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Future Jets’ Bests for Last 7 Combines

Posted by Randy Lange on February 21, 2013 – 10:39 am

This is the companion list to my Jets Combine news advance featuring Stephen Hill, one of the top performers at last year’s workouts, that just went live.

The presentation is based on research that can be found by clicking on the Past Top Performers tab at nfl.com/combine.

The list comes in two sections. The top part shows future Jets who finished in the top 15 in a particular drill among all participants in a given combine. If an athlete’s performance can be extended to a top-15 finish for multiple years to the present, that is shown as well.

The second half is for Jets-to-be who finished in the top 15 among all the participants at ALL the combines from ’06-12 (or in the bench press from ’07-12) at each player’s position as listed heading into that combine.

The list includes players such as Antonio Cromartie who didn’t make their first NFL stops with the Jets as well as players in italics who are no longer with the Jets.

This week, with participants beginning now to descend on Indianapolis and combine drills ready to roll out starting Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium, new Jets GM John Idzik and company have begun the process of finding the next Jets entries on these lists.

Jets’Combine Bests, 2006-12
 Player Time/Dist Year  Finish
40-Yard Dash
Stephen Hill 4.36 ’12 T-2nd; T-11th, ’09-12
Vertical Jump
Clyde Gates 40.0″ ’11 T-8th; T-12th, ’11-12
Stephen Hill 39.5″ ’12 T-5th
Demario Davis 38.5″ ’12 T-11th
Dustin Keller 38.0″ ’08 T-4th
Broad Jump
Stephen Hill 11’1″ ’12 T-1st; T-7th, ’06-12
Antonio Cromartie 11’0″ ’06 T-4th; T-12th, ’06-12
Dustin Keller 10’11” ’08 T-4th; T-13th, ’07-12
Clyde Gates 10’11” ’11 2nd; T-13th, ’07-12
3-Cone Drill
Tim Tebow 6.66 ’10 T-6th
20-Yard Shuttle
Nick Bellore 4.00 ’11 T-7th; T-15th, ’10-12
Dustin Keller 4.14 ’08 T-12th
60-Yard Shuttle
Tim Tebow 11.27 ’10 T-13th
220-Pound Bench Press
Vernon Gholston 37 reps ’08 T-1st; T-10th, ’08-12
40-Yard Dash
LaRon Landry 4.35 ’07 T-1st among Ss, ’06-12
David Clowney 4.36 ’07 T-13th among WRs, ’06-12
Stephen Hill 4.36 ’12 T-13th among WRs, ’06-12
Brad Smith 4.46 ’06 4th among QBs, ’06-12
Dustin Keller 4.55 ’08 T-8th among TEs, ’06-12
Vertical Jump
Brad Smith 39.5″ ’06 2nd among QBs, ’06-12
Tim Tebow 38.5″ ’10 4th among QBs, ’06-12
Dustin Keller 38.0″ ’08 7th among TEs, ’06-12
Aaron Maybin 38.0″ ’09 T-14th among DL, ’06-12
LaRon Landry 37.5″ ’07 T-11th among Ss, ’06-12
Matt Slauson 34.0″ ’09 T-6th among OL, ’06-12
Broad Jump
Stephen Hill 11’1″ ’12 T-3rd among WRs, ’06-12
Antonio Cromartie 11’0″ ’06 T-5th among CBs, ’06-12
Dustin Keller 10’11” ’08 T-1st among TEs, ’06-12
Clyde Gates 10’11” ’11 5th among WRs, ’06-12
Brad Smith 10’8″ ’06 1st among QBs, ’06-12
Vernon Gholston 10’5″ ’08 6th among DL, ’06-12
Aaron Maybin 10’4″ ’09 T-7th among DL, ’06-12
Demario Davis 10’4″ ’12 T-11th among LBs, ’06-12
20-Yard Shuttle
Nick Bellore 4.00 ’11 T-3rd among LBs, ’06-12
Dustin Keller 4.14 ’08 8th among TEs, ’06-12
Nick Mangold 4.36 ’06 6th among OL, ’06-12
3-Cone Drill
Tim Tebow 6.66 ’10 1st among QBs, ’06-12
Dustin Keller 6.88 ’08 12th among TEs, ’06-12
60-Yard Shuttle
Tim Tebow 11.27 ’10 1st among QBs, ’06-12
220-Pound Bench Press
Vernon Gholston 37 reps ’08 T-7th among DL, ’07-12
Demario Davis 32 reps ’12 T-5th among LBs, ’07-12
Dustin Keller 26 reps ’08 T-12th among TEs, ’07-12
Kyle Wilson 25 reps ’10 T-4th among CBs, ’07-12
Robert Malone 19 reps ’10 T-3rd, Specialists, ’07-12

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18 Responses to “Future Jets’ Bests for Last 7 Combines”

  1. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom Ready for the Draft on Feb 21, 2013 | Reply

    Favorite combine appearance? Sounds like something Rex would ramble on about, along with favorite counter-productive pre-game boast. I’ll save my enthusiasm for when these guys get onto the practice field for real in July, thank you…

  2. By GaryC on Feb 21, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t really know what this all means in the end,but if I am looking at a quarterback,he will throw outside with a wind of 40 degrees blowing in his face instead of throwing in a dome.

  3. By russ on Feb 21, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder if anybody famous is sitting in my seat for next years Super Bowl…How much rental will NFL pay me?….

  4. By SQUIRREL on Feb 21, 2013 | Reply

    I have two words for the value of the combine … Vernon Gholston,

  5. By Allan O'Dane on Feb 21, 2013 | Reply

    I suggest teams start to do stress and mental toughness evaluations and tests like they do for Navy seals. At least that way I know we draft another QB like Sanchez.

  6. By scjoe on Feb 21, 2013 | Reply

    Some impressive names on that list, Vernon Gholston, Tim Tebow, Stephen Hill, Clyde Gates. What does it all mean? That combine numbers don’t mean much.

  7. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom Ready for the Draft on Feb 21, 2013 | Reply

    Allan, Sanchez scores out low in every category as a starting QB. But when it comes to mental toughness, he’d be hard-pressed to start on a good Southern California high school team. (I know because I go to the games once in awhile and also see them on the TVs behind the bar at my favorite Mexican cantina on Friday nights.)

  8. By IRA on Feb 21, 2013 | Reply

    Interesting numbers by Randy but sorry in my books they mean nothing. Game tapes to not lie and thats the only way to grade players. These workouts in shorts mean zero look at Gholston and so many others and look at Brady .

  9. By Byrdman on Feb 21, 2013 | Reply

    Whenever I see NFL Combine numbers, I think of something Marc Spindler said prior to the 1990 draft.
    ” IF YOU WANT A FAST GUY, TAKE BEN JOHNSON HE’S THE FASTEST MAN ON THE PLANET – YOU WANT A GUY THAT’S STRONG, TAKE TED ARCEDI, THE GUY CAN BENCH PRESS 700 LBS – BUT IF YOU WANT A FOOTBALL PLAYER… THEN TAKE ME, I LOVE THE GAME AND I’LL GIVE YOU BLOOD AND GUTS ON EVERY DOWN ” that quote sent shivers down my spine back in 1990 and it remains one of my favorite football related quotes of all times !

  10. By GaryC on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    It was better when the combine was at the RCA dome,the convention center and dome were connected any you came in contact with the players,coaches in the lobby,they actually had the interviews behind closed doors in the convention center lobby,remember Troy Williamson agent talking on his cell phone,talking up Williamson,didn’t help,the guy turned out to be a bust.I actually talked to Brad Seely and Mike Heimerdinger.Talked to Clayton,Peter King,you cannot get that access now.

  11. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom Ready for the Draft on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    GaryC, how far are you from the Combine? Is there any way you can go there and have a few words with Jet coaches and FA guys? They definitely need some talkin’ to…

  12. By Mike Jet Vet on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Here’s my take on today’s combine, spare me the drama, All hamlets .These young spoiled self absorbed children of today,( MOST NOT ALL) put their best foot forward show best behavior, sit in front of cameras say all the right things. get Millions, What do they give in return actors, holdouts, dancing for the stars for what, simply doing what they’re over pay for a tackle here, a catch there, not to mention whatever trouble they can find, give me the real men of football the Klecko’s, Lyon’s D- Byrd,J Payton’s, J-Green, Curtis Martin, any day of the week take these combines and stick em. How about Testing for Heart, determination, and intestinal fortitude

  13. By GaryC on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    jetfantom,I believe now it is harder that they moved to Lucas Oil to get close to the coaching staff and Players,I have a sheet with the autographs of Gil Brandt,John Clayton,Peter King,Adam Snyder the Ex 49 guard and Heimerdinger,before he passed away.I could actually take a bus to the downtown area,about a half hour ride.

  14. By ronbo on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Guys, Relax,The combine is just a small piece to a giant puzzle.Ht. Wt. 40 time, bench press, high jump, broad jump,all that stuff simply gives a clearer picture to how much athletic ability a guy has or doesn’t have. It obviously does nothing in terms of measuring a guys heart,smarts or ability to work as a member of a team. I agree with IRA that game tapes, scouting and individual work outs are much more important.

  15. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom Ready for Them Changes on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe you should, GaryC, and give them a piece of your mind — and all of our minds!

  16. By charliejet on Feb 27, 2013 | Reply

    Well now that Smith has been traded to the Chiefs for 2picks, San Fran now has 15,yes 15 draft picks. I think Revis will be a 49 with some of those picks coming our way. Wada’ ya? say um… 1 late first round AND 2 early second round picks? Any thoughts?

  17. By ronbo on Feb 28, 2013 | Reply

    Charlie Jet, Ira posted on a newer header we might get the 49ers 1st pic#31+ the #34 they got from K.C, and probably a 3rd or 4th rounder as well. That would probably be about as much as we can expect considering Revis medical situation.As we are in a rebuilding mode I could live with that.

  18. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom Ready for Them Changes on Feb 28, 2013 | Reply

    charliejet and ronbo, SF’s 31, 34, and another pick for Revis would be JUST FINE given his injury, his character, his constant need for more money, and the fact that we won’t be close to competitive until he’s at least another 2 yrs into his career. By that time, he might just be another Aso, a guy whose PR went to his head and has become overpriced and overrated. Either way, he ain’t the future on this team.

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