By Kade Kistner | Saints Wire
Athletic testing at the NFL Scouting Combine will kick off tonight, so we took a deep dive into the current New Orleans Saints roster to find how they performed in years past. For this exercise, we will only use data from combine history but will give a few honorable mentions to those players who only participated in pro day workouts.
We collected all of our data from Pro Football Reference and NFL.com. The events we’re focusing on include the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, and the three-cone drill.
Here’s a quick refresher; thankfully, the 40-yard dash is self-explanatory. For bench pressing, each athlete must see how many times they can lift 225 pounds. The vertical jump tests their highest leap, while the broad jump measures how far they can leap horizontally, both from a standing position. Finally, the three-cone drill test agility and quickness in a short area.
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