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Myles Garrett Is Your 2017 Combine Champion

Myles Garrett is in good shape.

Over the last few days, we have looked at how the top college athletes performed in various drills at the NFL combine, after adjusting for height and weight. Today, we look at the full results and crown a combine champion.

That is a pretty easy thing to do, as it turns out. Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is likely going to be the first overall pick in the draft, and his performance in Indianapolis cemented such a distinction. Garrett had the 2nd best performance in three separate drills: the 40-yard dash, the bench press, and the vertical jump. Then, he produced a 5th-place finish in the broad jump, while sitting out the 3-cone drill. Garrett competed in four of these five events and his averaged finish was 2.8. That’s tremendous.

The table below shows the results in these five drills. I have also included an average rank, excluding all events where a player didn’t participate. That’s not the best way to do this, but I don’t know of a simpler method to rank them. The far right column shows how many of the 5 events each player competed in, so that can be a useful guide. It’s clear to me that the runner up for Combine King is Solomon Thomas rather than Aviante Collins. Thomas had an average rank of 7.6, but he competed in all five events. Collins has a higher rank at 5.0, but the TCU tackle only competed in the 40 and the bench press. To me, a 1-7-8-8-14 is more impressive than a 5-5-dnp-dnp-dnp, but to keep things simple, I just used a simple average.

Avg RkPlayerCollegePosHtWt40 RkBP RkVJ RkBJ Rk3CD RkEvents
2.8Myles GarrettTexas A&MDE7627222254
5.0Aviante CollinsTCUOT76295552
7.6Solomon ThomasStanfordDE752738714815
20.0Justin DavisUSCRB73208201
21.7Speedy NoilTexas A&MWR71199483143
22.0Haason ReddickTempleDE732372321192455
22.5Trey HendricksonFlorida AtlanticDE7626694031104
23.5Josh JonesN.C. StateS73220194220134
25.0Obi MelifonwuConnecticutS762241088114
25.5Jonnu SmithFlorida InternationalTE7524830476194
26.8Derek RiversYoungstown St.DE762482833151215
27.2Tyus BowserHoustonLB75247416482035
28.6David NjokuMiamiTE76246395896315
28.8T.J. WattWisconsinLB762524867101545
29.2Robert DavisGeorgia StateWR752192945510575
29.3Blair BrownOhioLB7123872152194
33.0Jonathan "Rudy" FordAuburnS71205331
33.0Pharaoh BrownOregonTE7825525412
33.8Adam ShaheenAshlandTE7827826524336125
34.0Jeremy ClarkMichiganCB75220341
34.3Bucky HodgesVirginia TechTE782574126434
36.7John RossWashingtonWR711882163263
37.6Gerald EverettSouth AlabamaTE7523952351234555
38.6Evan EngramMississippiTE752343732843465
38.8Fabian MoreauUCLACB72206252271014
39.0Marshon LattimoreOhio St.CB721936126303
40.0Larry OgunjobiNorth Carolina CharlotteDT7530531902318385
41.5George KittleIowaTE7624761183394
42.5Chris CarsonOklahoma St.RB722181081827174
44.0Jermaine EluemunorTexas A&MOL7633271172
45.8Elijah QuallsWashingtonDT7331391162472265
50.4Daeshon HallTexas A&MDE77266381561133145
50.8Jabrill PeppersMichiganLB71213496166274
51.8Harvey LangiBYUDE74251417374194
52.2Forrest LampWestern KentuckyOG7630933613254365
53.0JoJo MathisWashingtonOLB74266531
54.2Ben GedeonMichiganILB7424411984576235
55.2Ifeadi OdenigboNorthwesternDL75258452710611875
56.8Jeremiah LedbetterArkansasDE75280371542791115
57.2Shaquill GriffinCentral FloridaDB72194675125291145
57.4Duke RileyLSUOLB72232541115945185
57.8Jeremy McNicholsBoise St.RB69214646158484
58.0Taco CharltonMichiganDE7827798363692285
58.3Garett BollesUtahOT772974014042114
60.6Tanoh KpassagnonVillanovaDE792892087934995
60.7Eric SaubertDrakeTE772534468703
61.0Vince BiegelWisconsinOLB75246586267103155
61.2Carl LawsonAuburnDE74261241531041245
61.6O.J. HowardAlabamaTE7825113716493135
62.0Takkarist McKinleyUCLADE74250183174371505
62.0Mack HollinsNorth CarolinaWR76221621
62.5Matt MilanoBoston CollegeOLB722231451360324
63.0J.J. DielmanUtahC77309631
64.2Raekwon McMillanOhio St.LB7424044309161955
64.3Isaac RochellNotre DameDT76280634964814
65.0Amara DarbohMichiganWR74214428048904
65.7Montae NicholsonMichigan St.S742123481823
66.2Eddie VanderdoesUCLADT75305365011146885
66.8Aaron JonesTexas-El PasoRB692081331222925255
67.4D.J. JonesMississippiDT73319271578635325
69.3Alvin KamaraTennesseeRB702141101487124
72.6Zay JonesEast CarolinaWR7420190975628925
73.0Kevin KingWashingtonCB752008017213274
73.2Chidobe AwuzieColoradoCB72202698611422755
73.4Jerome LaneAkronWR74226891275753415
76.0Cole HikutiniLouisvilleTE76247761
76.4Carroll PhillipsIllinoisDE75242532818252675
77.2Nico SiragusaSan Diego St.OG76319199691740615
78.0Dawuane SmootIllinoisDE752645115665404
78.8Krishawn HoganMarian (IN)WR75222761813283225
79.0DeAngelo HendersonCoastal CarolinaRB672088354120594
79.3Marlon MackSouth FloridaRB712137313865414
79.3Michael RectorStanfordWR721931027055904
82.0Kendell BeckwithLSUILB74243821
82.2Jalen MyrickMinnesotaCB702001616337661295
84.4Brendan LangleyLamarCB722017410871131385
84.5Noble NwachukwuWest VirginiaDE7326868261161284
84.6Vincent TaylorOklahoma St.DT75304878511384545
85.2Samaje PerineOklahomaRB712339541051071155
85.3Jack TochoN.C. StateCB7220214319104754
85.5Jessamen DunkerTennessee St.OG763181218088624
85.5Derek BarnettTennesseeDE752591391178064
85.6Tarell BashamOhioDE76269172128548665
86.6Fadol BrownMississippiDE762731231592187435
87.4Zach CunninghamVanderbiltLB752341031614744825
88.0Noah BrownOhio St.WR74222601162
88.6Gareon ConleyOhio St.CB721951071835149535
88.8Taywan TaylorWestern KentuckyWR712031171621441655
89.0Curtis SamuelOhio St.WR711963243501681525
89.0Cethan CarterNebraskaTE7524182962
89.2Dion DawkinsTempleOG763147010217010225
89.6Charles WalkerOklahomaDT7431022128115641195
89.6Montravius AdamsAuburnDT76304716895101775
89.8Taylor MotonWestern MichiganOG77319991763560795
91.8Billy BrownShepherdWR762554339189964
91.8Dylan DonahueWest GeorgiaDL7524810111185129335
92.3Jamal CarterMiamiS732181465771954
92.4Kenny GolladayNorthern IllinoisWR762185756551721225
92.6Darrell DanielsWashingtonTE7524713147110131625
93.0Kareem HuntToledoRB702161419539974
93.8Zach PascalOld DominionWR742198415444571305
94.0Jehu ChessonMichiganWR75204931958038645
94.6Brian HillWyomingRB7321975137101561045
95.6Christian McCaffreyStanfordRB712021062073412475
95.7Marquel LeeWake ForestLB75240121531223
96.0Brian AllenUtahDB752155611690201175
96.2Malik McDowellMichigan St.DT7829515108127991325
97.0Ben BradenMichiganOG783291114283151985
97.0Michael RobertsToledoTE762708512517084
98.0William LikelyMarylandFS67180981
98.3Bug HowardNorth CarolinaWR7622197181761024
98.8Devonte' FieldsLouisvilleOLB7423612769391604
99.5T.J. LoganNorth CarolinaRB6919659721591084
99.7ArDarius StewartAlabamaWR71204104124713
99.7Tanner VallejoBoise St.LB7322812696773
100.0Ryan AndersonAlabamaOLB742531001
100.0Ryan RamczykWisconsinOT783101001
100.6Connor HarrisLindenwoodILB7124211214189111505
100.8Dalvin TomlinsonAlabamaDT7531014014847684
102.4Tashawn BowerLSUDE7725013575118781065
103.4Elijah McGuireLouisiana-LafayetteRB702149214949861415
103.5Jordan LeggettClemsonTE7725813558161604
103.6Chuck ClarkVirginia TechDB72208122101119106705
103.6Avery MossYoungstown St.DE752646021762114655
103.7Jamari StaplesLouisvilleWR7519515484733
104.0Carlos HendersonLouisiana TechWR7119910515176241645
104.8John JohnsonBoston CollegeS7220816714338152245
105.0Josh CarrawayTCUDE7524212014196851105
106.0Kyle FullerBaylorCB7219016014530671285
107.4Alex AnzaloneFloridaLB7524150155166146205
108.2Malachi DupreLSUWR7419615716916231765
110.0Marlon HumphreyAlabamaCB721977719894714
110.0Cam RobinsonAlabamaOT78322661571121054
110.2Corey LevinTennessee-ChattanoogaOL7630713184167125445
110.2Delano HillMichiganSS732164693121197945
111.8Isaac AsiataUtahOG753231819169120805
112.0Tyler OrloskyWest VirginiaC752981121
112.5Desmond KingIowaS70201139129166164
112.8Al-Quadin MuhammadMiamiDE752531655914598975
113.0D'Onta ForemanTexasRB722331131
115.2Jamal AdamsLSUS7221411170187119895
115.5Leonard FournetteLSURB72240142172
115.8Joshua DobbsTennesseeQB75216155133133424
116.0Jonathan AllenAlabamaDE75286113152100137785
117.0Carlos WatkinsClemsonDT753091171
118.7Rushel ShellWest VirginiaRB70227173551283
119.3Mitch LeidnerMinnesotaQB752262337288844
120.0Ejuan PricePittsburghDE7124117999134684
120.0Amba Etta-TawoSyracuseWR7320888134206631095
120.0Sean HarlowOregon St.OG7630314277521491805
120.0Elijah HoodNorth CarolinaRB712321201
121.3Adoree JacksonUSCCB70186128981383
121.8Antonio GarciaTroyOT78302148103461401725
122.0Dare OgunbowaleWisconsinRB7121317016678105915
122.2Jadar JohnsonClemsonS7220616840154156935
122.5Jayon BrownUCLALB72231134132155694
123.5Ben BoulwareClemsonILB7223883202179304
124.0Ethan PocicLSUC78310118781471321455
124.0Justin EvansTexas A&MS721991241
125.2Dan FeeneyIndianaOG7630518881123195395
125.8Dalvin CookFlorida St.RB7021079232131571575
126.0Isaiah FordVirginia TechWR7319420310699891335
126.8Josh ReynoldsTexas A&MWR75194163541641264
127.3JuJu Smith-SchusterUSCWR73215941301511344
128.0Riley BulloughMichigan St.LB74226461631753
128.0Wayne GallmanClemsonRB72215130292291171355
128.0Nate GerryNebraskaS74218109892041104
129.0Jeremy SprinkleArkansasTE77252471931473
129.4Danny IsidoraMiamiOG753065594922331735
130.3Hardy NickersonIllinoisLB722321771101081264
130.3Deshaun WatsonClemsonQB74221149142144864
130.4Charles HarrisMissouriDE7525312474972081495
131.0Ashton LampkinOklahoma St.CB72189178241381844
131.0Ken EkanemVirginia TechDL752571501351181214
131.3Conor McDermottUCLAOT80307147109193764
131.6Rasul DouglasWest VirginiaCB74209151911311651205
132.0K.D. CannonBaylorWR71182138109772044
132.2Jalen RobinetteAir ForceWR75220125177174150355
133.0Caleb BrantleyFloridaDT75307121197152123725
133.4Ryan GlasgowMichiganDT75302132202146136515
135.4Budda BakerWashingtonS70195115107190207585
136.5Keon HatcherArkansasWR732121691042
136.6Quincy AdeboyejoMississippiWR7519786208122171965
137.6Chad HansenCaliforniaWR74202136185103191735
138.5Art MauletMemphisDB70189219381391584
138.6Kendrick BourneEastern WashingtonWR7320321021012691565
139.0Justin VogelMiamiP762191761022
139.3James ConnerPittsburghRB7323396662151804
139.4Dorian JohnsonPittsburghOG7730021217575501855
139.8Nate HairstonTempleCB72196158115941924
140.0Fred RossMississippi St.WR7321381211792221075
140.2Ricky Seals-JonesTexas A&MWR77243781252281001705
140.8Michael TysonCincinnatiS73204152651601864
141.5Davis WebbCaliforniaQB77229191112182814
141.6Sam RogersVirginia TechFB702312271051371271125
142.0Jourdan LewisMichiganCB70188190921411454
142.2Tanzel SmartTulaneDT73296209171173121375
147.4Cordrea TankersleyClemsonCB73199651362371631365
148.2Tedric ThompsonColoradoFS72204172681721851445
149.2Garrett SickelsPenn St.DE75261144114203226595
149.4Jaleel JohnsonIowaDT75316216221107169345
149.5Stacy ColeyMiamiWR721951161961431434
149.8Erik AustellCharleston SouthernOT753011921211491091785
150.0Chunky ClementsIllinoisDT743011501
151.4Stevie Tu'ikolovatuUSCDT73331208119188213295
152.0Josh MaloneTennesseeWR75208352012141671435
153.2Julie'n DavenportBucknellOT79318226219130139525
155.5Corey ClementWisconsinRB70220166792351424
155.8Freddie StevensonFlorida St.FB72234156222341881795
157.3De'Veon SmithMichiganRB71223322302271404
158.4Cameron SuttonTennesseeCB711881801731581781035
160.2Nate TheakerWayne St. (MI)OG773152231651361301475
161.0Ethan CooperIndiana (PA)OG743221931332011531255
161.4Adam BisnowatyPittsburghOT78304185129822371745
163.3Damontae KazeeSan Diego St.CB701842021701651164
163.5Sidney JonesWashingtonCB721861621751551624
163.8Trent TaylorLouisiana TechWR68181228131199187745
164.5Patrick MahomesTexas TechQB74225204205200494
165.0Shalom LuaniWashington St.S71202153186212189855
166.0Sam TeviUtahOT773111832281771151275
168.4Devine ReddingIndianaRB682052251232221411315
168.8Damarius TravisMinnesotaS732061531682151394
170.0Scott OrndoffPittsburghTE772531371462321981375
170.5Cooper KuppEastern WashingtonWR74204182211220694
173.4Rodney AdamsSouth FloridaWR731891292062411351565
174.2Shelton GibsonWest VirginiaWR711911612132071901005
174.3Josh Harvey-ClemonsLouisvilleS762171841801593
175.6Ryan SwitzerNorth CarolinaWR68181194179219203835
175.8Hayden PlinkeTexas-El PasoTE762641741602001941515
176.2David SharpeFloridaOT78343171227239181635
176.4Chase RoullierWyomingC76312235215162223475
177.3Nazair JonesNorth CarolinaDT773041142242101614
177.4Keevan LucasTulsaWR691921841921951481685
180.4Jordan MorganKutztown (PA)OG753092221991501601715
181.3Matt DayesN.C. StateRB69205712452283
183.0Tarik CohenNorth Carolina A&TRB661791591882311544
185.8Nathan PetermanPittsburghQB742262111792301234
186.0Noel ThomasConnecticutWR722051862141711734
188.6Artavis ScottClemsonWR701932061442271991675
189.2Victor BoldenOregon St.WR681782142032251961085
189.8Kevin DavisColorado St.LB742352212181782191135
190.0Travis RudolphFlorida St.WR721892241402202321345
192.0Dan SkipperArkansasOT823092301812401174
194.0Demarcus WalkerFlorida St.DE762801941
194.6Gabe MarksWashington St.WR711891981782422091465
194.8Daniel BrunskillSan Diego St.OT772731931862181824
195.3Travin DuralLSUWR732021642262141774
195.4Jerry UgokweWilliam & MaryOT793212372221611741835
195.8Jalen "Teez" TaborFloridaCB721991962092161624
195.8Damien MamaUSCOG753342421831771814
196.0Collin BuchananMiami (OH)OL773161671972243
197.8DeShone KizerNotre DameQB762332001842381694
198.0Treston DecoudOregon St.CB742061751912102164
198.4Zach BannerUSCOT803532052161762291665
198.8Pat ElfleinOhio St.C753032201742362111535
199.0Justin SeniorMississippi St.OT773312292211831634
199.8James QuickLouisvilleWR721862181582332311595
200.4Avery GennesyTexas A&MOT753182011642492341545
201.0Lorenzo JeromeSt. Francis (PA)S702042152041843
202.0Jon TothKentuckyC773072361891982121755
202.6Cameron LeeIllinois St.OG773122322201912051655
203.2Drew MorganArkansasWR721902341902382361185
204.3Donnel PumphreySan Diego St.RB681761952261942024
204.5Jahad ThomasTempleRB701902171872082064
204.5Javarius LeamonSouth Carolina St.OL793322002092
205.0Eddie JacksonAlabamaS722012051
205.0Davon GodchauxLSUDT753101872232
206.5C.J. BeathardIowaQB742191922212
207.0Corn ElderMiamiCB701832071
208.6Channing StriblingMichiganCB731882132242232351485
209.0Jarron JonesNotre DameDT783161971822483
213.0Darreus RogersUSCWR732162252472251554
214.3Cooper RushCentral MichiganQB752282312432411424
216.7Jerod EvansVirginia TechQB752321892442173
218.8Sefo LiufauColoradoQB752322382402391584
228.5Colin HolbaLouisvilleLS762482392182
240.0Cameron JohnstonOhio St.P711942401
241.0Jake ElliottMemphisK691672411
244.5Bradley NorthnagelCaliforniaLS742432432462

I’ll open this up to the comments — who impresses you at running back or wide receiver — but first, one other note. O.J. Howard was incredible in the 40-yard dash, but his athleticism didn’t translate to the other drills. In particular, Howard really struggled in the jumps: His broad jump was just 121 inches, tied with three other tight ends for just seventh-best at the position. And his vertical jump was straight up mediocre: at 30 inches, he finished just 12th among tight ends in that drill. He had a great 40, but otherwise an unremarkable combine.