2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Free Safety Results

Mays is the cream of the crop at free safety.

Mays is the cream of the crop at free safety.

The NFL Combine is done and gone, but with NFL Free Agency talk sweeping the NFL buzz bin, it’s time to get our focus back on the 2010 NFL Draft.

To start doing that, let’s wrap-up out Combine coverage with the two safety positions. Here, we analyze how the top free safeties fared in their drills, as well as some guys who simply did not show up.

To catch all the other Combine results, go here.

40-Yard Dash

1. Taylor Mays- USC (4.43)

2. Major Wright- Florida (4.48)

3. Darrell Stuckey- Kansas (4.49)

4. Darian Stewart- South Carolina (4.50)

5. Jonathon Amaya- Nevada (4.53)

Taylor Mays was the big story here, blowing away everyone with cornerback-type speed, while Major Wright and Darrell Stuckey also put in solid times.

Kendrick Lewis finished in last place with a time of 4.72, while LSU’s Chad Jones clocked in at a disappointing 4.57.

Bench Press

1. Lucien Antoine- Oklahoma State (28 reps)

2. Taylor Mays- USC (24)

3. Kam Chancellor- Virginia Tech (22)

4. T.J. Ward- Oregon (19)

5. Darrell Stuckey- Kansas (17)

Lucien Antoine was the big winner for the free safeties, registering an impressive 28 reps, while Taylor Mays showed some impressive strength (24) to go with his excellent speed.

Chad Jones notched a very disappointing nine reps, while Jonathon Amaya finished in last with just eight reps.


There weren’t enough competitors in the other drills to round out a top five, although it is definitely worth noting that Taylor Mays further exhibited his excellent athleticism with a vertical leap of 41 inches, while Darrell Stuckey of Kansas notched a vertical leap of 39.5 inches.

Taylor Mays was by far the most impressive specimen of this group, especially considering his great size and range. Now we know that the hype fits the billing, and that he has the potential to play a number of spots on the field.

LSU’s Chad Jones was probably the biggest disappointment of all the prospects that were fighting to increase their stock, overall.

About Kevin Roberts

Kevin is a graduate of Concordia University in Wisconsin, where he majored in Mass Communications. He has written for multiple fantasy sites, and has had articles featured on foxsports.com and cbssports.com.