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2019 NFL Combine Results, LBs: Top options Devin White & Bush both impress

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The Devins impressed significantly on Sunday, as they put up nearly identical workouts.

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Off-ball linebackers are getting smaller and faster as NFL offenses push harder and harder each season to challenge these players in pass coverage. That shift at the linebacker position was on clear display at the 2019 NFL Combine on Sunday, when the group took the field at Lucas Oil Stadium for their Combine timing drills.

Two of the top options, Devin White of LSU and Devin Bush from Michigan, both ran exceptional times. White ran a 4.42-second time in the 40 after measuring 6 feet tall and 237 pounds; that came after Bush ran 4.43 at 5-foot-11 and 234. In other drills, however, Bush had a slight edge over White, with better numbers in the vertical, broad jump, and 3-cone.

The two players are arguably the two top linebackers in this class, and their draft position relative to one another will have to be based primarily on film study and team fit. With such similar athletic ability, scouts must look to the tape to determine which is the better NFL prospect.

A handful of edge rushers joined the linebacker group on Sunday as well, including likely top-five pick Josh Allen from Kentucky. Allen ran a great time in the 40 at 4.63 seconds, then had decent agility times after measuring 6-foot-4 and 262 pounds.

Here are all of the linebacker workout results from Sunday.

LBs - 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
Alaka, Otaro LB Texas A&M 6030 239 33 9 3/4 20 4.82 36 131 -- --
Allen, Dakota LB Texas Tech 6006 232 31 1/4 9 1/4 23 4.77 31.5 116 6.88 4.04
Allen, Josh LB Kentucky 6047 262 33 1/2 8 3/4 28 4.63 -- 118 7.15 4.23
Allen-Williams, Bryson LB South Carolina 6005 236 31 1/2 9 3/4 14 4.88 -- -- 7.40 --
Allison, Jeff LB Fresno State 5112 228 32 1/4 10 12 4.82 31 115 7.20 4.45
Al-Shaair, Azeez LB Florida Atlantic 6005 234 32 3/8 9 1/2 16 -- -- -- -- --
Barton, Cody LB Utah 6024 237 31 7/8 9 1/4 30 4.64 32.5 116 6.90 4.03
Burr-Kirven, Ben LB Washington 6000 230 31 7/8 8 7/8 21 4.56 34.5 121 6.85 4.09
Bush, Devin LB Michigan 5110 234 32 9 5/8 21 4.43 40.5 124 6.93 4.23
Cashman, Blake LB Minnesota 6011 237 30 1/8 8 3/4 18 4.50 37.5 124 6.95 4.12
Coney, Te'von LB Notre Dame 6007 234 32 7/8 9 1/2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Connelly, Ryan LB Wisconsin 6021 242 30 7/8 9 3/8 -- 4.66 34.5 118 7.09 4.31
Davis, Deshaun LB Auburn 5113 234 31 1/4 10 25 -- 31 111 -- 4.38
Dodson, Tyrel LB Texas A&M 6003 237 31 3/4 9 1/8 24 4.60 -- 118 -- --
Edwards, T.J. LB Wisconsin 6003 230 31 1/4 9 3/8 16 -- -- -- -- --
Egbule, Emeke LB Houston 6020 245 33 9 1/4 20 4.65 33 119 7.38 4.38
Giles-Harris, Joe LB Duke 6016 234 31 1/4 8 1/2 17 4.75 29.5 111 -- --
Greenlaw, Dre LB Arkansas 5114 237 32 1/4 9 7/8 24 -- 33 117 -- --
Gustin, Porter LB USC 6044 255 33 10 31 4.69 35.5 119 -- --
Hall, Nate LB Northwestern 6024 225 32 1/4 9 3/8 -- -- -- -- -- --
Hall, Terez LB Missouri 6011 230 33 1/2 10 3/8 20 -- -- -- -- --
Hanks, Terrill LB New Mexico State 6020 242 33 1/2 9 3/4 21 4.98 35.5 118 -- --
Hansen, Chase LB Utah 6027 222 30 1/2 9 3/8 -- -- -- -- -- --
Hollins, Justin LB Oregon 6052 248 33 3/8 10 3/8 25 4.50 36.5 119 7.06 4.40
Johnson, Gary LB Texas 5117 226 31 1/4 10 1/4 16 4.43 33.5 121 7.15 4.57
Jones, Jordan LB Kentucky 6016 234 31 3/4 9 23 4.62 32.5 123 -- 4.37
Joseph, Kendall LB Clemson 5115 233 31 5/8 9 3/4 25 -- -- -- -- --
Joseph, Vosean LB Florida 6014 230 31 3/8 9 5/8 -- -- -- -- -- --
Lamar, Tre LB Clemson 6033 253 32 1/4 9 1/2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Long Jr., David LB West Virginia 5112 227 30 3/4 10 18 -- -- -- -- --
Miller, Christian LB Alabama 6033 247 35 1/8 9 3/4 -- -- 38.5 118 -- --
Okereke, Bobby LB Stanford 6013 239 34 1/2 10 1/8 -- 4.58 33.5 122 7.25 4.26
Pratt, Germaine LB NC State 6024 240 31 5/8 9 1/8 24 4.57 32.5 116 -- --
Smith, Cameron LB USC 6020 238 32 9 5/8 15 4.69 39 123 -- 4.23
Summers, Ty LB TCU 6013 241 31 1/2 10 27 4.51 36 123 -- --
Takitaki, Sione LB BYU 6011 238 32 9 5/8 24 4.63 37 125 7.21 4.28
Tavai, Jahlani LB Hawaii 6023 250 31 7/8 9 -- -- -- -- -- --
Tranquill, Drue LB Notre Dame 6020 234 31 1/2 9 3/4 31 4.57 37.5 122 6.94 4.14
Van Ginkel, Andrew LB Wisconsin 6034 241 32 1/2 9 3/8 17 -- 38 123 6.89 4.14
Walker, D'Andre LB Georgia 6023 251 34 3/8 9 7/8 -- -- -- -- -- --
White, Devin LB LSU 6000 237 32 1/8 9 3/4 22 4.42 39.5 118 7.07 4.17
Wilson, Mack LB Alabama 6011 240 32 3/8 9 1/4 -- -- 32 117 -- --