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How former Texas players performed at the 2019 NFL Combine

Linebacker Gary Johnson’s blazing 4.43 40-yard dash time highlighted the testing in Indianapolis.

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After sending six former players to last year’s NFL Combine, the Texas Longhorns were well represented again at this year’s NFL Combine. Graduate seniors Gary Johnson, Charles Omenihu, Kris Boyd, Davante Davis, and early entrant Lil’Jordan Humphrey all performed in drills this past week in Indianapolis.

Here’s how each of those players performed.

WR — Lil’Jordan Humphrey

Of the Longhorns to test at the combine, Humphrey had the most underwhelming performance. Although he slimmed down to around 210 pounds, Humphrey ran a 4.75 40-yard dash, the slowest time among all wide receivers.

It’ll be interesting to see if NFL teams value Humphrey as a slot receiver or an outside receiver now. Sometimes the film ends up doing more justice than the combine results. And if that’s the case for Humphrey, he’ll be just fine. He may not be a burner but he looked very agile and quick in space throughout the season, especially after the catch.

Measurables: 6’4, 210 pounds, 32 3/4” arms, 9 1/2” hands

40 Yard Dash: 4.75 seconds

Bench Press: 13 reps

Vertical Jump: 33.5 inches

Broad Jump: 119.0 inches

3 Cone Drill: 7.09 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.29 seconds

LB — Gary Johnson

Johnson’s 40-yard dash time of 4.43 seconds tied for the second fastest time by a linebacker (Devin White ran a 4.42) and it marked the fourth fastest time all-time for a linebacker at the combine. After posting just as fast of a 40-yard dash time as the top two ranked linebackers from this class —White and Devin Bush — Johnson significantly improved his draft stock over the weekend.

On providing for his family, “football means everything to me.” Johnson told NFL Network reporter Kimberly Jones.

Measurables: 6’0, 226 pounds, 31 1/4” arms, 10 1/4” hands

40 Yard Dash: 4.43 seconds (t2nd)

Bench Press: 16 reps

Vertical Jump: 33.5 inches

Broad Jump: 121.0 inches

3 Cone Drill: 7.15 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.57 seconds

DE — Charles Omenihu

Over five years ago, Omenihu signed to Texas as a 230-pound defensive end and a consensus three-star prospect. Now, he’s considered one of the most intriguing NFL Draft prospects due to his size and frame at the position. Many believe Omenihu is a day two prospect and he may have just cemented that after testing well in Indianapolis.

Measurables: 6’5, 280 pounds, 36” arms, 9 3/8” hands

40 Yard Dash: 4.92 seconds

Vertical Jump: 36.5 inches (5th)

Broad Jump: 115.0 inches

3 Cone Drill: 7.48 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.36 seconds

CB — Kris Boyd

Boyd likely improved his draft stock with a strong showing on the bench press, in the 40 yard dash, and throughout multiple defensive back drills, including the gauntlet. His 19 reps on the bench press was the most reps done by a cornerback. This further speaks for his exceptional one-on-one tackling ability and the physicality he brings to the table.

Measurables: 5’11”, 201 pounds, 30 3/4” arms, 9” hands

40 Yard Dash: 4.45 seconds

Bench Press: 19 reps (1st)

Vertical Jump: 36.5 inches

Broad Jump: 127.0 inches

3 Cone Drill: 6.94 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 7.08 seconds (t3rd)

CB — Davante Davis

As a lengthy cornerback, Davis tested well on the vertical and broad jumps. Despite running an underwhelming 40-yard dash, he posted strong times for the three cone drill and the 20-yard shuttle. Davis’ long arms and range can make up for his lack of quickness and speed in games.

Measurables: 6’2, 202 pounds, 31 3/8” arms, 9 3/4” hands

40 Yard Dash: 4.54 seconds

Bench Press: 14 reps

Vertical Jump: 37.0 inches

Broad Jump: 125.0 inches

3 Cone Drill: 6.76 seconds (4th)

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.15 seconds

All of the 2019 NFL Combine results for players can be found here.

The final test for these players before the NFL Draft will be in Austin on Wednesday, Mar. 27 for their Pro Day.