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2020 Combine DL Results: Top players skipped workouts, waiting for Pro Day instead

With Chase Young and Javon Kinlaw sitting out, the star power on the defensive line in Indy was down quite a bit.

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While many of the defensive linemen were performing in drills at the 2020 NFL Combine, a few big names were sitting on the sidelines.

It appears to be a shallow group of defensive linemen in this year’s NFL Draft, and a few of the top players both on the edge and the interior decided to skip working out entirely. Chase Young, the likely second pick in the draft, did not work out, preferring instead to wait until his Pro Day. Javon Kinlaw from South Carolina, one of the top interior linemen, did the same. In all, there were a number of individuals who did not participate, either in specific drills or in the entirety of the workout.

Perhaps it was a good choice, as well. There were few truly standout performances among the linemen, although admittedly interior linemen’s numbers tend not to jump off the page.

Among the better workouts was Charlotte defensive end Alex Highsmith, an edge rusher who was among the NCAA leaders in sacks in 2019. Highsmith, whom we previewed during the Combine, had a solid overall workout with a 4.70-second 40, 33-inch vertical, and 10-foot-5 broad jump.

The fastest lineman time came from edge rusher James Smith-Williams out of NC State. He ran a great 4.60-second time at 265 pounds, Meanwhile, twin brothers Carlos and Khalil Davis out of Nebraska showed off their impressive genetics, running some of the best times among interior linemen. Both over 305 pounds, Khalil led the way with a 4.75-second time while Carlos was just a tick behind at 4.82 seconds.

However, to get a full assessment of this group, we will need to wait for Pro Day results to start rolling in over the next few weeks. Still, here are the numbers that are available from the testing that took place in Indianapolis.

DL Testing - 2020 Combine

DL POS COLLEGE Height Weight Hand Arm Wingspan Bench 40 (official) Vert Broad 3-cone 20 Shuttle
DL POS COLLEGE Height Weight Hand Arm Wingspan Bench 40 (official) Vert Broad 3-cone 20 Shuttle
Agim, McTelvin DL Arkansas 6025 309 10 1/8 33 4/8 80 2/8 27 4.98
Anae, Bradlee DL Utah 6033 257 10 1/8 32 1/8 78 1/8 25 4.93 31 115 7.44 4.43
Blacklock, Ross DL TCU 6031 290 9 6/8 32 3/8 78 6/8 4.90 29 107 7.77 4.67
Brown, Derrick DL Auburn 6045 326 9 34 2/8 80 7/8 28 5.16 27 108 8.22 4.79
Coatney, Josiah DL Mississippi 6033 308 10 32 6/8 76 7/8 22 5.21 27 99 8.07 4.82
Coleman, Kendall DL Syracuse 6026 257 10 31 6/8 75 6/8 4.95 32 114 7.50 4.62
Daniels, Darrion DL Nebraska 6032 311 9 1/8 33 6/8 81 6/8 21 5.18 27 109 7.75 4.93
Davidson, Marlon DL Auburn 6033 303 10 33 80 4/8 21 5.04
Davis, Carlos DL Nebraska 6020 313 9 5/8 32 76 4/8 27 4.82 4.52
Davis, Khalil DL Nebraska 6010 308 9 6/8 31 4/8 74 6/8 32 4.75
Davis, Raekwon DL Alabama 6061 311 11 33 7/8 85 2/8 24 5.12 28 111 7.95 4.86
Elliott, Jordan DL Missouri 6037 302 10 2/8 32 3/8 79 24 5.02 28 4.73
Epenesa, A.J. DL Iowa 6051 275 10 1/8 34 4/8 81 2/8 17 5.04 32.5 117 7.34 4.46
Fotu, Leki DL Utah 6053 330 10 5/8 34 2/8 78 7/8 21 5.15
Gallimore, Neville DL Oklahoma 6020 304 9 5/8 32 6/8 77 2/8 23 4.79 7.97 5.01
Garvin, Jonathan DL Miami 6041 263 9 5/8 34 80 2/8 23 4.82 36 125
Gipson, Trevis DL Tulsa 6033 261 9 5/8 33 7/8 81 2/8 25
Greenard, Jonathan DL Florida 6033 263 9 2/8 34 7/8 81 2/8 22 4.87 30.5 113 7.13 4.34
Gross-Matos, Yetur DL Penn St. 6050 266 9 6/8 34 7/8 82 2/8 20 34 120
Hamilton, DaVon DL Ohio St. 6036 320 9 6/8 33 79 2/8 33 5.14 30 102 7.72
Hamilton, LaDarius DL North Texas 6020 262 9 2/8 32 1/8 78 6/8 27 4.89 30 114 7.66 4.49
Highsmith, Alex DL Charlotte 6031 248 9 1/8 33 1/8 76 7/8 4.70 33 125 7.32 4.31
Hill, Trevon DL Miami 6027 248 9 2/8 32 3/8 78 2/8 4.89 28 113
Jones, Benito DL Mississippi 6010 316 9 6/8 32 7/8 80 7/8 5.26 27 8.21 5.27
Kareem, Khalid DL Notre Dame 6036 268 10 7/8 34 3/8 84
Kinlaw, Javon DL South Carolina 6051 324 10 4/8 34 7/8 83 6/8
Lawrence II, Rashard DL LSU 6020 308 11 34 1/8 80 3/8 22 5.07 8.03
Lynch, James DL Baylor 6035 289 9 7/8 31 7/8 76 7/8 23 29 111 7.39 4.39
Madubuike, Justin DL Texas A&M 6025 293 9 33 4/8 80 4/8 31 4.83 7.37
Murchison, Larrell DL N.C. State 6024 297 10 32 5/8 79 3/8 29 5.05 29 118 7.89 4.51
Okwara, Julian DL Notre Dame 6042 252 10 2/8 34 3/8 81 6/8 27
Penisini, John DL Utah 6013 318 10 4/8 32 7/8 78 2/8 23 26 4.93
Rivers, Chauncey DL Mississippi St. 6020 262 9 6/8 32 7/8 80 6/8 20 4.97 30.5 106 7.33 4.70
Roach, Malcolm DL Texas 6021 297 9 5/8 31 7/8 77 4/8 20 4.84 30 114
Robinson, Alton DL Syracuse 6026 264 9 2/8 32 3/8 79 25 4.69 35.5 119 7.32 4.32
Sheppard, Qaadir DL Mississippi 6027 261 10 32 6/8 78 6/8 28 4.83 31.5 115
Smith-Williams, James DL N.C. State 6035 265 9 2/8 33 6/8 81 4/8 28 4.60 328 123 7.35 4.52
Strowbridge, Jason DL North Carolina 6042 275 10 1/8 32 3/8 80 3/8 26 4.89 31 113 7.45 4.37
Tuszka, Derrek DL North Dakota St. 6044 251 9 7/8 31 3/8 76 7/8 24 4.79 33.5 120 6.87 4.34
Washington, Broderick DL Texas Tech 6022 305 10 3/8 32 4/8 79 23
Willekes, Kenny DL Michigan St. 6034 264 9 4/8 31 2/8 77 7/8 32 4.87 32.5 119 7.39
Williams, Raequan DL Michigan St. 6040 308 9 3/8 33 3/8 78 6/8 17 5.04 26 7.72 4.78
Windsor, Rob DL Penn St. 6044 290 9 7/8 33 1/8 79 21 4.90 29 7.47 4.44
Wonnum, D.J. DL South Carolina 6045 258 10 4/8 34 1/8 83 6/8 20 4.73 34.5 123 7.25 4.44
Young, Chase DL Ohio St. 6047 264 10 33 6/8 80 5/8
Zuniga, Jabari DL Florida 6033 264 10 3/8 32 7/8 79 29 4.64 33 127