Byron Jones Becomes NFL Combine Star With Ridiculous Broad Jump

Byron Jones Becomes NFL Combine Star With Ridiculous Broad Jump

UConn defensive back turns heads with freakish workout.

Published February 24, 2015

After four days, the 2015 NFL Combine concluded Monday, but not without its fair share of freakish feats from football's next wave of stars. None more impressive than Byron Jones's 12-foot, three-inch broad jump — as seen on NFL.com — which truly had the Internet going nuts. The awesome feat not only set a new NFL Combine record, but it also became a favorite on Vine. That's some freakish jumping ability for the University of Connecticut cornerback, especially considering prospects aren't allowed to getting a running start when they jump. Yes...the man jumped 12 feet and three inches without running. Let that soak in. Here are some other top performers at this year's Combine.

40-Yard Dash

Each year at the NFL Combine, great importance is put on prospects' 40-yard dash clock-in time. This year didn't disappoint as University of Alabama at Birmingham wide receiver J.J. Nelson turned on the jets to a time of 4.28, which fell just shy of Chris Johnson's record 4.24 set in 2008.

Bench Press

University of Miami offensive tackle Ereck Flowers had a 2015 NFL Combine-high of 37 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press workout. Heavy lifting!

Vertical Jump

University of Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley set an all-time NFL Combine record with a 45-inch vertical. That's nearly four feet straight in the air. Whoever his quarterback is better know how to throw a proper jump ball.

3-Cone Drill

The object of the three- cone drill is simple...get low, have your hips on a swivel and get around those cones and back to the starting point as quick as possible. This year, nobody clocked in quicker than University of Tennessee cornerback Justin Coleman's 6.61. It's all in the hips.

20-Yard Shuttle

Call Memphis corner Bobby McCain the 20-yard shuttle king of this year's Combine with a time of 3.82.

60-Yard Shuttle

The goal of the 60-yard shuttle is simple. There are four cones a combined 60 yards apart and prospects must run, get low, and touch each cone before heading back to the first marker. UConn's Byron Jones took that workout too, delivering a 10.98 time. 

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