NFL Combine Testing Results for 2021
There was a change in format for 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the usual single combine in Indianapolis, this year the fitness assessments were held as part of the individual college pro days, and the interviews held virtually. The pro days were held between March 5 and April 9. Over 300 prospects were invited to participate at the combine, though these test results were from a larger database of over 600 athletes who completed the tests as part of the pro testing days.
As there was no standardized athletic testing at an official combine this year, comparing the results will be a problem as the testing may not have been done under the conditions. We found several databases online of results from the college pro testing days, and have extracted the top-10 results for each assessment test, though remember that the test conditions may not have been the same for each athlete.
See also the listings of top results from every year of the NFL Combine, though the results from 2021 have not been included. For a description of each of these tests, see the page About the NFL Combine.
Fastest 40-Yard Times
The average time of 489 players was 4.77 seconds (range 4.27 - 5.67)
|8||4.36||Jayson Oweh||Penn St.|
|4.36||Kary Vincent Jr.||LSU|
Bench Press: Most 225 Pound Reps
The average number of bench presses of 440 players was 19.55 reps (range 2 - 40)
|2||40||Tommy Togiai||Ohio St.|
|4||36||Teven Jenkins||Oklahoma St.|
|9||36||Forrest Merrill||Arkansas St.|
|10||36||Syrus Tuitele||Fresno St.|
Best Vertical Jump
Josh Imatorbhebhe's leap beats the best ever at the NFL combine.
The average vertical jump of 497 players was 33.1 inches (range 21.0 - 46.5)
|3||43||Robert Rochell||Central Arkansas|
|9||41.5||Jaycee Horn||South Carolina|
|41.5||Elerson Smith||Northern Iowa|
Standing Broad Jump
The average jump of 551 players was 116.28 inches (range 85 - 136)
|9||134||Jayson Oweh||Penn St.|
|134||Oscar Draguicevich||Washington State|
Fastest Three-Cone Drill Times
The average time of 456 players was 7.29 seconds (range 6.54 - 8.82)
|1||6.54||Jacob Harris||Central Florida|
|5||6.66||Jaelon Darden||North Texas|
|9||6.70||Shaun Crawford||Notre Dame|
20 Yard Shuttle
The average time of 465 players was 4.46 seconds (range 3.96 - 5.37).
|2||3.98||Jaelon Darden||North Texas|
|3||3.98||Michael Carter||North Carolina|
|5||4.00||Zech McPhearson||Texas Tech|
|6||4.00||Avery Williams||Boise St.|
|10||4.06||Blake Proehl||East Carolina|
- See the full list of players invited to the 2021 combine
- All NFL Combine Results
- About the annual NFL Combine