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NFL Combine Workout Drills

The NFL Combine is coming on February 22! (If you don't know what the NFL Combine is, you missed this post) [links to the what the heck is the combine post]

 
Below are the drills that the NFL-hopefuls have to go through.  Think you can do them?


40-yard dash
The 40-yard dash is the star event at the combine. In 1986, Bo Jackson ran the fastest 40-yard dash at an NFL combine, with a reported time of 4.12. The time was scrutinized, but a time of 4.18 run by Jackson within the same week added some support to the legitimacy of the times.  Deion Sanders ran a 4.27-second 40-yard dash in 1989.

 

RGIII ran a 4.41, Russell Wilson  a 4.55, and Andrew Luck  a 4.67 in 2012.


Bench Press
The bench press is a test of strength plain and simple.  Each player starts with 225 pounds and must do as many reps as they can.  The NFL Combine record-holder is Justin Ernest with 51 reps -- 51! -- in 1999. 51 x 225 = 11,475 lbs!


Vertical Jump
The vertical jump is how high you can jump.  Donald Washington jumped 45 inches -- that's almost four feet -- in 1999.

Broad Jump
The broad jump is is how far you can jump. Julio Jones jumped 11 feet, 3 inches in 2011. Wow!


3-Cone Drill
This drill tests an athlete's ability to change directions at a high speed. Three cones are in an L-shape.  From the starting line, they go 5 yards to the first cone and back. Then, turns, runs around the second cone, runs a weave around the third cone, changes directions, comes back around that second cone and finishes. 

Shuttle Run
The short shuttle tests is the athlete's lateral quickness and explosion in short areas. The athlete starts in the three-point stance, explodes out 5 yards to his right, touches the line, goes back 10 yards to his left, left hand touches the line, pivot, and turns 5 more yards and finishes.

 

Go on the clock February 22nd-25th exclusively on NFL Network.



Which workout drill are you the best at?

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    February 14, 2014

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    February 12, 2014

    brady390 · practice squad

    the dash because i play soccer

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    February 12, 2014

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    February 11, 2014

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    February 11, 2014

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    February 11, 2014

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    February 10, 2014

    whodatman31 · draftee

    its true

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    February 10, 2014

    whodatman31 · draftee

    i ran a 3.9 shuttle if i was in the combine i would have had the 5th fastest time since 05

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    February 10, 2014

    troy123ben · draftee

    shuttle

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    February 10, 2014

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    February 10, 2014

    adase05 · starter

    40 yard dash

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    February 10, 2014

    yeoslakers · practice squad

    8:00

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    February 10, 2014

    patriotstroy · veteran

    patsnation123 i did 14 miles

  • New England Patriots

    February 10, 2014

    patriotstroy · veteran

    Vertical Jump

  • New England Patriots

    February 10, 2014

    patriotstroy · veteran

    40-yard dash

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    February 10, 2014

    patriotstroy · veteran

    first comment.im good at 40-yard dash

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    February 10, 2014

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    anybody who wants to answer my question can answer: what is your best MILE time mine is...

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    February 10, 2014

    PHINPHAN00 · draftee

    40 yard dash