NFL Scouting Combine records list for 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical and broad jump record

NFL Scouting Combine records list for 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical and broad jump record

Here is all you need to know about the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical and more record list in the NFL combine

An excellent way for teams to learn more about their top draft prospects is to attend the NFL scouting combine. The 40-yard sprint is arguably one of the most eagerly awaited activities at the NFL Combine every year.

NFL Scouting Combine records list for 40-yard dash, bench press, 20 and 60 yard shuttle, vertical and broad jump record

Teams will be able to see these athletes during workouts and put them through a series of medical examinations, in addition to interviewing prospects.

The NFL Scouting Combine is the next big NFL event, and fans’ attention is now focused on it, even though the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory is still very much fresh in their memories.

The physical evaluations at the Combine, which start on February 29, are perhaps the part most football fans will be most interested in. The NFL combine is based on little measurements even though it’s not a game.

The NFL combine record books are replete with incredible accomplishments. Even though they didn’t fully convert to professional play, these record holders left their mark at the combine with their lightning-fast sprints and gravity-defying jumps.

A look at the 40-yard dash record at the NFL combine

After breaking Rondel Menendez and Chris Johnson’s record at the combine’s 40-yard dash in 2017, John Ross shot to fame. The Washington wide receiver helped the Cincinnati Bengals select him in the top ten, with an astounding time of 4.22 seconds.

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Someone might have been able to go quicker at the combine when electronic timing was added in 1999. Ross is the fastest prospect in combined history, given the state of technology and available records.

  • John Ross, WR, 2017: 4.22
  • Kalon Barnes, CB, 2022: 4.23
  • Rondel Menendez, WR, 1999: 4.24
  • Chris Johnson, RB, 2008: 4.24
  • Dri Archer, RB, 2014: 4.26
  • Tariq Woolen, CB, 2022: 4.26
  • D.J. Turner, CB, 2023: 4.26
  • Marquise Goodwin, WR, 2013: 4.27
  • Four players: 4.28

A look at the bench press record at the NFL combine

Throughout the history of the combine, Justin Ernest has been regarded as the strongest player for 25 years. When it came to the bench press in 1999, the defensive tackle from Eastern Kentucky completed 51 reps of 225 pounds.

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  • Justin Ernest, DT, 1999: 51
  • Stephen Paea, DT, 2011: 49
  • Leif Larsen, DT, 2000: 45
  • Mike Kudla, DE, 2006: 45
  • Mitch Petrus, OL, 2010: 45
  • Brodrick Bunkley, DT, 2006: 44
  • Jeff Owens, DT, 2010: 44
  • Dontari Poe, DT, 2012: 44
  • Netane Muti, OL, 2020: 44

A look at the vertical jump record at the NFL combine

With a 46-inch vertical jump, Gerald Sensabaugh now holds the record for the highest leap. Keon Johnson (48.0 in 2021) is the only player to clear 45 inches in the vertical leap in the NBA combine, which puts that accomplishment into context.

  • Gerald Sensabaugh, S, 2005: 46.0
  • Cameron Wake, LB, 2005: 45.5
  • Chris Chambers, WR, 2001: 45.0
  • Chris McKenzie, CB, 2005: 45.0
  • Donald Washington, CB, 2009: 45.0
  • Chris Conley, WR, 2015: 45.0
  • Byron Jones, CB, 2015: 44.5
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, 2020: 44.5
  • A.J. Jefferson, CB, 2010: 44.0
  • Obi Melifonwu, S, 2017: 44.0
  • Juan Thornhill, S, 2019: 44.0
  • Jartavius Martin, S, 2023: 44.0

A look at broad jump record at the NFL combine

When it comes to wide jumping, Byron Jones is unmatched.

  • Byron Jones, CB, 2015: 12 feet, 3 inches
  • Obi Melifonwu, S, 2017: 11 feet, 9 inches
  • Emanuel Hall, WR, 2019: 11 feet, 9 inches
  • Juan Thornhill, S, 2019: 11 feet, 9 inches
  • Miles Boykin, WR, 2019: 11 feet, 8 inches
  • Jamie Collins, LB, 2013: 11 feet, 7 inches
  • Chris Conley, WR, 2015: 11 feet, 7 inches
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, 2020: 11 feet, 7 inches

A look at the three-cone record at the NFL combine

With a record-breaking three-cone drill in 2018, Oklahoma cornerback Jordan Thomas demonstrated his quickness and ability to alter direction.

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  • Jordan Thomas, CB, 2018: 6.28
  • Sedrick Curry, CB, 2000: 6.34
  • Jeffrey Maehl, WR, 2011: 6.42
  • Buster Skrine, CB, 2011: 6.44
  • Scott Long, WR, 2010: 6.45
  • David Long, CB, 2019: 6.45

A look at the 20-yard shuttle record at the NFL combine

No one has surpassed Iowa wide receiver Kevin Kasper’s 2001 time of 3.73 seconds for the drill.

  • Kevin Kasper, WR, 2001: 3.73
  • Dunta Robinson, CB, 2004: 3.75
  • Deion Branch, WR, 2002: 3.78
  • Justin Beriault, S, 2005: 3.80
  • Jason Allen, DB, 2006: 3.81
  • Brandin Cooks, WR, 2014: 3.81

A look at the 60-yard shuttle record at the NFL combine

Shelton Gibson, a wide receiver from West Virginia, emerged in 2017 and defeated Cooks by a mere 0.01.

  • Shelton Gibson, WR, 2017: 10.71
  • Brandin Cooks, WR, 2014: 10.72
  • Avonte Maddox, CB, 2018: 10.72
  • Buster Skrine, CB, 2011: 10.75
  • Jamell Fleming, CB, 2012: 10.75

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