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Chart: How local prospects fared in the 2016 NFL Combine

Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers performed a drill at the NFL Combine on Sunday.
Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers performed a drill at the NFL Combine on Sunday. The Associated Press

A look at how local players fared in the various tests at the NFL Combine. Numbers in parenthesis are where each player ranked in the drill compared with fellow Combine participants at his position.

Name

School

Position

Height

Weight

40-yard dash

Bench

Vertical

Broad

Three-cone

Shuttle

Evan Boehm*

Missouri

C

6-2

309

5.33 (35 of 46)

24 (21 of 45)

DNP

96.0 (39 of 44)

7.52 (9 of 41)

4.69 (16 of 42)

Kentrell Brothers

Missouri

LB

6-0

245

4.89 (27 of 31)

19 (16 of 28)

28.5 (30 of 32)

110 (30 of 32)

6.99 (3 of 16)

4.11 (2 of 20)

Maliek Collins***

Nebraska

DT

6-2

311

5.03 (35 of 57)

25 (20 of 51)

29.5 (38 of 55)

109.0 (36 of 53)

7.53 (21 of 50)

4.52 (21 of 51)

Glenn Gronkowski

K-State

FB

6-2

239

4.71 (20 of 22)

17 (19 of 29)

33.0 (15 of 23)

120 (10 of 22)

7.10 (6 of 14)

4.45 (12 of 13)

Deiondre’ Hall**

Northern Iowa

CB

6-2

199

4.68 (32 of 48)

DNP

37.0 (12 of 46)

127.0 (7 of 46)

7.07 (15 of 34)

4.06 (28 of 36)

Connor McGovern

Missouri

G

6-4

306

5.11 (8 of 46)

33 (2 of 45)

DNP

109.0 (8 of 44)

7.50 (7 of 41)

4.65 (14 of 42)

Cody Whitehair

K-State

G

6-4

301

5.08 (7 of 46)

16 (44 of 45)

DNP

110.0 (7 of 44)

7.32 (3 of 41)

4.48 (8 of 42)

*Lee’s Summit West graduate; **Blue Springs graduate; ***Center graduate

Here’s a breakdown of each drill and why it’s important, courtesy of Mike Mayock’s excellent video breakdowns, which are located here.

40-yard dash: Everybody knows what this is, but it really shows explosion and quickness from a static start for skill players. The 10-yard split is important for the offensive linemen, which shows how powerful and quick they might be off the ball.

Bench press: This is a test of endurance because it’s not a one-rep max. There are very strict rules, so you better do it the right way or they won’t all count. Low rep numbers reveal which players didn’t really start prepping until the last minute. This drill rewards players who have been working hard for the last four or five years. It is important for linemen, obviously.

Vertical jump: This tests the strength of a player’s big muscles in their lower body. Some guys are just naturally gifted at this, but it does show how often you squat and do lower body lifts. It’s important for defensive backs and receivers, who often find themselves in jump ball situations.

Broad jump: A standing long jump that tests the power and explosion of the lower body. It’s important for linebackers, receivers and defensive backs.

Three-cone drill: Displays how quickly a player can change directions without losing balance and continuing to accelerate while making high-speed turns. This is important for defensive linemen, who are dipping and accelerating while trying to get past and under the tackle while staying low. Since a player has to do it two or three times, scouts and coaches can see whether they’ve got the flexibility in their hips and ability to accelerate. This is important for corners (especially bigger ones) who have to show they can accelerate and weave, which simulates what you have to do in game situations.

Shuttle run: Tests a player’s lateral quickness, burst and acceleration in a short area. Is important for every position. For little guys, it shows quickness and acceleration and change of direction. For big players, it shows your athleticism and whether you can bend.

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