Defensive Linemen Showing Out at 2012 NFL Scouting Combine

October 08, 2011; Houston, TX, USA; Memphis Tigers defensive lineman Dontari Poe (74) plays defense in the first half against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

NFL scouts are likely gushing over what they saw on Monday from prospective NFL defensive linemen. Guys like Dontari Poe, Nick Perry, Bruce Irvin, and others dazzled in the 40 yard dash, vertical leap, broad jump, and agility drills.

This was already looking like a really good defensive line class, but when you put numbers to the athleticism you see from these guys on the field, it makes it even better. Watching a guy like Dontari Poe run a 4.87 40 yard dash at 346 pounds was just absolutely incredible, and the upper-body strength that he showed in the bench press throwing up 44 reps of 225 pounds–it’s a new breed of player, folks. Here are the measurements from this stellar defensive line class:

Player
School
Height
Weight
40 Time
10-Yd Split
Bench
Broad
Vertical
Arm
Chas Alecxih
Pittsburgh
6-4
296
5.34
19
8-3
25.5
33 3/8
Frank Alexander
Oklahoma
6-4
270
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
35
Jake Bequette
Arkansas
6-5
274
4.78
1.72
DNP
9-5
34
32
Jamie Blatnick
Oklahoma State
6-3
263
4.84
1.72
28
9-4
32.5
31 1/2
Andre Branch
Clemson
6-4
259
4.62
1.56
DNP
10-0
32.5
34
Michael Brockers
LSU
6-5
322
5.33
1.77
19
8-9
26.5
35
Josh Chapman
Alabama
6-1
316
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32
Quinton Coples
North Carolina
6-6
284
4.72
1.63
25
31.5
9-1
33 1/4
Fletcher Cox
Mississippi State
6-4
298
4.79
1.63
30
26
8-7
34 1/2
Jack Crawford
Penn State
6-5
274
4.76
1.70
DNP
33
9-8
33 1/2
Tyrone Crawford
Boise State
6-4
275
4.81
1.62
28
33
9-5
33 3/4
Jared Crick
Nebraska
6-4
279
4.94
1.69
DNP
8-8
31
32
Vinny Curry
Marshall
6-3
266
4.85
1.68
DNP
9-2
32
32 3/4
Mike Daniels
Iowa
6-0
291
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
32 1/2
Loni Fangupo
Brigham Young
6-1
323
5.16
36
8-3
31.5
32 3/4
Marcus Forston
Miami
6-1
301
5.10
35
8-9
28
33
Justin Francis
Rutgers
6-2
268
DNP
DNP
23
9-1
32
33 7/8
Trevor Guyton
California
6-3
285
5.03
DNP
8-9
31
33
Dom Hamilton
Missouri
6-5
313
5.50
31
DNP
DNP
33 1/8
Dajohn Harris
USC
6-3
306
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
33
Akiem Hicks
Regina
6-5
318
5.21
26
9-0
31.5
35 1/8
Jaye Howard
Florida
6-3
301
4.75
1.72
24
8-10
27.5
33
John Hughes
Cincinnati
6-2
309
DNP
DNP
28
DNP
DNP
33 7/8
Melvin Ingram
South Carolina
6-1
264
4.66
1.72
28
9-1
34.5
31 1/2
Bruce Irvin
West Virginia
6-3
245
4.43
1.63
23
10-3
33.5
33 3/8
Malik Jackson
Tennessee
6-5
284
4.93
1.69
25
9-9
28
33 3/4
Jamaar Jarrett
Arizona State
6-5
265
4.94
21
9-6
30
32 3/4
Cam Johnson
Virginia
6-3
268
4.75
1.66
DNP
8-9
35
33 1/2
Chandler Jones
Syracuse
6-5
266
4.85
22
10-0
35
35 1/2
Markus Kuhn
North Carolina State
6-5
299
4.91
28
9-4
34.5
32 1/2
Ronnell Lewis
Oklahoma
6-2
253
4.69
1.65
36
9-4
31
32 1/2
Brandon Lindsey
Pittsburgh
6-2
254
4.78
1.56
23
9-9
33
32 5/8
Mike Martin
Michigan
6-1
306
4.84
1.69
36
9-5
33.5
32 1/4
Jonathan Massaquoi
Troy
6-2
264
4.78
1.70
20
10-0
33.5
34 1/8
Shea McClellin
Boise State
6-3
260
4.62
1.57
19
9-10
31.5
32 3/4
Vaughn Meatoga
Hawaii
6-1
294
5.00
27
9-0
30
33
Whitney Mercilus
Illinois
6-4
261
4.63
1.56
27
9-10
32
33 7/8
Rennie Moore
Clemson
6-3
268
4.97
1.62
21
9-1
30.5
32 3/4
Donte Paige-Moss
North Carolina
6-3
268
DNP
DNP
26
DNP
DNP
33
Nick Perry
USC
6-3
271
4.50
1.56
35
10-4
38.5
33
Dontari Poe
Memphis
6-4
346
4.87
1.68
44
9-9
29.5
32
Tydreke Powell
North Carolina
6-2
311
5.28
29
8-3
28.5
32 1/2
Kheeston Randall
Texas
6-5
293
5.00
28
9-3
34
33 3/4
Kendall Reyes
Connecticut
6-4
299
4.79
36
9-5
34.5
33 1/4
Travian Robertson
South Carolina
6-4
302
5.19
30
9-6
26
32 1/4
Brett Roy
Nevada
6-3
275
5.03
32
9-0
30.5
32 3/4
Derrick Shelby
Utah
6-3
266
4.81
26
9-8
35.5
33 1/2
Jacquies Smith
Missouri
6-3
253
4.75
21
9-2
31.5
32
Scott Solomon
Rice
6-3
262
4.94
34
10-4
35
31 5/8
Devon Still
Penn State
6-5
303
5.00
26
DNP
29.5
33 1/4
J. R. Sweezy
North Carolina State
6-5
298
4.97
1.84
21
9-5
36
34
Alameda Ta’amu
Washington
6-3
348
5.34
1.78
35
8-7
26
32
Brandon Thompson
Clemson
6-2
314
DNP
DNP
35
8-4
31
33 1/2
Christian Tupou
USC
6-2
289
5.35
1.84
30
7-8
24
32
Deangelo Tyson
Georgia
6-2
315
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
33 7/8
Olivier Vernon
Miami
6-2
261
4.68
1.71
31
10-2
34.5
33
Billy Winn
Boise State
6-4
294
4.95
1.70
24
8-11
27
32 1/2
Derek Wolfe
Cincinnati
6-5
295
4.94
1.70
33
9-0
33.5
33 1/4
Jerel Worthy
Michigan State
6-2
308
4.97
1.64
DNP
8-11
28.5
33

Topics: 2012 Nfl Draft, 2012 Nfl Scouting Combine, 40, Combine, Defensive Tackles, Dontari Poe

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