The NFL Combine got underway Thursday from Indianapolis, Indiana, with the first round of bench press.
Several former SEC offensive linemen took part in the event, but just one finished in the top five among all participants: Arkansas’ Hjalte Froholdt. The former Hogs’ standout led all SEC offensive linemen with 31 reps on bench press.
Weber State’s Iosua Opeta led all participants with 39 reps, with NC State’s Garrett Bradbury finishing second with 34. Two tied for the weakest amount with 16 reps each: Missouri’s Paul Adams and Sioux Falls’ Trey Pipkins.
Here are the top five strongest SEC offensive linemen from day one:
Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas: 31
Elgton Jenkins, Mississippi State: 29
Erik McCoy, Texas A&M: 29
Javon Patterson, Ole Miss: 27
Shaq Calhoun, Mississippi State: 26
Four former SEC linemen didn’t participate in the event: Georgia’s Lamont Gaillard, Florida’s Martez Ivey, Florida’s Fred Johnson and Ole Miss’ Greg Little.
The NFL Combine continues Friday from Indianapolis.