NFL 2023 Score Tracking Combine: 2 Pairs Dominate, Historic 40-yard Dash, More Big Performances

This week, more than 300 prospects are in Indianapolis for the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine. Each of these players is looking to improve their draft stock, while possibly finding their future NFL team in the process.

On Thursday, we rounded up the top results from the defensive linemen, offensive linemen and linebackers who participated in on-field drills. On Friday, we did the same for corners and safeties. Below are each of the top individual performances from Indianapolis, as several players certainly improved their draft stocks thanks to their performances.

Fans should also check out our complete NFL Draft coverage in the coming weeks leading up to the 2023 NFL Draft.


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Remarkable 40 yard dash times

  • DJ Turner (Michigan): 4.26
  • Jacorian Bennett (Maryland): 4.30
  • Deonte Banks (Maryland): 4.35
  • Emmanuel Forbes (Mississippi State): 4.35
  • Kele Ringo (Georgia): 4.36
  • Darius Rush (South Carolina): 4.36
  • Christian Gonzalez (Oregon): 4.38

Remarkable leaps in width

  • Julius Brents (Kansas State): 11’6″
  • Deonte Banks (Maryland): 11’4″
  • Cam Smith (South Carolina): 11’2″
  • Jakorian Bennett (Maryland): 11’1″
  • Christian Gonzalez (Oregon): 11’1″
  • Jay Ward (LSU): 11’0″
  • Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson (TCU): 11’0″
  • Corey Trice Jr. (Purdy): 11’0″

Remarkable 10 yard break

  • DJ Turner II (Michigan): 1.47
  • Jaylon Jones (Texas A&M): 1.48
  • Jakorian Bennett (Maryland): 1.48
  • Cameron Mitchell (Northwestern): 1.48
  • Emmanuel Forbes (Mississippi State): 1.48
  • Riley Moss (Iowa): 1.48
  • Deonde Banks (Maryland): 1.49
  • Kay Terrell Clark (Louisville): 1.49
  • Cue Blue Kelly (Stanford): 1.49
  • Cam Smith (South Carolina): 1.49

Remarkable vertical jumps

  • Deonte Banks (Maryland): 42″
  • Julius Brents (Kansas State): 41.50″
  • Christian Gonzalez (Oregon): 41.50″
  • Jakorian Bennett (Maryland): 40.50″
  • Darrell Luther Jr. (South Alabama): 40.50″

DJ Turner runs the fastest defense 40 times

Michigan’s DJ Turner may have seen his draft stock rise on Friday afternoon. The two-time All-Big Ten selection is CBS Sports’ No. 11 ranked cornerback, and he ran an official 4.26 40-yard dash. See his course here:

Turner’s time is tied for the fifth-fastest at the combine all-time and was the fastest of any defensive player in this year’s NFL.

Fast turtles

One of the biggest meals from Friday came courtesy of the University of Maryland. Cornerbacks Jakorian Bennett and Deonte Banks apparently became the fastest cornerback teammates in the NFL combine history with 4.30 and 4.35 40-yard dash times. They came in at No. 2 and No. 3 behind Turner.

Banks also led all corners with a rise of 42″, while Bennett tied for fourth with 40.50″. Banks came in second with a broad jump of 11’4″, while Bennett was right behind him at 11’1″. If you like looking at sports test numbers, these are the two players for you. Next Gen Stats had Banks and Bennett atop the NGS athleticism ratings for cornerbacks at the combine.

LaDainian Tomlinson’s nephew impresses

Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson is a small player, but you know what they say: You can’t escape DNA. The nephew of Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson finished eighth among cornerbacks in the 40-yard dash at 4.41, tied for sixth in the vertical at 39″ and tied for sixth in the broad jump at 11’0″.

Hodges-Tomlinson is CBS Sports’ No. 18 in that class, but he’s quick, athletic and could make an impact as a nickel back.

A family affair

We didn’t just have the nephew of an NFL great working out at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday night. we also had the son of one. Joey Porter Jr. he didn’t compete in on-field drills, but he did the full 40-yard dash after posting some outstanding numbers for one of the top cornerbacks in the class. Here he runs 40, with his father, five-time All-Pro linebacker Joey Porter, looking on.


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Remarkable 40 yard dash times

  • Brandon Hill (Pittsburgh): 4.43
  • Daniel Scott (Cal): 4.45
  • Jartavious Martin (Illinois): 4.46
  • Sydney Brown (Illinois): 4.47
  • Antonio Johnson (Texas A&M): 4.52
  • Battle Jordan (Alabama): 4.55

Remarkable vertical jumps

  • Jartavious Martin (Illinois): 44″
  • Jason Taylor II (Oklahoma State): 43″
  • Sidney Brown (Illinois): 40.5″
  • Chamarri Conner (Virginia Tech): 40.5″
  • Daniel Scott (Cal): 39.50″

Remarkable leaps in width

  • Jartavious Martin (Illinois): 11’1″
  • Sydney Brown (Illinois): 10’10”
  • Jason Taylor II (Oklahoma State): 10’9″
  • Daniel Scott (Cal): 10’8″

The Fighting Illini dominate

If not for the dazzling duo of Maryland corners Deonte Banks and Jakorian Bennett, we’d be talking about Illinois having the best pair of teammates to work out on Friday night. Jartavius ​​Martin was the headliner, as his 44-inch vertical leap topped all defensive players and he complemented it with an 11-foot broad jump (first among safeties) and a 4.46 40-yard dash (third).

That said, don’t sleep on teammate Sydney Brown, who finished just behind Martin in the broad jump (10-foot-10) while jumping 40.5 inches and running the 40 in 4.47 seconds.

Defensive linemen

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Remarkable 40 yard dash times

  • Kalia Kansey (Pittsburgh): 4.67
  • Jaylen Redmond (Oklahoma): 4.81
  • Dante Stills (West Virginia): 4.85
  • Bryan Bresee (Clemson): 4.86
  • Gervon Dexter Sr. (Pittsburgh): 4.88
  • Zach Pickens (South Carolina): 4.89
  • Moro Ojomo (Texas): 5.04
  • Keanu Benton (Wisconsin): 5.08

Remarkable three times cone piercing

  • Jaylen Redmond (Oklahoma): 7.30
  • Keanu Benton (Wisconsin): 7.34
  • Dante Stills (West Virginia): 7.38
  • Zach Pickens (South Carolina: 7.45
  • Grevon Dexter Sr. (Florida): 7.50
  • Jerrod Clark (Coastal Carolina): 7.60
  • Byron Young (Alabama): 7.68
  • DJ Dale (Alabama): 7.69
  • Siaki Ika (Baylor): 7.80

Remarkable leaps in width

  • Jaylen Redmond (Oklahoma): 9’8″
  • Zach Pickens (South Carolina): 9’8″
  • Dante Stills (West Virginia): 9’5″
  • Moro Ojomo (Texas): 9’4″
  • Keanu Benton (Wisconsin): 9’3″
  • Nesta Jade Silvera (Arizona State): 9’2″
  • Gervon Dexter Sr. (Florida): 9’2″
  • Byron Young (Alabama): 9’0″

Notable bench presses

  • Mazie Smith (Michigan): 34
  • Jaquelin Roy (LSU): 30
  • Tyler Lacy (Oklahoma State): 30
  • Moro Ojomo (Texas): 29
  • Jaylen Redmond (Oklahoma): 27
  • Bryan Bresee (Clemson): 22

Kancey’s eye-catching speed

Calijah Kancey showed off his speed in a big way on Day 1, posting a 4.67-second 40-yard dash. That’s the fastest time by a defensive tackle at the NFL combine since 2003. Kancey — CBS Sports’ fourth-ranked defensive tackle and No. 40 overall — has similar metrics to fellow Pitt product and superstar Rams Aaron Donald, who ran 0.01 seconds slower than Kancey in the 40. Donald had an athleticism rating of 98 to Kancey’s 94, according to Next Generation Statistics.

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Remarkable 40 yard dash times

  • Owen Pappoe (Auburn): 4.39
  • Trenton Simpson (Clemson): 4.43
  • Yasir Abdullah (Louisville): 4.47
  • Dorian Williams (Tulane): 4.49
  • Dee Winters (TCU): 4.49
  • Charlie Thomas (Georgia Tech): 4.52
  • Anferni Orzi (Vanderbilt): 4.53
  • Shaka Heyward (Duke): 4.53
  • Jeremy Banks (Tennessee): 4.53
  • Dalyan Henley (Washington State): 4.54
  • DeMarvion Overshown (Texas): 4.56

Remarkable vertical jumps

  • Anfernee Orji (Vanderbilt): 38.50″
  • Jeremy Banks (Tennessee): 37.50″
  • Jack Campbell (Iowa): 37.50″
  • Yasir Abdullah (Louisville): 36.50″
  • Owen Pappoe (Auburn): 35.50″
  • Dalyan Henley (Washington State): 35.00″

Remarkable leaps in width

  • Yasir Abdullah (Louisville): 10’9″
  • Jack Campbell (Iowa): 10’8″
  • Jeremy Banks (Tennessee): 10’7″
  • Owen Pappoe (Auburn): 10’6″

Notable bench presses

  • Lonnie Phelps (Kansas): 31
  • Owen Pappoe (Auburn): 29
  • Noah Sewell (Oregon): 27
  • Trenton Simpson (Clemson): 25

Rushing edges

Remarkable 40 yard dash times

  • Nolan Smith (Georgia): 4.39
  • Byron Young (Tennessee): 4.43
  • Robert Beale Jr. (Georgia): 4.48
  • DJ Johnson (Oregon): 4.49
  • Adetomiwa Adebawore (Northwestern): 4.49
  • YaYa Diaby (Louisville): 4.51
  • Derick Hall (Auburn): 4.55
  • Lonnie Phelps (Kansas): 4.55
  • Isaiah Foskey (Notre Dame): 4.58
  • Lucas Van Ness (Iowa): 4.58
  • Nick Hampton (Appalachian State): 4.58
  • Will Anderson Jr. (Alabama): 4.60

Remarkable three times cone piercing

  • Jose Ramirez (Eastern Michigan): 6.95
  • Lucas Van Ness (Iowa): 7.02
  • Habakkuk Baldonado (Pittsburgh: 7.11
  • Byron Young (Tennessee): 7.19
  • Isaiah Land (Florida A&M): 7.20

Remarkable leaps in width

  • Byron Young (Tennessee): 11’0″
  • Will McDonald IV (Iowa State): 11’0″
  • Nolan Smith (Georgia): 10’8″
  • Derick Hall (Auburn): 10’7″
  • Isaiah Land (Florida A&M): 10’6″
  • BJ Ojulari (LSU): 10’6″
  • Isaiah Foskey (Notre Dame): 10’5″
  • Adetomiwa Adebawore (Northwestern): 10’5″
  • Robert Beal Jr. (Georgia): 10’3″
  • Isaiah McGuire (Missouri): 10’2″

Remarkable bench presses

  • Keion White (Georgia Tech): 30
  • Adetomiwa Adebawore (Northwest): 27
  • Myles Murphy (Clemson): 25
  • Zach Harrison (Ohio State): 25
  • Tyree Wilson (Texas Tech): 23
  • Isaiah Foskey (Notre Dame): 22
  • Lucas Van Ness (Iowa): 17
  • Andre Carter II (Army): 11

Adetomiwa Adebawore is off the charts

Despite being 6-foot-2 and 282-pounds, Adebawore worked with the edge rusher group and put on a show. The Northwestern product had a 4.54 40-yard dash, 1.61 10-yard split, 37.50′ vertical and 10’5″ in the broad jump. Adebawore’s 40 time was faster than fellow Big Ten players Aidan Hutchinson and Nick Bosa. Before today, the fastest 40 time at the combine since 2000 by a 280-plus-pound player was 4.68 seconds by Aaron Donald. Adebawore is currently ranked 89th by CBS Sports, but could climb the board with the performance just unfolded.

Nolan Smith has speed and jumps

Georgia’s Nolan Smith showed the NFL that he can jump with the best of them, with a 41.5″ vertical. Smith, who has drawn comparisons to Eagles edge rusher Haason Reddick, is CBS Sports’ sixth-ranked edge rusher and the No. 36 overall prospect in that class. He also officially ran an astounding 4.30-second 40-yard dash, which is faster than DeAndre Hopkins and Stefon Diggs when they came out. Oh, and he’s also faster than Giants running back Saquon Barkley (4.40).

Will McDonald’s “Flu Game”

Iowa State running back Will McDonald IV came down with a fever near 104 degrees Tuesday afternoon, according to NFL Media. Despite being ill and losing weight in the last 48 hours, he insisted on working out on Thursday. McDonald, who is ranked No. 11 by CBS Sports, had a broad jump of 11 feet — which ranked second among all defensive linemen and linebackers.

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