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Combine cornerbacks report


INDIANAPOLIS - Tennessee State's Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (6-1, 184) produced the best across-the-board workout results for cornerbacks at the scouting combine. The senior prospect, who is a cousin of San Diego Pro Bowler Antonio Cromartie, placed first in the vertical jump with a leap of 38.5 inches and third in the 40-yard dash with a run of 4.33 seconds.

Rodgers-Cromartie started to climb the draft charts after a strong showing at the Senior Bowl. The speed and athleticism he showed in the RCA Dome could make him a first-round pick.

"I was like a guy that was going under the radar, but then in the Senior Bowl, I had a good week," Rodgers-Cromartie said. "Now people are starting to recognize me and I'm starting to get a little more attention."

The top corner prospect continues to be Leodis McKelvin (5-11, 190) of Troy, who ran the 40 in 4.38 seconds. He also impressed coaches with his quick footwork on pedal-and-turn drills.

Mike Jenkins (5-10, 197) of South Florida and Aqib Talib (6-2, 202) of Kansas turned in solids performances, running the 40 in 4.40 seconds and 4.48, respectively.

Tyvon Branch (6-0, 198) of Connecticut recorded the fastest 40-yard dash time at 4.31 seconds.

On Tuesday, the cornerbacks proved to be the fastest position group in Indianapolis. Nine players ran the 40 in 4.38 seconds or better, and 21 players ran bellow 4.4 seconds.

"I think all the corners are pretty much the same (physically)," Jenkins said. "I definitely don't compare myself to anybody. We all have different games."

Cornerbacks test results

Top four 40-yard dash times (seconds)
1. Tyvon Branch, Connecticut (4.31)
2. Orlando Scandrick, Boise State (4.32)
3. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tennessee State (4.33)
T4. Tracy Porter, Indiana (4.37)
T4. Michael Grant, Arkansas (4.37)
T4. Terrence Wheately, Colorado (4.37)

Top five bench press results (reps)
1. Antwaun Molden, Eastern Kentucky (23)
2. Justin Tryon, Arizona State (21)
T3. Antoine Cason, Arizona (20)
T3. Jonathan Wilhite, Auburn (20)

Top four vertical jump test results (inches)
1. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tennessee State (38.5)
2. Aqib Talib, Kansas (38)
3. Antwaun Molden, Eastern Kentucky (37.5)
4. Glenn Sharpe, Miami (Fla.) (37)

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