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Utes at the NFL Combine: FULL RESULTS

Courtesy: Utah Athletics

A school-record nine Utes participated in the 2020 NFL Combine, the most of any team in the Pac-12 Conference.

Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year Zack Moss was the only offensive player to get an Indy invite. Which means Utah sent nearly their entire starting defense to the biggest interview in football. John Penisini, Leki Fotu, Bradlee Anae, Francis Bernard, Terrell Burgess, Julian Blackmon, Javelin K. Guidry and Jaylon Johnson joined Moss in Indianapolis to put their skills on display. Here’s how they all fared….

 

  • Bradlee Anae | DE | Laie, HI

Anae has only upped stock in the pre-draft process. A standout at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Anae continued his impressive run with some solid numbers in Indy.

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 257 lbs

Arms: 32 1/8″

Hands: 10 1/8″

40 Yard Dash: 4.93

Bench Press: 25 reps(225lbs)

Vertical Jump: 31.0″

Broad Jump: 115.0″

3 Cone Drill: 7.44

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.43

 

  • Francis Bernard | LB | Herriman, UT 

Bernard came into the combine a mid-tier prospect with decent chances of making an NFL roster. He didn’t help or hurt that stock a whole lot with his performance.

Height: 6′

Weight: 234 lbs

Arms: 31 7/8″

Hands: 9 7/8

40 Yard Dash: 4.81

Bench Press: 19 reps

Vertical Jump: 32.5″

Broad Jump: 120.0″

 

  • Julian Blackmon | S | Layton, UT

Blackmon’s senior switch to the safety position gave him the best opportunity to become a pro after two years as a CB. After a knee-injury in Utah’s Pac-12 title game, Blackmon opted not to workout at the combine, although he did attend for measurements and interviews.

Height: 6′

Weight: 187 lbs

Arms: 31″

Hands: 9″

 

  • Terrell Burgess | S | San Marcos, CA 

Only a one year starter at Utah, Burgess doesn’t have quite enough film to truly impress NFL scouts… Although the film he does have is phenomenal. With that said, a good showing in Indianapolis would go a long ways towards upping his stock. He’s done just that.

Height: 5′ 11”

Weight: 202 lbs

Arms: 29 1/8″

Hands: 9 1/4″

40 Yard Dash: 4.46

Bench Press: 20 reps

Vertical Jump: 33.5″

Broad Jump: 122.0″

 

  • Leki Fotu | DT | West Valley City, UT

Fotu has the elite frame and athleticism to make an impact at the next level. The biggest worry scouts have with him is his ability to rush the passer. For what it’s worth, I think that has more to do with the scheme he was plugged into at Utah than it does with his actual ability to rush the passer. The heaviest defender at the combine did himself some good with one of the quickest 40 times for an interior DL.

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 330 lbs

Arms: 34 1/4″

Hands: 10 5/8″

40 Yard Dash: 5.15

Bench Press: 21 reps

 

  • Javelin K. Guidry | CB | Murrieta, CA

Guidry surprised some with his decision to enter the NFL Draft following his junior season. The track star was expected to wow scouts with his 40 yard dash time, but his elite performance in strength drills might be what does him the most good in the eyes of NFL execs. Guidry became the only player since 2003 to post 21 reps on bench AND run a sub 4.3 forty.

Height: 5’9″

Weight: 191 lbs

Arms: 31 1/4″

Hands: 9″

40 Yard Dash: 4.29*

Bench Press: 21 reps

*Fastest among DB’s

 

  • Jaylon Johnson | CB | Fresno, CA

Johnson is among the top CB’s in the 2020 NFL Draft class and didn’t necessarily need to do too much in Indy. Johnson powered through a torn labrum to do just that, solidifying his 1-2 round projection.

Height: 6′

Weight: 193 lbs

Arms: 31 3/8″

Hands: 9 3/8″

40 Yard Dash: 4.5

Bench Press: 15 reps

Vertical Jump: 36.5″

Broad Jump: 124.0″

3 Cone Drill: 7.01

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.13

 

  • Zack Moss | RB | Hialeah Gardens, FL 

The Utes all-time leading rusher will rely heavily on three years of starter game film to impress scouts, although a relatively clean bill of health and positive interviews at the Combine are a huge plus. With limited participation, there’s not much change to his early to mid-round status.

Height: 5’9″

Weight: 223 lbs

Arms: 31 1/4″

Hands: 9 1/4″

40 Yard Dash: 4.65

Bench Press: 19 reps

Vertical Jump: 33.0″

 

  • John Penisini | DT | West Jordan, UT 

The unheralded and underrated Penisini drew at least enough attention for the combine invite. He performed better than expected in strength drills. His measurements were a nice surprise but his stock didn’t move much with relatively average agility numbers. The hometown kid will likely be hoping to hear his name on day 3 in Vegas.

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 318 lbs

Arms: 32 7/8″

Hands: 10 1/2″

Bench Press: 23 reps

Vertical Jump: 25.5″

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.93

 

 


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