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2018 NFL Scouting Combine Edge Results and Analysis

On the edge.

Who helped themselves the most

Kylie Fitts, Utah: The NFL was weird about who they defined as edge players on their website, but we’ll roll with it. Out of the players who fit their description, Fitts did the most this weekend. While his 40 time wasn’t among the top, he didn’t finish lower than sixth in every other workout. Topping out on the bench press and doing well in the agility drills will certainly work in Fitts’ favor come draft time.

Who hurt themselves the most

Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State: There weren’t many high-profile edge guys who had disastrous outings, but Mata’afa came the closest. On the plus side, his 40 was in the middle of the pack, and he did well on the bench press. However, he was at the bottom of the rest of the workout list. His poor showings in the agility drills are especially concerning.

Mixed bag

Harold Landry, Boston College: Landry was a monster in the agility drills, leading the pack in all three events. However, the concern with Landry heading into the combine was his strength, and while his bench press performance was fine, he could’ve done better. His 40 time wasn’t up to what he showed in college as well. Still, Landry should still be in first-round contention come April.

 

Edge defender

40-yard dash times

Leon Jacobs, Wisconsin: 4.48 seconds

Lorenzo Carter, Georgia: 4.50 seconds

Josh Sweat, Florida: 4.53 seconds

Peter Kalambayi, Stanford: 4.57 seconds

Harold Landry, Boston College: 4.64 seconds

Uchenna Nwosu, USC: 4.65 seconds

Kemoko Turay, Rutgers: 4.65 seconds

Marquis Haynes, Mississippi: 4.67 seconds

Kylie Fitts, Utah: 4.69 seconds

Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State: 4.76 seconds

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma: 4.77 seconds

Trevon Young, Louisville: 4.78 seconds

Jeff Holland, Auburn: 4.79 seconds

Garret Dooley, Wisconsin: 4.80 seconds

Ola Adeniyi, Toledo: 4.83 seconds

Dorance Armstrong, Kansas: 4.87 seconds

Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State: 4.87 seconds

Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, Arkansas State: 4.88 seconds

James Hearns, Louisville: 4.89 seconds

Bench press

Kylie Fitts, Utah: 31 reps

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma: 27 reps

Ola Adeniyi, Toledo: 26 reps

Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State: 26 reps

Leon Jacobs, Wisconsin: 26 reps

Trevon Young, Louisville: 25 reps

Anthony Winbush, Ball State: 25 reps

Harold Landry, Boston College: 24 reps

Marquis Haynes, Mississippi: 23 reps

Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, Arkansas State: 23 reps

James Hearns, Louisville: 22 reps

Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State: 21 reps

Garret Dooley, Wisconsin: 21 reps

Uchenna Nwosu, USC: 20 reps

Dorance Armstrong, Kansas: 20 reps

Peter Kalambayi, Stanford: 19 reps

Davin Bellamy, Georgia: 15 reps

Vertical jump

Josh Sweat, Florida State: 39.5 inches

Harold Landry, Boston College: 36 inches

Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State: 35.5 inches

Trevon Young, Louisville: 33 inches

Kylie Fitts, Utah: 32.5 inches

Marquis Haynes, Mississippi: 32 inches

Ola Adeniyi, Toledo: 31.5 inches

Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State: 31.5 inches

Arden Key, LSU: 31 inches

Dorance Armstong, Kansas: 30 inches

Broad jump

Josh Sweat, Flordia State: 124 inches

Marquis Haynes, Mississippi: 123 inches

Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State: 122 inches

Harold Landry, Boston College: 119 inches

Dorance Armstrong, Kansas: 118 inches

Kylie Fitts, Utah: 117 inches

Arden Key, LSU: 117 inches

Trevon Young, Louisville: 114 inches

Anthony Winbush, Ball State: 110 inches

Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State: 108 inches

Three-cone drill

Harold Landry, Boston College: 6.88 seconds

Kylie Fitts, Utah: 6.88 seconds

Trevon Young, Louisville: 6.99 seconds

Dorance Armstrong, Kansas: 7.12 seconds

Marquis Haynes, Mississippi: 7.14 seconds

Arden Key, LSU: 7.16 seconds

Ola Adeniyi, Toledo: 7.21 seconds

Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State: 7.24 seconds

20-yard shuttle

Harold Landry, Boston College: 4.19 seconds

Kylie Fitts, Utah: 4.19 seconds

Dorance Armstrong, Kansas: 4.23 seconds

Arden Key, LSU: 4.25 seconds

Ola Adeniyi, Toledo: 4.28 seconds

Josh Sweat, Florida State: 4.28 seconds

Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State: 4.37 seconds

Trevon Young, Louisville: 4.40 seconds

Marquis Haynes, Mississippi: 4.45 seconds

60-yard shuttle

Harold Landry, Boston College: 11.35 seconds

Trevon Young, Louisville: 11.60 seconds

Dorance Armstrong, Kansas: 11.82 seconds

Kylie Fitts, Utah: 11.82 seconds

Ola Adeniyi, Toledo: 12.79 seconds

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