Monday’s Combine drill performance vs. history

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Defensive linemen and linebackers wrapped up their drills on Monday. and a number of other websites are reporting the individual results as they become available. For some reason, the NFL has not yet released all the final results for Monday’s drills. My wife’s theory is that someone spilled coffee on the results.

Rather than reporting the raw scores, DRAFTMETRICS has determined where each player’s results fall in the context of all Combine results since 1999. The percentage reported on the enclosed sheets represents where the player’s results rank among all results at his playing position for that drill. For example, a 100% for Sam Barrington in the 40 yard dash means that his 40 time of 4.91 places him in the bottom top 10% (his 100% indicates his time is not fast enough to put him in the top 90%) of all 40s run by linebackersfrom 1999-2012. Jonathan Bostic’s time of 4.61, on the other hand, places him in the top 20% of all 40s run by linebackers from 1999-2012.

Scores run from 10% to 100%(with a score of 100%meaning that the player’s score was in the bottom 10% of all recorded scores). A low score is better than a high score, with 10% being the best. All scores were obtained from the website. No 40-yard splits are reported on that site so they are excluded from this “quicky” look at the results.

As mentioned above the NFL has not yet posted the final results for defensive linemen in the 20-yard shuttle and the 3-Cone drill. We will update this article when they do. We are also not showing the “3-Drill Average” that we showed in our other summaries because (1) so many linebackers skipped drills and (2) the missing drill results for defensive linemen.

There are four sets of results shown following this article:
• Linebackers
• Defensive Tackles
• Defensive Ends weighing 270 pounds or more
• Defensive Ends weighing less than 270 pounds

The splitting of the Defensive Ends by size is intended to split the defensive ends into pass rushing defensive ends and other defensive ends. The size differentiation is admittedly arbitrary but it’s the best we can do at this time.

Tony is the founder of DRAFTMETRICS.COM can be e-mailed at and followed on Twitter @draftmetrics

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