The NFL Scouting Combine is filled with all sorts of different tests of agility, speed, and strength. Over the years, some individuals have turned in impressive performances. What follows is a list of the most impressive performances in Combine history.
225-pound bench press - Justin Ernest, Western Kentucky, 51 reps (1999)
The defensive tackle from Western Kentucky couldn't turn his big combine performance into anything major; he went undrafted, was signed by the New Orleans Saints, and didn't see the field in his one season in the National Football League.
40-yard dash - Chris Johnson, East Carolina, 4.24 seconds (2008)
The "fastest guy at the Combine" doesn't always work out for the NFL team that drafts him. In the case of Johnson, however, it certainly has.
Vertical Leap - Gerald Sensabaugh, North Carolina, 46 inches (2005)
Sensabaugh has been a serviceable safety for the Dallas Cowboys over the course of his career, and can certainly win his share of jump balls in coverage.
20-yard shuttle - Kevin Kasper, Iowa, 3.73 seconds (2001)
Another peak performance that didn't come to much on the field, as he managed just 24 catches in his career while playing for five different teams in five NFL seasons.
3-cone drill - Jeff Maehl, Oregon, 6.42 seconds (2011)
A drill to test agility, Maehl lit it up last season in Indy. He still went undrafted, but signed with the Texans as a free agent. He has yet to see the field in a Texans uniform.
Broad Jump - Scott Starks, Wisconsin, 11'5" (2005)
Starks never truly made the "leap" to stardom at the National Football League level, getting drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2005 draft. He played 54 games for the Jags in five NFL seasons, but only started one time.
Will any of these records go down at the 2012 NFL Combine? We're going to have to wait and find out.