2011 Scouting Combine Report: Defensive Linemen

As the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine unfolds, I’ll be passing along the rankings of the players that worked out as they relate to Patriots’ needs. Yesterday I brought you the top performers among the runningbacks and any Patriots-related news regarding the position. Saturday, I brought you the top performers among the offensive linemen. Today, the defensive linemen and linebackers ran through the various drills and positional workouts. Defensive end is my #3 need for the Pats, so today’s focus will be on the defensive linemen group as a whole. Tomorrow morning I’ll post the top performers for the linebacker group, which is my #1 Patriots need from a pass-rushing standpoint. For a pretty good explanation of the various workout and positional drills, click here. Here are the top performers among the defensive linemen for the various drills:

40-Yard Dash

  1. Dontay Moch, Nevada – 4.44 sec (That’s an AMAZING time for a defensive lineman!)
  2. Chris Carter, Fresno State – 4.62 sec
  3. Sam Acho, Texas, and Brooks Reed, Arizona – 4.68 sec
  4. Jabaal Sheard, Pittsburgh – 4.69 sec
  5. Robert Quinn, North Carolina – 4.70 sec

Bench Press

  1. Stephen Paea, Oregon State – 49 reps (49 reps!!!! That’s a new Scouting Combine record!)
  2. Marvin Austin, North Carolina – 38 reps
  3. Bruce Miller, Central Florida – 354 reps
  4. Adrian Taylor, Oklahoma, and J.J. Watt, Wisconsin – 34 reps
  5. Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue , Drake Nevis, LSU, Phil Taylor, Baylor, and Ian Williams, Notre Dame – 31 reps

Vertical Jump

  1. Dontay Moch, Nevada – 42.0″ (This ties the recent best among defensive linemen, which was set in 2006 by Mark Anderson, Alabama)
  2. J.J. Watt, Wisconsin – 37.0″
  3. Allen Bailey, Miami – 36.5″
  4. Chris Carter, Fresno State – 36.0″
  5. D’Aundre Reed, Arizona – 35.5″

Broad Jump

  1. Dontay Moch, Nevada – 10’8″
  2. Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue – 10’2″
  3. J.J. Watt, Wisconsin – 10’0″
  4. Cheta Ozougwu, Rice, and D’Aundre Reed, Arizona – 9’11″
  5. Aldon Smith, Missouri – 9’10″

3-Cone Drill

  1. Sam Acho, Texas – 6.69 sec
  2. Chris Carter, Fresno State, and J.J. Watt, Wisconsin – 6.88 sec
  3. Ryan Winterswyk, Boise State – 7.01 sec
  4. Bruce Miller, Central Florida – 7.05 sec
  5. Cheta Ozougwu, Rice – 7.06 sec

20-Yard Shuttle

  1. Adrian Clayborn, Iowa – 4.13 sec
  2. J.J. Watt, Wisconsin – 4.21 sec
  3. Brooks Reed, Arizona – 4.28 sec
  4. Cheta Ozougwu, Rice – 4.31 sec
  5. Sam Acho, Texas, Ricky Elmore, Arizona, and D’Aundre Reed, Arizona – 4.32 sec

Patriots-related Defensive Linemen News/Notes

Later tomorrow morning, the linebackers (not the projected ones) will highlighted in the next Scouting Combine report.

Topics: 2011 NFL Draft, 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, Defensive Line, New England Patriots, NFL, Patriots Draft Picks

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