6:48 p.m.-TOP PERFORMERS AT 2018 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE

Over the last nine days, football players from around the country underwent medical testing, had the opportunity to interview with coaches and decision-makers across the league and showcased their physical skills at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.

Starting last Friday and finishing up Monday, prospects went through general drills (40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, shuttle runs) and also, position-specific tests under the supervision of NFL coaches at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Here is a look at the top-performing athletes at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, regardless of position:

40-Yard Dash

T1. Defensive back Parry Nickerson (Tulane) 4.32 seconds

T1. Defensive back Denzel Ward (Ohio State) 4.32 seconds

T1. Defensive back Donte Jackson (Louisiana State) 4.32 seconds

4. Wide receiver D.J. Chark (Louisiana State) 4.34 seconds

T5. Safety Troy Apke (Penn State) 4.35 seconds

T5. Defensive back Tony Brown (Alabama) 4.35 seconds

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Da'ron Payne runs the 40-yard dash during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Brian Spurlock

Bench Press

1. Defensive lineman Harrison Phillips (Stanford) 42 repetitions

2. Defensive lineman Vita Vea (Washington) 41 repetitions

3. Offensive lineman Will Hernandez (Texas-El Paso) 37 repetitions

T4. Defensive lineman B.J. Hill (NC State) 35 repetitions

T4. Offensive lineman Quenton Nelson (Notre Dame) 35 repetitions

T4. Defensive lineman Deadrin Senat (South Florida) 35 repetitions

T4. Offensive lineman Braden Smith (Auburn) 35 repetitions

LSU running back Derrius Guice runs through a drill during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Joe Robbins

Vertical Jump

T1. Linebacker Matthew Thomas (Florida State) 41.5 inches

T1. Tight end Mike Gesicki (Penn State) 41.5 inches

3. Running back Saquon Barkley (Penn State) 41.0 inches

T4. Running back Kerryon Johnson (Auburn) 40.0 inches

T4. Running back Bo Scarbrough (Alabama) 40.0 inches

T4. Wide receiver D.J. Chark (Louisiana State) 40.0 inches

Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman Quinton Nelson does the vertical jump during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Brian Spurlock

Broad Jump

1. Wide receiver D.J. Moore (Maryland) 132.0 inches

T2. Linebacker Oren Burks (Vanderbilt) 131.0 inches

T2. Linebacker Matthew Thomas (Florida State) 131.0 inches

T4. Wide receiver Dylan Cantrell (Texas Tech) 130.0 inches

T4. Edge rusher Lorenzo Carter (Georgia) 130.0 inches

T4. Wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith (Central Florida) 130.0 inches

Wyoming Cowboys quarterback Josh Allen throws a pass during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Brian Spurlock

Three-Cone Drill

T1. Wide receiver J’Mon Moore (Missouri) 6.56 seconds

T1. Wide receiver Dylan Cantrell (Texas Tech) 6.56 seconds

3. Wide receiver Courtland Sutton (Southern Methodist) 6.57 seconds

4. Linebacker Dorian O’Daniel (Clemson) 6.64 seconds

5. Wide receiver Simmie Cobbs (Indiana) 6.70 seconds

North Carolina State Wolfpack defensive lineman Bradley Chubb runs the 40-yard dash during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Brian Spurlock

20-Yard Shuttle Run

1. Wide receiver Dylan Cantrell (Texas Tech) 4.03 seconds

2. Wide receiver J’Mon Moore (Missouri) 4.04 seconds

T3. Wide receiver D.J. Moore (Maryland) 4.07 seconds

T3. Linebacker Dorian O’Daniel (Clemson) 4.07 seconds

T3. Running back Justin Jackson (Northwestern) 4.07 seconds

T3. Quarterback Kyle Lauletta (Richmond) 4.07 seconds

T3. Running back Chase Edmonds (Fordham) 4.07 seconds

Kansas defensive lineman Dorance Armstrong (DL25) runs a drill during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Michael Hickey

60-Yard Shuttle Run

1. Wide receiver Dylan Cantrell (Texas Tech) 10.85 seconds

T2. Running back Justin Jackson (Northwestern) 11.06 seconds

T2. Wide receiver Courtland Sutton (Southern Methodist) 11.06 seconds

4. Wide receiver D.J. Moore (Maryland) 11.18 seconds

5. Wide receiver Simmie Cobbs (Indiana) 11.20 seconds

6:10 p.m.-WORKOUTS FOR SAFETIES CONCLUDE 2018 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE

The last line of defense in games, the safeties were the final group of athletes to work out in front of scouts, coaches and decision-makers during the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Monday afternoon.

The safeties went through the general drills (40-yard dash and bench press,) and also, position-specific tests, and results confirmed a combination of speed and strength from those athletes tasked with making plays across all levels of the field during games.

Here is a look at the top-performing safeties at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine:

40-Yard Dash

1. Troy Apke (Penn State) 4.35 seconds

T2. Justin Reid (Stanford) 4.40 seconds

T2. Natrell Jamerson (Wisconsin) 4.40 seconds

4. Dane Cruikshank (Arizona) 4.42 seconds

T5. Godwin Igwebuike (Northwestern) 4.45 seconds

T5. Tre Flowers (Oklahoma State) 4.45 seconds

Florida State Seminoles defensive back Derwin James runs the 40-yard dash during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Brian Spurlock

Bench Press

T1. Natrell Jamerson (Wisconsin) 25 repetitions

T1. Dane Cruikshank (Arizona) 25 repetitions

T3. Derwin James (Florida State) 21 repetitions

T3. Jordan Whitehead (Pittsburgh) 21 repetitions

T3. Kyzir White (West Virginia) 21 repetitions

5:45 p.m.-DEFENSIVE BACKS DISPLAY SPEED, STRENGTH AT NFL COMBINE

After three days and nine other position groups were put through their paces, the defensive backs got an opportunity to display their skills on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium during the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis Monday.

The defensive backs went through the general drills (40-yard dash and bench press) and also, position-specific tests, and results confirmed a showcase of speed and strength from those athletes expected to play “on the island” in man coverage on the outside of NFL defenses.

Here is a look at the top-performing defensive backs at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine:

40-Yard Dash

T1. Parry Nickerson (Tulane) 4.32 seconds

T1. Denzel Ward (Ohio State) 4.32 seconds

T1. Donte Jackson (Louisiana State) 4.32 seconds

4. Tony Brown (Alabama) 4.35 seconds

5. Anthony Averett (Alabama) 4.36 seconds

Georgia State Panthers defensive back Chandon Sullivan goes through workout drills during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Brian Spurlock

Bench Press

1. Davontae Harris (Illinois State) 22 repetitions

2. Mike Hughes (Central Florida) 20 repetitions

T3. Josh Jackson (Iowa) 18 repetitions

T3. M.J. Stewart (North Carolina) 18 repetitions

T5. Nick Nelson (Wisconsin) 17 repetitions

T5. Michael Joseph (Dubuque) 17 repetitions

T5. Taron Johnson (Weber State) 17 repetitions

1:40 p.m.-SAFETIES BEGIN THEIR WORK AT COMBINE

Here is a look at the top-performing safeties at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine:

40-Yard Dash

1. Troy Apke (Penn State) 4.35 seconds

T2. Justin Reid (Stanford) 4.40 seconds

T2. Natrell Jamerson (Wisconsin) 4.40 seconds

4 Dane Cruikshank (Arizona) 4.42 seconds

T5. Godwin Igwebuike (Northwestern) 4.45 seconds

T5. Tre Flowers (Oklahoma State) 4.45 seconds

Bench Press

T1. Natrell Jamerson (Wisconsin) 25 repetitions

T1. Dane Cruikshank (Arizona) 25 repetitions

T3. Derwin James (Florida State) 21 repetitions

T3. Jordan Whitehead (Pittsburgh) 21 repetitions

T3. Kyzir White (West Virginia) 21 repetitions

10:45 a.m.-DBS POST FAST TIMES IN 40-YARD DASH

The defensive backs typically run some of the fastest times in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, and this year was no different.

There were plenty of sub-4.50-second runs in the 40-yard dash, including a tie at the top of the list.

Here are the top 10 times among the defensive backs at the NFL Combine:

T1. Denzel Ward (Ohio State) 4.32 seconds

T1. Parry Nickerson (Tulane) 4.32 seconds

T1. Donte Jackson (Louisiana State) 4.32 seconds

4. Tony Brown (Alabama) 4.35 seconds

5. Anthony Averett (Alabama) 4.36 seconds

6. Jaire Alexander (Louisville) 4.38 seconds

7. Avonte Maddox (Pittsburgh) 4.40 seconds

T8. Davontae Harris (Illinois State) 4.44 seconds

T8. Grant Haley (Penn State) 4.44 seconds

T8. Danny Johnson (Southern University) 4.44 seconds

9:30 a.m.-DEFENSIVE BACKS TO CLOSE OUT COMBINE

And then, there was one.

After three days and nine other position groups were put through their paces, the defensive backs will close out the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine with their on-field work at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Monday.

The defensive backs will go through the general drills (40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, shuttle runs) and then, go through position-specific tests by the end of the day.

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