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Florida Times-Union reporter Michael C. Wright covers the ins and outs of the Jacksonville Jaguars. In this blog, he'll share behind-the-scenes anecdotes not published within the pages of the T-U, in addition to offering up incessant ramblings about nothing such as road trips, crummy hotels and not-so-delicious press box food. Perhaps he'll even delve into serious discussions about NFL issues. So ask questions, participate in conversations, or just learn more about the Jags.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Combine bench press results for DLs

Here are more official results from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis:

NFL combine bench press results for DLs

Vernon Gholston, Ohio St., 37
Trevor Laws, Notre Dame 35
Ahtyba Rubin, Iowa St., 35
Sedrick Ellis, Southern Cal, 34
Nicholas Hayden, Wisconsin, 34
Frank Okam, Texas, 32
Derrick Harvey, Florida, 31
Lawrence Jackson, Southern Cal, 31
Marchondray Moore, Maryland, 31

Sunday, February 24, 2008

NFL combine 40 times for RBs

Perhaps these are the results everyone has been waiting for. Below are the official 40-yard dash times at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. Let me know if you're interested in results from other drills or positions that I haven't listed:


Chris Johnson, East Carolina, 4.24
Darren McFadden, Arkansas, 4.33
Anthony Alridge, Houston, 4.36
Jamaal Charles, Texas, 4.38
Chad Simpson, Morgan St., 4.42
Rachard Mendenhall, Illinois, 4.45
Matthew Forte, Tulane, 4.46
Felix Jones, Arkansas, 4.47
Jalen Parmele, Toledo, 4.47
Jonathan Stewart, Oregon, 4.48

NFL combine vertical results for QBs and WRs

Here are more official results from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis:


* Distance is measured in inches.


Joshua Johnson, San Diego, 33.5
Adam Tafralis, San Jose. St., 32
Kevin O’Connel, San Diego St., 31
Brian Brohm, Louisville, 30
Joseph Flacco, Delaware, 28.5
David Brink, Washington St. 28
Matthew Flynn, Louisiana St., 28
Anthony Morelli, Penn St., 26.5
Paul Smith, Tulsa, 26.5


Keenan Burton, Kentucky, 38.5
Arman Shields, Richmond, 37.5
Jerome Simpson, Coastal Carolina, 37.5
Mark Bradford, Stanford, 36.5
Pierre Garcon, Stanford, 36.5
Eddie Royal, Virginia Tech, 36
Tajiddin Smith, Syracuse, 35
Limas Sweed, Texas, 35
William Franklin, Missouri, 34.5
Marcus Monk, Arkansas, 34.5

NFL combine 40 times for QBs and WRs



Joshua Johnson, San Diego, 4.55
Kevin O’Connell, San Diego St., 4.61
Bernard Morris, Marshall, 4.68
Adam Tafralis, San Jose St. 4.78
Matt Flynn, Louisiana St., 4.79
John David Booty, Southern Cal, 4.82
Brian Brohm, Louisville, 4.83
Kyle Wright, Miami, 4.85


Desean Jackson, Cal, 4.35
Andre Caldwell, Florida, 4.37
William Franklin, Missouri, 4.37
Dexter Jackson, Appalachian St., 4.37
Eddie Royal, Virginia Tech, 4.39
Devin Thomas, Michigan St., 4.4
Arman Shields, Richmond, 4.44
Brandon Breazell, UCLA, 4.47
Jerome Simpson, Coastal Carolina, 4.47
Earl Bennett, Vanderbilt, 4.48
Pierre Garcon, Mt. Union, 4.48

Fagg suffers injury at NFL Combine

Former Florida State receiver De'Cody Fagg injured his left leg during quarterback-receiver workouts Sunday morning at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.

He was taken off the field on a stretcher.

We'll have more information when it's made available.

NFL Combine bench press testing for OLs and TEs


Offensive linemen

Note: The number listed next to the name is the number of bench-press repetitions the player performed with a 225-pound barbell.

Jake Long, Michigan, 37
Jeremy Zuttah, Rutgers, 35
Kirk Barton, Ohio State, 34
Michael Gibson, Cal, 31
Carl Nicks, Nebraska, 31
Brandon Keith, N. Iowa, 31
John Greco, Toledo, 30
Michael McGlynn, Pittsburgh, 30
Shawn Murphy, Utah St., 29
Christopher McDuffie, Clemson, 29
Mike Pollak, Arizona St. 29

Tight ends

Craig Stevens, Cal, 27
Dustin Keller, Purdue, 26
Brad Cottam, Tennessee 24
Frederick Davis, Southern Cal, 24
Derek Fine, Kansas 24
Kolomona Kapanui, West Texas A&M, 23
Gary Barnidge, Louisville, 22
Kellen Davis, Michigan St., 22
Adam Bishop, Nevada-Reno, 21

NFL Combine 40 times for OLs and TEs

Here are a few more results from testing at the NFL Combine. It can get a little hectic, so if I miss something, let me know if there are specific results you'd like to see:

Offensive linemen

Jeremy Zuttah, Rutgers, 4.99
Donald Thomas, Connecticut, 5.00
Mike Pollak, Arizona St., 5.02
Duane Brown, Virginia Tech, 5.08
Heath Benedict, Newberry, 5.09
Oniel Cousins, UTEP, 5.11
Branden Albert, Virginia, 5.17
Christopher Williams, Vanderbilt, 5.17
Breno Giacomini, Louisville, 5.2
Gosder Cherilus, Boston College, 5.21

Tight ends

Dustin Keller, Purdue, 4.55
Jacob Tamme, Kentucky, 4.58
Craig Stevens, Cal, 4.59
Kellen Davis, Michigan St., 4.6
Brad Cottam, Tennessee, 4.63
* Gary Barnidge, Louisville, 4.65
Martellus Bennett, Texas A&M, 4.68
Jermichael Finley, Texas, 4.82

* - Barnidge is a native of Middleburg.

NFL Combine testing results for WRs and RBs

I thought you'd find these interesting. Here are results from bench-press testing at the NFL Combine:

Eddie Royal, Virginia Tech, 24
Sam Lorne, UTEP, 23
Pierre Garcon, Mt. Union, 20
Darius Reynaud, W. Virginia, 20
Marcus Smith, New Mexico, 20
Joe West, UTEP, 20
Mark Bradford, Stanford, 19
Arman Shields, Richmond, 19
James Hardy, Indiana, 18
Ryan Grice-Mullen, Hawaii, 17

Carl Stewart, Auburn, 30
Jerome Felton, Furman, 30
Jonathan Stewart, Oregon, 28
Justin Forsett, Cal, 26
Peyton Hillis, Arkansas, 26
Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois, 26
Owen Schmitt, W. Virginia, 26
Cory Boyd, S. Carolina, 25
Thomas Brown, 25
Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Mississippi, 24