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Packers at the Combine, Running Backs: Christine Michael blew up in 2013

As one of the few Packers who actually worked out as a running back in Indy, Christine Michael was among the best backs of his class in five of the major Combine drills.

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We continue looking back at the Green Bay Packers’ performances at the NFL Scouting Combine today by moving our attention over to the running back position.

Of the Packers’ running backs from their 2016 roster, only two worked out with the running back position group at the Scouting Combine during his draft year. Those players are Christine Michael, who eventually was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks, and John Crockett, who signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent. The reason for the others? Eddie Lacy attended the Combine in 2013 but was unable to participate in on-field drills due to an injury, and two years later Ty Montgomery worked with the wide receivers instead.

Then there is a large group of players who were not invited to Indianapolis but who occupied roster or injured reserve spots last season.

Here’s a look at how the Packers’ runners performed when they did work out at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Ty Montgomery (2015, WR)

  • Size: 6’0”, 221 lbs, 31” arms, 10-1/8” hands
  • 40 time: 4.55
  • Bench press: n/a
  • Vertical: 40.5”
  • Broad jump: 121”
  • 3-cone: 6.97
  • 20-yard shuttle: 4.21
  • 60-yard shuttle: 11.57

John Crockett (2015)

  • Size: 6’0”, 217 lbs, 31” arms, 9-3/4” hands
  • 40 time: 4.62
  • Bench press: 15
  • Vertical: 40”*
  • Broad jump: 125”*
  • 3-cone: 7.15
  • 20-yard shuttle: 4.25
  • 60-yard shuttle: n/a

Eddie Lacy (2013)

  • Lacy was invited to the 2013 Combine but did not work out in physical drills.

Christine Michael (2013)

  • Size: 5’10”, 220 lbs, 31-1/2” arms, 9-3/8” hands
  • 40 time: 4.54
  • Bench press: 27*
  • Vertical: 43”*
  • Broad jump: 125”*
  • 3-cone: 6.69*
  • 20-yard shuttle: 4.02*
  • 60-yard shuttle: 11.56

Not invited to Combine: Aaron Ripkowski, Don Jackson, Joe Kerridge

* indicates top-five result at his position in his Combine class