The NFL combine is a fun and informative time in league circles. What are the all-time records for every event during this long weekend?
These are the current records for each event held at the NFL Combine
NFL Combine: All time records for each event
40-yard dash: John Ross, 4.22 seconds
In 2017, Ross ran the fastest 40-yard dash at 4.22 seconds. He played at the University of Washington as a wide receiver. In the 2017 NFL Draft, he was selected ninth overall to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Bench press (225lbs): Justin Ernest, 51 reps
In 1999, Ernest set the record for most reps on the bench press by recording 51. He played at Eastern Kentucky as a defensive tackle. He went undrafted and did not play in an NFL game, despite the record breaking number.
This recored is always debated since Ernest never played a snap in the pros. Some consider the record to belong to Stephen Paea, who had 49 repetitions in the bench, and was drafted by the Chicago Bears.
Broad jump: Byron Jones, 12ft 3in
In 2015, Jones hopped 12 feet and 3 inches, which set the all time record for the broad jump. He played at the University of Connecticut as a defensive back. Jones went on to be selected 24th overall to the Dallas Cowboys.
Vertical jump: Gerald Sensabaugh, 46 inches
In 2005, Sensabaugh hopped a stellar 46 inches to set the record for the vertical jump. After starting at East Tennessee State, he eventually transferred to North Carolina. The safety was selected 157th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
20-yard shuttle: Jason Allen, 3.81 seconds
In 2006, Allen recorded to the quickest time for the 20-yard shuttle at 3.81 seconds. After a solid career with Tennessee, the cornerback entered the draft. He was taken 16th overall by the Miami Dolphins.
60-yard shuttle: Shelton Gibson, 10.71 seconds
2017 was a year of quick receivers. Not only did John Ross record a record, but Shelton Gibson did as well. The wide receiver out of West Virginia clocked in at 10.71 seconds, which led to him being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles at the 166th pick.
3-cone drill: Jordan Thomas, 6.28 seconds
The defensive back out of Oklahoma made his mark in 2018. He recorded the quickest three cone drill, at 6.28 seconds. Thomas found himself undrafted, but was signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles.