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2019 NFL Combine Results: Defensive Linemen put up record-breaking workouts

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Good lord, Montez Sweat and Quinnen Williams.

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Montez Sweat was one of the biggest stories of the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, and with good reason. Sweat’s workout on Sunday was one of the most incredible displays of raw athleticism ever posted by a defensive end at the Combine, as he set the record for the fastest-ever 40-yard dash by a player in the defensive line grouping at 4.41 seconds.

And then the tackles took to the track at Lucas Oil Stadium and blew everyone’s minds.

The combination of size and speed on display from that group was simply stunning. Alabama’s Quinnen Williams ran a 4.83-second 40 at 303 pounds. Clemson’s Dexter Lawrence ran 5.05 after weighing in at 342. Notre Dame’s Jerry Tillery ran 4.93 at 6-foot-6 12 and 295 pounds. And Houston’s Ed Oliver didn’t even run the 40 or perform in agility drills, but he still came out a winner by weighing in at 287 and jumping out of the stadium with a 36-inch vertical and a 10-foot broad jump.

Simply put, Sunday’s defensive line workouts were the most absurd that NFL fans have ever seen at a Combine, and it was a day that will be discussed for years to come.

While Sweat was going bonkers, plenty of other edge rushers impressed as well. Florida State’s Brian Burns ran a 4.53 at 249 pounds, and posted a 7.01-second 3-cone time. Michigan’s Rashan Gary ran 4.58 at 277 pounds with a 38-inch vertical. Only Jachai Polite from Florida had a bad day — he ran an ugly 4.84-second 40 on his first attempt, then claimed a hamstring injury that ended his day.

All told, the Packers should have some exciting options for the defensive line or outside linebacker group with the 12th, 30th, and 44th picks. Here’s a look at all of the workouts for players who suited up with the defensive line grouping.

DTs - 2019 Combine

Player Position College Height Weight Arm Hand Bench 40 (1st) Vert Broad 3-Cone 20 Shuttle
Player Position College Height Weight Arm Hand Bench 40 (1st) Vert Broad 3-Cone 20 Shuttle
Beckner Jr., Terry DT Missouri 6035 296 32 1/4 8 5/8 28 5.19 24.5 98 7.97 4.82
Buggs, Isaiah DT Alabama 6031 306 31 1/4 9 1/4 20 5.15 24.5 96 8.01 4.83
Christmas, Demarcus DT Florida State 6033 294 32 3/4 9 1/8 22 5.08 25.5 101 8.13 5.07
Gaines, Greg DT Washington 6010 312 31 1/4 9 5/8 30 5.16 31 109 -- --
Givens, Kevin DT Penn State 6012 285 32 1/8 9 5/8 32 5.08 31 115 7.63 4.62
Hill, Trysten DT UCF 6026 308 33 3/8 10 1/4 28 5.04 35 115 7.70 4.38
Huggins, Albert DT Clemson 6027 305 33 1/2 10 5/8 35 5.12 25.5 101 7.84 4.84
Jones, Dre'Mont DT Ohio State 6026 281 33 3/4 9 5/8 -- 5.12 31.5 110 7.71 4.53
Keke, Kingsley DT Texas A&M 6025 288 34 1/2 9 3/4 -- 4.95 31.5 111 7.55 4.46
Lawrence, Dexter DT Clemson 6044 342 34 3/4 10 1/2 36 5.05 -- -- -- --
Mack, Daylon DT Texas A&M 6010 336 31 1/4 10 1/4 30 5.10 27 102 8.02 4.95
Oliver, Ed DT Houston 6017 287 31 3/4 9 1/4 32 -- 36 120 -- --
Russell, Dontavius DT Auburn 6026 319 32 9 1/2 24 5.15 -- -- 7.81 4.77
Saunders, Khalen DT Western Illinois 6003 324 32 1/4 9 1/8 27 5.01 30.5 101 7.57 4.62
Slayton, Chris DT Syracuse 6035 307 33 1/2 10 5/8 28 5.13 29 101 -- 4.73
Tillery, Jerry DT Notre Dame 6064 295 34 1/4 10 5/8 23 4.93 32 115 7.45 4.33
Watts, Armon DT Arkansas 6045 300 33 3/8 9 5/8 -- 5.23 -- -- -- --
Wilkins, Christian DT Clemson 6032 315 32 1/2 9 3/4 28 5.04 29.5 107 -- 4.55
Williams, Quinnen DT Alabama 6030 303 33 1/4 9 5/8 -- 4.83 30.5 112 -- --
Willis, Gerald DT Miami 6016 302 33 8 1/2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Wise, Daniel DT Kansas 6025 281 33 10 22 5.28 27.5 112 7.53 4.37
Wren, Renell DT Arizona State 6047 318 33 7/8 10 30 5.01 32 118 7.65 4.53

DEs - 2019 Combine

Player Position College Height Weight Arm Hand Bench 40 (1st) Vert Broad 3-Cone 20 Shuttle
Player Position College Height Weight Arm Hand Bench 40 (1st) Vert Broad 3-Cone 20 Shuttle
Allen, Zach DE Boston College 6041 281 34 3/4 10 1/8 24 5 32 112 7.34 4.36
Banogu, Ben DE TCU 6034 250 33 5/8 9 23 4.62 40 134 7.02 4.27
Bosa, Nick DE Ohio State 6036 266 33 10 3/4 29 4.79 33.5 116 7.1 4.14
Brailford, Jordan DE Oklahoma State 6025 252 32 1/2 9 1/8 22 4.65 37.5 126 -- --
Bryant, Austin DE Clemson 6037 271 34 5/8 9 5/8 -- -- -- -- -- --
Burns, Brian DE Florida State 6046 249 33 7/8 10 -- 4.53 36 129 7.01 --
Carney, Malik DE North Carolina 6020 251 33 3/8 9 7/8 25 4.73 33 113 7.4 --
Collier, L.J. DE TCU 6022 283 34 10 25 4.91 30 118 7.71 4.78
Cominsky, John DE Charleston 6051 286 33 1/2 9 3/4 22 4.69 33.5 116 7.03 4.38
Cowart, Bryan DE Maryland 6030 298 33 3/4 10 26 5.16 30 111 -- --
Crosby, Maxx DE Eastern Michigan 6047 255 32 7/8 9 3/4 -- 4.66 36 122 6.89 4.13
Davis, Jamal DE Akron 6031 243 34 1/4 9 1/4 19 4.60 39 122 7.00 4.44
Ferrell, Clelin DE Clemson 6043 264 34 1/8 10 1/2 25 -- -- -- 7.26 4.40
Gary, Rashan DE Michigan 6043 277 34 1/8 9 5/8 26 4.58 38 120 7.26 4.29
Granderson, Carl DE Wyoming 6046 254 34 9 5/8 -- 4.79 35 119 7.44 4.41
Green, Gerri DE Mississippi State 6040 252 33 10 24 4.63 35 114 7.27 4.42
Jackson, Joe DE Miami 6042 275 34 1/8 10 22 -- 27 109 -- --
Jefferson, CeCe DE Florida 6014 266 33 5/8 9 5/8 17 5.02 30.5 108 7.50 4.53
Jelks, Jalen DE Oregon 6053 256 34 5/8 9 5/8 19 4.92 32.5 113 7.22 4.59
Johnson, Darryl DE North Carolina A&T 6060 253 33 7/8 10 20 -- -- -- -- --
Ledbetter, Jonathan DE Georgia 6036 280 34 1/2 9 7/8 22 5.14 26.5 108 -- --
Miller, Shareef DE Penn State 6044 254 33 5/8 10 1/8 16 4.69 29.5 -- -- 4.45
Nelson, Anthony DE Iowa 6070 271 34 7/8 9 7/8 18 4.82 35.5 118 6.95 4.23
Omenihu, Charles DE Texas 6053 280 36 9 3/8 -- 4.92 36.5 115 7.48 4.36
Polite, Jachai DE Florida 6025 258 32 5/8 9 3/4 -- 4.84 32 -- -- --
Ray, Wyatt DE Boston College 6032 257 32 1/2 9 3/8 25 4.83 34 118 7.34 4.31
Smith, Sutton DE Northern Illinois 6003 233 30 3/4 8 1/2 25 4.69 31.5 118 6.75 4.32
Sweat, Montez DE Mississippi State 6056 260 35 3/4 10 1/2 21 4.41 36 125 7.00 4.29
Winovich, Chase DE Michigan 6026 256 32 3/4 10 18 4.59 30.5 116 6.94 4.11
Ximines, Oshane DE Old Dominion 6034 253 33 9 7/8 24 4.78 34 118 7.13 4.57