The NFL Scouting Combine held in Indianapolis each spring is a key opportunity for college athletes to mingle with coaches and show their athletic abilities on the field during drills that include the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, bench press, and more. While the results from these tests are typically impressive, did you know the best NFL combine broad jump resulted in a new world record?
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Indeed, a leap from 2015 topped the previous mark set by Norwegian athlete Arne Tvervaag way back in 1968.
Check it out.
Byron Jones – 12 Feet, 3 Inches
Tvervaag's broad jump record of 12 feet, 2 inches had stood for nearly 50 years until UConn defensive back Byron Jones stunned not just the NFL world, but the athletic world at large with this insane leap of 12 feet, 3 inches in 2015.
His impressive jump and overall performance at the combine that year only helped to improve his stock as the Cowboys selected him 27th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. Jones has appeared in every single game for Dallas over the past three seasons and has accumulated 177 tackles and a pair of interceptions.
Best NFL Combine Broad Jump Performances Ever
|12' 3"||Byron Jones||UConn||CB||2015|
|11' 9"||Obi Melifonwu||UConn||S||2017|
|11' 7"||Jamie Collins||Southern Miss||OLB||2013|
|11' 7"||Chris Conley||Georgia||WR||2015|
|11' 6"||Bud Depree||Kentucky||OLB||2015|
|11' 4"||Robert Davis||Georgia State||WR||2017|
|11' 4"||Justin Hunter||Tennessee||WR||2013|
|11' 4"||Fabian Moreau||UCLA||CB||2017|
|11' 4"||Jerome Simpson||Coastal Carolina||WR||2008|