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NFL Scouting Combine 2017 results, top performers: Defensive linemen

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The combine lumps all defensive linemen together regardless of defensive end or defensive tackle. For these purposes, I've separated them out (as best I can) from the edge rushers and the interior defenders to offer a little perspective when considering how they perform in different drills.

Let's start with the ends, which features the extreme athletic talents of the consensus number one overall pick, Myles Garrett. Seen here launching 272 pounds 41 inches into the air.

40-yard-dash

Player School Position 40-yd-dash
Reddick, Haason Temple DE 4.52
Willis, Jordan Kansas St DE 4.53
McKinley, Takk UCLA DE 4.59
Rivers, Derek Youngstown DE 4.61
Garrett, Myles Texas A&M DE 4.64
Phillips, Carroll Illinois DE 4.64
Hendrickson, Trey Florida Atlantic DE 4.65
Lawson, Carl Auburn DE 4.67
Taumoepenu, Pita Utah DE 4.67
Williams, Tim Alabama DE 4.68
Thomas, Solomon Stanford DE 4.69


Bench press

Player School Position Bench
Lawson, Carl Auburn DE 35
Garrett, Myles Texas A&M DE 33
Rivers, Derek Youngstown DE 30
Thomas, Solomon Stanford DE 30
Ledbetter, Jeremiah Arkansas DE 29
Nwachukwu, Noble West Virginia DE 27
Odenigbo, Ifeadi Northwestern DE 26
Donahue, Dylan West Georgia DE 26
Williams, Tim Alabama DE 25
Carraway, Josh Texas Christian DE 25
Rochell, Isaac Notre Dame DE 25
Charlton, Taco Michigan DE 25
Walker, Demarcus Florida St DE 25

Vertical jump

Player School Position Vertical
Garrett, Myles Texas A&M DE 41.0
Willis, Jordan Kansas St DE 39.0
Reddick, Haason Temple DE 36.5
Hall, Daeshon Texas A&M DE 36.0
Rivers, Derek Youngstown DE 35.0
Thomas, Solomon Stanford DE 35.0
Brown, Fadol Mississippi DE 34.0
Williams, Tim Alabama DE 33.5
Hendrickson, Trey Florida Atlantic DE 33.5
Lawson, Carl Auburn DE 33.0
Charlton, Taco Michigan DE 33.0
McKinley, Takk UCLA DE 33.0
Wise, Deatrich Arkansas DE 33.0
Langi, Harvey Brigham Young DE 33.0

Broad jump

Player School Position Broad
Reddick, Haason Temple DE 133
Garrett, Myles Texas A&M DE 128
Odenigbo, Ifeadi Northwestern DE 128
Kpassagnon, Tanoh Villanova DE 128
Thomas, Solomon Stanford DE 126
Willis, Jordan Kansas St DE 125
Wise, Deatrich Arkansas DE 125
Williams, Tim Alabama DE 124
Hall, Daeshon Texas A&M DE 123
Rivers, Derek Youngstown DE 123
Phillips, Carroll Illinois DE 123

3-cone drill

Player School Position 3-cone
Willis, Jordan Kansas St DE 6.85
Taumoepenu, Pita Utah DE 6.91
Rivers, Derek Youngstown DE 6.94
Thomas, Solomon Stanford DE 6.95
Barnett, Derek Tennessee DE 6.96
Langi, Harvey Brigham Young DE 7.00
Reddick, Haason Temple DE 7.01
Donahue, Dylan West Georgia DE 7.02
Hall, Daeshon Texas A&M DE 7.03
Hendrickson, Trey Florida Atlantic DE 7.03

Short shuttle

Player School Position Short Shuttle
Lawson, Carl Auburn DE 4.19
Hendrickson, Trey Florida Atlantic DE 4.20
Willis, Jordan Kansas St DE 4.28
Thomas, Solomon Stanford DE 4.28
Langi, Harvey Brigham Young DE 4.32
Taumoepenu, Pita Utah DE 4.33
Price, Ejuan Pittsburgh DE 4.34
Basham, Tarell Ohio DE 4.35
Wise, Deatrich Arkansas DE 4.36
Reddick, Haason Temple DE 4.37
Phillips, Carroll Illinois DE 4.37
Bower, Tashawn Louisiana St DE 4.37
Hall, Daeshon Texas A&M DE 4.38
Charlton, Taco Michigan DE 4.39
Smoot, Dawuane Illinois DE 4.39

60-yard shuttle

Player School Position 60-yd shuttle
Hendrickson, Trey Florida Atlantic DE 11.43
Carraway, Josh Texas Christian DE 11.71
Bower, Tashawn Louisiana St DE 11.77
Langi, Harvey Brigham Young DE 11.83

Interior Dlinemen

40-yard-dash

Player School 40-yd-dash
McDowell, Malik Michigan St 4.85
Adams, Montravius Auburn 4.87
Walker, Charles Oklahoma 4.96
Ogunjobi, Larry UNC - Charlotte 4.97
Vanderdoes, Eddie UCLA 4.99
Allen, Jonathan Alabama 5.00

Bench press

Player School Bench
Qualls, Elijah Washington 33
Walker, Charles Oklahoma 28
Vanderdoes, Eddie UCLA 28
Tu'ikolovatu, Steve USC 28
Ogunjobi, Larry UNC - Charlotte 26
Taylor, Vincent Oklahoma St 26
Jones, DJ Mississippi 25

Vertical jump

Player School Vertical
Ogunjobi, Larry UNC - Charlotte 32.0
Qualls, Elijah Washington 31.5
Allen, Jonathan Alabama 30.0
Adams, Montravius Auburn 29.0
Vanderdoes, Eddie UCLA 28.5
Taylor, Vincent Oklahoma St 28.5
Jones, DJ Mississippi 28.5
McDowell, Malik Michigan St 28.5

Broad jump

Player School Broad
Ogunjobi, Larry UNC - Charlotte 116
McDowell, Malik Michigan St 112
Vanderdoes, Eddie UCLA 111
Tomlinson, Dalvin Alabama 110
Allen, Jonathan Alabama 108
Adams, Montravius Auburn 108
Taylor, Vincent Oklahoma St 108
Jones, DJ Mississippi 108

3-cone drill

Player School 3-cone
Allen, Jonathan Alabama 7.49
Smart, Tanzel Tulane 7.53
Ogunjobi, Larry UNC - Charlotte 7.55
Glasgow, Ryan Michigan 7.55
Taylor, Vincent Oklahoma St 7.58

20-yard shuttle

Player School Short Shuttle
Vanderdoes, Eddie UCLA 4.39
Allen, Jonathan Alabama 4.50
Glasgow, Ryan Michigan 4.50
McDowell, Malik Michigan St 4.53
Smart, Tanzel Tulane 4.57
Tomlinson, Dalvin Alabama 4.58