Combine Results Overview
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Josh Freeman (AP Photo)
NFLDraftScout.com Publisher
Posted Mar 19, 2010


Results from this year's Indianapolis scouting combine indicate that the 2010 NFL Draft will be, well ... big. Read on to find out more about how certain players performed at the combine and how they compare to others from recent history.

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 on 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 this 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):

2010 INDIANAPOLIS COMBINE BESTS

Following are the best results documented by NFLDraftScout.com in all Indianapolis combine tests in 2010. In deference to showing 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-yard 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-yard 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

43 1/2 - Dorin Dickerson, TE, Pittsburgh

43 - Eric Berry, SS, Tennessee

42 - Trindon Holliday, RS, LSU

41 1/2 - Scott Long, WR, Louisville

41 1/2 - Keenan Clayton, OB, Oklahoma

41 - Taylor Mays, FS, USC

41 - Montario Hardesty, RB, Tennessee

41 - Donald Jones, WR, Youngstown State

40 1/2 - 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

Following are the best results documented by NFLDraftScout.com in all Indianapolis combines since 2000, a combine All-Century list:

Fastest 40 times, 2000-2010 Combines

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, 2000-2010 Combines

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, 2000-2010 Combines

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, 2000-2010 Combines

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, 2000-2010 Combines

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 yd Shuttle, 2000-2010 Combines

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 Three Cone, 2000-2010 Combines

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, 2000-2010 Combines

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 (OH) - 2006



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