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Numbers don’t lie: Mack impressive at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS — The three local players who participated in the NFL scouting combine in Lucas Oil Stadium have booked their results.

These are the NFL’s official numbers, with where each mark ranked at his position:

UB linebacker Khalil Mack

• 40-yard dash: 4.65 seconds (tied fourth).

• Bench press: 23 reps (tied 11th).

• Vertical jump: 40 inches (second).

• Broad jump: 128 inches (second).

• Three-cone drill: 7.08 seconds (10th).

• 20-yard shuttle: 4.18 seconds (fifth).

• 60-yard shuttle: NA.

Toledo RB David Fluellen

(Lockport High)

• 40-yard dash: 4.72 seconds (27th).

• Bench press: NA.

• Vertical jump: 36.5 inches (tied 23rd).

• Broad jump: 120 inches (tied 16th).

• Three-cone drill: 6.90 seconds (sixth).

• 20-yard shuttle: NA.

• 60-yard shuttle: NA.

Penn State OL John Urschel

(Canisius High)

• 40-yard dash: 5.31 seconds (26th).

• Bench press: 30 reps (tied eighth).

• Vertical jump: 29.0 inches (tied fifth).

• Broad jump: 102.0 inches (tied 21st).

• Three-cone drill: 7.55 seconds (ninth).

• 20-yard shuttle: 4.47 seconds (tied sixth).

• 60-yard shuttle: NA.

Mack stacks up with elite NFL performers as a physical specimen. That’s no surprise, given his numbers.

Mack weighed in at 251 pounds. Denver’s Von Miller, the second pick in 2011, weighed 246 pounds at the combine. He has proven to be an elite edge-rushing linebacker.

Miller’s numbers: 4.42 in the 40, 37-inch vertical jump, 126-inch broad jump, 6.70 cone, 4.06 20-yard shuttle.

Green Bay’s Clay Matthews was a 240-pound first-rounder in 2009. He ran 4.62 in the 40 and did 35.5 for vertical leap, 121 for broad jump, 6.84 for cone and 4.22 for shuttle.

Buffalo’s Jerry Hughes was a 255-pound first-rounder in 2010. He ran 4.65 and did 34.5, 118, 6.99 and 4.15. Hughes, of course, didn’t have instant success like Miller and Matthews. But it’s interesting to see how well he tested coming out of Texas Christian.

News Sports Reporter Mark Gaughan contributed to this report. email: