NFL Draft Combine Notebook -- Wednesday

Feb. 28, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – As we look at running back Jeffery Wilson’s experience in Indianapolis at the NFL Draft Combine, we will post a diary of his activities throughout the week. After arriving Monday night, Wilson started running through the official schedule Wednesday. will provide daily updates on Wilson, as well as some sit-down interviews with the former Mean Green running back.

Wilson went to Lucas Oil Stadium with his running back group for medical measurements and examinations before arriving at the Indiana Convention Center, the hub of all off-field activities, to speak with coaches and general managers from several NFL teams Wednesday.

Some things to know about this week’s event in Indianapolis:

• Wilson is one of 32 running backs in attendance
• Wilson’s position group, along with offensive linemen and specialists are scheduled to be the first set of participants in all activities.
• Wilson and the running backs will be participating in the bench press Thursday and on-field activities Friday before his departure.
• Several head coaches and general managers were available for media members Wednesday morning, and more will be available through Friday morning.
• Players will compete in the following drills while in Indianapolis
      o 40-yard dash
      o Bench press (225 lbs)
      o Vertical jump
      o Broad jump (tests lower-body explosion and lower-body strength)
      o Three-cone drill (tests change-of-direction speed)
      o Shuttle run (tests lateral quickness and explosion in short areas)

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In 2017, 33 running backs participated in the combine and here is some data, courtesy of

• 40-yard dash: ranged from 4.37-4.93 seconds with an average time of 4.73 seconds
• Bench press: ranged from 5-30 reps at 225 lbs, with an average of 17 reps
• Vertical jump: ranged from 28-39.5 inches, with an average jump of 34 inches
• Broad jump: ranged from 9’0”-10’11”, with an average jump of 9’8”

For further reference, see below how some recent Mean Green hopefuls performed at the combine, courtesy of

2005 – Adrian Awasom – DE
• 40-yard dash: 4.93 seconds
• Bench press: 23 reps (225 lbs)
• Vertical jump: 32.5 inches
• Broad jump: 8’11”
• Shuttle run: 4.40 seconds
• Three-cone drill: 7.57 seconds

2004 – Cody Spencer – LB
• 40-yard dash: 4.67 seconds
• Bench press: 27 reps (225 lbs)
• Vertical jump: 34.5 inches
• Broad jump: 9’8”
• Shuttle run: 4.08 seconds
• Three-cone drill: 6.94 seconds

1999 – Phillip Armour – C
• 40-yard dash: 5.56 seconds
• Bench press: 23 reps (225 lbs)
• Vertical jump: 30.5 inches
• Broad jump: 7’11”
• Shuttle run: 4.59 seconds
• Three-cone drill: 7.63 seconds

1999 – Brian Waters – TE
• 40-yard dash: 4.99 seconds
• Bench press: 26 reps (225 lbs)
• Vertical jump: 32.0 inches
• Broad jump: 9’5”
• Shuttle run: 4.63 seconds
• Three-cone drill: 7.52 seconds

1999 – Brad Winn – OL
• 40-yard dash: 5.59 seconds
• Bench press: 23 reps (225 lbs)
• Vertical jump: 23.0 inches
• Broad jump: 7’3”
• Shuttle run: 4.92 seconds
• Three-cone drill: 8.40 seconds



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