The NFL Combine features some of the world's best athletes each year running, jumping, and doing drills, but it's very rare for a world record to be set at the Combine. UConn defensive back Byron Jones did just that with his broad jump on Monday morning going 12-foot-3-inch -- breaking the world record of 12'2" and Combine record of 11'7".
I mean, that's just insane. Jones is certainly the most impressive defensive back in the physical measurements with that record-breaking broad jump and a 44.5" vertical -- also the best of the Combine this year.
The craziest thing...he's not even 100%. Jones won't run a 40 yard dash until his Pro Day on March 31 because he's still recovering from surgery and is still "getting up to speed," which is terrifying.
Jones is rated by most as a mid-round draft pick, but, with his good size -- 6-foot-, 196 pounds -- and crazy burst, if he lays down a good 40 time at his pro day he'll force teams to look more at his film and we could see him start marching up boards and land himself a second round draft position.
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