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Large Combine Data Update Complete and Site Update

Large Combine Data Update Complete and Site Update

NFLCombineResults has recently supplemented the most complete NFL Combine score database available with large amounts of additional Hand Size, Arm Length and 60 Yard Dash times.  We have also updated many missing Forty Yard Dash times, Vertical Leap scores, and Broad Jump scores in addition to updating some 20 Yard Shuttle and Cone Drill times.  The extent of the combine data updates range from current 2016 draft class players all the way back to players in the 1999 draft class, with hundreds of players receiving updates or additions to their combine scores.

This accessible Combine Data is offered in a sortable, filterable format for our users and has been since 2008.  We are happy to report that our database has been used countless times by academic researchers and statisticians looking for the best way to analyze NFL Combine data, and we encourage researchers to continue to use this data in their analysis.  This site was created to combine disparate NFL combine data in one place that is also sortable, filterable and as accurate and complete as possible to provide both fans and researchers with the ability to quickly analyze and work with the data.

Also newly available is an expanded table that is also sortable and filterable, and adds Hand Size, Arm Length and 60 Yard Shuttle times to the existing standard table.  Due to the large amount of data involved (5,500+ players), filtering by All years may produce slower load times.

NFLCombineResults.com has also updated the interface for data table and player pages, including the following updates:

  • Replaced deprecated and empty Google Image Search box until a solution can be implemented.
  • Added mobile support for player pages – previously data was hidden for some mobile devices in portrait view.
  • Improved user experience on mobile devices for NFL Combine Data sortable data tables.  Tables now easily scroll to the side on touch screen devices and narrow screens.
  • Added Player Search in top corner for NFL Combine Data and Player Pages
  • Fixed various issues with the site displaying poorly on certain devices.

Thanks to everyone who has submitted corrections or additions, and please continue to do so.

Coming Next:

  • 2016 Wonderlic score updates
  • Additional Site Updates
  • Key to easily differentiate the scores (Elite, Good, Average, etc) on a per-position basis

 

NFL Combine Drills 101: What Each Drill Measures

NFL Combine Drills 101: What Each Drill Measures

The NFL Combine consists of several timed/scored physical drills that are designed to measure the various physical attributes of NFL prospects.  Each drill measures different player abilities with sometimes enough overlap to confirm or call into question high or low scores in other drills.  The combine attempts to measure speed, short area quickness (burst), lateral agility, upper body strength, lower body strength, explosiveness and other physical attributes through standardized physical drills.  The drills are completed by players wearing track and field outfits as opposed to football pads and equipment, which has lead some scouts to nickname the combine “The Underwear Olympics.”  When comparing scores and times amongst players of the same position, it is important to consider the context of how large the players are.  When comparing players in general, remember that there are different standards for good scores for different positions.

The Forty Yard Dash as it’s name implies, involves a player running 40 yards as fast as possible.  The clock starts on first movement, so players do not need to react to a gun.  The forty yard dash simply measures sprinting speed over a Forty Yard distance and warrants little other explanation.  Often the first 10 yards of the forty time are considered the most important – depending on position – as it helps to illustrate how quickly a player can accelerate to his full speed which can be more important than how fast he runs the next thirty yards.  This is referred to as a “10 yard split.”  A 20-yard split may also be used to measure how well a player can sustain his initial burst.  The 40 yard dash should also be taken in the context of the size of a given player.  A 6’4″ 220 lb player who runs a 4.40 is more impressive than a 5’9 170 lb player with the same forty time.

The Bench Press measures pure upper body strength and endurance.  The NFL Combine version of the test involves the players bench pressing a 225lb barbell for as many reps as they can, until failure.  The Bench Press score is listed as number of reps, which refers simply to the number of times the player was able to lift the 225lb weight.  Like 40 time, the context of player size and position should also be taken into consideration when comparing Bench Press numbers.   A 25 rep bench press score by a 350 lb lineman with is much less impressive than a 25 rep bench press score by a 225  lb wide receiver.

The Vertical Leap measures explosiveness and lower body strength.  The drill is conducted simply by having the player leap from a stationary position and attempt to touch plastic flags at the top of a pole.  Each player is given two opportunities to jump, with the highest point achieved counted as the measurement.  Vertical leap translates nicely into a measure of how quickly an athlete can explode off the line of scrimmage from a motionless position.  Vertical leap can also be used to confirm a fast 40 yard dash time or 10 yard split, as it involves many of the same muscle groups as sprinting.  Like other drills, high vertical leap scores by heavier players are, relatively speaking, more impressive than their lighter counterparts.

The Broad Jump is another drill that measures an athletes lower body strength and explosiveness, but is also a good measure of balance.  The drill is conducted with players standing behind a line with their feet and shoulders square to that line and in a stationary position.  The player is allowed to swing their arms (while maintaining balance) and jumps forward with both feet to land as far as possible from the starting line.  The athlete must show balance on the landing of the broad jump, as scores in which the athlete does not “stick the landing” are not counted.

The Three-Cone Drill measures many things including lateral quickness and change of direction ability, flexibility and body control and a bit of agility and speed.  The drill involves 3 cones placed in a right-triangle formation with the cones placed 5 yards apart, forming the legs of the triangle.  The athlete is asked to start from a 3-point stance and must react to a command to begin the drill.  The player runs from the start to the first cone where he must touch the line, and then returns to the start where he must touch the line again.  After the second line touch at the start, the athlete must run around the outside of the first cone, weave back inside and run around the second cone and then backtrack his steps to the finish line.  The player is given two attempts at the 3-cone drill, one starting from each direction.  This drill is a good measurement of skill-position change of direction explosiveness, but also a good measure of hip flexibility in pass rushers to show that they can bend sufficiently to get around the edge.

The 20-Yard Shuttle Drill is also known as the “5-10-5 drill,” the “pro agility shuttle” or the “short shuttle” drill.  This drill measures short-area quickness, agility, flexibility and the speed at which a prospect can change  direction.  In addition to flexibility and athleticism, this drill gives scouts an idea of how well a prospect can sink their hips, keep a low center of gravity, and move laterally.  This drill consists of three cones being placed 5 yards apart, with the player starting at the middle cone.  The athlete begins the drill in response to a verbal “Go” queue, and chooses a direction to turn and run 5 yards to the cone.  The player must touch the line, and then turns and runs to the other cone that is now 10 yards away.  The player touches the line at the opposite cone, turns and runs the remaining 5 yards back to the original starting position.  The time recorded is the total time taken to run between the cones in this manner.   Athletes are given three opportunities to complete the drill, with the best time being recorded as their score.

The 60-Yard Shuttle Drill is also known as the “long shuttle” and is named for the total number of yards covered during the drill.  The long shuttle measures speed, short area quickness, and the ability to change direction while sprinting at full speed.  The drill consists of a starting line with three cones being placed 5, 10 and 15 yards from the starting line.  The athlete must touch the line at each turn, and runs from the start to the 5 yard cone and back to the start (10 yards), to the 10 yard cone and back to the start (20 yards), and to the 15 yard cone and back to the start (30 yards).  The sixty-yard shuttle is typically run by cover linebackers and defensive backs and offensive skill positions including tight end, but quarterbacks and offensive/defensive linemen typically do not participate in this drill.

Body measurements (Height, Weight, Hand Size, Arm Length) simply measure the size of an athlete’s body.  These measurements are often important to give context on how athletic a player really is, as well as show whether or not a player is of sufficient size for his position.  Height is usually considered most frequently when evaluating QBs, WRs, and CBs with Weight being more important when looking at Defensive Tackles.  Arm Length is used primarily when evaluating Offensive and Defensive lineman, and Hand Size is often cited as an important metric for Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers.

The Cognitive Tests feature a Wonderlic test and a 60-minute aptitude test.  The Wonderlic is a basic cognitive ability test consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions that must be answered within 12 minutes, with the score being the number of questions answered correctly within that period of time.  According to Wonderlic, Inc. a score of 20 indicates average intelligence and a score of 10 indicates at least a basic level of literacy.  The Wonderlic test is controversial in terms of it’s usefulness in determining actual intelligence, especially in the context of NFL football.  Wonderlic scores are not officially reported by the NFL, but usually leak out to media during draft coverage.  Little is known about the new cognitive aptitude test that the NFL introduced in 2013.  It is known to be 60 minutes long and “impossible to study for,” and held in a fairly high level of confidentiality.  It is speculated that the aptitude test is a hybrid of a personality test and an intelligence test, possibly helping teams evaluate whether a player is a fit for their coaching styles.  Scores for the aptitude test have been rumored to be shared with only a few executives per team to maximize the security of that information.

What separates players by combine scores is not only the score itself, but typically what position they play.  The size of the player, as mentioned above, is also a good indicator of how athletic a player is, as it’s more difficult to be fast when you are also big and tall.  Context is always important when evaluating players based on combine data, but the combine does put players on an even playing field by standardizing the drills and measurements taken.

 

 

2016 NFL Combine Wonderlic Scores – Updated

2016 NFL Combine Wonderlic Scores – Updated

Wonderlic scores for the 2016 draft class – although not officially announced – have been mentioned in major media NFL draft coverage.  NFLCombineResults compiles Wonderlic scores from these sources but considers these Wonderlic scores mentioned in the media to be rumor.   We make every attempt to gather information from reliable sources and appreciate any corrections provided by the readers.  Thanks to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal for continuing to provide NFL Wonderlic scores in his reports.

Updated 4/23/2016 with Offensive Wonderlic Scores

2016 Unofficial NFL Combine Wonderlic Scores:

Quarterback:

  • Carson Wentz – 40
  • Jared Goff – 34
  • Paxton Lynch – 18
  • Dak Prescott – 25
  • Christian Hackenberg – 24
  • Jacoby Brissett – 24
  • Jeff Driskel – 29
  • Connor Cook – 25
  • Kevin Hogan – 38
  • Nate Sudfeld – 28
  • Cardale Jones – 25
  • Josh Woodrum – 32

Running Back:

  • Ezekial Elliott – 32
  • Derrick Henry – 15
  • Jordan Howard – 27
  • Devontae Booker – 15
  • Andy Janovich – 29
  • Devon Johnson – 15
  • Kelvin Taylor – 7

Wide Receiver:

  • Laquon Treadwell – 20
  • Braxton Miller – 19
  • Corey Coleman – 10
  • Aaron Burbridge – 27
  • DeMarcus Robinson – 15
  • Moritz Boehringer – 28

Tight End:

  • Hunter Henry – 28
  • Nick Vannett – 34
  • Jerell Adams – 15
  • Austin Hooper – 29
  • Tyler Higbee – 22
  • Devon Cajuste – 28

Offensive Line:

  • Laremy Tunsil – 15
  • Ronnie Stanley – 27
  • Taylor Decker – 36
  • Jack Conklin – 29
  • Brandon Shell – 17
  • Graham Glasgow – 34
  • Germain Ifedi – 27
  • Le’Raven Clark – 17
  • Caleb Benenoch – 27
  • Rees Odhiambo – 27
  • Christian Westerman – 19
  • Joe Thuney – 39
  • Ryan Kelly – 29

Defensive End:

Defensive Tackle:

Linebacker:

Cornerback:

 

  • Jalen Ramset – 24
  • Vernon Hargreaves – 20
  • Eli Apple – 21
  • Mackensie Alexander – 12
  • William Jackson – 16
  • Xavier Howard – 10
  • TJ Green – 18
  • James Bradberry – 21
  • Eric Murray – 26

 

Safety:

 

  • Karl Joseph – 16
  • Keanu Neal – 18
  • Darian Thompson – 29
  • Su’a Cravens – 24
  • Miles Killebrew – 38
  • Justin Simmons – 18
  • Tyvis Powell – 24
  • Jeremy Cash – 27

 

There are conflicting reports of Carson Wentz scoring a 29 vs, scoring a 40 on the Wonderlic.  It is possible that both are true if he took the Wonderlic twice.

Update:  Carson Wentz has been confirmed by Bob McGinn to have scored a 40.

More Wonderlic score rumors will continue to emerge as we move closer to the NFL Draft.

2016 NFL Combine Data Is Now Available

2016 NFL Combine Data Is Now Available

Combine data for the 2016 NFL Combine has been added to the site and can be found here.

The following data has been updated for the 2016 NFL Draft class:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • 40 Yard Dash Time
  • 20 Yard Dash Time (On Player Page)
  • 10 Yard Dash Time (On Player Page)
  • Bench Press
  • Vertical Leap
  • Broad Jump
  • 20 Yard Shuttle Drill Time
  • 3 Cone Drill

Additional data will be coming soon, including:

  • Arm Length
  • Hand Size
  • Wonderlic Score (when available)
  • 60 Yard Shuttle Drill Time

Future updates will add the missing information.  Please comment or contact the site if you notice any inaccuracies or can fill in missing information.

2016 NFL Combine Schedule Details

2016 NFL Combine Schedule Details

The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine is scheduled to begin on February 23rd and end on February 30th.

NCAA football players with no remaining eligibility were scheduled to be notified of their NFL Combine selection status on December 30th, 2016.  Players with NCAA eligibility remaining will be notified of their NFL Combine selection status on January 5th, 2016 by contacting the league office.  The official invite list will be posted by the NFL the first week in February.

Measurements, Interviews and Medical Exams will be conducted for all positions between February 23rd and 27th.

The specific schedule for on-field workouts is as follows:

February 23:  No on-field workouts scheduled

February 24:  No on-field workouts scheduled

February 25:  Bench Press for OL, RB

February 26:  40 Yard Dash, Shuttle, Cone, and Skill drills for OL, RB.  Bench Press for QB, WR, TE

February 27:  40 Yard Dash, Shuttle, Cone, and Skill drills for QB, WR, TE.  Bench Press for DT, DE, LB.

February 28:  40 Yard Dash, Shuttle, Cone, and Skill drills for DT, DE, LB.  Bench Press for CB, S.

February 29:  40 Yard Dash, Shuttle, Cone, and Skill drills for CB, S

 

2015 Defensive Wonderlic Scores

2015 Defensive Wonderlic Scores

2015 Wonderlic scores for Defensive Line, Linebacker, and Cornerback and Safety have now been added to the NFL Combine results combine database.  As always, Wonderlic scores posted on nflcombineresults.com are unofficial and come from media sources including sportswriter Bob McGinn at jsonline.com.  Please let us knowif you are aware of wonderlic data that has not beed added to our database.

2015 Defensive Tackle NFL Combine Wonderlic Scores

  • Leonard Williams – 22
  • Danny Shelton – 23
  • Malcom Brown – 19
  • Michael Bennett – 43
  • Grady Jarrett – 31

2015 Defensive End NFL Combine Wonderlic Scores

  • Arik Armstead – 26
  • Henry Anderson – 36

2015 Outside Linebacker NFL Combine Wonderlic Scores

  • Dante Fowler – 16
  • Randy Gregory – 28
  • Vic Beasley – 29
  • Shane Ray – 20
  • Bud Dupree – 13
  • Nate Orchard – 21
  • Hau’oli Kikaha – 29

2015 Inside Linebacker NFL Combine Wonderlic Scores

  • Benardrick McKinney – 14
  • Stephone Anthony – 23
  • Eric Kendricks – 14
  • Denzel Perryman – 17
  • Paul Dawson – 20
  • Jordan Hicks – 28
  • Jake Ryan – 22

2015 Cornerback NFL Combine Wonderlic Scores

  • Trae Waynes – 20
  • Kevin Johnson – 17
  • Marcus Peters – 13
  • Jalen Collins – 28
  • Byron Jones – 33
  • PJ Williams – 18
  • Ronald Darby – 17
  • Alex Carter – 30

2015 Safety NFL Combine Wonderlic Scores

  • Landon Collins – 17
  • Dmarious Randall – 18
  • Eric Rowe – 23
  • James Sample – 12
  • Ibraheim Campbell – 26

2015 TE and OL Wonderlic Scores

2015 TE and OL Wonderlic Scores

2015 Tight End and Offensive Line Wonderlic scores have been added to the NFL Combine database.  All Wonderlic scores posted on nflcombineresults.com are unofficial and come from media sources including sportswriter Bob McGinn at jsonline.com.  As always, please let us know (and please include a link) if you are aware of wonderlic data that we have not located.

2015 NFL Combine Tight End Wonderlic Scores:

  • Maxx Williams – 29
  • Tyler Kroft – 32

2015 NFL Combine Offensive Tackle Wonderlic Scores:

  • Andrus Peat – 27
  • Cedric Ogbuehi – 23
  • DJ Humphries – 12
  • Corey Robinson – 40

2015 NFL Combine Offensive Guard and Center Wonderlic Scores:

  • Hroniss Grasu – 28
  • Brandon Scherff -22
  • Ali Marpet – 33
  • La’el Collins – 12
  • Laken Tomlinson – 23
  • Mitch Morse – 29
  • John Miller – 14

More Wonderlic scores for other positions and further combine data coming soon.

 

 

2015 NFL RB and WR Wonderlic Scores

2015 NFL RB and WR Wonderlic Scores

2015 NFL Running Back, Wide Receiver  Wonderlic score data from the 2015 NFL Combine is now available.  2015 NFL Draft RB prospects scored as follows:

2015 NFL Combine RB Wonderlic Scores:

  • Todd Gurley – 12
  • Melvin Gordon – 20
  • Jay Ajayi – 24
  • Javorius Allen – 12
  • Tyler Varga – 28
  • Zach Zenner – 35

2015 NFL Combine WR Wonderlic Scores:

  • Amari Cooper – 21
  • Devante Parker – 15
  • Jaelen Strong – 22
  • Dorial Green-Beckham – 20
  • Sammie Coates – 14
  • Rashad Greene – 24

Wonderlic data for other positions will be coming soon.

 

2015 NFL Quarterback Wonderlic Scores

2015 NFL Quarterback Wonderlic Scores

2015 QB Wonderlic Score data leaks have been scattered amongst the internet since a few months after the combine. We have done our best to collect as much Wonderlic Data as possible, but please send us links to other data if you are aware of data that we are missing.  As always Combine Wonderlic scores posted here are based on hearsay and are always unofficial.  The class of 2015, especially the QBs, scored exceptionally well on the wonderlic according to the sample that we were able to find.

2015 Quarterback Wonderlic Scores:

  • Jameis Winston – 27
  • Marcus Mariota – 33
  • Brett Hundley – 26
  • Garrett Grayson – 20
  • Bryce Petty – 31
  • Sean Mannion – 40
  • Shane Carden – 25
  • Cody Fajardo – 31
  • Anthony Boone – 20
  • Connor Halliday – 31

2015 Wonderlic scores for other positions will be coming soon.

 

 

NFLCombineResults.com Site Interface Updated

NFLCombineResults.com Site Interface Updated

NFLCombineResults.com site updates are complete, please enjoy the updated interface and thank you for your patience.

Coming Soon:

  • More 2015 Combine Data including Wonderlic scores where available.
  • Percentiles for Combine Scores that helps to show how good a particular combine score is in relation to other players.
  • Player pages will include rankings for combine scores.

Please let us know if you have any issues with the new interface.