2015 NFL Scouting Combine Wrap-Up

The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine has come to an end. Here’s a look at how this year’s best compared to the top performances since 1999 at the Combine:

1999-2014 Best2015 Best

40-yard dash 1999 – Rondel Menendez WR, EKU (1999) and Chris Johnson RB, ECU (2008): 4.24 seconds JJ Nelson WR, UAB: 4.28 seconds
Bench Press Justin Ernest DT, EKU (1999): 51 reps Ereck Flowers OT, Miami: 37 reps
Vertical Jump Gerald Sensabaugh FS, North Carolina (2005): 46 inches Chris Conley WR, Georiga: 45 inches
Broad Jump Jamie Collins DE, Southern Miss (2013): 11’7″ Byron Jones CB, UConn: 12’3″
20-yard shuttle run Kevin Kasper WR, Iowa (2011): 3.73 seconds Bobby McCann CB, Memphis: 3.82 seconds
3 cone drill Donnie Avery WR, Houston (2008): 6.3 seconds Justin Coleman CB, Tennessee: 6.61 seconds

NFL Savant has a cool visualization of players’ average performances in drills at the Combine since 1999.

Finally, the highlight (for some) of the NFL Combine is Rich Eisen running his 40-yard dash. Rich, unfortunately, as a bit of regression in his time this year to 6.10 seconds, after breaking 6 seconds for the first time last year with a 5.98. You can take a look at his times compared to prospects at the Combine since 1999 below.

He's shown good improvement since 2005, despite slipping a bit this year.

He’s shown good improvement since 2005, despite slipping a bit this year.

On the bright side, his campaign has helped raise a lot of money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, a great cause. Next up is the NFL Draft on April 30th.

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