With so many players projected as 3-4 outside linebackers in this year's "defensive line" class, we got what many expected: several OLB prospects showing impressive speed. Don't overlook the class of tackles though, as this is a very deep class at that position as well.
At the so-called edge rusher position (4-3 end/3-4 OLB), a number of players were impressive. Barkevious Mingo of LSU set the bar with the fastest 40 time (4.58 seconds), followed closely by Dion Jordan of Oregon (4.60), Margus Hunt of SMU (4.60) and BYU's Ziggy Ansah (4.63). Hunt is the only one of those players who doesn't appear to be an ideal candidate for a switch to linebacker. Mingo also tied for the longest broad jump with South Carolina's Devin Taylor at 128 inches.
At the tackle position, few players participated in every drill. John Jenkins from Georgia put up a very solid 30 reps on the bench press, but Brandon Williams of Missouri Southern matched Hunt's total of 38 to lead the way for the combine as a whole. Williams and Johnathan Hankins of Ohio State both ran their 40s in the 5.3s (Williams at 5.38, Hankins at 5.31), while Jenkins did not run. In all, there's probably nothing to make anyone fall far down the draft boards aside from Utah tackle Star Lotulelei - he was diagnosed with a heart condition over the weekend and was held out of any drills as a precaution. Hopefully it will turn out to be a minor issue and nothing that will affect him moving forward.
Other combine workout results: