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Austin, Donald Among Decade's Best Combine Performances

Posted Feb 28, 2017

Rams players Tavon Austin and Aaron Donald named as two of the top 10 combine performances from the past decade.


Over at NFL.com CFB 24/7 has compiled the top 10 performances from the past 10 years’ worth of NFL combines. Among those featured on the list are a couple of current Rams — Tavon Austin and Aaron Donald.

Austin stood out in 2013 for his scorching speed, while Donald’s impressive combination of strength and quickness turned heads in 2014 and helped him climb up draft boards.

Austin and Donald came in at Nos. 8 and 9 on the list, respectively. Their results and videos of their performances are below.

Tavon Austin

COLLEGE: West Virginia
HEIGHT: 5-8
WEIGHT: 174
40: 4.34
VERTICAL: 32.0
BENCH REPS: 14
BROAD JUMP: 120
3-CONE: N/A
SHUTTLE: 4.01

"Austin backed up a magnificent senior season with the Mountaineers by blazing a 4.34 40 time and boosting his draft stock at the 2013 combine."

Aaron Donald

COLLEGE: Pittsburgh
HEIGHT: 6-1
WEIGHT: 285
40: 4.68
VERTICAL: 32.0
BENCH REPS: 35
BROAD JUMP: 116
3-CONE: 7.11
SHUTTLE: 4.39

"Donald left no doubt about his status as a draft riser at the 2014 combine, where he ran a 4.68 40-yard dash at 285 pounds and pumped out 35 bench press reps at 225 pounds."