Best NFL Combine Results by Measurable

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 04: Wide receiver John Ross of Washington runs the 40-yard dash during day four of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The NFL combine has changed quite a bit since its inception in 1982. Over the years, there have been incredible displays of athletic ability that have impressed the league, coaches, GMs, and football betting fans across the world.

This year, the NFL has plans to alter the look of the combine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Typically held in Indianapolis, the 2021 modified combine will take place at on-campus pro days, with unified league officials recording results. All interviews and psychological testing will take place virtually.

Bo Jackson was said to have recorded one of the fastest 40-yard times of all-time, which clocked in at 4.12. A mind-blowing number that lives historically in NFL folklore. Jackson’s 40-yard time was before the NFL began electronic timing in 1999, leaving online sports betting experts to question the validity of his time.

Today, athletes compete in seven specific drills to go along with multiple interviews, injury evaluations, physical measurements, drug screening, and cognitive assessments. 

Let’s take a look at some of the best performances in the NFL combine. These all-around displays of athleticism are measured with the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, 20-yard shuttle, and 3-cone drill.

NameYear40-Yard DashBench PressVertical JumpBroad Jump20-Yard Shuttle3-Cone Drill
1.J.J. Watt20114.913437”10’4.216.88
2.Darrius Heyward-Bey20094.251638.510’5”4.186.80
3.Julio Jones20114.341738.5”11’2”4.256.66
4.Gerald Sensabaugh20054.481746”9’4”3.986.80
5.John Ross20174.2237”4.33
6.Dominique Rodgers20084.361738.5”10’9”4.176.74
7.Vernon Davis20064.383342”10’8”4.177.00
8.Mike Mamula19954.582638.5”10’4”4.03
9.Bruce Irvin20124.412333.5”10’24.036.70
10.David Pollack20054.812537”9’8”3.906.86
11.Jordan Thomas20184.64438”10’3”3.946.28
12.Mario Williams20064.752534”9’2”4.547.49
13.Trent Williams20104.812334’5”9’4”4.637.64
14.Dontari Poe20124.894429.5”8’7”4.567.90
15.Vernon Gholston20084.683735.5”10.5”4.407.12
16.Justin Ernest19994.795131”9’44.247.37
17.Jason Allen20064.411739.5”10’93.816.75
18.Byron Jones20154.4944.5”12’3”3.946.78
19.Adrian Peterson20074.411638.5”4.407.09
20.Kevin Kesper20014.4443.5”3.736.56

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