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Scouting Combine Report: RB & OL Bench Press; TE, QB & WR Weigh-Ins

Thursday’s Winners and Losers

Junior running back Samaje Perine stiff-arms an Auburn defender in the fourth quarter of the 2017 Sugar Bowl Jan. 2. 
Tyler Woodward/OU Daily

Quarterbacks, tight ends and wide receivers were measured at the NFL scouting combine on Thursday. Running backs and offensive lineman also tested their strength at the flat bench, they will initiate the on-field workouts Friday.


  • Dalvin Cook - Posted 22 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, fourth best of all running backs.
  • Samaje Perine - Should be able to find a role as a power back in the league. Threw up 30 reps on the bench, by far the most at the position.
  • Forrest Lamp - A loser yesterday, he put his short arms to good use with 34 reps, tied for second most of all lineman.
  • O.J. Howard - Ideal measurements across the board for the best tight end of a loaded class.
  • Pharaoh Brown - The productive Oregon Duck would be one of the highest rated tight ends most years. He was tied for the tallest TE, fifth heaviest, with the third biggest hands and very long 35 5/8” arms.
  • Mike Williams - 6’4” was actually an inch taller than his listed size at Clemson, a fast 40-time at 218 pounds will secure a top-10 selection.
  • Juju Smith-Schuster - Big 10 1/2” hands and a 215 pound frame should give teams confidence he has the physical traits to thrive as a possession receiver.
  • Chad Hansen - The fast rising prospect from Cal checked all the boxes at 6’2” 202 and 10 1/8” hands.


  • Malachi Dupre - A measurement of 6’2” 196 pounds with smallish 9” hands was disappointing for the raw receiver prospect.
  • Pat Elflein - 22 bench press reps was a mediocre total for the Buckeyes center since his arms are on the shorter side.