NFL Scouting Combine 2022 tracker: Measurements, top individual performances from NFL Draft prospects

This week, 324 players from 106 schools went to Indianapolis for the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine. All of these players were looking to improve their draft stock while possibly finding their future NFL team in the process.

Over the past two days, we’ve compiled the top results from the quarterbacks, receivers, tight ends, running backs and offensive linemen who took part in on-field drills. Below are each of the top individual performances from Indianapolis, as several players surely improved their draft stocks by virtue of their performances. 

Fans should also check out our complete NFL Draft coverage throughout the next several weeks ahead of the 2022 draft.

Defensive backsNotable 40-yard dash timesCB Kalon Barnes (Baylor): 4.29CB Tariq Woolen (Texas-San Antonio): 4.30S J.T. Woods (Baylor): 4.36S Lewis Cine (Georgia): 4.38S Percy Butler (Louisiana): 4.39CB Jalyn Armour-Davis (Alabama): 4.39CB Zyon McCollum (Sam Houston State): 4.40CB Damarri Mathis (Pittsburgh): 4.40S Dax Hill (Michigan): 4.41CB Cobie Durant (South Carolina State): 4.41CB Alontae Taylor (Tennessee): 4.41CB Sauce Gardner (Cincinnati): 4.41S Tycen Anderson (Toledo): 4.41CB Josh Thompson (Texas): 4.43S Markquese Bell (Florida A&M): 4.45CB Cam Taylor-Britt (Nebraska): 4.45CB Trent McDuffie (Washington): 4.46Notable bench press repsS Yusuf Corker (Kentucky): 23S Jaquan Brisker (Penn State): 22S Kolby Harvell-Peel (Oklahoma): 21S Kerby Joseph (Illinois): 18CB Jaylen Watson (Washington State): 18CB Damarion Williams (Houston): 17CB Coby Bryant (Cincinnati): 17Notable broad jumpsS Lewis Cine (Georgia): 11’1″S Kyle Hamilton (Notre Dame): 10’11″S Nick Cross (Maryland): 10’10″S JT Woods (Baylor): 10’8″S Leon O’Neal (Texas A&M): 10’5″S Smoke Monday (Auburn): 10’4″S Jaquan Brisker (Penn State): 10’4″Barnes blazes

Baylor’s Kalon Barnes entered the combine widely considered one of the most physically gifted defensive backs of the class, and he proved that in the 40, posting one of the fastest times in combine history. Barnes has apparently run in the 4.1s as well.

LinebackersNotable 40-yard dash timesTroy Anderson (Montana State): 4.42Christian Harris (Alabama): 4.44Channing Tindall (Georgia): 4.47Malcolm Rodriguez (Oklahoma State): 4.52Brandon Smith (Penn State): 4.52Quay Walker (Georgia): 4.52Leo Chenal (Wisconsin): 4.53D’Marco Jackson (Appalachian State): 4.55Notable bench press repsChad Muma (Wyoming): 27Devin Lloyd (Utah): 25Aaron Hansford (Texas A&M): 24Terrel Bernard (Baylor): 22Micah McFadden (Indiana): 21Jake Hansen (Illinois): 21Jack Sanborn (Wisconsin): 20Notable broad jumpsJeremiah Moon (Florida): 11’1″Christian Harris (Alabama): 11’0″Chad Muma (Wyoming): 10’9″Channing Tindall (Georgia): 10’9″Troy Andersen (Montana State): 10’8″Brandon Smith (Penn State): 10’8″Leo Chenal (Wisconsin): 10’8″Chance Campbell (Mississippi): 10’7″Edge rushersNotable 40-yard dash timesAmare Barno (Virginia Tech): 4.36Sam Williams (Mississippi): 4.46Travon Walker (Georgia): 4.51Boye Mafe (Minnesota): 4.53Nik Bonitto (Oklahoma): 4.54David Ojabo (Michigan): 4.55Kayvon Thibodeaux (Oregon): 4.58Jermaine Johnson II (Florida State): 4.58Myjai Sanders (Cincinnati): 4.67Jeffrey Gunter (Coastal Carolina): 4.70Isaiah Thomas (Oklahoma): 4.70Notable bench press repsKayvon Thibodeaux (Oregon): 27Dominique Robinson (Miami Ohio): 25Cameron Thomas (San Diego State): 24Michael Cleamons (Texas A&M): 24DeAngelo Malone (Western Kentucky): 23Tyree Johnson (Texas A&M): 21Arnold Ebiketie (Penn State): 2George Karlaftis (Purdue): 21Zach Carter (Florida): 19Notable broad jumpsAmare Barno (Virginia Tech): 10’11″Arnold Ebiketie (Penn State): 10’8″Drake Jackson (USC): 10’7″Jermaine Johnson (Florida State): 10’5″Boye Mafe (Minnesota): 10’5″Travon Walker (Georgia): 10’3″Sam Williams (Mississippi): 10’3″Joshua Paschal (Kentucky): 10’3″Jeffrey Gunter (Coastal Carolina): 10’2″Historic Hokie

Butler Community College transfer Amare Barno, of Virginia Tech, was an athletic standout among the pass rushers, topping the broad jump event with a nearly 11-foot leap and posting the fastest 40-yard dash from a defensive lineman since 2003.

Defensive linemenNotable 40-yard dash timesDevonte Wyatt (Georgia): 4.77Jordan Davis (Georgia): 4.78Perrion Winfrey (Oklahoma): 4.89Travis Jones (Connecticut): 4.92Thomas Booker (Stanford): 4.94Matthew Butler (Tennessee): 5.00DeMarvin Leal (Texas A&M): 5.00Notable bench press repsOtito Ogbonnia (UCLA): 29DJ Davidson (Arizona State): 23Matthew Butler (Tennessee): 17Notable broad jumpsJordan Davis (Georgia): 10’3″Matthew Butler (Tennessee): 9’4″Devonte Wyatt (Georgia): 9’3″Thomas Booker (Stanford): 9’2″Travis Jones (Connecticut): 9’2″Phidarian Mathis (Alabama): 9’1″Georgia gets a dub

Two Bulldogs raised their stock at the defensive line spot, with Jordan Davis and Devonte Wyatt making the case they belong as Day One targets for teams hungry for interior talent. Both prospects proved both strong and athletic with top-three results in the bench press and broad jump.

Offensive linemen 

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Notable 40-yard dash times OT Dare Rosenthal (Kentucky): 4.88OT Kellen Diesch (Arizona State): 4.89G Chris Paul (Tulsa): 4.89OT Trevor Penning (Northern Iowa): 4.89C Cam Jurgens (Nebraska): 4.92OT Abraham Lucas (Wash. State): 4.92OT Ickey Ekwonu (N.C. State): 4.93G Dylan Parham (Memphis): 4.93C Zach Tom (Wake Forest): 4.94OT Charles Cross (Miss. State): 4.95G Zach Thomas (San Diego State): 4.96OT Braxton Jones (Southern Utah State): 4.97Notable bench press reps G Zion Johnson (Boston College): 32G Jamaree Salyer (Georgia): 31G Cole Strange (Tennessee-Chattanooga): 31OT Bernhard Raimann (Central Michigan): 30G Marcus McKethan (North Carolina): 27OT Nick Zakelj (Fordham): 27G Luke Goedeke (Central Michigan): 26C Cam Jurgens (Nebraska): 25G Cordell Volson (North Dakota State): 25C Alex Lindstrom (Boston College): 25G Bill Dunkle (San Diego State): 25Notable broad jumpsG Cole Strange (Tennessee-Chattanooga): 10’0″C Zach Tom (Wake Forest): 9’10″OT Bernhard Rainmann (Central Michigan): 9’9″C Luke Wattenberg (Washington): 9’5″OT Matt Waletzko (North Dakota): 9’5″C Dohnovan West (Arizona State): 9’4″G Zion Johnson (Boston College): 9’4″OT Charles Cross (Miss. State): 9’4″G Logan Bruss (Wisconsin): 9’4″OT Trevor Penning (Northern Iowa): 9’3″C Alec Lindstrom (Boston College): 9’3″Speed demons 

A whopping 12 linemen broke the five-second barrier in the 40-yard dash, the highest total since 2003. The top-five linemen times Friday are among the fastest 40 times recorded by a linemen in combine history. 

Broad jump craziness 

Strange, Tom and Raimann put up three of the top-seven broad jump marks for an offensive lineman in combine history. Strange was also one of the top performances in the bench press, as he surely improved his draft stock Friday night. The 6-foot-6 Strange started 44 games in college that included 41 starts at left guard. He could be a steal for a team that is in the market for a developmental lineman who would likely thrive in a zone-blocking scheme. 

Zion Johnson stands out 

CBS Sports’ 37th-ranked prospect, Johnson led all linemen in bench press reps while also being one of the top broad jumpers. A smart and physical blocker, Johnson is regarded as a better pass protector than a run blocker, although he is an above-average run blocker.

Beef Jurgey 

Nebraska’s Cam Jurgens made an impression with teams before Friday’s workout, as he provided teams with his homemade beef jerky. Jurgens then turned in an impressive combine performance that included one of the top 40 times turned in by a linemen. 

Running backs 

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Notable 40-yard dash times Pierre Strong (South Dakota State): 4.37Isiah Pacheco (Rutgers): 4.37Ty Chandler (North Carolina): 4.38Kenny Walker III (Michigan State): 4.38D’vonte Price (Florida International): 4.38Breece Hall (Iowa State): 4.39Zamir White (Georgia): 4.40James Cook (Georgia): 4.42Tyler Goodson (Iowa): 4.42Trestan Ebner (Baylor): 4.43Tyler Badie (Missouri): 4.45Notable vertical jumpsBreece Hall (Iowa State): 40″Kevin Harris (South Carolina): 38.5″Rachaad White (Arizona State): 38″Tyler Goodson (Iowa): 36.5″Ronnie Rivers (Fresno State): 36.5″Pierre Strong (South Dakota State): 36.5″Jerrion Ealy (Mississippi): 34.5″Dameon Pierce (Florida): 34.5″Keaontay Ingram (USC): 34.5″Kenny Walker III (MSU): 34″D’vonte Price (Florida International): 34″Notable broad jumps Jerrion Ealy (Mississippi): 10’8″Zamir White (Georgia): 10’8″Kevin Harris (South Carolina): 10’6″Breece Hall (Iowa State): 10’6″Rachaad White (Arizona State): 10’5″James Cook (Georgia): 10’4″Pierre Strong (South Dakota State): 10’4″Kenny Walker III (Michigan State): 10’2″Keaontay Ingram (USC): 10’2″Hall, Walker make case to be first-round picks

Breece Hall entered the night as CBS Sports’ second-ranked running back prospect. If anything, Hall strengthened his case as possibly the best back in the draft Friday. Hall posted the sixth-best 40 time among running backs, the top vertical jump and one of the top broad jumps. He also did well during his on-field work that included several solid catches out of the backfield. Hall enjoyed a stelar career at Iowa State, where he rushed for 3,941 yards with 50 touchdowns and a 5.5 yards per carry average. 

While not expected, Hall increased his odds at being a first-round pick. So did Michigan State’s Kenny Walker III, who was one of the top performers in the 40, vertical and broad jumps. Walker, who finished sixth in the Heisman voting last fall, rumbled for 1,636 yards and 18 touchdowns during his lone season with the Spartans. 

Strong surprise 

South Dakota State’s Pierre Strong was not ranked among CBS Sports’ top RB prospects entering the night. That will likely change after Strong recorded the best 40 time among running backs. Strong also fared well in the vertical and broad jump. Strong enjoyed a prolific 2021 season, as he rushed for 1,673 yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging 7 yards per carry. 


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Notable 40-yard dash timesDesmond Ridder (Cincinnati): 4.52EJ Perry (Brown): 4.65Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh): 4.73Bailey Zappe (Western Kentucky): 4.88Ridder showcases athleticism

Desmond Ridder capped his Cincinnati career with the third-most wins in FBS history, and he was victorious yet again during the testing portion of Thursday night’s workouts. He led all QBs in the 40-yard dash (4.52), broad jump (10′ 7″) and vertical jump (36.00″). Ridder isn’t in the conversation for first QB off the draft board, but he can sneak into the top 32 thanks in large part to the athleticism he showcased at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Top QBs air it out

Throwing drills at the combine aren’t the best ways for teams to evaluate QBs, but they were able to judge these prospects’ arm strengths to cap off Thursday night’s festivities. Nevada’s Carson Strong and Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett had some nice throws, but it was Liberty’s Malik Willis who stole the show with a few pristine passes deep downfield.

Wide receivers

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Notable 40-yard dash timesTyquan Thornton (Baylor): 4.28Velus Jones Jr. (Tennessee): 4.31Calvin Austin III (Memphis): 4.32Danny Gray (SMU): 4.33Bo Melton (Rutgers): 4.34Christian Watson (North Dakota State): 4.36Garrett Wilson (Ohio State): 4.38Chris Olave (Ohio State): 4.39Alec Pierce (Cincinnati): 4.41Skyy Moore (Western Michigan): 4.41Isaiah Weston (Northern Iowa): 4.42Khalil Shakir (Boise State): 4.43Jahan Dotson (Penn State): 4.43Kevin Austin Jr. (Notre Dame): 4.43Wan’Dale Robinson (Kentucky) 4.44George Pickens (Georgia): 4.47Braylon Sanders (Ole Miss): 4.48Jalen Tolbert (South Alabama): 4.49Jalen Nailor (Michigan State): 4.50Tre Turner (Virginia Tech): 4.51Treylon Burks (Arkansas): 4.55Makai Polk (Miss. State): 4.59David Bell (Purdue): 4.65Notable verticalsAlec Pierce: 40.5″Isaiah Weston: 40″Ty Fryfogle: 39″Calvin Austin III: 39″Kevin Austin Jr.: 39″Christian Watson: 38.5″Jalen Nailor: 38″Bo Melton: 38″Tyquan Thornton: 36.5″Erik Ezukanma (Texas Tech): 36.5″Notable broad jumpsChristian Watson: 11’04″Isaiah Weston: 11’03″Calvin Austin III: 11’03″Devon Williams (Oregon): 11’01″Kevin Austin Jr.: 11’Tyquan Thornton: 10’10″Jalen Nailor: 10’08″Ty Fryfogle: 10’07″Erik Ezukanma: 10’06″Danny Gray: 10’06″Speedy receiver class

It was generally understood that this wide receiver class was deep and talented, but no one was prepared for the blazing speed we witnessed in the 40-yard dash. This was the fastest combine class in history. Initially it looked like Baylor’s Tyquan Thornton was going to break the record for the fastest 40-yard dash in combine history, but his unofficial time of 4.21 seconds was changed to a still-blazing 4.28. Ohio State’s Chris Olave, meanwhile, had his unofficial 4.26 changed to 4.39.

Still, these wideouts were flying Thursday night, with eight prospects crossing the finish line in fewer than 4.4 seconds. As CBS Sports NFL Draft expert Chris Trapasso points out, the very fast 2019 class featuring Deebo Samuel, A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf had nine receivers taken in the first two rounds. We could see more than that selected in 2022. 

Calvin Austin III impresses

A big winner from Thursday was Memphis wide receiver Calvin Austin III. Before the wide receivers started on-field work, he lit up Twitter by recording an 11’3″ broad jump. Austin also registered a 39-inch vert and then ran a 4.32-second 40-yard dash time. With fans in the stands at the combine for the first time, he may go down in history as the first player in combine history to receive a massive round of applause after his 40 run. 

Skyy Moore, Christian Watson are no longer secrets

Skyy Moore out of Western Michigan raised eyebrows Thursday. While he measured in at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, he has huge 10.25″ hands and ran a 4.41 40-yard dash. That wasn’t all, as Moore looked extraordinarily smooth running the gauntlet, and had a couple of impressive routes downfield. He’s poised to move up draft boards. 

As for Christian Watson out of North Dakota state, he’s 6-foot-4, 208 pounds, possesses 10 1/8-inch hands and ran a 4.36 40-yard dash. He also beat all receivers in the broad jump with a 11’04” and glided through the gauntlet. First-round buzz?

Tight ends

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Notable 40-yard dash times Chigoziem Okonkwo (Maryland): 4.52 secondsJelani Woods (Virginia): 4.61Grant Calcaterra (SMU) 4.62Daniel Bellinger (San Diego State): 4.63Greg Dulcich (UCLA): 4.70Connor Heyward (Michigan State): 4.72Cole Turner (Nevada): 4.76 Peyton Hendershot (Indiana): 4.80Jake Ferguson (Wisconsin): 4.81Austin Allen (Nebraska): 4.83Woods, Okonkwo impress in TE workouts

Virginia’s Jelani Woods led all tight ends with 24 bench press reps. A projected Day 3 draft pick, Woods then put up the second-fastest 40-yard dash time among tight ends. Woods also impressed during his on-field workout. During his lone season at Virginia, the 6-foot-7 Woods caught 44 passes for 598 yards and eight touchdowns. 

Chigoziem Okonkwo ran the fastest 40-yard dash time among tight ends with a 4.52. He did look a little slower running the gauntlet drill, but had one of the better workouts of this group. Per NFL Media’s Peter Schrager, he’s interviewed well this week, and has made an impression on scouts.

Michigan State’s Connor Heyward, the younger brother of Steelers All-Pro defensive lineman Cameron Heyward, had a solid day that included an impressive performance during the sled drill. UCLA tight end Greg Dulcich was solid in the 40 as well as during the bench press, but he really stood out during the gauntlet drill, as he barely broke stride while catching every pass thrown his way. 


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