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Wisconsin vs. Nebraska, 10/7/17

Nebraska defensive back Joshua Kalu (46) breaks up a pass intended for Wisconsin's Troy Fumagalli in the third quarter Saturday at Memorial Stadium.


It's the final day of the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and former Nebraska defensive backs Chris Jones and Joshua Kalu are working out. 

Here's a running list of how their workouts went and, below, results from quarterback Tanner Lee, offensive lineman Nick Gates and kicker Drew Brown, each of whom worked out over the weekend. 

Chris Jones 

Height: 5-11 7/8

Weight: 200

Hand: 9 3/4

Arm: 32 3/4

Workout results and notes:

40-yard dash: 4.57 seconds officially, T-28th among corners. CB Range: 4.32-4.7. 

Bench press: 14 repetitions 

Joshua Kalu

Height: 6-0 1/4

Weight: 203

Hand: 10

Arm: 32 3/4

Workout results and notes:

40-yard dash: 4.59 and 4.58 seconds, unofficially  

Bench press: 17 repetitions 

Vertical jump: As of 1 p.m., the results hadn't been posted to the NFL's website, but the NFL Network crew said Kalu had tied the best mark by a defensive back at the Combine at 41.5 inches. 

Broad jump: 11-foot-2

Here's a favorable opinion of Kalu: 

Tanner Lee: 

Height: 6-foot-4 2/8

Weight: 218

Hand: 10

Arm: 32 4/8

Wingspan: 76 2/8

Workout numbers and notes

40-yard dash: 4.98 seconds officially, T-15 of 17

Vertical jump: 32 inches, second-best of 17

Broad jump: 115 inches (9-7), second-best of 17

Nick Gates 

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 295 pounds 

Arms: 32 inches long

Hand: 10 1/4 inches 

Workout numbers and notes 

Bench press: 20 repetitions (225 pounds), not in top 15. OL Range: 37-14

40-yard dash: 5.43 official (1.87 10-yard split), not in top 15. OL Range: 4.9-5.85

Vertical jump: 24 inches, not in top 15. OL Range: 34-19.5

Broad jump: 94 inches, not in top 15. OL Range: 121-84. 

Three-cone: 7.61 seconds, ninth. OL Range: 7.14-8.55

Gates worked with the first group of offensive linemen in the 40-yard dash and on-field drills on Friday morning. As many others have suggested, the NFL Network crew posited that Gates' professional future lies in sliding inside from tackle to guard. 

The 40-yard dash doesn't mean much for offensive linemen, but his 1.87-second 10-yard split was in similar standing. 

Gates turned in a pretty good three-cone drill in the afternoon at 7.61 seconds. That was ninth-best among offensive linemen and showcased better movement skills than other drills did.

Interestingly, the NFL Network commentators noted that seven of the 18 linemen taking part in Gates' group -- and more than a dozen overall -- declared early for the draft, leaving at least one year of collegiate eligibility on the table. 

Drew Brown: 

Height: 6-0

Weight: 200

Arms: 29

Hands: 8 3/8

Contact the writer at or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


Sports writer

Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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