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5:25 p.m.: Here are the top running back performers in the shuttle drills:

20-yard shuttle:
Northwestern RB Dan Vitale: 4.12
Texas Tech RB DeAndre Washington: 4.20
Auburn RB Peyton Barber: 4.21
Alabama RB Kenyan Drake: 4.21
N.C. State RB Shad Thornton: 4.21

60-yard shuttle:
West Virginia RB Wendell Smallwood: 11.14
California RB Daniel Lasco: 11.31
Vitale: 11.36
Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon: 11.50
Alabama RB Derrick Henry: 11.50

That will do it for today’s combine live blog. We’ll start up again Saturday at 9 a.m.

Here are today’s combine winners.

4:37 p.m.The NFL posted the running back 3-cone measurements. Here are the top performers:

West Virginia RB Wendell Smallwood: 6.83
N.C. State RB Shad Thornton: 6.85
Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon: 6.97
Auburn RB Peyton Barber: 7.00
Texas Tech RB DeAndre Washington: 7.03

3:22 p.m.The NFL posted its offensive line 3-cone and short shuttle times.

Here are the top offensive line 3-cone times:

Oregon OL Tyler Johnstone: 7.31
UCLA OL Jake Brendel: 7.31
Kansas State OL Cody Whitehair: 7.32
Oregon State OL Isaac Seumalo: 7.40
North Dakota State OL Joe Haeg: 7.47
N.C. State OL Joe Thuney: 7.47

Here are the top offensive line 20-yard shuttle times:
Brendel: 4.27
Indiana OL Jason Spriggs: 4.44
Haeg: 4.47
Seumalo: 4.52
Iowa OL Austin Blythe: 4.53

3 p.m.Here are the top vertical leap measurements for running backs:

Lasco: 41.5 inches
Ervin: 39 inches
Vitale: 38.5 inches
Dixon: 37.5 inches
Henry: 37 inches

Here are the top broad jump measurements for running backs:

Lasco: 135 inches
Henry: 130 inches
Ervin: 130 inches
Perkins: 124 inches
Drake: 123 inches

Patriots drafted running backs average 35.64 inches in the vertical jump and 119.14 inches in the broad jump. There were 12 running backs that finished over the Patriots average in the broad jump and just six who finished above their average in the vertical leap.

2:17 p.m.The offensive linemen have concluded, and we’re on to the much more exciting running backs.

We’ll track their 40-yard dash and 10-yard split times:

Auburn RB Peyton Barber: 4.64
Arkansas RB Alex Collins: 4.59
Illinois State RB Marshaun Coprich: 4.47, 1.54
Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon: 4.58, 1.56
Alabama RB Kenyan Drake: 4.45, 1.64
Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliot: 4.47, 1.58
San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin: 4.41, 1.56
Illinois RB Josh Ferguson: 4.48, 1.56
Kansas State FB Glenn Gronkowski: 4.71, 1.60
Alabama RB Derrick Henry: 4.54, 1.61
Nebraska FB Andy Janovich: 4.81, 1.62
California RB Daniel Lasco: 4.46, 1.53
Georgia RB Keith Marshall: 4.31, 1.53
UCLA RB Paul Perkins: 4.54, 1.62
Notre Dame RB CJ Prosise: 4.48, 1.57
West Virginia RB Wendell Smallwood: 4.47, 1.56
Florida RB Kelvin Taylor: 4.60, 1.58
North Carolina State RB Shad Thornton: 4.75, 1.66
Southern Cal FB Soma Vainuku: 4.68, 1.62
Northwestern FB Dan Vitale: 4.60, 1.65
Texas Tech RB DeAndre Washington: 4.49, 1.58
South Carolina RB Brandon Wilds: 4.54, 1.61

12:37 p.m.Jason Spriggs continued his impressive combine with a 115-inch broad jump. Halapoulivaati Vaitai recorded a 113-inch broad jump, Brandon Shell had a 112-inch broad jump and Alex Redmond and Joey Haeg each had 111-inch broad jumps.

Joe Thuney, Cody Whitehair, Connor McGovern, Germain Ifedi, Joe Dahl and Jake Brendel also recorded broad jumps over nine feet.

Alabama running back Derrick Henry just recorded a 37-inch vertical jump at 247 pounds. That’s impressive.

11:59 a.m.The second group of offensive linemen are ready to run. We’ll track their best 40-yard dash and 10-yard split times here.

LSU OL Jerald Hawkins: 5.23, 1.88
Texas A&M OL Germain Ifedi: 5.27, 1.78
Oregon OL Tyler Johnsone: 5.21, 1.78
Oklahoma State OL Nila Kasitati: 5.32, 1.81
Alabama OL Ryan Kelly: 5.03, 1.75
Arkansas OL Denver Kirkland: 5.55, 1.96
Nebraska OL Alex Lewis: 5.22, 1.81
Notre Dame OL Nick Martin: 5.22, 1.86
Wisconsin OL Tyler Marz: 5.54, 1.94
Missouri OL Connor McGovern: 5.11, 1.72
Colorado OL Stephane Nembot: 5.39, 1.85
UCLA OL Alex Redmond: 5.30, 1.85
West Georgia OL Dominique Robertson: 5.36, 1.84
Oregon State OL Isaac Seumalo: 5.19, 1.72
South Carolina OL: Brandon Shell: 5.22, 1.75
Duke OL Matt Skura: 5.39, 1.84
San Diego State OL Pearce Slater: 5.42, 1.87
Indiana OL Jason Spriggs: 4.94, 1.75
Notre Dame OL Ronnie Staley: 5.20, 1.79
Georgia OL John Theus: 5.22, 1.79
North Carolina State OL Joe Thuney: 4.95, 1.70
Harvard OL Cole Toner: 5.32, 1.82
Arkansas OL Sebastian Tretola: 5.45, 1.83
North Carolina OL Landon Turner: 5.58, 1.92
TCU OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai: 5.26, 1.79
Arizona State OL Christian Westerman: 5.17, 1.79
Kansas State OL Cody Whitehair: 5.08, 1.73
Auburn OL Avery Young: 5.39, 1.87

Shell came out lame with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

Whitehair, who’s 6-foot-4, 301 pounds, completed just 16 bench reps of 225 pounds. That’s very low for an offensive lineman.

Patriots drafted offensive tackles average a 5.27-second 40-yard dash. Patriots drafted interior offensive linemen average a 5.28-second 40-yard dash.

10:36 a.m.Here’s a full tracker of each offensive lineman’s best 40-yard dash and 10-yard split times:

LSU OL Vadal Alexander: 5.57, 1.92
Michigan State OL Jack Allen: 5.29, 1.83
Western Michigan OL Willie Beavers: 5.28, 1.80
UCLA OL Caleb Benenoch: 4.98, 1.68
Iowa OL Austin Blythe: 5.36, 1.80
Missouri OL Evan Boehm: 5.33, 1.94
UCLA OL Jack Brendel: 5.01, 1.71
Texas Tech OL Le’Raven Clark: 5.16, 1.80
Michigan State OL Jack Conklin: 5.00, 1.75
Ole Miss OL Farn Cooper: 5.17, 1.81
Washington State OL Joe Dahl: 5.18, 1.80
Ohio State OL Taylor Decker: 5.23, 1.80
Baylor OL Spencer Drango: 5.27, 1.85
Cincinnati OL Parker Ehinger: 5.26, 1.78
Stanford OL Joshua Garnett: 5.32, 1.83
Michigan OL Graham Glasgow: 5.13, 1.76
San Diego State OL Darrell Greene: 5.20, 1.82
North Dakota State OL Joe Haeg: 5.16, 1.75

9:23 a.m.: UCLA’s Calen Benenoch ran the first sub-5-second 40-yard dash. He ran a 4.97-second 40 with an impressive 1.68-second 10-yard split.

9:20 a.m.: LSU offensive lineman ran a 5.56-second 40-yard dash with a 1.92-second 10-yard split.

The specialists went first. Iowa kicker Marshall Koehn ran an impressive 4.60-second 40, while Liberty kicker John Lunsford ran a 4.72-second 40.

Baylor long snapper Jimmy Landes ran a 4.98-second 40.

9:15 a.m. ET: Happy 40-yard dash day to the NFL Draft obsessed.

After two days of press conferences and team interviews, the quarterbacks, running backs, offensive linemen and specialists will work out on Friday. Here are the top players to watch at each position:

QB Jared Goff, California
QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis

RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
RB Derrick Henry, Alabama
RB Alex Collins, Arkansas

OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
OT Taylor Decker, Ohio State

Guard Cody Whitehair, Kansas State
Guard Vadal Alexander, LSU
Guard Landon Turner, North Carolina

Center Ryan Kelly, Alabama
Center Nick Martin, Notre Dame
Center Jack Allen, Michigan State

Stay here for updates and analysis throughout the day of workouts.

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Thumbnail photo via Feb 25, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas State running back Glenn Gronkowski speaks to the media during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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