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2018 Combine Workout Warriors: Running Backs

View images from the first day of player workouts Friday at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.

INDIANAPOLIS —One of the most versatile position groups took the field Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium for the chance to impress all 32 NFL teams.

Running backs in today's game are counted on to catch the ball and help out in pass protection, along with moving the chains on the ground.

Plenty of big names were on display at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, but Penn State running back Saquon Barkley distinguished himself as a top prospect with his performance.

Barkley, who is listed at 6-foot and 233 pounds, was one of the standouts in the bench press, 40-yard dash and vertical jump.

Here are top performers from Friday's on-field workouts:

40-yard dash

Combine position record: Chris Johnson, East Carolina, 4.24 seconds in 2008

  1. Nyheim Miles, North Carolina State, 4.38
  1. Saquon Barkley, Penn State, 4.40

T3. Kalen Ballage, Arizona State, 4.46

T3. Rashaad Penny, San Diego State, 4.46

  1. Derrius Guice, LSU, 4.49

Bench press (225 pounds)

Combine position record: Tommy Bohanon, Wake Forest, 36 reps in 2013

T1. Saquon Barkley, Penn State, 29

T1. Nick Chubb, Georgia, 29

  1. Chris Warren, Texas, 25
  1. Lavon Coleman, Washington, 23

T5. Sony Michel, Georgia, 22

T5. Kamryn Pettway, Auburn, 22

T5. Darrel Williams, LSU, 22

Broad jump

Combine position record: Daniel Lasco, California, 11 feet, 3 inches in 2016

  1. Bo Scarbrough, Alabama, 10-9
  1. Nick Chubb, Georgia, 10-8
  1. Kerryon Johnson, Auburn, 10-6
  1. Roc Thomas, Jacksonville State, 10-5

T5. Kalen Ballage, Arizona State, 10-2

T5. Justin Crawford, West Virginia, 10-2

T5. Chase Edmonds, Fordham, 10-2

T5. Kyle Hicks, TCU, 10-2

T5. Justin Jackson, Northwestern, 10-2

T5. Ryan Nall, Oregon State, 10-2

Vertical jump

Combine position record: Christine Michael, Texas A&M, 43 inches in 2013

  1. Saquon Barkley, Penn State, 41

T2. Kerryon Johnson, Auburn, 40

T2. Bo Scarbrough, Alabama, 40

4t. Nick Chubb, Georgia, 38.5

4t. Justin Jackson, Northwestern, 38.5

3-cone drill

Combine position record: Chris Rainey, Florida, 6.50 seconds in 2012

  1. Chase Edmonds, Fordham, 6.79
  1. Justin Jackson, Northwestern, 6.81
  1. Royce Freeman, Oregon, 6.90
  1. Kalen Ballage, Arizona State, 6.91
  1. Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan, 6.93

20-yard shuttle

Combine position record: Chris Rainey, Florida, 3.93 seconds in 2012

T1. Chase Edmonds, Fordham, 4.07

T1. Justin Jackson, Northwestern, 4.07

T3. Royce Freeman, Oregon, 4.16

T3. Ryan Nall, Oregon State, 4.16

  1. Chris Warren, Texas, 4.18

60-yard shuttle

Combine position record: Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, 11.00 seconds in 2015

  1. Justin Jackson, Northwestern, 11.06
  1. Ryan Nall, Oregon State, 11.57
  1. Chase Edmonds, Fordham, 11.63
  1. Royce Freeman, Oregon, 11.64
  1. Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan, 11.81

There are three days of on-field drills remaining at the combine. Quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends are up on Saturday, defensive linemen and linebackers hit the field Sunday, and defensive backs are in the final group on Monday.

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