 1.85 3.05 5.36 23
    2001 6-4 1/4 311 1.84 3.07 5.32 24
    2002 6-4 1/4 314 1.83 3.05 5.30 26
    2003 6-4 5/8 313 1.81 3.05 5.28 25
    2004 6-4 7/8 314 1.82 3.05 5.31 26
    2005 6-5 1/8 315 1.83 3.07 5.29 25
    2006 6-4 7/8 316 1.79 3.02 5.25 24
    2007 6-4 3/8 310 1.85 3.04 5.30 27
    2008 6-4 3/4 312 1.81 3.03 5.29 26
    2009 6-4 3/8 313 1.81 2.99 5.31 25
    2010 6-5 312 1.80 2.98 5.24 27


    DE Combine Averages 2000-2010
    Year Height Weight 10 yards 20 yards 40 Yards Bench Press
    2000 6-3 5/8 275 1.74 2.86 4.98 24
    2001 6-3 3/4 270 1.71 2.85 4.88 23
    2002 6-4 269 1.71 2.79 4.81 25
    2003 6-3 1/4 270 1.66 2.82 4.84 24
    2004 6-3 3/4 267 1.68 2.78 4.79 24
    2005 6-3 7/8 271 1.69 2.81 4.85 23
    2006 6-3 3/4 263 1.63 2.78 4.76 25
    2007 6-3 7/8 267 1.70 2.82 4.85 24
    2008 6-3 5/8 270 1.65 2.82 4.92 24
    2009 6-3 5/8 267 1.69 2.82 4.87 24
    2010 6-3 1/4 265 1.64 2.73 4.80 25


    DT Combine Averages 2000-2010
    Year Height Weight 10 yards 20 yards 40 Yards Bench Press
    2000 6-3 1/8 301 1.79 2.95 5.09 26
    2001 6-3 1/4 304 1.76 2.96 5.10 26
    2002 6-3 5/8 302 1.77 2.89 5.08 26
    2003 6-2 3/8 305 1.77 2.97 5.05 28
    2004 6-3 1/4 311 1.77 2.96 5.14 28
    2005 6-2 7/8 306 1.77 2.94 5.07 27
    2006 6-2 5/8 305 1.75 2.97 5.11 29
    2007 6-2 3/4 306 1.79 2.98 5.13 28
    2008 6-2 3/4 305 1.75 2.96 5.20 28
    2009 6-2 3/8 309 1.77 2.95 5.13 29
    2010 6-3 306 1.71 2.86 5.05 30
  2. casmith07

    casmith07 #TeamJerry

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    "This century" sounds daunting, but it's really only 10 years.

    Good read!
  3. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    thats why i posted it buddy
  4. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    Sensy with the highest vertical jump in the past 10 years at the Combine - 46 inches. Very impressive.
  5. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to see those 'Best of' numbers and note that many of these top athletes did squat in the NFL.

    According to this limited, though high end, perspective, the 20 yard shuttle seems to be the one to pay attention to.
  6. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    where is a.j. jefferson projected? he is all over the top 10 lists at the combine
  7. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    T-New showing up a couple of times from the dark ages of 2003. :thumbsup:

    Not shocked to see Igor on the bench list. Too bad Berry-o's knee gave out. :(

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