You know the tired cliché announcers rely upon way too often during NFL broadcasts: "Athletes these days are bigger, stronger, faster, and more athletic." When it comes to the best NFL Combine vertical jump records, however, this doesn't appear to be true whatsoever.
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As another cliché states: Numbers don't lie. Five of the best leaps in combine history took place before 2009, with three of the top four spots belonging to an incredible 2005 class led by the all-time leaping leader, Gerald Sensabaugh of North Carolina.
Gerald Sensabaugh – 46 Inches
Sensabaugh's insane 46-inch vertical leap at the 2005 NFL Scouting Combine has easily stood the test of time.
Post-combine, he would go on to play eight seasons in the NFL while accumulating 411 tackles and 14 interceptions, including a career-high of 5 in 2010 with the Dallas Cowboys.
Best NFL Combine Vertical Jump Records in History
|Height in Inches||Name||School||Position||Year|
|46||Gerald Sensabaugh||North Carolina||S||2005|
|45.5||Cameron Wake||Penn State||LB||2005|
|45||Chris McKenzie||Arizona State||CB||2005|
|45||Donald Washington||Ohio State||CB||2009|
|44||A.J. Jefferson||Fresno State||CB||2010|
|43.5||Speedy Noil||Texas A&M||WR||2017|
|43.5||Jay Hinton||Morgan State||RB||1999|
|43.5||Jerry Azumah||New Hampshire||RB||1999|
|43.5||Dustin Fox||Ohio State||S||2005|