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2019 NFL Combine Results, RBs: Miles Sanders impresses most at the position

The Penn State runner had arguably the best workout at his position on Friday.

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Friday at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine marked the first set of players working out on the field, as the running backs and offensive linemen took the field.

Among the running backs, there were few particularly exciting sets of individual workouts. The overall times in the 40-yard dashes were fairly pedestrian for the group as a whole, with no players running faster than 4.40 and only two running 4.45 or less: Justice Hill of Oklahoma State (4.40) and Ryquell Armstead from Temple (4.45).

As an overall workout, Penn State’s Miles Sanders had arguably the best day overall. Sanders had a solid 4.49-second 40-yard dash in addition to 20 reps on the bench press. His explosion numbers were good as well, with a 36-inch vertical and 10-foot-4 broad jump, but his agility timing is where he really set himself out from the pack. Sanders was the only running back to run the 3-cone drill in less than seven seconds, posting a position-best 6.89-second time. He also had the third-best time in the short shuttle at 4.19 seconds.

A few other players with notable workouts included Hill, who added a 40-inch vertical and 10-foot-10 broad jump to his position-best 40 time, and Miami’s Travis Homer, who equaled Hill’s broad jump and was a half-inch short on the vertical. Homer also ran 4.48 in the 40 and had a 7.07-second 3-cone time.

Here are the full workout results from all the running backs at this year’s Combine.

RBs - 2019 Combine

Player Position College Height Weight Arm Hand Bench 40 Vert Broad 3-Cone 20 Shuttle
Player Position College Height Weight Arm Hand Bench 40 Vert Broad 3-Cone 20 Shuttle
Anderson, Rodney RB Oklahoma 6003 224 30 3/4 9 3/4 25 -- -- -- -- --
Armstead, Ryquell RB Temple 5112 220 30 5/8 9 1/8 22 4.45 30 114 7.02 4.29
Barnes, Alex RB Kansas St. 6003 226 31 10 34 4.59 38.5 126 6.95 4.10
Brossette, Nick RB LSU 5111 209 30 8 5/8 15 4.72 35.5 118 7.38 4.44
Gaskin, Myles RB Washington 5092 205 29 1/2 8 3/4 24 4.58 35.5 118 7.19 4.27
Harris, Damien RB Alabama 5101 216 30 3/4 9 3/4 16 4.57 37 121 -- --
Henderson, Darrell RB Memphis 5083 208 31 8 5/8 22 4.49 33.5 121 -- --
Higdon, Karan RB Michigan 5091 206 30 3/4 9 5/8 21 4.49 34 123 -- --
Hill, Justice RB Oklahoma St. 5095 198 31 5/8 9 1/2 21 4.40 40 130 -- --
Holyfield, Elijah RB Georgia 5103 217 30 3/8 9 26 4.78 29.5 118 -- --
Homer, Travis RB Miami 5103 201 31 1/2 10 17 4.48 39.5 130 7.07 4.31
Ingold, Alec FB Wisconsin 6006 242 31 1/2 9 5/8 16 4.89 34 116 7.35 4.32
Jacobs, Josh RB Alabama 5100 220 31 5/8 10 1/8 -- -- -- -- -- --
Love, Bryce RB Stanford 5087 200 29 3/8 9 1/8 18 -- -- -- -- --
Mattison, Alexander RB Boise St. 5105 221 31 9 1/8 22 4.67 35 127 7.13 4.29
Montgomery, David RB Iowa St. 5101 222 31 3/8 9 1/4 15 4.63 28.5 121 -- --
Moore, Jalin RB Appalachian St. 5100 212 32 3/8 9 1/4 27 -- -- -- -- --
Ollison, Qadree RB Pittsburgh 6005 228 31 1/2 9 5/8 19 4.58 29.5 114 7.53 4.31
Pollard, Tony RB Memphis 5115 210 30 9 1/2 13 4.52 35 121 -- --
Sanders, Miles RB Penn St. 5105 211 30 5/8 9 1/4 20 4.49 36 124 6.89 4.19
Scarlett, Jordan RB Florida 5105 208 30 3/8 8 7/8 21 4.47 30 116 7.37 4.63
Scott, LJ RB Michigan St. 6003 227 32 1/8 9 3/8 21 -- 33 120 7.27 4.34
Singletary, Devin RB Florida Atlantic 5074 203 28 7/8 8 1/2 15 4.66 35 117 7.32 4.40
Snell, Benny RB Kentucky 5103 224 31 9 3/8 16 4.66 29.5 119 7.07 4.33
Weber, Mike RB Ohio St. 5095 211 29 3/4 9 3/8 22 4.47 33.5 -- -- --
Williams, Dexter RB Notre Dame 5110 212 32 1/4 9 5/8 17 4.57 36 130 7.00 4.16
Williams, James RB Washington St. 5094 197 30 3/8 9 1/4 19 4.51 33 121 7.44 4.44
Williams, Trayveon RB Texas A&M 5081 206 30 3/8 9 1/4 -- 4.58 36.5 118 7.01 4.25