Inside The Numbers: Vols at the 2023 NFL Combine

Inside The Numbers: Vols at the 2023 NFL Combine

INDIANAPOLIS – Seven Tennessee Vols showcased their skills at the 2023 NFL Combine over the weekend in Indianapolis. The players will now turn their attention to Tennessee’s Pro Day on March 30. Below is a breakdown of their NFL Combine numbers: 

LB Jeremy Banks
6-1, 232 lbs
32″ arm; 9 1/2″ hand

40-Yard Dash: 4.53
10-Yard Split: 1.56
Vertical Jump: 37.5″
Broad Jump: 10’7″
3-Cone Drill: 7.27
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.38
Bench Press Reps: 25

Notables

  • Banks’ athleticism was on full display as his 37.5 vertical jump was the second-best among linebackers.
  • Banks also had the third-best broad jump (10’7″) and third-best 20-yard shuttle (4.38) among his position.

Paxton Brooks
6-5, 201 lbs
31 1/2″ arm; 9 3/4″ hand

  • Brooks completed his on-field workout on Friday in Indianapolis and now will turn his attention to Tennessee Pro Day on March 30.

QB Hendon Hooker  
6-3, 217 lbs
33″ arm; 10 1/2″ hand

  • Hooker did not participate in on-field drills as he continues to make significant progress in his ACL rehab. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Hooker is on track to be ready for the NFL season opener.

WR Jalin Hyatt
6-0, 176 lbs
32 1/2″ arm; 9″ hand

40-Yard Dash: 4.4
10-Yard Split: 1.5
Vertical Jump: 40″
Broad Jump: 11’3″

Notables

  • Of the 42 wide receivers who participated, Hyatt produced the best broad jump of them all, tallying an 11’3″, which was also the third-best vertical of the entire NFL Combine.
  • Hyatt’s 40″ vertical jump was the fourth-best of the wide receiver group.
  • Hyatt put up a solid 40-yard dash time of 4.40, which was top six among the wide receiver group.

WR Cedric Tillman
6-3, 213 lbs
32 3/4″ arm; 10″ hand

40-Yard Dash: 4.54
10-Yard Split: 1.53
Vertical Jump: 37″
Broad Jump: 10’8″

Notables

  • Tillman excelled in on-field workouts and for his size, ran a solid 4.54 40-yard dash.

OT Darnell Wright
6-5, 333 lbs
33 3/4″ arm; 9″ hand

40-Yard Dash: 5.01
10-Yard Split: 1.81
Vertical Jump: 29″
Broad Jump: 9’6″

Notables

  • Arguably, no offensive lineman at the NFL Combine improved his stock more than Wright, who now finds himself in the first round of several mock NFL Drafts. His testing numbers were outstanding, but he separated himself with his position workout.
  • Wright’s 5.01 40-yard dash was the third-fastest among offensive linemen weighing at least 330 pounds since 2003. He tied for sixth-fastest 40 time among all offensive linemen this year.
  • Wright’s 9’6″ broad jump tied for the third-best among offensive linemen this year.

EDGE Byron Young
6-2, 250 lbs
32 1/2″ arm; 9 1/4″ hand

40-Yard Dash: 4.43
10-Yard Split: 1.62
Vertical Jump: 38″
Broad Jump: 11’0″
3-Cone Drill: 7.19
Bench Press Reps: 22

Notables

  • Young’s blazing 4.43 40-yard dash was second-best among defensive lineman at the NFL Combine and the fourth-best at that position in the past 20 years. Perhaps no defensive lineman in Tennessee history ran a faster NFL Combine number than Young.
  • Young also led all defensive linemen in the broad jump with an 11’0″, and he was second among defensive linemen in the vertical jump with a 38″.
  • Young’s 7.19 three-cone drill time was the fourth-best among defensive linemen this year.

-UT Athletics

Vols at the Combine / Credit: UT Athletics

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