2012 NFL Combine Recap: Top 10 Running Backs

Contributed by: Bill Enright
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2012 7:20 PM


Better luck next attempt Vick.


Below is a list of the Top 10 Running Backs heading into the NFL Draft along with their results from the Combine (Note some players did not participate in drills). For the next two months (through the NFL Draft) we will provide further analysis on their abilities, discuss which teams they are best suited for, and of course their impact on next year's Fantasy Football season. Don't forget to check out which of these players Football Nation is projecting to get drafted in the 1st Round.

1. Trent Richardson, Alabama
Height: 5'11
Weight: 224 pounds
Did not participate in any drills (knee)

2. Doug Martin, Boise State
Height: 5'9
Weight 219 pounds
40 yard dash: 4.55 seconds
Bench Press (225 pounds): 28 reps (most among RBs)
Vertical Jump: 36 inches
Broad Jump: 120 inches

3. Lamar Miller, Miami
Height: 5'11
Weight: 214 pounds
40 yard dash: 4.40 seconds (fastest among RBs)
Bench Press; N/A
Vertical Jump: 33 inches
Broad Jump:  N/A

4. David Wilson, Virginia Tech
Height: 5'10
Weight: 205 pounds
40 yard dash: 4.49 seconds
Bench Press: N/A
Vertical Jump: 41 inches
Broad Jump: 132 inches

5. Lamichael James, Oregon
Height: 5'9
Weight: 185 pounds
40 yard dash: 4.45 seconds (tied for 2nd fastest)
Bench Press; 15 reps
Vertical Jump: 35 inches
Broad Jump: 123 inches

6. Ronnie Hillman, San Diego State
Height: 5'10
Weight: 192 pounds
40 yard dash: 4.45 seconds (tied for 2nd fastest)
Bench Press: 17 reps
Vertical Jump: 37 inches
Broad Jump: N/A

7. Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati
Height: 5'9
Weight: 193 pounds
40 yard dash: 4.47 seconds (tied for 3rd fastest)
Bench Press: N/A
Vertical Jump: 33 inches
Broad Jump: 116 inches

8. Bernard Pierce, Temple
Height: 5'11
Weight: 216 pounds
40 yard dash: 4.49 seconds
Bench Press: 17 reps
Vertical Jump: 36.5 inches
Broad Jump: 123 inches

9. Chris Polk, Washington
Height: 5'10
Weight: 224 pounds
40 yard dash: 4.57 seconds
Bench Press: N/A
Vertical Jump: 31.5 inches
Broad Jump: 111 inches

10. Vick Ballard, Mississippi State
Height: 5'10
Weight: 217 pounds
40 yard dash: 4.65 seconds
Bench Press: 23 reps
Vertical Jump: 33 inches
Broad Jump: 115 inches

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