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2013 NFL Scouting Combine: Field Workout Recap
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This is the 2013 NFL Combine Field Workout Recap for the running backs. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2013 NFL Combine: Field Workout Recap - Running Backs

  • Auburn's Onterio McCalebb created a bunch of headlines during his tests. He blazed a 4.34 time in the 40-yard dash - one of the fastest times of any player thus far in the 2013 Combine. McCalebb (5-10, 168) had an insane time of 1.45 seconds in the 10-yard split. He had a decent showing in the field-receiving work, but did have a dropped pass. McCalebb used the Combine to help himself to get drafted and could cause some teams to re-evaluate him in the weeks to come.

  • Even though McCalebb generated the most attention, Arkansas' Knile Davis was the running back who had the best Combine performance. He was truly a workout warrior. The 5-foot-10, 227-pounder blazed a jaw-dropping 4.37 time in the 40-yard dash and then led all running backs with 31 reps on the bench press. Davis did a decent job of catching passes in the field drills, too.

    Davis had significant injuries in his playing career, but he had a season of big production in 2010. Davis showed a great combination of size and speed at the Combine, which should really help him to get more consideration from teams.



  • Texas A&M's Christine Michael was another size and speed standout. His 40 time of 4.54 seconds left him tied for 10th. Michael (5-10, 220) was fourth on the bench press (27 reps), second in the broad jump (125 inches) and led all of the backs on the vertical jump (43 inches). Michael had a great East-West Shrine week, too, and his Combine should build on that to help him get selected in the mid-rounds.

  • North Carolina's Giovani Bernard is in the running to be the second running back selected. He had a solid day in Indianapolis. His 40 time of 4.53 seconds was in the top 10 among the running backs. Bernard (5-8, 202) also did well in the receiving drills and showed advanced route-running with good hands. He didn't dominate the Combine, but had a solid showing.

  • Oregon's Kenjon Barner used the Combine to help his cause. The 5-foot-9, 196-pounder tied for sixth with a 40 time of 4.52 seconds. What really set him apart was his work in the receiving drills. He was excellent at running routes and showed off good hands. Barner had a solid showing on the bench press (20 reps) a few days earlier. Barner had a strong Senior Bowl and has continued to show that he could be a sleeper mid-round pick.



  • UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin was another player from the Pac-12 who is continuing to improve his stock since the end of the season. Franklin put up an official time of 4.49 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He looked good in the receiving drills as well, but that was expected. The former Bruin made a few nice hands catches. Franklin has improved his standing over the last few months and could sneak into the second day.

  • Wisconsin running back Montee Ball ran slowly with a 40-yard dash time of 4.66 seconds. The 5-foot-11, 214-pounder wasn't expected to turn in a blistering time, but the slow 40 could be taken as proof that he lacks the speed and explosion needed to gain yards on NFL defenses. Ball also needs to develop his ability to contribute to the passing game. Still, there are lot of advocates for him, and he looks likely to go on the second day of the draft, despite an underwhelming Combine.

  • Fresno State running back Robbie Rouse hurt his draft stock with a slow 40 time. The 5-foot-5, 190-pounder had the slowest time of any running back at 4.8 seconds. Rouse is obviously extremely undersized; running slowly is a bad combination. In his defense, he is quicker than fast and played faster than that in college. However, translating his physical skills to the NFL doesn't bode well for Rouse.



  • The Combine was quiet, but successful, for Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder tied for sixth in the 40-yard dash with a time of 4.52 seconds. He also had a good total in the bench press (24) and was solid as a receiver. If Knile Davis hadn't been such a workout warrior, Bell probably would have been the big back who earned the most acclaim.

  • Two SEC running backs put together productive days in Indianapolis. Vanerbilt's Zac Stacy and Florida's Mike Gillislee both ran the 40 in 4.55 seconds. Gillislee looked good in the receiving drills, while Stacy was impressive on the bench press (27 reps). Both runners are third-day sleepers who could surprise in the NFL.



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    2013 NFL Draft Scouting Combine Bench Press Analysis:
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    Deni 01-02-2014 07:18 am xxx.xxx.xxx.165 (total posts: 1)
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    Tommy Bohannan 02-28-2013 06:34 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.12 (total posts: 1)
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    Salim, I'm a fullback! Me STRONG! Me no run fast though..., but me hit HARD!
    Funk 02-25-2013 02:46 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.112 (total posts: 1)
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    That the "unofficial" times are so misleading is ridiculous. Why even have them anymore if they will be almost 1/10th of a second off?
    YaBoy 02-25-2013 10:40 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.10 (total posts: 1)
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    No Zac Stacy? everyone over looks him for the most part check his number and they match up pretty close to Doug Martin last year, not to mention Stacy has great stats in the SEC, someone is going to get a late round steal kids a beast
    Nycsportzfan3 02-24-2013 08:52 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.109 (total posts: 1)
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    Are u kidding, no Kerwynn Williams? he had a very good combine and certainly helped his stock.. He was singled out positivley from Charles Davis along the way..

    I can't believe u didn't have williams on this list...
    Andre Ellington 02-24-2013 08:18 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.97 (total posts: 1)
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    Sucks that I couldn't participate in other drills. That's not my real 40 guys, I felt something at about the 30 line.
    Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas 02-24-2013 08:05 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.133 (total posts: 1)
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    OK, I'll admit Knile Davis RB from Arkansas has some small hands, but every other thing he did at the combine was amazing! 4.37 40 time, 1.49 10 sec split, and while having a 31 bench press for a running back seems pointless, it will def help him hold onto the ball and be very successful as a blocker! I wouldn't be surprised if someone doesn't take a chance on him in the late second round, even with his injury history. He had a great combine!
    Poopy McCorrectpants 02-24-2013 04:33 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.11 (total posts: 1)
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    McCaleb's time was a full tenth of a second slower than Chris Johnson. 4.21 was his unofficial time. Being that he only weighs 168, and that his frame is slight, he doesn't have much of a future in the NFL.
    Nick K. 02-24-2013 04:27 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.238 (total posts: 1)
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    @Salim Shaikh - Because Tommy Bohanon had 36 reps? Thats probably why.
    Funk 02-24-2013 03:40 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.56 (total posts: 2)
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    That kid just earned himself an Adidas contract. I wonder if he even knows?
    Funk 02-24-2013 03:38 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.56 (total posts: 2)
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    Onterio McCalebb breaks CJ2K's record with a 4.21-40...Hot damn.
    Rick 02-24-2013 12:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.32 (total posts: 1)
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    Mat is right about the bench and running backs, a better test would be a squat test, that'd really show who the power backs are. But I still don't get how all these Wisconsin maulers aren't putting up good strength numbers.
    Mat 02-24-2013 05:48 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.36 (total posts: 1)
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    People need to get it through their skulls that bench press is a WEAK indicator of a backs power or strength. A thick lower body, balance, and leg drive are better indicators of strength.


    Ball's stock is not going to fall.
    Salim Shaikh 02-24-2013 02:30 am xxx.xxx.xxx.169 (total posts: 1)
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    You list Tommy Bohanon as having 36 reps. What's the deal?




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