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2020 NFL Combine: Who were the top performers at each position group?

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NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2020 NFL Combine recently ending, I’ve now had time to review the results. That means, it’s time for my annual piece on top performers by position group. Using NFL.com’s Results Tracker tool, I’ve compiled the top-five performers in each positional group for each respective drill.

Are there any future Jacksonville Jaguars on this list? We will find out come late April.

See below:

Bench Press (Reps):

QB

  1. N/A (no quarterbacks participated)

RB

  1. Scottie Phillips, Mississippi, 29
  2. Sewo Olonilua, TCU, 25
  3. Benny LeMay, Charlotte, 24
  4. (tied third) James Robinson, Illinois State, 24
  5. Three tied with 23 reps — J.K. Dobbins (Ohio State), Joshua Kelley (UCLA) & A.J. Dillon (Boston College)

WR

  1. Quintez Cephus, Wisconsin, 23
  2. Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty, 22
  3. Joe Reed, Virginia, 21
  4. James Proche, SMU, 20
  5. Chase Claypool, Notre Dame, 19

TE

  1. Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati, 25
  2. Hunter Bryant, Washington, 23
  3. (tied second) Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt, 23
  4. Brycen Hopkins, Purdue, 21
  5. Two more players tied for fourth with 21 reps — Dalton Keene (Virginia Tech) & Charlie Woerner (Georgia)

OL

  1. Netane Muti, Fresno State, 44
  2. Simon Stepaniak, Indiana, 37
  3. John Simpson, Clemson, 34
  4. Jake Hanson, Oregon, 33
  5. Ezra Cleveland, Boise State, 30

DL/EDGE

  1. DaVon Hamilton, Ohio State, 33
  2. Khalil Davis, Nebraska, 32
  3. (tied second) Kenny Willekes, Michigan State, 32
  4. Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M, 31
  5. Two tied at 29 reps — Larrell Murchison (N.C. State) & Jabari Zuniga (Florida)

LB

  1. Khaleke Hudson, Michigan, 30
  2. Joe Bachie, Michigan State, 26
  3. Zack Baun, Wisconsin, 24
  4. Shaquille Quarterman, Miami (FL.), 23
  5. Seven players tied at 21 reps — Nick Coe (Auburn), Akeem Davis-Gaither (Appalachian State), Willie Gay Jr. (Mississippi State), Kenneth Murray (Oklahoma), Chapelle Russell (Temple), Davion Taylor (Colorado) & Logan Wilson (Wyoming)

DB/S

  1. Kamren Curl, Arkansas, 24
  2. (tied first) Thomas Daniel, Aubrun, 24
  3. Reggie Robinson II, Tulsa, 22
  4. (tied third) Kindle Vildor, Georgia Southern, 22
  5. Three tied at 21 reps — Rodney Clemons (SMU), Javelin K. Guidry (Utah) & Lavert Hill (Michigan)

40-Yard Dash (seconds)

QB

  1. Cole McDonald, Hawaii, 4.58
  2. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma, 4.59
  3. Justin Herbert, Oregon, 4.68
  4. (tied third) Steven Montez, Colorado, 4.68
  5. Kelly Bryant, Missouri, 4.69

RB

  1. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, 4.39
  2. Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State, 4.41
  3. Raymond Calais, Louisiana-Lafayette, 4.42
  4. Anthony McFarland, Maryland, 4.44
  5. Cam Akers, Florida State, 4.47

WR

  1. Henry Ruggs III, Alabama, 4.27
  2. Quez Watkins, Southern Miss, 4.35
  3. Denzel Mims, Baylor, 4.38
  4. (tied third) Darnell Mooney, Tulane, 4.38
  5. Two tied at 4.39 — Devin Duvernay (Texas) & Antonio Gibson (Memphis)

TE

  1. Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri, 4.49
  2. Brycen Hopkins, Purdue, 4.66
  3. (tied second) Stephen Sullivan, LSU, 4.66
  4. Cole Kmet, Notre Dame, 4.70
  5. Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech, 4.71

OL

  1. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa, 4.85
  2. Danny Pinter, Ball State, 4.91
  3. Ezra Cleveland, Boise State, 4.93
  4. Jack Driscoll, Auburn, 5.02
  5. Terence Steele, Texas Tech, 5.03

DL/EDGE

  1. James Smith-Williams, N.C. State, 4.60
  2. Jabari Zuniga, Florida, 4.64
  3. Alton Robinson, Syracuse, 4.69
  4. Alex Highsmith, Charlotte, 4.70
  5. D.J. Wonnum, South Carolina, 4.73

LB

  1. Isaiah Simmons, Clemson, 4.38
  2. Willie Gay Jr., Mississippi State, 4.46
  3. Davion Taylor, Colorado, 4.49
  4. Patrick Queen, LSU, 4.50
  5. Shaun Bradley, Temple, 4.51

DB/S

  1. Javelin K. Guidry, Utah, 4.29
  2. L’Jarius Sneed, Louisiana Tech, 4.37
  3. Javaris Davis, Auburn, 4.39
  4. (tied third) C.J. Henderson, Florida, 4.39
  5. Troy Pride, Notre Dame, 4.40

Vertical Jump (inches)

QB

  1. Cole McDonald, Hawaii, 36
  2. Justin Herbert, Oregon, 35.5
  3. (tied second) Jordan Love, Utah State, 35.5
  4. Kelly Bryant, Missouri, 35
  5. (tied fourth) Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma, 35

RB

  1. A.J. Dillon, Boston College, 41
  2. James Robinson, Illinois State, 40
  3. LeVante Bellamy, Western Michigan, 39.5
  4. (tied third) Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU, 39.5
  5. Two tied at 39 — Eno Benjamin (Arizona State) & JaMycal Hasty (Baylor)

WR

  1. Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan, 44.5
  2. Jalen Reagor, TCU, 42
  3. (tied second) Henry Ruggs III, Alabama, 42
  4. Chase Claypool, Notre Dame, 40.5
  5. Two tied at 40 — Brandon Aiyuk (Arizona State) & Chris Finke (Notre Dame)

TE

  1. Cole Kmet, Notre Dame, 37
  2. Stephen Sullivan, LSU, 36.5
  3. Charlie Taumoepeau, Portland State, 36.5
  4. Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati, 35.5
  5. Don Wood-Anderson, Tennessee, 35

OL

  1. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa, 36.5
  2. Jedrick Wills, Alabama, 34.5
  3. Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas, 34
  4. (tied third) John Molchon, Boise State, 34
  5. Two tied at 33 — Justin Herron (Wake Forest) & Cesar Ruiz (Michigan)

DL/EDGE

  1. Jonathan Garvin, Miami, 36
  2. Alton Robinson, Syracuse, 35.5
  3. D.J. Wonnum, South Carolina, 34.5
  4. Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State, 34
  5. Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State, 33.5

LB

  1. Dante Olson, Montana, 42
  2. Willie Gay Jr., Mississippi State, 39.5
  3. Jacob Phillips, LSU, 39
  4. (tied third) Isaiah Simmons, Clemson, 39
  5. (tied third) Casey Toohill, Stanford, 39

DB/S

  1. Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne, 42
  2. Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois, 41
  3. (tied second) Harrison Hand, Temple, 41
  4. (tied second) Jeff Okudah, Ohio State, 41
  5. (tied second) L’Jarius Sneed, Louisiana Tech, 41

Broad Jump (inches)

QB

  1. Kelly Bryant, Missouri, 125
  2. (tied first) Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma, 125
  3. Justin Herbert, Oregon,
  4. Cole McDonald, Hawaii,
  5. Jordan Love, Utah State, 118

RB

  1. A.J. Dillon, Boston College, 131
  2. Jet Anderson, TCU, 128
  3. Rico Dowdle, South Carolina, 127
  4. Brian Herrien, Georgia, 126
  5. Four tied at 125 — LeVante Bellamy (Western Michigan), Darrynton Evans (Appalachian State), Javon Leake (Maryland), & James Robinson (Illinois State)

WR

  1. Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan, 139
  2. Jalen Reagor, TCU, 138
  3. Dezmon Patmon, Washington State, 132
  4. Denzel Mims, Baylor, 131
  5. (tied fourth) Henry Ruggs III, Alabama, 131

TE

  1. Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech, 125
  2. Cole Kmet, Notre Dame, 123
  3. (tied second) Stephen Sullivan, LSU, 123
  4. Charlie Taumoepeau, Portland State, 121
  5. Charlie Woerner, Georgia, 120

OL

  1. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa, 121
  2. Alex Taylor, South Carolina State, 116
  3. Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas, 115
  4. (tied third) Austin Jackson, USC, 115
  5. Jack Driscoll, Auburn, 114

DL/EDGE

  1. Jabari Zuniga, Florida, 127
  2. Jonathan Garvin, Miami, 125
  3. (tied second) Alex Highsmith, Charlotte, 125
  4. James Smith-Williams, N.C. State, 123
  5. (tied fourth) D.J. Wonnum, South Carolina, 123

LB

  1. Willie Gay Jr., Mississippi State, 136
  2. Isaiah Simmons, Clemson, 132
  3. Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma, 129
  4. Davion Taylor, Colorado, 127
  5. Three tied at 126 — Carter Coughlin (Minnesota), Jacob Phillips (LSU) & Casey Toohill (Stanford)

DB/S

  1. Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois, 138
  2. Jeff Okudah, Ohio State, 135
  3. Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne, 134
  4. Harrison Hand, Temple, 133
  5. (tied fourth) Three more tied at 133 — Chris Miller (Baylor), Kindle Vildor (Georgia Southern) & K’Von Wallace (Clemson)

Three-cone (seconds)

QB

  1. Justin Herbert, Oregon, 7.06
  2. Kevin Davidson, Princeton, 7.13
  3. (tied second) Cole McDonald, Hawaii, 7.13
  4. Brian Lewerke, Michigan State, 7.14
  5. (tied fourth) Shea Patterson, Michigan, 7.14

RB

  1. Joshua Kelley, UCLA, 6.95
  2. Eno Benjamin, Arizona State, 6.97
  3. J.J. Taylor, Arizona, 7.00
  4. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, 7.01
  5. James Robinson, Illinois State, 7.03

WR

  1. Denzel Mims, Baylor, 6.66
  2. Juwan Johnson, Oregon, 6.94
  3. (tied second) Aaron Parker, Rhode Island, 6.94
  4. Michael Pittman, USC, 6.96
  5. K.J. Osborn, Miami, 7.00

TE

  1. Adam Trautman, Dayton, 6.78
  2. Charlie Taumoepeau, Portland State, 7.00
  3. Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech, 7.07
  4. Hunter Bryant, Washington, 7.08
  5. Two tied at 7.15 — Josiah Deguara (Cincinnati) & Colby Parkinson (Stanford)

OL

  1. Ezra Cleveland, Boise State, 7.26
  2. Matt Hennessy, Temple, 7.45
  3. Jon Runyan, Michigan, 7.57
  4. Andrew Thomas, Georgia, 7.58
  5. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa, 7.65

DL/EDGE

  1. Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State, 6.87
  2. Jonathan Greenard, Florida, 7.13
  3. D.J. Wonnum, South Carolina, 7.25
  4. Alex Highsmith, Charlotte, 7.32
  5. (tied fourth) Alton Robinson, Syracuse, 7.32

LB

  1. Malik Harrison, Ohio State, 6.83
  2. Cale Garrett, Missouri, 6.91
  3. Joe Bachie, Michigan State, 6.93
  4. Davion Taylor, Colorado, 6.96
  5. Three players tied at 7.00 — Zack Baun (Wisconsin), Dante Olson (Montana) & Curtis Weaver (Boise State)

DB/S

  1. K’Von Wallace, Clemson, 6.76
  2. Myles Bryant, Washington, 6.81
  3. (tied second) Alohi Gillman, Notre Dame, 6.81
  4. Jalen Elliot, Notre Dame, 6.87
  5. (tied fourth) Michael Ojemudia, Iowa, 6.87

20-yard shuffle (seconds)

QB

  1. Kevin Davidson, Princeton, 4.37
  2. Brian Lewerke, Michigan State, 4.40
  3. Steven Montez, Colorado, 4.43
  4. Justin Herbert, Oregon, 4.46
  5. Nate Stanley, Iowa, 4.48

RB

  1. JaMycal Hasty, Baylor, 4.03
  2. J.J. Taylor, Arizona, 4.15
  3. Jet Anderson, TCU, 4.19
  4. (tied third) James Robinson, Illinois State, 4.19
  5. Tony Jones, Notre Dame, 4.21

WR

  1. Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State, 4.12
  2. Michael Pittman, USC, 4.14
  3. Devin Duvernay, Texas, 4.20
  4. John Hightower, Boise State, 4.21
  5. Aaron Parker, Rhode Island, 4.23

TE

  1. Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech, 4.19
  2. Charlie Taumoepeau, Portland State, 4.27
  3. (tied second) Adam Trautman, Dayton, 4.27
  4. Brycen Hopkins, Purdue, 4.28
  5. C.J. O’Grady, Arkansas, 4.34

OL

  1. Ezra Cleveland, Boise State, 4.46
  2. Matt Hennessy, Temple, 4.60
  3. Danny Pinter, Ball State, 4.62
  4. Cesar Ruiz, Michigan, 4.64
  5. Keith Ismael, San Diego State, 4.65

DL/EDGE

  1. Alex Highsmith, Charlotte, 4.31
  2. Alton Robinson, Syracuse, 4.32
  3. Jonathan Greenard, Florida, 4.34
  4. (tied third) Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State, 4.34
  5. Jason Strowbridge, North Carolina 4.37

LB

  1. Cale Garrett, Missouri, 4.13
  2. Casey Toohill, Stanford, 4.21
  3. (tied second) Evan Weaver, California, 4.21
  4. Shaun Bradley, Temple, 4.24
  5. Mykal Walker, Fresno State, 4.25

DB/S

  1. John Reid, Penn State, 3.97
  2. Myles Bryant, Washington, 4.02
  3. Alohi Gillman, Notre Dame, 4.08
  4. Chris Miller, Baylor, 4.12, Baylor
  5. Two tied at 4.13 — Essang Bassey (Wake Forest) & Jaylon Johnson (Utah)

Top Overall Performers

Bench Press: Netane Muti, Fresno State, 44
40-yard Dash: Henry Ruggs III, Alabama, 4.27
Vertical Jump: Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan, 44.5
Broad Jump: Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan, 139
Three-cone Drill: Denzel Mims, Baylor, 6.66
20-yard Shuffle: John Reid, Penn State, 3.97


Well, that took a while to compile, but there you have it. Which of these top performers would you like to see in a Jaguars uniform? Let us know in the comments section.