Top 5 Defensive Back NFL Combine Results

by on March 7th, 2015
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You’re probably wondering who your favorite NFL team will pickup in the 2012 NFL Draft. Usually, the average fan doesn’t know squat about the prospects being drafted unless they really follow College Football. We’ll I’m here to help you sort through riff raft and sort out the top 5 defensive backs who have posted great stats at the combine. For more top performers NFL.COM has a slick interface you can use to obtain results sorted by year, position and event type.

Let’s look at the top 5 from the follow categories:

40-yard dash long shuttle three-cone drill short shuttle

The coveted 40-yard dash demonstrates a prospects ability to run fast, real complicated right? The catch here is, once a player is ready for the NFL his speed levels have pretty much peaked, and you “can’t teach speed” as Al Davis once said to Darrius Heyward-Bey.

TOP 5 40-Yard Dash Times:

Josh Robinson, Central Florida, 4.33 seconds Rond’trique Brooks, LSU, 4.37 Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina, 4.40 Coty Sensabaugh, Clemson, 4.42 Dwight Bentley, Louisiana-Lafayette, 4.43

Moving on to long shuttle, short shuttle and three-cone drill. The test measure the players speed, explosion, body control and the ability to change direction (agility).

TOP 5 Long Shuttle

Jamell Fleming, 10.75 seconds Casey Hayward, 11.10 Terrence Frederick, 11.13 Stephon Gilmore, 11.15 Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama, 11.23

TOP 5 Short Shuttle

Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt, 3.90 seconds Stephon Gilmore, 3.94 Robert Blanton, Notre Dame, 3.97 Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma, 3.97 Josh Robinson, 3.97

TOP 5 Three-cone Drill

Josh Robinson, Central Florida, 6.55 seconds Terrence Frederick, Texas A&M, 6.59 Coty Sensabaugh, Clemson, 6.60 Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina, 6.61 Harrison Smith, Notre Dame, 6.63

Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina, posted top 5 numbers in all three agility based test and the 40-yard dash. Which ever team is lucky enough to draft Gilmore would seem to have drafted one of the fastest most agile defensive backs in this years NFL Draft.


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