Official three-cone drill, shuttle results: Defensive backs

INDIANAPOLIS — Here are the leading three-cone drill and shuttle results for defensive backs who worked out Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Top five in three-cone drill
Josh Robinson, Central Florida, 6.55 seconds
Terrence Frederick, Texas A&M, 6.59
Coty Sensabaugh, Clemson, 6.60
Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina, 6.61
Harrison Smith, Notre Dame, 6.63

Top five in 20-yard shuttle
Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt, 3.90 seconds
Gilmore, 3.94
Robert Blanton, Notre Dame, 3.97
Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma, 3.97
Robinson, 3.97

Top five in 60-yard shuttle
Fleming, 10.75 seconds
Hayward, 11.10
Fredericks, 11.13
Gilmore, 11.15
Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama, 11.23

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Deion: Solid DB showing headlined by Claiborne, Jenkins

Editor’s note: Deion Sanders, a Hall of Fame cornerback and an NFL Network analyst, watched all the defensive backs work out Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine and shares his thoughts.

INDIANAPOLIS — Does the NFL Scouting Combine know how to cap off the week, or what? There’s no better bow to wrap around it than the defensive back workouts.

Besides watching Rich Eisen run the 40-yard dash, this is the reason I came here.

What’d you expect? You know I’ve got love for my DBs.

As for my observations, overall, I saw some good stuff from this group of kids. The talent was pretty evident out there on the field. The athleticism was abundant. I don’t think NFL teams should have too much trouble finding fits for their teams.

Naturally, I’ve got to gravitate toward Morris Claiborne out of LSU. We already knew he could play, and the kid was pretty solid all day during drills. One minor thing about him was his body position. It was a high at times, but he’s going to correct that. He’s the No. 1 cornerback in this draft, no question about it.

If there was somebody who might contend with Claiborne for that title, it’d have to be Janoris Jenkins out of North Alabama. That he transferred from Florida because of trouble, we all know that. He’s got a troubled past, and I’m sure he was grilled about it this week. But I truly believe he’s a good kid that just made some bad decisions. Kid can play.

Lastly, I know safety isn’t my domain, but I’ve got something to say. Harrison Smith out of Notre Dame did a lot to help his draft stock today. He was just on point in every drill and had himself a fundamentally sound day.

– Deion Sanders

Official vertical jump, broad jump results: Defensive backs

INDIANAPOLIS — Here are the leading vertical jump and broad jump results for defensive backs who worked out Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Michigan State DB Trent Robinson participates in the broad jump Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL)

Top 10 in vertical jump
Justin Bethel, Presbyterian, 39.5 inches
Seandre Richardson, Vanderbilt, 38.5
Josh Robinson, Central Florida, 38.5
Rond’trique Brooks, LSU, 38
Corey White, Samford, 37.5
Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska, 37
Coryell Judie, Texas A&M, 37
Charles Mitchell, Mississippi State, 37
Coty Sensabaugh, Clemson, 37
Janzen Jackson, McNeese State, 36.5

Top 10 in broad jump
Robinson, 11 feet, 1 inch
Bethel, 10-11
Richardson, 10-8
Mitchell, 10-7
Judie, 10-6
White, 10-6
Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma, 10-5
Jackson, 10-5
Trenton Robinson, Michigan State, 10-5
George Iloka, Boise State, 10-4

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Official 40-yard dash results: Defensive backs

INDIANAPOLIS — Here are the 40-yard dash results for defensive backs who worked out Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Top 10
Josh Robinson, Central Florida, 4.33 seconds
Rond’trique Brooks, LSU, 4.37
Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina, 4.40
Coty Sensabaugh, Clemson, 4.42
Dwight Bentley, Louisiana-Lafayette, 4.43
Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama, 4.46
Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech, 4.47
Coryell, Judie, Texas A&M, 4.48
Asa, Jackson, Cal Poly, 4.49
Morris Claiborne, LSU, 4.50

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Official three-cone drill, short shuttle results: Linebackers

INDIANAPOLIS — Here are the leading three-cone drill and short shuttle results for linebackers who worked out Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Top five in three-cone drill
Nathan Stupar, Penn State, 6.84 seconds
Tank Carder, TCU, 6.89
Chris Galippo, USC, 6.90
Luck Kuechly, Boston College, 6.92
Audie Cole, N.C. State, 6.96

Top five in short shuttle
Brandon Marshall, Nevada, 4.09 seconds
Galippo, 4.10
Kuechly, 4.12
Carder, 4.18
Mychal Kendricks, California, 4.19

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Sapp: Teams could reach for D-linemen; Poe the real deal

Editor’s note: Warren Sapp, a former Super Bowl-winning defensive tackle and current NFL Network analyst, watched all the defensive linemen work out Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine and shared his thoughts.

INDIANAPOLIS — Hands down, Dontari Poe is the defensive lineman who jumps out at me after watching Monday’s workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Hands down. All 346 pounds of the big fella.

Can you believe he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.98 seconds? Poe looks like a refrigerator. He’s not supposed to move like that.

The most impressive part was his first 10 yards. He showed some explosiveness, and forgive me for saying this, but I saw a little bit of myself in him.

Poe aside, though, this is an interesting class of D-linemen. This group out-ran the draft class from two years ago featuring Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy. They were blazing for big guys, and that might have some teams reaching in the draft.

You’ve got Michael Brockers, who a lot of teams seem to love. But I have questions, because he doesn’t have much experience. He passes the eyeball test, but there isn’t a body of work. You almost think that if he stayed in school for his senior year, he could’ve easily been the No. 1 DT next year. Brockers didn’t blow my mind today, so he’ll have to get going at his pro day.

Nick Perry is another guy who passes the eyeball test, but he’s stiff on film. Fluidity isn’t something you can just inject into a player. He’s another kid who will have to rise to the occasion at his pro day.

Devon Still talked great coming into the combine. He said he was the top DT in this draft. But he didn’t blow us away today. When you turn on the film to watch him, you sometimes say, ‘Wow, he’s great’, and other times your like, ‘Why is he playing like that?’

So I guess we’ll see how this all goes down come April. I hope the DTs represent.

– Warren Sapp

Official 40-yard dash results: Linebackers

INDIANAPOLIS — Here are the 40-yard dash results for linebackers who worked out Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Top 10
Marvin Kendricks, California, 4.47 seconds
Zach Brown, North Carolina, 4.50
Luke Kuechly, Boston College, 4.58
Demario Davis, Arkansas State, 4.61
Nigel Bradham, Florida State, 4.64
Najee Goode, West Virginia, 4.64
Lavonte David, Nebraska, 4.65
Dont’a Hightower, Alabama, 4.68
James-Michael Johnson, Nevada, 4.68
Ricky Carder, TCU, 4.69

Stay on top of all the results with NFL.com’s combine tracker.

Official three-cone drill, short shuttle results: D-linemen

West Virginia DL Bruce Irvin runs the three-cone drill during the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. (Gary A. Vasquez/NFL)

INDIANAPOLIS — Here are the leading three-cone drill and short shuttle results for defensive linemen who worked out Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Top five in three-cone drill
Bruce Irvin, West Virginia, 6.70 seconds
Melvin Ingram, South Carolina, 6.83
George Bequette, Arkansas, 6.90
Vincent Curry, Marshall, 6.90
Justin Francis, Rutgers, 7.05

Top five in short shuttle
Irvin, 4.03 seconds
Bequette, 4.07
Ingram, 4.18
Anton Blatnick, Oklahoma State, 4.20
Vaughn Meatoga, Hawaii, 4.21

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Massive Memphis DT Poe has quickness to go with strength

INDIANAPOLIS — Good lord, is Dontari Poe a man or a monster?

If the Memphis defensive tackle’s performance at the NFL Scouting Combine is any indication, Poe is going to be a nightmare for offensive linemen in the NFL.

Poe had already established himself as the strongest man of the combine Sunday when he posted 44 bench press reps. Then on Monday, when D-linemen hit the field to work out at Lucas Oil Stadium, Poe turned some heads with an unreal unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.87 seconds.

His official time turned out to be 4.98.

Still, the man weighs 346 pounds, people. He’s not supposed to be able to outrun guys who are 100 pounds lighter.

Poe’s time is right on par with that of Ndamukong Suh, who was a beast two years ago at the combine before the Lions drafted him with the No. 2 overall pick.

Poe wasn’t expected to be the first defensive tackle taken in the draft before the combine. But after that 40 time and a strong showing in drills, he’s definitely given teams something to think about.

– Simon Samano

Official vertical jump, broad jump results: Linebackers

San Diego State LB Miles Burris during the vertical jump at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. (Michael Conroy/Associated Press)

INDIANAPOLIS — Here are the leading vertical jump and broad jump results for linebackers who worked out Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Top 10 in vertical jump
Marvin Kendricks, California 39.5 inches
DeMario Davis, Arkansas State, 38.5
Luke Kuechly, Boston College, 38
Miles Burris, San Diego State, 37.5
Nigel Bradham, Florida State, 37
James-Michael Johnson, Nevada, 37
Tahir Whitehead, Temple, 37
Lavonte David, Nebraska, 36.5
Steven Johnson, Kansas, 36
Travis Lewis, Oklahoma, 36

Top 10 in broad jump
Kendricks, 10 feet, 7 inches
Davis, 10-4
Johnson, 10-4
Whitehead, 10-4
Kuechly, 10-3
Lewis, 10-2
Bradham, 10-1
Burris, 10-1
Ricky Carder, TCU, 10-1
Keenan Robinson, Texas, 10-0

Stay on top of all the results with NFL.com’s combine tracker.

Official 40-yard dash results: Defensive linemen

INDIANAPOLIS — Here are the leading 40-yard dash results for defensive linemen who worked out Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Top 10
Bruce Irvin, West Virginia, 4.50 seconds
Shea McClellin, Boise State, 4.63
Nick Perry, USC, 4.64
Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma, 4.68
Whitney Mercilus, Illinois, 4.68
Andrew Branch, Clemson, 4.70
Quinton Coples, North Carolina, 4.78
Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State, 4.79
Melvin Ingram, South Carolina, 4.79
Oliver Vernon, Miami, 4.80

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Official vertical jump, broad jump results: D-linemen

INDIANAPOLIS — Here are the leading vertical jump and broad jump results for defensive linemen who worked out Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Top 10 in vertical jump
Nick Perry, USC, 38.5 inches
Justin Sweezy, North Carolina, 36
Derrick Shelby, Utah, 35.5
Cameron Johnson, Virgina, 35
Chandler Jones, Syracuse, 35
Scott Solomon, Rice, 35
Melvin Ingram, South Carolina, 34.5
Markus Kuhn, North Carolina, 34.5
Kendall Reyes, Connecticut, 34.5
Olivier Vernon, Miami, 34.5

Top 10 in broad jump
Perry, 10 feet, 4 inches
Solomon, 10-4
Bruce Irvin, West Virginia, 10-3
Vernon, 10-2
Andre Branch, Clemson, 10-0
Jones, 10-0
Jonathan Massaquoi, Troy, 10-0
Shea McClellin, Boise State, 9-10
Whitney Mercilus, Illinois, 9-10
Brandon Lindsey, Pittsburgh, 9-9

Stay on top of all the results with NFL.com’s combine tracker.

West Virginia DL Bruce Irvin’s unofficial 40 time is ridiculous

INDIANAPOLIS — The first “wow” moment of Monday’s defensive line workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine came when the unofficial 40-yard dash time for West Virginia’s Bruce Irvin flashed across the screen.

4.43 seconds? For a guy who’s 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds? Chris Tucker and Ice Cube have something to say about that.

If Irvin’s time somehow stands, that’s right behind Baylor QB Robert Griffin III’s 4.41 and faster than two speedy running backs in Oregon’s LaMichael James and San Diego State’s Ronnie Hillman (4.45).

It can’t be.

– Simon Samano

Note: Irvin officially clocked in at 4.50. It’s no 4.43, but it’s still pretty awesome for a man his size.

Faulk: Plenty of RBs not named Richardson make their marks

Editor’s note: Marshall Faulk, a Hall of Fame running back and an NFL Network analyst, watched all the backs work out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine and shares his thoughts.

INDIANAPOLIS — I felt bad for Trent Richardson all day Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. You could just tell he was itching to be out there and that he wanted to compete.

The show must go on, though, and I’ve got to say the running backs showed me something during their workouts.

One thing I understand now about the drills that I didn’t in previous times here is that they aren’t designed to make the kids successful. They’re meant to stress them out, to put them in challenging situations, especially with the pass routes they run. These aren’t routes that were featured in college, so it’s good to see them rise to the occasion.

So who did? I’ve got to show some love to Doug Martin, David Wilson, Chris Rainey, LaMichael James, and my fellow San Diego State Aztec, Ronnie Hillman.

Martin solidified my belief that he’s an every-down back in the NFL. He showed he’s fast enough to run off tackle, strong enough to run inside, and he can catch — all things you need a back to do to be successful. He made it look effortless.

Wilson was a surprise, because I was impressed with his skills catching the ball downfield. He showed he had good feet.

Rainey easily could be to a team what Darren Sproles is to the Saints. Rainey showed how lightning fast he is with a 40-yard dash time of 4.45 seconds. The only question mark with him is his commitment to football, since he also loves track.

James and Hillman were two little guys I thought did a great job with everything. They both ran 4.45, and that’s what they needed to do at their size. I believe both of them have the potential to be game-changers in the NFL.

So, when you look at this class of running backs, there’s definitely some solid talent for teams to scoop up in April.

– Marshall Faulk

Official three-cone drill, shuttle results: Running backs

INDIANAPOLIS — Here are the leading three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle results for running backs who worked out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Top 5 in three-cone drill
Chris Rainey, Florida: 6.5 seconds
Doug Martin, Boise State: 6.79
LaMichael James, Oregon: 6.88
Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati: 6.95
Brandon Bolden, Ole Miss: 6.96

Top 5 in 20-yard shuttle
Rainey: 3.93 seconds
Dan Herron, Ohio State: 4.04
James: 4.12
David Wilson, Virginia Tech: 4.12
Bradie Ewing, Wisconsin: 4.16
Doug Martin, Boise State: 4.16

Top 5 in 60-yard shuttle
Rainey: 11.06 seconds
Martin: 11.29
Davin Meggett, Maryland: 11.53
Wilson: 11.59
Herron: 11.60

Stay on top of all the results with NFL.com’s combine tracker.

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