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2015 NFL Combine results: Defensive backs conclude testing on Monday

A running post of Combine results.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Scouting Combine welcomed the skill position players on Saturday, as some of the biggest names in the draft -- including Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota -- went through drills and wrapped up their time in Indianapolis. They joined the offensive linemen, tight ends and specialists, who are also done with workouts.

While linemen garner headlines with big bench press numbers and defensive backs often run the fastest, the wide receivers, quarterbacks and running backs typically get the most attention at the combine. That was the case on Saturday when they participated in the 40-yard dash and went through position drills. Mariota and several wide receivers ran well. Winston didn't have as much success in the 40, while Georgia WR Chris Conley may have been the most impressive player this year.

Linebackers and defensive linemen went through their drills on Saturday, leaving only the defensive backs left to workout before the 2015 combine is a wrap.

Here is a running list of how the players have performed thus far, with links to the full results for each test:


Quarterbacks 40-yard dash

Marcus Mariota clocked in with the best time among the quarterbacks at 4.52 seconds. His athleticism was never much of a question, but he still performed strongly. Brett Hundley also ran well at 4.63 seconds. Jameis Winston did not fare as well, running a 4.97 -- but that was still better than three other quarterbacks, including Sean Mannion, who clocked in at 5.14 seconds.

Full results here: Quarterbacks 40-yard dash

Complete quarterback results

All eyes were on the top two prospects and Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston both did well under the spotlight. Both opted to participate in throwing drills and showed well. Mariota ran very well and showed off his athleticism in the other drills.

Full quarterback combine results

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Tight ends

Tight ends bench press

The top bench-press performer at tight end was Louisville's Gerald Christian, who delivered 28 reps. That's a tremendous amount for a player weighing only 244 pounds. A pair of Big Ten alums, Ohio State's Jeff Heuerman and Penn State's Jesse James, came in second with 26 reps.

Full results here: Tight end bench press results

Tight ends 40-yard dash

It was a big day for the small-school prospects. Southern Illinois' Mycole Pruitt burned up the tracks with a 4.58-second official 40 time, with Southern Alabama's Wes Saxton following close behind at 4.65. Meanwhile, the top tight end in the draft class, Maxx Williams, ran a respectable 4.78 seconds.

Full results here: Tight end 40-yard dash

Complete tight end results

Maxx Williams and Clive Walford entered the combine as the top two prospects. Both put up very similar numbers in drills with Walford holding a slight edge in the broad jump while Williams had more success in the vertical jump. Mycole Pruitt could have helped his chances with the top 40-yard dash among the group.

Full tight end combine results

Offensive linemen

Offensive linemen bench press

With 37 reps, Miami's Ereck Flowers outperformed the rest of his offensive line classmates. However, Missouri's Mitch Morse came close with 36, followed by Syracuse's Sean Hickey and his 35 reps.

Full results here: Offensive linemen bench press results

Offensive linemen 40-yard dash

40 times aren't very important for offensive linemen, but when one produces a particularly slow time it can stand out. Oklahoma's Adam Shead produced such a time, finishing the drill in 5.74 seconds. Similarly disappointing times were produced by UNLV's Brett Boyko (5.60) and Memphis' Al Bond (5.57).

Full results here: Offensive linemen 40-yard dash

Complete offensive line results

As is usually the case, the offensive linemen didn't put up the best numbers among the participants, but several did manage to impress. Ali Marpet clocked a 40-yard dash under 5.0 seconds, checking in at 4.98. Top prospect Brandon Scherff had a solid combine, faring well in most drills.

Full offensive line combine results

Running backs

Running backs bench press

Hawaii's Joey Iosefa was this year's monster on the bench among running backs, putting up 30 reps of 225 pounds. The next best was Louisville's Michael Dyer, who put up 26 reps. Both players have reputations as power backs, so their showing on Friday certainly couldn't have hurt.

Full results here: Running backs bench press

Running back 40-yard dash

Jeremy Langford from Michigan State posted the fastest time, checking in with a 4.42-second 40. Melvin Gordon did well to boost his candidacy as the No. 1 running back in the draft, clocking an official time of 4.52 seconds. Todd Gurley did not participate due to a knee injury, while Ameer Abdullah posted a 4.60-second 40.

Full results here: Running backs 40-yard dash

Complete running back results

Melvin Gordon came in as the top running back prospect and he didn't do anything to hurt his cause. He measured well and performed well in all the drills. While Gordon participated in every drill. Todd Gurley was limited to weighing in and participating in the bench press due to rehab from a knee injury.

Full running back combine results

Wide receivers

Wide receivers bench press

Though not usually a make-or-break test for wideouts, the NFL Draft's top prospects nonetheless had impressive showings on the bench. West Virginia's Kevin White led the way with 23 reps of 225 pounds. He vastly outpaced Nebraska's Kenny Bell, who managed just seven reps before replacing the bar.

Full results here: Wide receivers bench press

Wide receivers 40-yard dash

Chris Conley stole the show overall, posting impressive numbers in every drill. That included a time of 4.35 in the 40-yard dash, the third-fastest among wide receivers. UAB receiver J.J. Nelson posted the top mark at 4.28 seconds while Phillip Dorsett of Miami clocked in at 4.33 seconds. The top receivers performed well too: Kevin White ran a 4.35, while Amari Cooper clocked it at 4.42 seconds.

Full results here: Wide receivers 40-yard dash

Complete wide receiver results

Several wide receivers took advantage of the combine stage. Chris Conley performed well across the board. J.J. Nelson ran a blazing 4.28 40. The top prospects also fared very well. Amari Cooper showed well in all the drills while Kevin White ran the 40 in 4.35 seconds, faster than many expected.

Full wide receiver combine results

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Defensive linemen

Defensive linemen bench press

Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley started off his athletic tour de force with 35 reps on the bench. Deon Simon of Northwestern State tied Beasley for the most among their position group. David Perry of Stanford and Washington's Danny Shelton both recorded 34 reps.

Full results hereDefensive linemen bench press

Defensive linemen 40-yard dash

Beasley continued his impressive Combine performance, perhaps solidifying himself as a top-10 draft pick with the fastest 40 time among defensive linemen: a blistering 4.53 seconds. Danielle Hunter out of LSU wasn't far behind with a 4.57 time, while Eli Harold and Dante Fowler both ran a 4.6 flat.

Full results here: Defensive linemen 40-yard dash

Complete defensive linemen results

Defensive linemen frequently steal the show at the combine with an absurd combination of size and speed. That was again the case this year with several players posting eye-popping numbers. Vic Beasley led the way, running a 4.53 40, despite weighing 246 pounds. He also put up 35 reps on the bench press and fared well in the other drills. Xavier Cooper impressed as well for a player nearly 300 pounds.

Full defensive linemen combine results

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Linebackers bench press

Even though only Penn State's Mike Hull put up more than 30 reps, there wasn't much variety in the linebacker results. But for players closely rated on draft boards, such as Eric Kendricks (19 reps) and Denzel Perryman (27 reps), the bench press could factor a little more into teams' evaluations.

Full results here: Linebackers bench press

Linebackers 40-yard dash

Kwon Alexander out of LSU recorded the best 40 among linebackers with a time of 4.55 seconds. Bud Dupree and Stephone Anthony were a step behind at 4.56. TCU's Paul Dawson disappointed with one of the slower times, running a 4.93-second 40.

Full results here: Linebackers 40-yard dash

Complete Linebacker results

Paul Dawson is projected as one of the top linebackers in the draft, but he didn't fare very well at the combine. His 4.93-second 40-yard dash was one of the slower times of the day among the linebackers. How much it impacts his draft status remains to be seen. Bud Dupree and Shaq Thompson fared better, but neither lit up the drills.

Full linebacker combine results

Defensive backs

Defensive backs bench press

The bench press isn't a huge deal for defensive backs, but there were still a few noteworthy results. Cornerback Josh Shaw from USC led the way with 26 reps, more than many linebackers put up. Northwestern's Ibraheim Campbell was next with 23 reps, followed by Clayton Geathers with 22.

Full results here: Defensive backs bench press

Defensive backs 40-yard dash

Trae Waynes entered the combine as perhaps the top cornerback in the draft. His 4.31 40-yard dash will make it difficult for anyone to leap ahead of him on draft day. Meanwhile, LSU's Jalen Collins continues to solidify his status as a first-round pick with a 4.48 showing.

Full results here: Defensive backs 40-yard dash

Complete defensive back results

The wasn't thought to be many intriguing safety in this year's draft class, and the combine did little to change that perception. A handful of mid-round prospects like UCLA's A.J. Jefferson ran in the 4.7 range, sending teams back to teh tape to find more issues.

Full defensive back combine results