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Al Davis Memorial Combine Freaks: Defensive Line

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We now turn our attention to the defensive line to find the best of the 2013 NFL combine performances.

Joe Robbins

Having speed off the edge in the NFL is crucial. One of Al Davis' favorite sayings was "The quarterback must go down and he must go down hard." There are two ways to make that happen - either go around the blocker or through him. That requires speed and/or strength.

Here are those who showed the most in those categories in the combine this year

DE Trevardo Williams - Best 40-yard dash (4.57), 5th in bench press, Best vertical leap (38.0), 3rd in broad jump (10'4")

DE Barkevious Mingo - 2nd in 40-yard dash (4.58), 2nd in vertical leap (37.0), best broad jump (10'8"), best 3-cone (6.84)

DE Margus Hunt - 3rd in 40-yard dash (4.60), Most reps in bench press (38)

DE Dion Jordan - 3rd in 40-yard dash (4.60), 4th in broad jump (10'2"), 5th in 20-yard shuttle (4.35)

DE Corey Lemonier - 3rd in 40-yard dash (4.60)

DE Ezekial Ansah - 6th in 40-yard dash (4.63)

DE Devin Taylor - 2nd in 3-cone (6.89), 5th vertical leap (35.0), best broad jump (10'8"), 2nd 20-yard shuttle (4.30)

DT Brandon Williams - Most reps in bench press (38)

DT Akeem Spence - 3rd in bench press (37)

DT Josh Boyd - 4th in bench press (32), best DT in 3-cone (7.16)

DT Chris Jones - 5th bench press (30), 2nd DT in 20-yard shuttle (4.44)