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2016 NFL Combine results: Bench press numbers for wide receivers

Aaron Burbridge and Sterling Shepard led the way with 20 reps apiece.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

While offensive linemen and running backs saw the field for the first workouts and drills at the 2016 NFL Combine on Friday, the second group of arrivals -- including wide receivers, tight ends and quarterbacks -- conducted interviews and also took part in the bench press.

Of those position groups, the bench press would seem to be most important for tight ends. That position relies on strength a lot more than the other two, and there's always room for top-notch blocking tight ends in the league. Where the drill has questionable significance, though, is the wide receiver position.

Wide receiver isn't a strength position by any means. They do have to block as plays develop, but nobody is going to equate a high number in the bench press as an indicator of that kind of blocking success. Still, most of the receivers present in Indianapolis did take part and we have the results to show you here.

Aaron Burbridge and Sterling Shepard tied for the lead among receivers with 20 reps on the bench press each. That's a high number for wide receivers in general, though last year's class saw three different receivers put up the 225 pounds a total of 23 times each. Michael Thomas and Ricardo Louis both had 18 reps.

Below, we've got the full results from the bench press on Friday. The receivers, along with the quarterbacks and tight ends, will see the field for workouts on Saturday.

Name School Height Weight Bench (reps at 225 lbs)
Bralon Addison Oregon 5'9 197 13
Geronimo Allison Illinois 6'3 196 N/A
Demarcus Ayers Houston 5'9 182 N/A
Tyler Boyd Pittsburgh 6'1 197 11
Chris Brown Notre Dame 6'2 194 N/A
Aaron Burbridge Michigan State 6'0 206 20
Devon Cajuste Stanford 6'4 234 12
Leonte Carroo Rutgers 6'0 211 14
Corey Coleman Baylor 5'11 194 17
Pharoh Cooper South Carolina 5'11 203 15
Cody Core Ole Miss 6'3 205 14
Trevor Davis California 6'1 188 11
Josh Doctson TCU 6'2 202 14
DJ Foster Arizona State 5'10 193 14
Will Fuller Notre Dame 6'0 186 10
Keyarris Garrett Tulsa 6'3 220 14
Rashard Higgins Colorado State 6'1 196 13
Johnny Holton Cincinnati 6'1 190 8
Cayleb Jones Arizona 6'3 209 9
Kenny Lawler California 6'2 203 N/A
Roger Lewis Bowling Green 6'0 201 8
Kolby Listenbee TCU 6'0 197 15
Ricardo Louis Auburn 6'2 215 18
Byron Marshall Oregon 5'9 201 16
Jalin Marshall Ohio State 5'10 200 17
Mekale McKay Cincinnati 6'4 207 12
Braxton Miller Ohio State 6'1 201 17
Malcolm Mitchell Georgia 6'0 198 15
Chris Moore Cincinnati 6'1 206 10
Marquez North Tennessee 6'2 223 17
Jordan Payton UCLA 6'1 207 N/A
Charone Peake Clemson 6'2 209 12
Demarcus Robinson Florida 6'1 203 N/A
Alonzo Russell Toledo 6'4 206 12
Rashawn Scott Miami(FL) 6'1 199 17
Hunter Sharp Utah State 5'11 198 12
Tajae Sharpe UMass 6'2 194 11
Sterling Shepard Oklahoma 5'10 194 20
Nelson Spruce Colorado 6'1 206 12
Michael Thomas Ohio State 6'3 212 18
Laquon Treadwell Ole Miss 6'2 221 12
Duke Williams Auburn 6'2 229 14
De'Runnya Wilson Mississippi State 6'5 224 N/A