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NFL Combine Results: Bench Press for Offensive Linemen and Running Backs

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Today it was time for the offensive linemen to bench press at the NFL Combine.

In case you are unfamiliar with the bench press, prospects lift a 225 pound weight as many times as possible. It is meant to be a test of both upper body strength and stamina.

There are a few things to keep in mind. For linemen with longer arms, odds are they will do less reps. Since their arms are longer, it takes more energy to do a single rep. Upper body strength is also something that can be developed through working out.

With these caveats in mind, here are the numbers offensive linemen posted at the Combine.

Name School Arm Bench
Westerman, Christian Arizona State 33 1/2 34
McGovern, Connor Missouri 32 7/8 33
Nembot, Stephane Colorado 34 5/8 32
Spriggs, Jason Indiana 34 1/8 31
Drango, Spencer Baylor 33 3/4 30
Garnett, Joshua Stanford 33 7/8 30
Redmond, Alex UCLA 33 1/4 30
Robertson, Dominique West Georgia 36 30
Turner, Landon North Carolina 32 7/8 30
Blythe, Austin Iowa 30 1/4 29
Dahl, Joe Washington State 33 1/8 28
Greene, Darrell San Diego State 31 5/8 28
Martin, Nick Notre Dame 32 1/2 28
Thuney, Joe North Carolina State 32 1/4 28
Lewis, Alex Nebraska 34 27
Skura, Matt Duke 35 1/4 27
Kelly, Ryan Alabama 33 5/8 26
Alexander, Vadal LSU 35 1/4 25
Brendel, Jake UCLA 25
Conklin, Jack Michigan State 35 25
Boehm, Evan Missouri 31 5/8 24
Ifedi, Germain Texas A&M 36 24
Johnstone, Tyler Oregon 34 24
Allen, Jack Michigan State 32 1/4 23
Glasgow, Graham Michigan 33 5/8 23
Hawkins, Jerald LSU 34 1/4 23
Murphy, Kyle Stanford 33 1/2 23
Odhiambo, Rees Boise State 33 1/4 23
Vaitai, Halapoulivaati TCU 34 1/4 23
Coleman, Shon Auburn 35 1/8 22
Shell, Brandon South Carolina 34 3/4 22
Toner, Cole Harvard 33 1/8 22
Tretole, Sebastian Arkansas 31 1/2 22
Tuerk, Max Southern Cal 32 1/2 22
Beavers, Willie Western Michigan 33 1/2 20
Cheek, Joe Texas A&M 32 3/4 20
Decker, Taylor Ohio State 33 3/4 20
Jackson, Dominick Alabama 33 20
Cooper, Fahn Ole Miss 34 3/4 19
Kirkland, Denver Arkansas 34 5/8 19
Marz, Tyler Wisconsin 33 1/2 19
Clark, Le'Raven Texas Tech 36 1/8 18
Slater, Pearce San Diego State 17
Whitehair, Cody Kansas State 32 3/8 16
Kasitati, Nila Oklahoma State 32 12

Here are the running back results.

Name School Arm Bench
Janovich, Andy Nebraska 31 5/8 30
Vitale, Dan Northwestern 31 3/4 30
Vainuku, Soma Southern Cal 32 3/4 26
Marshall, Keith Georgia 31 5/8 25
Madden, Tre Southern Cal 29 3/4 24
Washington, DeAndre Texas Tech 30 24
Lasco, Daniel California 32 23
Booker, Devontae Utah 31 5/8 22
Henry, Derrick Alabama 33 22
Ferguson, Josh Illinois 30 21
Wilds, Brandon South Carolina 32 21
Barber, Peyton Auburn 30 1/4 20
Carson, Tra Texas A&M 31 1/2 19
Perkins, Paul UCLA 31 5/8 19
Collins, Alex Arkansas 30 1/4 18
Dixon, Kenneth Louisiana Tech 31 3/8 18
Coprich, Marshaun Illinois State 29 5/8 17
Ervin, Tyler San Jose State 29 3/4 17
Gronkowski, Glenn Kansas State 30 3/4 17
Howard, Jordan Indiana 32 1/4 16
Taylor, Kelvin Florida 29 1/4 15
Smallwood, Wendell West Virginia 30 1/2 14
Thornton, Shad North Carolina State 30 12
Drake, Kenyan Alabama 31 3/4 10