Complete information on the running backs that participated at the combine. Included are official height, weight, arm length, hand size , bench results plus two hand timings in the forty. Practice reports for all who participated are also included.
|Joique Bell||Wayne State||5012||220||31 1/2||9||DNB||4.71||4.68|
|Jahvid Best||California||5101||199||31 3/4||9||18||4.34||4.37|
|LeGarrette Blount||Oregon||6004||241||33 1/2||10||18||4.73||4.78|
|Chris Brown||Oklahoma||5103||210||29||9 1/8||17||4.62||INJ|
|John Conner||Kentucky||5111||246||32||8 1/2||24||4.71||4.71|
|Anthony Dixon||Mississippi State||6006||233||32 5/8||9 3/4||15||4.71||4.67|
|Andre Dixon||Connecticut||6006||205||32 1/4||10 1/8||DNB||4.64||4.61|
|Jonathan Dwyer||Georgia Tech||5112||229||31||8 5/8||15||4.74||4.69|
|Toby Gerhart||Stanford||6000||231||32||9 5/8||22||4.57||4.53|
|Montario Hardesty||Tennessee||5116||225||31||9 1/2||21||4.52||4.56|
|Rashawn Jackson||Virginia||6010||239||33||9 7/8||DNB||4.72||4.75|
|Javarris James||Miami-Fl||6002||212||32||9 5/8||21||4.58||4.56|
|Stafon Johnson||USC||5107||214||30 3/8||8 3/4||13||4.71||4.69|
|Darius Marshall||Marshall||5092||190||30 3/4||9||14||4.67||4.66|
|Ryan Mathews||Fresno State||5115||218||31||9 1/4||19||4.45||4.44|
|Dexter McCluster||Mississippi||5086||172||29 1/4||8 3/8||20||4.57||4.56|
|Joe McKnight||USC||5013||198||31 3/4||9 1/8||18||4.48||4.49|
|Shawnbrey McNeal||SMU||5091||194||30 1/2||9 3/8||14||4.58||4.60|
|Lonyae Miller||Fresno State||5114||221||30 3/4||8 7/8||26||4.59||4.56|
|Patrick Paschall||North Dakota State||5115||209||32 5/8||9 1/4||15||4.71||4.69|
|Charles Scott||LSU||5013||238||33||9 1/2||DNB||4.69||4.72|
|C.J. Spiller||Clemson||5105||196||30 1/2||10 1/8||19||4.42||4.38|
|James Starks||Buffalo||6021||218||33 3/4||9 1/2||15||4.48||4.47|
|Ben Tate||Auburn||5110||220||31 1/4||9||26||4.44||4.442|
|Manase Tonga||BYU||5112||245||31 7/8||9 3/8||19||4.84||4.78|
|Keith Toston||Oklahoma State||5016||213||32 3/4||9 1/4||22||4.65||4.69|
|Keiland Williams||LSU||5107||233||30||8 3/4|
Joique Bell/Wayne St.; ran poorly in the forty and looked slow in drills, was unable to turn the corner with any speed, and lacked overall balance. Did catch the ball well out of the backfield.
Jahvid Best/California; maintained his forty speed through the practice session. Lost no momentum changing direction, easily cut on a dime, and has a great burst. Presented himself as a legitimate downfield pass catching threat.
LaGarrette Blount/Oregon; slow footed, lost a lot of momentum changing direction, and displayed average hands.
John Conner/Kentucky; worked hard and displayed nice hands, but was nothing more than a straight line player.
Anthony Dixon/Mississippi St.; practiced much faster than he timed, fluid, showed a burst of speed, and caught the ball well.
Andre Dixon/Connecticut; ran with good lean and displayed a good change of direction. Not quick cutting back against the grain.
Jonathan Dwyer/Georgia Tech; ran behind his shoulders, was smooth cutting back, and showed a much better than expected change of direction.
Toby Gerhart/Stanford; significantly slowed down when changing direction and showed minimal burst. Caught the ball well.
Montario Hardesty/Tennessee; caught the ball well, yet for the most part showed just average speed and look confused at times.
Reshawn Jackson/Virginia; average first step quickness and almost came to a halt when asked to change direction.
Javarris James/Miami; displayed solid feet in a small area yet really slow into cuts.
Stafon Johnson/USC; displayed quick feet, ran with good lean, and showed soft pass catching hands.
Darius Marshall/Marshall; lacked balance, marginal quickness, and was not fast.
Ryan Matthews/Fresno St.; fast, practice to his timing, and runs low to the ground. Quick footed in all of the drills. Caught the deep ball well.
Dexter McCluster/Mississippi; despite his forty time, he displayed amazing quickness, the ability to turn it on in a single step, or immediately cut back against the grain without losing momentum.
Joe McKnight/USC; displayed tremendous cutting ability, quick feet, and outstanding pass catching hands.
Shawnbrey McNeil/SMU; smooth runner, plays with good lean, and fluid change of direction.
Lonyae Miller/Fresno St.; displayed a surprisingly good change of direction, better than average feet, and caught the ball well.
Patrick Paschall/North Dakota St.; lacked balance, slowed when changing directions, and dropped a few easy passes.
Charles Scott/LSU; solid change of direction yet lacked balance, showed no burst, and was all too often found on the ground. Dropped some easy passes.
James Starks/Buffalo; looked fluid, displayed decent feet, and better than expected speed. Caught the ball well and outran the pass on a few occasions.
Ben Tate/Auburn; did not practice nearly as fast as he timed, could not cut back, and almost had to stop when changing direction.
Manase Tonga/BYU; practiced much faster than he timed, displaying surprising quickness, and caught the ball well.
Keith Toston/Oklahoma St.; showed a fluid, smooth change of direction. Very effective catching the ball.