Boise State’s Jamar Taylor ties for first among cornerbacks in combine bench press

By Chadd Cripe
© 2013 Idaho Statesman

Former Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor made a strong first impression at the NFL Scouting Combine on Monday.

Taylor performed 22 reps on the 225-pound bench press — tied for fourth among defensive backs and tied for first among cornerbacks.

Taylor’s on-field testing, including the 40-yard dash, is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Tuesday. NFL Network and will show live video.

Taylor said last week he hoped to finish in the top five in each test.

His numbers so far:

Size: 5-foot-11, 192 pounds
Bench press: 22 reps at 225 pounds (tied for fourth out of 49 defensive backs; tied for first among cornerbacks)
40-yard dash: TBD
Vertical jump: TBD
Broad jump: TBD
Three-cone drill: TBD
20-yard shuttle: TBD
60-yard shuttle: TBD


Here’s a recap of tailback D.J. Harper’s numbers from Saturday and Sunday:

Size: 5-foot-9, 211 pounds
Bench press: 23 reps at 225 pounds (10th out of 31 running backs)
40-yard dash: 4.52 seconds (tied for 6th out of 33)
Vertical jump: 33.5 inches (tied for 15th out of 32)
Broad jump: 10 feet (12th out of 32)
Three-cone drill: 7.07 seconds (14th out of 23)
20-yard shuttle: 4.35 seconds (14th out of 24)
60-yard shuttle: 11.85 seconds (10th out of 16)

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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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