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2018 NFL Scouting Combine RB Results and Analysis

Barkley the Beast.

Who helped themselves the most

Saquon Barkley, Penn State: There should be no doubt about Barkley’s status as the best overall talent in the draft. He was at the top of nearly every drill he took part in, showcasing his wide ranging talents. It’s hard to see him slipping out of the top-three at this point.

Who hurt themselves the most

Dimitri Flowers, Oklahoma: There was some hope that Flowers would showcase some hidden athleticism during the Combine, but that didn’t end up happening. He finished at the bottom of most of the workouts he had, though his bench press reps were solid. Flowers is a power back, which still has a place in the league but will also limit his ceiling.

Mixed bag

Nyheim Hines, NC State: The fastest running back in the 40 didn’t do much elsewhere. Hines wasn’t as agile as many of the other players at the Combine, which is a bit surprising. A team is bound to take a shot on him purely because of his speed, but he may be pigeonholed as a one-trick pony.

Running backs

40-yard dash times

Nyheim Hines, NC State: 4.38 seconds

Saquon Barkley, Penn State: 4.40 seconds

Kalen Ballage, Arizona State: 4.46 seconds

Rashaad Penny, San Diego State: 4.46 seconds

Derrius Guice, LSU: 4.49 seconds

Justin Jackson, Northwestern: 4.52 seconds

Nick Chubb, Georgia: 4.52 seconds

Bo Scarbrough, Alabama: 4.52 seconds

Sony Michel, Georgia: 4.54 seconds

Royce Freeman, Oregon: 4.54 seconds

Akrum Wadley, Iowa: 4.54 seconds

Chase Edmonds, Fordham: 4.55 seconds

Roc Thomas, Jacksonville State: 4.56 seconds

Ryan Nall, Oregon State: 4.58 seconds

Mark Walton, Miami: 4.60 seconds

Kyle Hicks, TCU: 4.63 seconds

Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan: 4.63 seconds

Justin Crawford, West Virginia: 4.64 seconds

Lavon Coleman, Washington: 4.65 seconds

Ronald Jones, USC: 4.65 seconds

Chris Warren, Texas: 4.69 seconds

Demario Richard, Arizona State: 4.70 seconds

Darrel Williams, LSU: 4.72 seconds

Kamryn Pettway, Auburn: 4.74 seconds

Donnie Ernsberger, Western Michigan: 4.78 seconds

Dimitri Flowers, Oklahoma: 4.83 seconds

Bench press

Nick Chubb, Georgia: 29 reps

Saquon Barkley, Penn State: 29 reps

Chris Warren, Texas: 25 reps

Lavon Coleman, Washington: 23 reps

Sony Michel, Georgia: 22 reps

Darrel Williams, LSU: 22 reps

Kamryn Pettway, Auburn: 22 reps

Chase Edmonds, Fordham: 19 reps

Jarvion Franklin: Western Michigan: 18 reps

Mark Walton, Miami: 18 reps

Josh Adams, Notre Dame: 18 reps

Royce Freeman, Oregon: 17 reps

Dimitri Flowers, Oklahoma: 17 reps

Roc Thomas, Jacksonville State: 16 reps

Jordan Wilkins, Mississippi: 16 reps

Derrius Guice, LSU: 15 reps

Kalen Ballage, Arizona State: 15 reps

Donnie Ernsberger, Western Michigan: 15 reps

John Kelly, Tennessee: 15 reps

Jeff Wilson, North Texas: 15 reps

Ryan Nall, Oregon State: 15 reps

Bo Scarbrough, Alabama: 14 reps

Rashaad Penny, San Diego State: 13 reps

Justin Jackson, Northwestern: 13 reps

Kyle Hicks, TCU: 13 reps

Demario Richard, Arizona State: 12 reps

Akrum Wadley, Iowa: 12 reps

Justin Crawford, West Virginia, 11 reps

Kerryon Johnson Auburn, 11 reps

Vertical jump

Saquon Barkley, Penn State: 41 inches

Kerryon Johnson, Auburn: 40 inches

Bo Scarbrough, Alabama: 40 inches

Nick Chubb, Georgia: 38.5 inches

Justin Jackson, Northwestern: 38.5 inches

Ronald Jones, USC: 36.5 inches

Kyle Hicks, TCU: 36.5 inches

Jordan Wilkins, Mississippi: 36 inches

Roc Thomas, Jacksonville State: 35.5 inches

Nyheim Hines, NC State: 35 inches

John Kelly, Tennessee: 35 inches

Royce Freeman, Oregon: 34 inches

Chase Edmonds, Fordham: 34 inches

Justin Crawford, West Virginia, 33.5 inches

Kamryn Pettway, Auburn: 33.5 inches

Kalen Ballage, Arizona State: 33.5 inches

Lavon Coleman, Washington: 33 inches

Chris Warren, Texas: 33 inches

Ryan Nall, Oregon State: 33 inches

Rashaad Penny, San Diego State: 32.5 inches

Darrel Williams, LSU: 32 inches

Akrum Wadley, Iowa: 32 inches

Derrius Guice, LSU: 31.5 inches

Mark Walton, Miami: 31.5 inches

Donnie Ernsberger, Western Michigan: 31 inches

Dimitri Flowers, Oklahoma: 30.5 inches

Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan: 30 inches

Demario Richard, Arizona State: 29.5 inches

Broad jump

Bo Scarbrough, Alabama: 129 inches

Nick Chubb, Georgia: 128 inches

Kerryon Johnson, Auburn: 126 inches

Roc Thomas, Jacksonville State: 125 inches

Kyle Hicks, TCU: 122 inches

Chase Edmonds, Fordham: 122 inches

Kalen Ballage, Arizona State: 122 inches

Ryan Nall, Oregon State: 122 inches

Justin Crawford, West Virginia: 122 inches

Justin Jackson, Northwestern: 122 inches

Chris Warren, Texas: 121 inches

John Kelly, Tennessee: 120 inches

Rashaad Penny, San Diego State: 120 inches

Lavon Coleman, Washington: 120 inches

Nyheim Hines, NC State: 119 inches

Mark Walton, Miami: 118 inches

Royce Freeman, Oregon: 118 inches

Jordan Wilkins, Mississippi: 117 inches

Kamryn Pettway, Auburn: 116 inches

Demario Richard, Arizona State: 115 inches

Donnie Ernsberger, Western Michigan: 114 inches

Darrel Williams, LSU: 109 inches

Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan: 109 inches

Dimitri Flowers, Oklahoma: 109 inches

Three-cone drill

Chase Edmonds, Fordham: 6.79 seconds

Justin Jackson, Northwestern: 6.81 seconds

Royce Freeman, Oregon: 6.90 seconds

Kalen Ballage, Arizona State: 6.91 seconds

Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan: 6.93 seconds

Ryan Nall, Oregon State: 6.95 seconds

Chris Warren, Texas: 6.98 seconds

Kerryon Johnson, Auburn: 7.07 seconds

Donnie Ernsberger, Western Michigan: 7.09 seconds

Nick Chubb, Georgia: 7.09 seconds

John Kelly, Tennessee: 7.13 seconds

Nyheim Hines, NC State: 7.18 seconds

Dimitri Flowers, Oklahoma: 7.45 seconds

20-yard shuttle

Chase Edmonds, Fordham: 4.07 seconds

Justin Jackson, Northwestern: 4.07 seconds

Royce Freeman, Oregon: 4.16 seconds

Ryan Nall, Oregon State: 4.16 seconds

Chris Warren, Texas: 4.18 seconds

Darrel Williams: 4.21 seconds

Sony Michel, Georgia: 4.21 seconds

Saquon Barkley, Penn State: 4.24 seconds

Nick Chubb, Georgia: 4.25 seconds

Jordan Wilkins, Mississippi, 4.27 seconds

Kerryon Johnson, Auburn: 4.29 seconds

Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan: 4.31 seconds

Bo Scarbrough, Alabama: 4.34 seconds

Donnie Ernsberger, Western Michigan: 4.34 seconds

Nyheim Hines, NC State: 4.35 seconds

Kalen Ballage, Arizona State: 4.35 seconds

John Kelly, Tennessee: 4.51 seconds

Dimitri Flowers, Oklahoma: 4.53 seconds

60-yard shuttle

Justin Jackson, Northwestern: 11.06 seconds

Ryan Nall, Oregon State: 11.57 seconds

Chase Edmonds, Fordham: 11.63 seconds

Royce Freeman, Oregon: 11.64 seconds

Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan: 11.81 seconds

Chris Warren, Texas: 12.03 seconds

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