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2016 NFL Combine numbers to beat; Best of All Time

Combine numbers are not easy to beat, but do you think someone can break a record this year?

Combine numbers are not easy to beat, but do you think someone can break a record this year?

The NFL Combine is almost here and while everyone is hoping that someone will eventually break Chris Johnson’s record for the 40 yard dash, we wanted to post some records for all the events.

I would be more impressed to see someone beat former Eastern Kentucky defensive tackle Justin Ernest’s bench press record of 51.  Last year, UConn safety and first round pick of the Dallas Cowboys Byron Jones was able to break the Broad Jump record recently held by Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins, but will someone surpass him this year? 

Here are the numbers to beat:

Event Player, school Year Record
Bench press (225 pounds) Justin Ernest, E. Kentucky 1999 51
40-yard dash (pre-1999) Bo Jackson, Auburn 1986 4.12
40-yard dash (post-1999) Chris Johnson, East Carolina 2008 4.24
3-cone drill Jeff Maehl, Oregon 2011 6.42
20-yard shuttle Kevin Kasper, Iowa 2001 3.73
Broad jump Byron Jones, UConn 2015 12″3″
Vertical jump Gerald Sensabaugh, North Carolina 2005 46”

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