7 Records That Could Be Broken At The 2017 NFL Combine
The 2017 NFL Combine is Feb 28- March 6 and there is plenty of talent that could potentially break previous set records. Here's a look at the records that could be broken this year:
1.) 40 yd Dash- Chris Johnson(4.24)-2008
Although Bo Jackson holds the hand-timed record, Chris Johnson ran an astounding 4.24 40 yd dash, and he's held the record for 9 years now.
2.) 20 yd Shuttle- Kevin Kasper(3.73)-2001
Kasper was a wide receiver who came out of Iowa. He holds the record for 20 yd shuttle, and went on to be a round 6 2001 draft pick. He played for 9 teams in his NFL career, including the Patriots, Broncos, and Lions.
3.) 60 yd Shuttle- Brandin Cooks(10.72)- 2014
A wide receiver from Oregon State, Brandin Cooks set the record for the 60 yd shuttle in 2014. He was a first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and has played for the New Orleans Saints ever since.
4.) 3 Cone Drill- Jeff Maehl(6.42)-2011
As a wide receiver from University of Oregon, Maehl set the record for the 3 cone drill with a time of 6.42. Jeff was undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, but played 2 years of football for the Texans and Eagles. He has held his record for 6 years now.
5.) 225 lb Bench Press- Justin Ernest(51)-1999
As a defensive tackle out of Eastern Kentucky, he never actually made it into the NFL. However, he does hold the record for his bench press. Ernest was able to bench press 225 lbs an astounding 51 times.
6.) Broad Jump- Byron Jones(12'3)- Combine
Byron Jones is one of the most recent record holders. Coming from UConn, he's been playing for the Dallas Cowboys, and was picked by them in Round 1 of the 2015 NFL Draft.
7.) Vertical Jump-Gerald Sensabaugh(46.0)-2005
The 6'1 safety from North Carolina has kept the vertical jump record since 2005. Gerald was a round 5 pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, playing for the Jaguars until 2008, and finishing his career as a Cowboy, retiring in 2012.
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