2022 NFL Combine – Here are the Star Players
On Thursday, a group of wide receivers, quarterbacks, and tight ends took centerstage for the 2022 NFL Combine. The athletic prospects showcased their immense strength while doing the task of bench-pressing 225 pounds as many reps as they can. The NFL Combine took place inside Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. Here’s what transpired on the field that day.
A favorite event of NFL fans didn’t disappoint at that time. During NFL combine week, the lifts and tasks given are what everybody is looking forward to.
All the receivers stepped up to speak in the microphone. Relaying a message to coaches and assembling scouts. One player said “I won’t be benching by choice. I’ll bench at my pro day.”
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4.28 Tyquan Thornton
4.31 Velus Jones
4.32 Calvin Austin
4.33 Alec Pierce, Danny Gray
4.34 Bo Melton
4.36 Christian Watson
4.38 Garrett Wilson
4.39 Chris Olave
4.41 Skyy Moore
4.42 Isaiah Weston
4.43 Jahan Dotson, Khalil Shakir, Kevin Austin Jr.
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While others reasoned their injuries as to why they’ll skip benching, other healthy players chose not to bench on their own will. There are only two receivers in that particular group who agreed to bench for the NFL Combine. They are Northern Iowa’s Isaiah Weston and Tulsa’s Josh Johnson.
Tulsa’s wide receiver said, “Josh Johnson, University of Tulsa, and I will be benching.” He was able to pull 14 reps. Then Weston followed with a respectable 20 reps.
Meanwhile, the receivers showed their stamina straight in a 40-yard dash. Velus Jones’ 4.31 to nine is a no match. One for the books! While Tyquan Thornton made it at 4.28 and other wideouts ran below 4.40. Overall, this receiver group was the fastest in NFL combine history. Below are the other receivers’ records.
Of the 32 wideouts to run the 40-yard dash at the 2022 #NFLCombine, 8 ran it in fewer than 4.4 seconds, most such wideouts at a single combine since 2003ADVERTISEMENT
The 2022 WR class averaged a time of 4.48, fastest by any positional group at a single combine in that span (min. 3 players)
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North Dakota State Christian Watson – 4.36 with 38.5 inches vertical and 11-foot four-inch broad jump.
In the tight end group, the large tight end class debuted with an impressive tight end class. When we say large, it is comparably large to just normal humans. There were at least 6-6 on six tight ends and three were under 6-4. This year’s NFL Combine is really hits the records.
Maryland’s Chigoziem Okonkwo is at 6-2 4/8” and 238 pounds. While Virginia’s Jelani Woods flew to a 4.61 time in the 40. They led the group at 4.52
In addition, the quarterbacks didn’t disappoint with their arm strength. Though some QBs didn’t exert all effort throwing in the air on this 2022 NFL Combine, the event was still fun. Although some quarterbacks hit it down the field. While dropping some throws in the bucket of 60-plus yards down the field. These QBs are – Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder, Liberty’s Malik Willis, Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, and Nevada’s Carson Strong. The fans applauded their moves.