Edge rushers show speed, strength, athleticism at 2018 NFL Scouting Combine

The edge rushers showed speed, strength and athleticism during drills at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Pass-rushing specialists are known for having plenty of strength at the line of scrimmage, and but they showed far more than that during their run through drills at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Sunday morning.

The pass rushers put on quite the display of speed in the 40-yard dash and paired it with the strength on the bench press and athleticism in the vertical and broad jump, as well as putting their entire skill sets together in position-specific drills.

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Here is a look back at the top-performing edge rushers at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine:

40-Yard Dash

1. Leon Jacobs (Wisconsin) 4.48 seconds

2. Lorenzo Carter (Georgia) 4.50 seconds

3. Josh Sweat (Florida State) 4.53 seconds

4. Peter Kalambayi (Stanford) 4.57 seconds

5. Harold Landry (Boston College) 4.64 seconds

Bench Press

1. Kylie Fitts (Utah) 31 repetitions

2. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (Oklahoma) 27 repetitions

3. Ola Adeniyi (Toledo) 26 repetitions

4. Hercules Mata’afa (Washington State) 26 receptions

5. Leon Jacobs (Wisconsin) 26 receptions

Twenty six reps. Two. Six.

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β€” Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) March 3, 2018

Vertical Jump

1. Josh Sweat (Florida State) 39.5 inches

2. Obgonnia Okoronkowo (Oklahoma) 38.0 inches

T3. Lorenzo Carter (Georgia) 36.0 inches

T3. Harold Landry (Boston College) 36.0 inches

5. Tyquan Lewis (Ohio State) 35.5 inches

Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis does the vertical jump during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Brian Spurlock

Broad Jump

1. Lorenzo Carter (Georgia) 130.0 inches

2. Josh Sweat (Florida State) 124.0 inches

3. Marquis Haynes (Mississippi) 123.0 inches

T4. Tyquan Lewis (Ohio State) 122.0 inches

T4. Leon Jacobs (Wisconsin) 122.0 inches

πŸ‘€ @PrimeTime_Lewis with the 10’2” broad jump at the #NFLCombine

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β€” Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) March 4, 2018

Three-Cone Drill

T1. Harold Landry (Boston College) 6.88 seconds

T1. Kylie Fitts (Utah) 6.88 seconds

3. Trevon Young (Louisville) 6.99 seconds

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4. Dorance Armstrong (Kansas) 7.12 seconds

5. Marquis Haynes (Mississippi) 7.14 seconds

DNP-Tyquan Lewis (Ohio State)

Twenty-Yard Shuttle Run

T1. Harold Landry (Boston College) 4.19 seconds

T1. Kylie Fitts (Utah) 4.19 seconds

3. Dorance Armstrong (Kansas) 4.23 seconds

4. Arden Key (LSU) 4.25 seconds

T5. Ola Adeniyi (Toledo) 4.28 seconds

T5. Josh Sweat (Florida State) 4.28 seconds

DNP-Tyquan Lewis (Ohio State)

Kansas defensive lineman Dorance Armstrong (DL25) runs a drill during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Michael Hickey

60-Yard Shuttle Run

1. Harold Landry (Boston College) 11.35 seconds

2. Trevon Young (Louisville) 11.60 seconds

T3. Dorance Armstrong (Kansas) 11.82 seconds

T3. Kylie Fitts (Utah) 11.82 seconds

5. Leon Jacobs (Wisconsin) 12.15 seconds

6. Ola Adeniyi (Toledo) 12.79 seconds

Times and Numbers were reported by NFL.com.