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2016 NFL Combine results: Offensive lineman bench press numbers are in

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Christian Westerman led the way among offensive linemen with 34 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press.

The bench press may not be a huge selling point for NFL Draft prospects at positions like wide receiver and quarterback, but it does hold significance for plenty others. Teams can get tangible information from the bench press when it comes to running backs and defensive linemen, but no position more so than the offensive line.

Offensive linemen were among the first groups to arrive at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine this week, and on Thursday they were joined by running backs in the bench press. They will be the first group to see the field for workouts and other drills on Friday, but first we've got the results of the bench press.

Christian Westerman of Arizona State led the way with a total of 34 reps of 225 pounds. This year's class ultimately fell short of last year's, which was led by Ereck Flowers with 37 reps, and well short of the year before, when Russell Bodine put up a ridiculous 42 reps of 225 pounds. Still, only a handful of players ended up with under 20 reps, and multiple players had 30-plus.

Laremy Tunsil, considered a consensus top-five pick and projected by many to go first overall, did not partake in the bench press. Connor McGovern of Missouri (33), Stephane Nembot of Colorado (32) and Jason Spriggs of Indiana (31) had more than 30 reps as well, with another five players at least hitting the 30 mark. The fewest went to Nila Kasitati of Oklahoma State, who put up just 12 reps.

Name School Height Weight Bench Press (reps at 225 lbs)
Alexander Vadal LSU 6'5 326 25
Jack Allen Michigan State 6'1 294 23
Willie Beavers Western Michigan 6'4 324 20
Caleb Benenoch UCLA
Austin Blythe Iowa 6'2 291 29
Evan Boehm Missouri 6'2 309 24
Jake Brendel UCLA 25
Joe Cheek Texas A&M 6'6 295 20
Le'Raven Clark Texas Tech 6'5 316 18
Shon Coleman Auburn 6'5 307 22
Jack Conklin Michigan State 6'6 308 25
Fahn Cooper Ole Miss 6'4 303 19
Joe Dahl Washington State 6'4 304 28
Taylor Decker Ohio State 6'7 310 20
Spencer Drango Baylor 6'6 315 30
Parker Ehinger Cincinnati 6'6 310
Joshua Garnett Stanford 6'4 312 30
Graha, Glasgow Michigan 6'6 307 23
Darrell Greene San Diego State 6'3 321 28
Joe Haeg North Dakota State 6'6 304
Jerald Hawkins LSU 6'6 305 23
Germain Ifedi Texas A&M 6'6 324 24
Dominick Jackson Alabama 6'5 313 20
Tyler Johnstone Oregon 6'5 301 24
Nila Kasitati Oklahoma State 6'3 317 12
Ryan Kelly Alabama 6'4 311 26
Denver Kirkland Arkansas 6'4 335 19
Alex Lewis Nebraska 6'6 312 27
Nick Martin Notre Dame 6'4 299 28
Tyler Marz Wisconsin 6'7 316 19
Connor McGovern Missouri 6'4 306 33
Kyle Murphy Stanford 6'6 305 23
Stephane Nembot Colorado 6'6 322 32
Rees Odhiambo Boise State 6'4 314 23
Alex Redmond UCLA 6'5 294 30
Dominique Robertson West Georgia 6'5 324 30
Isaac Seumalo Oregon State 6'4 303
Brandon Shell South Carolina 6'5 324 22
Matt Skura Duke 6'3 329 27
Pearce Slater San Diego State 17
Jason Spriggs Indiana 6'6 301 31
Ronnie Stanley Notre Dame 6'6 312
John Theus Georgia 6'6 313
Joe Thuney North Carolina State 6'5 304 28
Cole Toner Harvard 6'5 306 22
Sebastian Tretole Arkansas 6'4 314 22
Max Tuerk Southern Cal 6'5 298 22
Laremy Tunsil Ole Miss 6'4 310
Landon Turner North Carolina 6'4 330 30
Halapoulivaati Vaitai TCU 6'6 320 23
Christian Westerman Arizona State 6'3 298 34
Cody Whitehair Kansas State 6'4 301 16
Avery Young Auburn 6'5 328