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Big Ten NFL combine wrap-up

3/2/2011

The NFL scouting combine wrapped up Tuesday with the defensive backs going through drills.

Let's check out the Big Ten's top performers:

CORNERBACKS

  • Ohio State's Chimdi Chekwa tied for third in the 40-yard dash at 4.4 seconds; Nebraska's Prince Amukamara tied for fifth at 4.43 seconds;

  • Ohio State's Jermale Hines (listed as a cornerback for the combine) tied for 10th in bench-press reps with 19

  • Amukamara tied for fifth in the vertical jump at 38 inches

  • Amukamara tied for second in the broad jump at 10 feet, 8 inches; Chekwa tied for sixth at 10 feet, 6 inches

  • Nebraska's Eric Hagg finished 10th in the 3-cone drill at 6.73 seconds

SAFETIES

  • Iowa's Tyler Sash tied for fourth in the 40-yard dash at 4.62 seconds

  • Sash tied for fifth in the vertical jump at 33 inches

  • Sash tied for second in the 3-cone drill at 6.9 seconds

Now that the combine is finished, let's see which Big Ten players ranked in overall top performance.

BIG TEN TOP COMBINE PERFORMANCES (all positions)

  • Chekwa tied for eighth in the 40-yard dash at 4.4 seconds; Nebraska running back Roy Helu Jr. finished 13th at 4.42 seconds; Amukamara finished 14th at 4.43 seconds

  • Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt tied for fourth in bench-press reps with 34; Ohio State linebacker Ross Homan tied for 10th with 32; Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan tied for 12th with 31

  • Indiana receiver Terrance Turner tied for fifth in vertical jump at 41 inches

  • Amukamara and Turner tied for ninth in broad jump at 10 feet, 8 inches

  • Ohio State receiver Dane Sanzenbacher finished third in the 3-cone drill at 6.46 seconds

  • Sanzenbacher finished sixth in the 20-yard shuttle at 3.97 seconds; Helu tied for 11th at 4.01 seconds

  • Sanzenbacher finished fourth in the 60-yard shuttle at 10.94 seconds; Helu tied for ninth at 11.07 seconds