Collin Klein, Chris Harper, Braden Wilson Combine Results

Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein throws a pass during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Collin Klein tied for the fifth fastest 40 time among quarterbacks at the NFL Combine on Sunday, registering a 4.78 to tie with Colby Cameron from Louisiana Tech. West Virginia’s Geno Smith ran a 4.59 to lead a group that was unimpressive overall in its display of speed given the game’s evolution to value fast and nimble signal callers. Among Klein’s other recorded workout performances:

Bench Press: no official QB stats

Broad Jump: 111 inches
Top QB performer: Smith, 124 inches

Vertical Jump: 29 inches
Top QB performer: EJ Manuels (Florida State), 34 inches

3-Cone Drill: 7.17 seconds
Top QB performer: Matt Scott (Arizona), 6.69 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.40 seconds
Top QB performer: Scott, 3.99 seconds

60 Yard Shuttle: no official QB times

Although Klein is known more for his speed than quickness, he had still hoped to perform a little better today. Still, having the fifth fastest 40 time is nothing to sneeze at, particularly considering how much inertia it takes to get Klein’s 6’5″ frame up from a crouched stance (not even Usain Bolt ever won a race in the first 20 meters). However, even going into today it was understood that short of a diametrically surprising outcome, Klein’s make-or-break day wasn’t going to come until March. That’s when K-State will be hosting its Pro Day, giving him a chance showcase his throwing ability and conduct any drills that potential suitors wish to see.

Chris Harper also participated today, engaging with the other wide receiver prospects. His results:

40 Yard Dash: 4.55 seconds
Top WR performer: Marquisse Goodwin (Texas), 4.27

Bench Press: 20 reps
Top WR performer:  T.J. Moe (Missouri), 26

Vertical Jump: 35 inches
Top WR performer: Justin Hunter (Tennessee), 39.5 inches

Broad Jump: 116 inches
Top WR performer: Hunter, 136 inches

3-Cone Drill: 6.89 seconds
Top WR performer: Moe, 6.53 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.39 seconds
Top WR performer: Moe, 3.69 seconds

Harper wasn’t expected to leave the track smoldering, although a slightly faster 40 time would have definitely assisted his draft stock. However, he displayed impressive strength in tying for third for number of repetitions on the bench – lifting 225 pounds, twenty straight times.

40 Yard Dash: 4.55 seconds
Top WR performer: Marquisse Goodwin (Texas), 4.27

Bench Press: 20 reps
Top WR performer:  T.J. Moe (Missouri), 26

Vertical Jump: 35 inches
Top WR performer: Justin Hunter (Tennessee), 39.5 inches

Broad Jump: 116 inches
Top WR performer: Hunter, 136 inches

3-Cone Drill: 6.89 seconds
Top WR performer: Moe, 6.53 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.39 seconds
Top WR performer: Moe, 3.69 seconds

Additionally, Braden Wilson worked out with the running backs today. Wilson is a bit of a different animal, expected to make his way as a blocking fullback while the other players in his group attempted to showcase the speed that will win them starting tailback roles. Wilson ran a 4.81 40, and made 22 reps in the bench press. He did not participate in any other drills.

Topics: Braden Wilson, Chris Harper, Collin Klein, K-State, Kansas State, NFL Combine, Nfl Draft

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