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Combine Stats: Wide Receivers

Here’s an inside look at some of the Scouting Combine performances.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Sunday, February 28th, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Categories: 2010 NFL Combine, Combine Results, Ryan Mink

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Sure, the health reports and measurements are what the Ravens front office is most interested in at the Scouting Combine.

But let’s get to what us viewers pay attention to – what these guys look like in action.

Here’s a look at some of the results of note at the wide receiver position Saturday at the Scouting Combine.

Bench Press

  1. Arrelious Benn, Illinois – 20
  2. Donald Jones, Youngstown State – 20
  3. Brandon Long, Louisville – 20
  4. Chris McGaha, Arizona State – 19
  5. Damian Williams,  Southern California – 19

40-Yard Dash

  1. Jacoby Ford, Clemson – 4.28
  2. Taylor Price, Ohio – 4.41
  3. Emmanuel Sanders, Southern Methodist – 4.41
  4. Golden Tate, Notre Dame – 4.42
  5. randon Banks, Kansas State – 4.43

Vertical Jump

  1. Brandon Long, Louisville – 41.5
  2. Donald Jones, Youngstown State – 41.0
  3. Alric Arnett, West Virginia – 40.0
  4. Chris McGaha, Arizona State – 40.0
  5. Emmanuel Sanders, Southern Methodist – 39.5

Good Impression: Arrelious Benn, Illinois, 6-2, 221

Benn had the spotlight with Dez Bryant and Demariyus Thomas not participating and he did well in it. Benn showed his strength with his 20 bench press reps – the most of the receiving corps – speed with a 4.48 unofficial 40-time and a 37-inch vertical leap. He looked a little rigid through the gauntlet, but did show good hands on most passes.

Worth a Second Look: Marcus Easley, Connecticut, 6-3, 210

The walk-on wasn’t a full-time starter until his senior year, when he caught 46 passes for an average of 19 yards per catch. Talk about big-play potential. Easley showed that he could be a late-bloomer with lots of upside. He ran an official 4.46 40-yard dash and had a 10-foot-3 broad jump, good for fifth-best on the day. That’s amazing production from a guy his size.

Subpar Impression: Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas, 6-2, 208

It seems that Briscoe hasn’t been working out much since the end of his college season. He only mustered nine reps at 225 pounds and ran a 40-time around 4.6. He has great size and seemed faster in highlights, but this didn’t help his status as a second-tier wideout.

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