Top Performers: The best of the best from the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine

A look at the fourth day of workouts at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine featuring defensive backs.

Over the course of six days, 337 prospects went through the NFL Scouting Combine gauntlet, and a handful of them rose above the rest of the pack.

Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa, and Quinnen Williams were just a few names that headlined the event, but by the end of the week several under-the-radar players caught the attention of the national media. Entering the Combine, the focus was on the defensive line group, considering this a defense-heavy draft class; however, it was the wide receivers that took the event by storm.

Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf was the talk of Indianapolis, but Massachusetts wideout Andy Isabella surprised a lot of people as well.

Let’s take a look at the top five performers from the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, and broad jump:

40-yard Dash:

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Position Name School Time
DB Zedrick Woods Mississippi 4.29
DB Jamel Dean Auburn 4.30
WR Parris Campbell Ohio State 4.31
WR Andrew Isabella Massachusetts 4.31
WR Mecole Hardman Georgia 4.33

Bench Press:

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Position Name School Reps
OL Iosua Opeta Weber State 39
DL Dexter Lawrence Clemson 36
DL Bert Huggins Clemson 35
RB Alex Barnes Kansas State 34
OL Garrett Bradbury N.C. State 34

Vertical Jump:

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Position Name School Distance
DB Juan Thornhill Virginia 44"
WR Miles Boykin Notre Dame 43 1/2"
WR Emanuel Hall Missouri 43 1/2"
DB Ken Webster Mississippi 43"
DB Marvell Tell USC 42"

Broad Jump:

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Position Name School Distance
WR Emanuel Hall Missouri 11'9"
DB Juan Thornhill Virginia 11'9"
WR Miles Boykin Notre Dame 11'8"
DB Marvell Tell USC 11'4"
DB Corey Ballentine Washburn 11'3"

Even though they might not have been in the top five, here are some notable performers:

WR, D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss – Ran a 4.33 in the 40-yard dash, sixth among all participants, and totaled 27 reps on bench press.

DL, Quinnen Williams, Alabama – Regarded as a top-five pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Williams was a top performer all week at the Combine. The athletic big man ran a 4.83, the fastest time for a player over 300 pounds in seven years.

DL, Rashan Gary, Michigan – Another player expected to go early in the first round, Gary led all defensive linemen in the 40-yard dash with a blazing speed of 4.58.

TE, Noah Fant, Iowa – Fant’s teammate T.J. Hockenson – also a tight end – was the consensus best tight end in this class, but after an impressive performance at the Combine, Fant has analysts reconsidering. Fant ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, the fastest in the group, had the highest vertical jump (39.5”), and was the top performer in the three-cone drill.

If you’d like to see the full list of top performers, check out the images below.

Stay tuned to Raiders.com for more news and updates regarding all things 2019 NFL Draft.

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