NFL Combine: The SEC’s 5 strongest running backs on day 1
On Thursday, the NFL Combine got underway from Indianapolis. The five-day event kicked off with interviews and bench press.
Running backs and offensive linemen took part on day one. You can see the guys who put up the most weight on bench press from the linemen here.
Georgia’s Elijah Holyfield finished with the most reps among the SEC running backs with 26. That’s probably unsurprising, because he has arms the size of some folks’ legs. We’re not kidding. Holyfield, however, didn’t finish first overall in the event. That belonged to Kansas State’s Alex Barnes, who finished with 34 reps. The second-highest was Appalachian State’s Jalin Moore with 27. Holyfield finished third.
All running backs except two competed in the bench press event: Alabama’s Josh Jacobs and Washington State’s James Williams. Jacobs is limited at the Combine with an injury.
Here are the top five bench press from former SEC standouts:
Elijah Holyfield, Georgia: 26
Jordan Scarlett, Florida: 21
Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M: 19
Damien Harris, Alabama: 16
Benny Snell, Kentucky: 16
The only other SEC back that competed in the event was LSU’s Nick Brossette who finished with 15.
The NFL Combine continues Friday from Indianapolis.