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Devin Duvernay ran an official sub-4.4 second 40-yard dash.

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The 2020 NFL Combine is officially underway from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Thursday marked the start of on-the-field drills, as the quarterback, wide receiver, and tight end position groups began testing. Along with receivers Collin Johnson and Devin Duvernay, recently graduated seniors Malcolm Roach and Brandon Jones will also be testing at the combine this weekend.

Devin Duvernay was in the spotlight on Thursday evening. Duvernay led the first wave of wide receivers with an official 4.39 second 40-yard dash, which tied Memphis’ Antonio Gibson for the top time from that group.

Unfortunately for Jones and Johnson, a few minor injury setbacks will keep them away from participating in on-the-field drills and workouts this weekend. Jones, who is still recovery from shoulder surgery, is expected to be healthy by April. A slight hip flexor injury suffered in training for Johnson kept him from participating in drills and running the 40-yard dash. They’ll get another chance to prove themselves in front of NFL scouts at Texas’ Pro Day on April 1.

WR Devin Duvernay

Drills

Vertical Jump — 35.5 inches

Broad Jump — 123.0 inches

40-Yard Dash — 4.39 seconds (T-4th)

3 Cone Drill — 7.12 seconds

20-Yard Shuttle — 4.20 seconds

Position Drills (Highlights)

Duvernay threaded LSU, Big 12 secondaries, and Utah on deep, over-the-shoulder catches all season. It was the team’s best and only (at times) offense. Duvernay’s glue-like hands and ball skills are off the charts. They might as well name this drill after him.

Measurements

Height: 5’10 1/2”

Weight: 200 lbs.

Hands: 9 1/2”

Arm: 30 5/8”

Wingspan: 75 1/2”

WR Collin Johnson

Drills

Bench Press — 17 reps

Measurements

Height: 6’5 5/8”

Weight: 222 lbs.

Hands: 9’

Arm: 31 3/4”

Wingspan: 78 1/2”

DE Malcolm Roach

Drills

Bench Press — 20 reps

Vertical Jump — 30.0 inches

Broad Jump — 114.0 inches

40-Yard Dash — 4.84 seconds

10-Yard Split — 1.68 seconds

Position Drills (Highlights)

Roach impressed with his testing numbers and how he performed in drills. For a 297-pounder, he looked very fluid out there. Roach is versatile enough to play as a run stopping defensive end in a 4-3 or 3-4 defense. It’ll be interesting to see where ends up — many project him to be drafted on Day 3.

Measurements

Height: 6’2 1/8”

Weight: 297 lbs.

Hands: 9 5/8”

Arm: 31 7/8”

Wingspan: 77 1/2”

S Brandon Jones

Measurements

Height: 5’11 1/8”

Weight: 198 lbs.

Hands: 8 3/4”

Arm: 30 1/8”

Wingspan: 74 1/2”


Full coverage of the combine can be seen on the NFL Network all weekend long.

This story will be updated.