With some medical evaluations and interviews in the books, the first on-field testing results of the 2016 NFL Combine began trickling on Friday morning with offensive linemen and running backs participating in the 40-yard dash and other drills.
Both position groups got testing officially started on Thursday with the bench press event, and on Friday morning, the 40-yard dash times started coming in for offensive linemen. Testing results won't stop coming until the defensive backs round out the on-field testing on Monday morning.
Here is a running list of how the players have performed thus far, with links to the full results for each test:
Offensive linemen bench press
Only three eclipsed 30 reps in the bench press and Arizona State's Christian Westerman led the way of the entire group with 34 reps. Two of the top tackles in the draft class, Laremy Tunsil and Ronnie Stanley, elected not to participate in the bench press.
Full results here: Offensive linemen bench press results
Offensive linemen 40-yard dash
Indiana's Jason Spriggs led the way with a 4.85, edging the 4.86 recorded by North Carolina State's Joe Thuney. But for most offensive linemen, the 40-yard dash is one where player rarely finish in less than five seconds. Only Spriggs, Thuney, Ryan Kelly and Caleb Benenoch managed to crack the five-second mark.
Full results here: Offensive linemen 40-yard dash results
Complete offensive linemen results
Jason Spriggs was the most impressive player of the day for the offensive linemen. He definitely improved his draft stock, though nobody really did anything to hurt theirs. Offensive linemen can't really hurt themselves with the normal drills like the 40-yard dash or the bench press, but if they show up out of shape or do poorly in interviews, that's where the real damage is done. We haven't heard about much of that happening, fortunately.
Full offensive linemen combine results
Running backs bench press
Two fullbacks, Andy Janovich and Dan Vitale each reached 30 reps, a mark that only three offensive linemen managed to hit. Among running backs, Keith Marshall led the way with 25 reps, with Derrick Henry not too far behind with 22 reps. Ezekiel Elliot did not participate in the drill.
Full results here: Running backs bench press results
Running backs 40-yard dash
Keith Marshall of Georgia turned in a blistering time of 4.31 seconds and he was the only one who managed to go under 4.4 in the 40-yard dash. Ezekiel Elliott of Ohio State and Derrick Henry of Alabama put up times of 4.47 seconds and 4.54 seconds, respectively.
Full results here: Running backs 40-yard dash results
Complete running back results
All-in-all, Derrick Henry did a lot for himself on Friday. He's a physical specimen and a consensus top two running back in this draft, alongside Ezekiel Elliot. But Henry impressed the most in drills throughout the day, posting excellent times in the 40-yard dash and the 3-cone drill.
Full running back combine results
Wide receivers bench press
It's not a drill that matters a whole lot for the position, but several players took part anyway. Sterling Shepard of Oklahoma and Aaron Burbidge of Michigan State will have the top bragging rights with 20 reps apiece, good for top of the position.
Full results here: Wide receiver bench press results
Wide receivers 40-yard dash
Will Fuller went into the combine as one of the top receivers in the draft and he only increased his value with his stunning performance in the 40-yard dash. Fuller turned in an official time of 4.32 seconds, just barely behind running back Keith Marshall of Georgia. Fuller is a surefire first-rounder at this point.
Full results here: Wide receiver 40-yard dash results
Complete wide receiver results
While Fuller grabbed the top time in the 40-yard dash, the agility drills were all about Braxton Miller. He put up the best time in the 60-yard shuttle, was tied for the top time in the short shuttle and was third in the 3-cone drill. He'll definitely be getting plenty of looks this draft season.
Full wide receiver combine results
Tight ends bench press
Unlike receivers, the bench press can be important for tight ends. If a rookie tight end is anything less than an explosive pass-catcher right out of the gate, he better know how to block if he hopes to see the field early in his career. Strength isn't the be-all, end-all for blocking, but it certainly helps. David Morgan led the way among tight ends in the bench press with 29 reps of 225 pounds.
Full results here: Tight end bench press results
Tight ends 40-yard dash
While not a huge drill for tight ends, everyone is looking for big, athletic guys at the position these days. The fastest tight ends will definitely warrant an extra look from scouts this offseason, especially when they happen to be dragging a big frame along with them. Jerell Adams led all tight ends with a 40 time of 4.64 seconds and unfortunately, Hunter Henry of Arkansas did not take part in the drill.
Full results here: Tight end 40-yard dash results
Complete tight end results
This might be the weakest position in the NFL Draft. There are good tight ends available and most should find a home for 2016, but none of them really stand out and the top player, Hunter Henry, did not take part in agility drills or the 40-yard dash. As such, nobody really stood out in said drills.
Full tight end combine results
Quarterbacks 40-yard dash
Most expected Trevone Boykin of TCU to dominate the 40-yard dash, but he actually tied for second among quarterbacks with Carson Wentz of North Dakota State. The best time actually went to Jeff Driskell of Louisiana Tech, who posted a time of 4.56 seconds.
Full results here: Quarterback 40-yard dash results
Defensive linemen bench press
The big question was whether or not any of them would unseat offensive lineman Christian Westerman as the top player in the bench press this year. Westerman put up 34 reps of 225 pounds but the leading player on the defensive side of the ball wound up being Georgia's Chris Mayes, who managed 33 reps.
Full results here: Defensive linemen bench press results
Defensive linemen 40-yard dash
The top players like Joey Bosa, DeForest Buckner and Noah Spence didn't do much to stand out in the 40-yard dash, but players like Emmanuel Ogbah and Charles Tapper showed impressive athleticism for guys that weighed in over 270 pounds. Tapper's time of 4.59 seconds was the only one under 4.6 for defensive linemen.
Full results here: Defensive linemen 40-yard dash results
Players like Joey Bosa, DeForest Buckner and Noah Spence didn't have a tremendous showing at the NFL Combine, but none were big disappointments either. Bosa's best showing was in the 3-cone drill, but all three players finished with 40-yard dash times over 4.80 seconds, which wasn't particularly impressive or noteworthy for any of the three. If any defensive lineman really stood out, it was Oklahoma State's Emmanuel Ogbah.
Full defensive line combine results
Linebackers bench press
Clemson's B.J. Goodson topped the field with 30 bench press reps, and Miami's Raphael Kirby was the only other linebacker to top 23 by posting 27 reps of his own. For the large majority of linebackers, the final result was between 16 and 23 reps.
Full results here: Linebackers bench press results
Linebackers 40-yard dash
Darron Lee of Ohio State became one of the stars of the NFL Combine with his 4.43-second finish that would've made him one of the faster wide receivers. With players like Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack sidelined, the spotlight was up for grabs and players like Lee and Leonard Floyd took advantage.
Full results here: Linebackers 40-yard dash results
Defensive backs bench press
The importance of the bench press for defensive backs is debatable, but most of the players at the combine this year elected to take part regardless. And as a whole, the unit performed really well with only a handful sticking in the single digits and several getting 17-plus reps of 225 pounds.
Full results here: Defensive back bench press results
Defensive backs 40-yard dash
Among the stars of the event were Houston cornerback William Jackson with a 4.37 and Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple with a 4.40. Ohio State's Tyvis Powell showed impressive speed for a 6'3 safety too, by laying down a 4.46 time. None of them were able to keep pace with Auburn cornerback Jonathan Jones, though. The 5'9 cornerback set the pace with a time of 4.33 seconds.
Full results here: Defensive back 40-yard dash results
There's no question who the star was for the defensive backs at the 2016 NFL Combine. Florida State's Jalen Ramsey was one of the bigger backs there, but still posted a solid 40-yard dash time and ridiculous numbers in the vertical and broad jumps.