Another year has come and gone, and Chris Johnson’s 4.24-second 40-yard dash record still stands among running backs.
Georgia running back Keith Marshall had the best speed showing of the first day NFL Scouting Combine drills with a 4.31-second 40-yard dash. Marshall didn’t crack Friday’s list of combine winners, however.
See who did make the cut with most of the measurements posted to NFL.com:
LOUISIANA TECH RB KENNETH DIXON
Kenneth Dixon’s 4.58-second 40-yard dash was merely OK for his 5-foot-10, 215-pound frame, but he was among the leaders at his position with a 37.5-inch vertical leap, 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump, 4.28-second short shuttle, 11.50-second 60-yard shuttle and 6.97-second 3-cone drill. So far, he’s shaping to be a perfect fit at running back for the Patriots.
Dixon came into the combine projected as a second- or third-round pick.
ALABAMA RB DERRICK HENRY
Henry was a top performer in both the vertical leap (37 inches) and broad jump (10-foot, 10-inches) despite being one of the biggest running backs at the combine at 6-foot-3, 247 pounds.
Henry also ran a 4.54-second 40-yard dash, 7.20-second 3-cone drill, 11.50-second 60-yard shuttle, 4.38 20-yard shuttle and had 22 reps of 225 pounds on the bench. Henry came into the combine projected as a second-round pick.
CALIFORNIA RB DANIEL LASCO
Lasco finished fourth among running backs with a 4.46-second 40-yard dash and led the position with a 41.5-inch vertical leap and 11-foot, 3-inch broad jump at 6 feet, 209 pounds.
Lasco had 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench and ran a 7.22-second 3-cone drill, 4.26-second short shuttle and 11.31-second 60-yard shuttle. He came into the combine projected as a fourth- or fifth-round pick.
UCLA CENTER JAKE BRENDEL
Brendal finished fifth among offensive linemen with a 5.01-second 40-yard dash and 1.71-second 10-yard split. He also was a top performer with a 9-feet broad jump, 7.31-second 3-cone, and 4.27-second 20-yard shuttle. He came into the combine projected as a seventh-round draft pick.
INDIANA OT JASON SPRIGGS
The former tight end topped all offensive linemen with a 4.94-second 40-yard dash and 9-foot, 7-inch broad jump. His 7.70-second 3-cone and 4.44-second 20-yard shuttle also impressed. At 6-foot-6, 301 pounds with 34 1/8-inch arms, Spriggs also bench pressed 31 reps at 225 pounds. He came into the combine as sixth-ranked offensive tackle as a second-round pick.
N.C. STATE GUARD JOE THUNEY
Thuney also shined in all offensive line categories with a 4.95-second 40-yard dash, 9-foot, 2-inch broad jump, 7.47-second 3-cone drill and 4.54-second 20-yard shuttle. He projects as a seventh-round selection.
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