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2015 Combine Results: Everything on linebackers and defensive linemen

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Athleticism was on display Sunday in Indianapolis as the edge-rushing outside linebackers backed up pre-Combine reports of it being one of the draft's deepest positions.

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When production meets measurables, a first round pick is created.

There are several outside linebackers who meet this description, and based on their Combine performances, optimism is high for the position as a whole.

Clemson's Vic Beasley and Kentucky's Bud Dupree were perhaps the highlights of an uber-athletic outside linebackers group who ran and jumped Sunday at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. Beasley ran a 4.53 40-yard dash (1.72 10-yard) and logged a broad jump of 10 feet, 10 inches Sunday, solidifying himself as a likely first round pick.

Dupree was even more impressive, logging a broad jump of 11 feet, six inches, the highest among both groups, along with a 42-inch vertical jump and a 4.53 40 (1.6 10-yard).

In comparison, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier had a 10 feet, 10 inch broad jump and a 42-inch vertical jump at 237 pounds. Dupree weighed in at 269 pounds.

We liked Beasley a bit more than Dupree, but both made strong cases Sunday as to why they may not be around for the Steelers to need to choose between them.

Here are the results for all the linebackers involved with the Combine.

Player School Height Weight Arm Hand 10 Yard 40 Bench Vertical Broad 3-Cone Short Shuttle 60 Yard Shuttle
Kwon Alexander LSU 6'1 227 30 1/4 9 1/4 1.59 4.55 24 36" 10'1" 7.14 4.2
Stephone Anthony Clemson 6'3 243 32 1/2 10 3/8 1.57 4.56 23 37" 10'2" 7.07 4.03
Neiron Ball Florida 6'2 236 33 5/8 9 3/8 DNP DNP 22 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil Maryland 6'2 248 32 5/8 9 3/4 DNP DNP 25 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Aaron Davis Colorado State 6'0 225 31 9 1.77 4.95 16 29" 8'11" 7.38 4.37 12.01
Paul Dawson TCU 6'0 235 31 1/2 9 1/2 1.69 4.93 21 28" 9'1" DNP 4.49
Trey Depriest Alabama 6'0 254 31 5/8 9 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Xzavier Dickson Alabama 6'3 260 33 1/2 10 1.71 4.74 19 29.5" 8'4" 7.56 4.53
Bud Dupree Kentucky 6'4 269 32 5/8 9 3/4 1.6 4.56 DNP 42" 11'6" DNP DNP
Alani Fua BYU 6'5 238 32 10 1/8 1.67 4.73 18 34.5" 9'10" 6.38 4.15 11.54
Geneo Grissom Oklahoma 6'3 262 33 3/8 10 1/4 1.66 4.81 24 37" 9'9' 7.24 4.38 12.44
Obum Owacham Oregon State 6'5 246 34 3/8 10 1.68 4.72 22 36" 10'1" 7.28 4.28
Bryce Hager Baylor 6'1 234 31 3/8 9 1.64 4.6 26 35" 9'9" 7.15 4.36
Ben Heeney Kansas 6'1 231 30 3/4 9 1.63 4.59 19 33.5" 10' 6.68 4 11.06
Amarlo Herrera Georgia 6'1 244 32 3/4 9 5/8 1.73 4.83 23 32" 9'3" 7.35 4.27
Jordan Hicks Texas 6'1 236 32 10 1.53 4.68 20 38" 10'4" 6.78 4.15 11.34
Mike Hull Penn State 6'0 237 30 1/2 9 3/8 1.6 4.68 31 DNP DNP 6.99 DNP 11.52
Taiwan Jones Michigan State 6'3 245 34 10 1.56 4.95 19 32" 9'7" 7.25 4.33
Eric Kendricks UCLA 6'0 232 31 9 5/8 1.64 4.61 19 38" 10'5" DNP DNP
Hau'oli Kikaha Washington 6'2 253 32 1/2 9 5/8 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Lorenzo Mauldin Louisville 6'4 259 33 9 7/8 1.71 4.85 23 32" 9'4" 7.47 4.58
Bernardick McKinney Mississippi State 6'4 246 33 9 1.74 4.66 16 40.5" 10'1" 7.21 4.27
Mark Nzeocha Wyoming 6'2 232 33 10 DNP DNP 24 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Denzel Perryman Miami (FL) 5'11 236 31 7/8 9 1/2 1.69 4.78 27 32" 9'5" DNP DNP
Hayes Pullard Southern Cal 6'0 240 31 1/4 9 5/8 1.68 4.78 19 31" 9'2' 7.07 4.39
Edmond Robinson Newberry 6'3 245 34 10 1/4 1.69 4.61 20 37" 10'1" 7.49 4.38 11.81
Jake Ryan Michigan 6'2 240 31 9 3/8 1.64 4.65 20 34" 10' 7.11 4.2 11.65
Martrell Spaight Arkansas 6'0 236 32 3/4 9 1/8 1.72 4.88 25 35" 10' 7.66 DNP
J.R. Tavai Southern Cal 6'2 249 31 1/2 9 1/8 1.71 4.91 20 30.5" 9'4' DNP DNP
Shaq Thompson Washington 6'0 228 33 9 1/2 1.78 4.64 DNP 33.5" 9'9" 6.99 4.08 11.78
Max Valles Virginia 6'5 251 32 5/8 9 3/8 1.77 4.83 DNP 36.5" 10'1" 7.59 4.37
Tony Washington Oregon 6'4 247 33 9 1/2 1.75 4.99 17 32.5" 9'2" 7.2 4.31 12.83
Damien Wilson Minnesota 6'0 245 33 3/4 9 3/8 1.66 4.77 22 37" 9'11" 7.21 4.2 11.68
Ramik Wilson Georgia 6'2 237 33 10 5/8 1.7 4.77 23 35" 9'3" DNP 4.51 DNP

Here's a look at the performances of the defensive linemen.

Player School Height Weight 40 time 10 Yard Bench Arm Hand Vertical Broad
Henry Anderson Stanford 6'6 294 5.03 1.75 33 1/2 9 3/4 30" 9'3"
Arik Armstead Oregon 6'7 292 5.1 1.76 24 33 10 1/2 34" 9'9"
Tavares Barnes Clemson 6'4 282 4.8 1.7 33 1/8 8 1/2
Vic Beasley Clemson 6'3 246 4.53 1.72 35 32 1/2 9 3/8 41" 10'10"
Michael Bennett Ohio State 6'2 293 33 5/8 10 1/4
Angelo Blackson Auburn 6'4 318 5.02 1.77 20 33 3/4 9 3/4 31" 8'5"
Malcom Brown Texas 6'2 319 5.05 1.75 26 32 1/2 10 29.5" 8'2"
Anthony Chickillo Miami (FL) 6'3 267 4.79 1.59 27 33 1/2 10 1/8 34.5" 9'6"
Frank Clark Michigan 6'3 271 4.79 1.7 19 34 3/8 10 1/8 38.5" 9'10"
Xavier Cooper Washington State 6'3 293 4.86 1.7 29 31 1/2 9 3/8 29" 9'2"
Christian Covington Rice 6'2 289 33 1/4 10
Corey Crawford Clemson 6'5 283 5.01 1.79 34 1/2 9 1/4 33" 9'2"
Carl Davis Iowa 6'5 320 5.07 1.87 34 5/8 11 33" 8'7"
Tyeler Davidson Fresno State 6'2 316 5.16 1.91 32 34 10 3/4 8'9"
Ryan Delaire Towson 6'4 254 4.97 1.73 23 32 1/2 10 3/8
B.J. Dubose Louisville 6'4 284 5.06** 1.66 26 33 9 3/4
Mario Edwards Jr. Florida State 6'3 279 4.84 1.76 32 33 1/4 10 7/8 32.5" 10'
Kyle Emanuel North Dakota State 6'3 255 4.77 1.7 27 31 9 3/8 34" 10'
Trey Flowers Arkansas 6'2 266 4.93 1.84 28 34 1/4 10 36.5" 10'1"
Dante Fowler Florida 6'3 261 4.6 1.56 19 33 3/4 9 1/2 32.5" 9'4"
Markus Golden Missouri 6'2 260 4.9 1.72 31 1/8 10 1/2
Eddie Goldman Florida State 6'4 336 33 1/8 10 1/8
Randy Gregory Nebraska 6'5 235 4.64 1.62 24 34 10 36.5" 10'5"
Marcus Hardison Arizona State 6'3 307 27 33 1/2 10 3/8
Eli Harold Virginia 6'3 247 4.6 1.68 33 9 3/8 35" 10'3"
Zach Hodges Harvard 6'2 250 4.68 1.63 34 1/4 9 7/8 33.5" 10'5"
Danielle Hunter LSU 6'5 252 4.57 1.58 25 34 1/4 10 1/2
Martin Ifedi Memphis 6'3 275 4.88 1.73 16 33 7/8 10 31" 9'3"
Grady Jarrett Clemson 6'1 304 5.06 1.84 30 32 3/8 10 31" 9'4"
Derrick Lott Tennessee-Chatt 6'4 314 4.99 1.81 30 33 5/8 9 1/8 26,5" 8'10"
Joey Mbu Houston 6'3 313 5.54 1.81 35 9 1/4 22.5" 8'1"
Ellis McCarthy UCLA 6'5 338 5.21 1.82 24 34 1/8 9 7/8 32" 9'1"
Rakeem Nunez-Roches Southern Miss 6'2 307 5.02 1.74 26 32 5/8 10 1/8 34" 9'6"
Owa Odighizuwa UCLA 6'3 267 4.62 1.63 25 33 3/4 11 39" 10'7"
Nate Orchard Utah 6'3 250 4.8 1.97 33 3/4 10 1/4 31.5" 9'7"
Leon Orr Florida 6'5 323 5.16 1.85 34 1/8 9 3/8 28" 8'4"
David Parry Stanford 6'1 308 5.38 1.76 34 31 9 7/8 29" 8'7"
Jordan Phillips Oklahoma 6'5 329 5.17 1.84 28 34 3/4 9 3/8 30" 8'9"
Darius Philon Arkansas 6'1 298 5 1.82 26 32 3/8 9 1/2 31" 8'11"
Shane Ray Missouri 6'3 245 21 33 1/8 9
Cedric Reed Texas 6'5 269 22 33 3/8 9 3/4
Bobby Richardson Indiana 6'3 283 5.16 1.85 34 5/8 11 32.5" 8'10"
Ryan Russell Purdue 6'4 269 4.75 1.64 25 33 3/8 10 1/4 32.5" 9'11"
Danny Shelton Washington 6'2 339 5.64 1.88 34 32 10 1/4 30.5" 7'11"
Deon Simon Northwestern State 6'4 321 5.12 1.78 35 33 10 1/2 29.5" 8'9"
Preston Smith Mississippi State 6'5 271 4.74 1.64 24 34 10 5/8 34" 10'1"
Za'Darius Smith Kentucky 6'4 274 4.83 1.76 23 32 5/8 10 29" 9'5"
J.T. Surratt South Carolina 6'1 304 5.19 1.89 29 32 10 1/8 30" 8'10"
Lyndon Trail Norfolk State 6'7 269 4.91 1.77 24 34 7/8 10 1/2 32.5" 9'9"
Louis Trinca-Pasat Iowa 6'1 290 4.96 1.75 31 7/8 10 1/8 32" 8'9"
Davis Tull Tennessee-Chatt 6'2 246 31 1/4 9 3/4 42.5" 11'
Zack Wagenmann Montana 6'3 247 4.82 1.67 14 33 1/2 9 1/2 37.5" 9'1"
L.T. Walton Central Michigan 6'5 319 5.25 1.79 25 32 1/4 10 1/4 27" 8'7"
Leonard Williams Southern Cal 6'5 302 4.97 1.74 34 5/8 10 5/8 29.5" 8'10"
Gabe Wright Auburn 6'3 300 5.07 1.8 34 32 5/8 10 3/4 26.5" 8'4"