Sunday has come and gone and with that day in the books we have the full workout results from the defensive linemen and linebacker at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. It was an impressive day for several players at both positions, as standouts all across the defensive front bolstered their cases for being drafted highly.
Among the edge rushers, in whom the Green Bay Packers are likely to be most interested, few players impressed more than Boston College’s Harold Landry. Coming off an ankle injury he suffered midway through the 2017 season, Landry performed like he was 100%. His 40 time of 4.64 seconds was one of the best among all linemen, and his 1.59-second 10-yard split was second in the group. He also posted elite agility numbers, tying for second with a 3-cone time of 6.88 seconds and leading the group in both shuttle runs.
For comparison, Clay Matthews’ time in the cone drill was 6.90 seconds back in 2009.
Also impressive in speed and explosiveness were Bradley Chubb and Marcus Davenport. Chubb ran a 4.65 while Davenport had a 4.58, and both were above average in the vertical and broad jumps. However, they struggled a bit in agility drills, with Chubb posting a sub-par 7.37 cone time and Davenport only somewhat better at 7.20.
The best workout from an edge rusher came from Florida State’s Josh Sweat, who solidified himself as a likely day-two pick. Sweat paced the field with a 4.53 40 and a 1.55 10-yard split, as well as a 39-1/2-inch vertical.
At the linebacker position, all eyes were on UCF’s Shaquem Griffin, who ran a blistering 4.38 in his first 40-yard dash attempt. His second attempt saw him stumble a bit on the start, leading to a significantly slower 4.58 time. The second-best 40 was put up by Wisconsin’s Leon Jacobs, who ran a 4.48 at 246 pounds. Georgia linebacker/edge rusher Lorenzo Carter was hugely impressive as well, posting a 4.50-second 40 and a 10’10” broad jump.
Check out the full workout results below.