NFL Scouting Combine 2013: Lane Johnson Has Best Performance of Offensive Linemen

Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Lane Johnson was considered to be one of the most athletic offensive line prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft class and he put every bit of that athleticism on display on display at Lucas Oil Stadium during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl south squad offensive lineman Lane Johnson of Oklahoma (69) prior to kickoff of a game against the Senior Bowl north squad at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

It was a very impressive day during on-field drills for the offensive line group as a whole, but Johnson was clearly the standout performer.

Johnson ran an official 40-yard dash time of 4.72 seconds, but long speed is not an important asset for offensive linemen. The more important part of the forty for the linemen is the ten-yard split, which Johnson destroyed. Johnson had a 1.61 ten-yard split, which was the best at his position.

In the other on-field drills, Johnson put together a 9-foot-10 broad jump, 34-inch vertical jump and he put up 28 reps of 225-pounds in the bench press.

It was a great day for Johnson who was already rising up NFL draft boards. After today, he has solidified himself as a top 25 selection.

Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, Football, Lane Johnson, Oklahoma Sooners

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