NFL Scouting Combine 2017: Defensive Line, Linebacker Drill Results


3 p.m.: Here are the top defensive line agility scores.


Willis: 6.85
Taumoepenu: 6.91
Rivers: 6.94
Thomas: 6.95
Barnett: 6.96

Short shuttle:

Lawson: 4.19
Hendrickson: 4.20
Thomas: 4.28
Willis: 4.28
Harvey Langi, BYU: 4.32

2:30 p.m.: That wraps up all the 40-yard dash times for the defensive linemen and linebackers. We’ll keep you updated if the 3-cone and short shuttle times post in a timely manner.

So far, Michigan S/LB Jabrill Peppers, Texas A&M DE Garrett Myles and Temple LB/DE Hasson Reddick are the big winners of the day. Stanford DL Solomon Thomas and Kansas State DE/LB Jordan Willis also aced the 40 and explosion drills.

Vanderbilt’s Tanoh Kpassagnon set a broad jump record for a player his size. He’s 6-foot-7, 289 pounds and recorded a 10-foot, 8-inch broad jump. The previous high for a player 280-plus pounds was Shawn Oakman at 10 feet, 3 inches. The previous high for players over 289 pounds was 10 feet. Kpassagnon also ran a 4.83-second 40-yard dash.

2:28 p.m.: The linebackers are running their 40s. Here are their times.

Ryan Anderson, Alabama: 4.79 seconds
Alex Anzalone, Florida: 4.64
Vince Biegel, Wisconsin: 4.68
Tyus Bowser, Houston: 4.71
Blair Brown, Ohio: 4.66
Jayon Brown, UCLA: 4.70
Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt: 4.71
Kevin Davis, Colorado State: 4.93
Brooks Ellis, Arkansas: 4.80
Devonte Fields, Louisville: 4.72
Ben Gedeon, Michigan: 4.75
Connor Harris, Lindenwood: 4.74
Keith Kelsey, Louisville: 4.93
Marquel Lee, Wake Forest: 4.61
Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State: 4.61
Matt Milano, Boston College: 4.67
Hardy Nickerson, Illinois: 4.79
Jabrill Peppers, Michigan: 4.47
Duke Riley, LSU: 4.59
Tanner Vallejo, Boise State: 4.65
Anthony Walker, Northwestern: 4.66
T.J. Watt, Wisconsin: 4.71

Here come their second attempts.

Anderson: 4.75
Anzalone: 4.63
Biegel: 4.68
Bowser: 4.66
Blair Brown: 4.66
Jayon Brown: 4.67
Cunningham: 4.68
Kevin Davis: 4.92
Ellis: 4.83
Fields: 4.77
Gedeon: 4.80
Harris: 4.75
Kelsey: 4.93
McMillan: 4.69
Milano: No second heat
Nickerson: 4.79
Peppers: 4.46
Riley: 4.60
Vallejo: 4.67
Walker: 4.66
Watt: 4.70

1:51 p.m.: Watch the clip of Belichick here.

The broad jump and vertical leap numbers for front seven players are out.

Here are the top five vertical leap numbers for defensive linemen.

Myles: 41 inches
Willis: 39 inches
Reddick: 36.5 inches
Hall: 36 inches
Thomas: 35 inches
Rivers: 35 inches

And linebackers.

Tyus Bowser, Houston: 37.5 inches
T.J. Watt, Wisconsin: 37 inches
Blair Brown, Ohio: 37 inches
Jabrill Peppers, Michigan: 35.5 inches
Matt Milano, Boston College: 35 inches
Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt: 35 inches

And interior defensive linemen.

Ogunjobi: 32 inches
Ledbetter: 32.5 inches
Qualls: 31.5 inches
Rochell: 31.5 inches
Allen: 30 inches
Kpassagnon: 30 inches

Here are the top five broad jumps for defensive linemen.

Reddick: 11 feet, 1 inch
Kpassagnon: 10 feet, 8 inches
Garrett: 10 feet, 8 inches
Odenigbo: 10 feet, 8 inches
Thomas: 10 feet, 6 inches

And linebackers.

Watt: 10 feet, 8 inches
Peppers: 10 feet, 8 inches
Bowser: 10 feet, 7 inches
Milano: 10 feet, 6 inches
Cunningham: 10 feet, 5 inches

And interior defensive linemen.

Kpassagnon: 10 feet, 8 inches
Ogunjobi: 9 feet, 8 inches
Rochell: 9 feet, 6 inches
Ledbetter: 9 feet, 5 inches
McDowell: 9 feet, 4 inches

1:20 p.m.: Bill Belichick has made an impromptu visit to the broadcast booth during the combine. He’s talking to Willie McGinest on air.

12:25 p.m.: Here’s the second group of 40s.

Takkarist McKinley: 4.59 seconds/1.61-second 10-yard split
Avery Moss, Youngstown State: 4.86/1.67
Al-Quadin Muhammad, Miami: 4.91/1.73
Noble Nwachukwu, West Virginia: 4.85/1.72
Ifeadi Odenigbo, Northwestern: 4.72/1.66
Larry Ogunjobi, UNC-Charlotte: 5.09/1.84
Carroll Phillips, Illinois: 4.64/1.64
Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh: 4.84/1.66
Elijah Qualls, Washington: 5.13/1.74
Haason Reddick, Temple: 4.52/1.60
Derek Rivers, Youngstown State: 4.61/1.61
Isaac Rochell, Notre Dame: 4.89/1.72
Garrett Sickels, Penn State: 4.90/1.72
Tanzel Smart, Tulane: 5.24/1.86
Dawuane Smoot, Illinois: 4.77/1.68
Pita Taumopenu, Utah: 4.67/1.66
Vincent Taylor, Oklahoma State: 5.16/1.79
Solomon Thomas, Stanford: 4.70/1.66
Dalvin Tomlinson, Alabama: 5.20/1.81
Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, USC: 5.46/1.86
Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA: 5.00/1.74
Charles Walker, Oklahoma: 4.96/1.75
Tim Williams, Alabama: 4.70/1.66
Jordan Willis, Kansas State: 4.53/1.58
Deatrich Wise, Arkansas: 4.93/1.70

Here come the second heats.

McKinley: 4.64/1.67
Moss: 4.80/1.63
Muhammad: 4.89/1.74
Nwachukwu: 4.84/
Odenigbo: 4.75/1.69
Ogunjobi: 4.98/1.77
Phillips: 4.66/1.65
Price: 4.89/1.68
Qualls: 5.19/1.79
Reddick: 4.53/1.59
Rivers: 4.65/1.63
Rochell: 4.93
Sickells: 4.97
Smart: 5.30
Smoot: 4.80/1.71
Taumopenu: 4.71/1.65
Taylor: 5.07/1.77
Thomas: 4.71/1.66
Tomlinson: 5.21/1.83
Tu’ikolovatu: 5.42/1.72
Vanderdoes: 5.00/1.70
Walker: 4.96/1.77
Williams: 4.69/1.64
Willis: 4.55/1.54
Wise: 4.99/1.70

Myles Garrett recorded a 41-inch vertical leap. That’s pretty damn good. He also recorded a 10-foot, 8-inch broad jump.

11:35 a.m.: The first group of defensive line drills have concluded, and now we’re waiting on the second group to run their 40s. In the meantime, here are the top 10 official 40 times from the first group.

Myles: 4.64 seconds
Hendrickson: 4.65 seconds
Lawson: 4.67 seconds
Basham: 4.70 seconds
Carraway: 4.74 seconds
Donahue: 4.75 seconds
Hall: 4.76 seconds
Harris: 4.82 seconds
Bower: 4.82 seconds
Kpassagnon: 4.83 seconds

10:03 a.m.: The defensive linemen will run first. Here are their first 40-yard dash attempts.

Montravius Adams, Auburn: 4.88 seconds/1.72 seconds
Jonathan Allen, Alabama: 5.00/1.74
Derek Barnett, Tennessee: 4.88/1.70
Tarell Basham, Ohio: 4.81/1.68
Tashawn Bower, LSU: 4.85/1.69
Caleb Brantley, Florida: 5.15/1.78
Fadol Brown, Ole Miss: 4.94/1.72
Josh Carraway: 4.74/1.71
Taco Marlton, Michigan: 4.92/1.73
Bryan Cox, Jr., Florida: 4.90/1.74
Dylan Donahue, West Georgia: 4.76/1.67
Ken Ekanem, Virginia Tech: 4.89/1.68
Myles Garrett, Texas A&M: 4.64/1.63
Ryan Glasgow, Michigan: 5.14/1.85
Davon Godchaux, LSU: 5.27/1.84
Daeshon Hall, Texas A&M: 4.76/1.68
Charles Harris, Missouri: 4.84/1.65
Trey Hendrickson, Florida Atlantic: 4.68/1.62
Jaleel Johnson, Iowa: 5.49/2.03
DJ Jones, Ole Miss: 5.06/1.76
Jarron Jones, Notre Dame: 5.43/1.96
Nazair Jones, UNC: 5.12/1.81
Tanoh Kpassagnon, Villanova: 4.83/1.69
Carl Lawson, Auburn: 4.82/1.68
Jeremiah Ledbetter: 4.85/1.72
Malik McDowell, Michigan State: 4.90/1.72

Here come their second heats.

Adams: 4.94/1.74
Allen: 5.02/1.76
Barnett: 4.92/1.70
Basham: 4.70/1.61
Bower: 4.82/1.66
Brantley: 5.18/1.84
Brown: 4.97
Carraway: 4.76
Charlton: 4.92
Cox: 4.91/1.74
Donahue: 4.80/1.68
Ekanem: 4.89/1.71
Garrett: 4.74/1.69
Glasgow: 5.30/1.93
Hall: 4.77/1.67
Harris: 4.82/1.66
Hendrickson: 4.64/1.69
Johnson: 5.38/1.92
DJ Jones: 5.04/1.77
Jarron Jones: 5.34/1.87
Nazair Jones: 5.18/1.81
Kpassagnon: 4.92/1.75
Lawson: 4.68/1.60
Ledbetter: 4.94/1.79
McDowell: 4.86/1.69

Lawson and McDowell really helped themselves on the second heat. Hendrickson also is a player to watch after running a 4.64-second 40-yard dash at 266 pounds.

9:10 a.m.: The NFL Scouting Combine finally turns its attention to the defensive side of the ball Sunday.

All of the offensive players have flown home from Indianapolis, leaving defensive linemen and linebackers to work out Sunday. Cornerbacks and safeties will work out Monday, the final day of the combine.

Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is considered the top player in the draft. The other top defensive linemen in this class are Stanford’s Solomon Thomas, Tennessee’s Derek Barnett, Michigan’s Taco Charlton, Alabama’s Jonathan Allen and Michigan State’s Malik McDowell. The top linebackers are Alabama’s Reuben Foster, who was sent home, Ohio State’s Raekwon McMillan, Vanderbilt’s Zach Cunningham, UCLA’s Takk McKinley and Alabama’s Tim Williams. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers will work out with linebackers and safeties at 5-foot-11, 213 pounds.

It could be tough to top Saturday, when John Ross broke the 40-yard dash record, but some elite athletes will be on display.

We’ll track their 40-yard dash times and other drills they’ll run through this morning. Stay here for updates.

Thumbnail photo via Trevor Ruszkowski/USA TODAY Sports Images

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