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Weekend workouts from the combine

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Calvin Johnson's time in the 40-yard dash (between 4.31 and 4.35 seconds) was not the only highlight of this weekend's workouts at the NFL scouting combine. Here are a few other notable numbers.

* Notre Dame senior quarterback Brady Quinn decided to show off his upper body strength in the bench press, and he impressed even his harshest critic by pumping out 24 repetitions at 225 pounds. Last year, Vanderbilt's Jay Cutler decided to do the same and hit 23 reps, so Quinn had a target point and reached it.

* Washington State wide receiver Jason Hill ran the 40 between 4.35 and 4.38 seconds, times that are much faster than most expected as he was thought to be more of a 4.5-range guy. More importantly, Hill showed that he is fully recovered from an in-season ankle injury that slowed down his senior production.

* Miami (Fla.) tight end Greg Olsen ran between high 4.4s and low 4.5s on both of his 40-yard dash attempts. Both were faster than the 4.55 range most felt he would hit during his workout. Arizona State tight end Zach Miller was timed in the 4.8 range. Both prospects excelled during the positional portion of the workout, catching the ball very well and showing good overall athleticism.

* The prospect of the day among tight ends might very well have been Michael Allan. The Whitworth (Wash.) senior ran in the mid-4.6 range, leaped 36 1/2 inches in the vertical jump and showed good hands during his positional workouts.

* Miami (Fla.) linebacker Jon Beason came in at 6-foot and 237 pounds and expects to run the 40 in the 4.5 range Monday. He is being viewed at both outside linebacker or possibly inside linebacker for teams using a Cover 2 scheme.

* Mississippi inside linebacker Patrick Willis also has high expectations for his workout on Monday. He fully expects to break the 4.5 barrier in the 40 -- while weighing more than 240 pounds.

* Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas ran between 4.92 and 5.00 in the 40-yard dash, but it was his stunning footwork during positional drills that likely kept him among the top three picks in the draft. Missouri Southern offensive tackle Allen Barbre ran in the 4.9 range and gave an indication that with his quick feet and upside he could play tackle in the NFL.

* Ten to 12 offensive linemen ran 5.10 or better between the two groups that worked out on Saturday.

* Hawaii offensive lineman Samson Satele had the best vertical jump for both offensive line groups: 33 1/2 inches. Meanwhile, Arkansas offensive tackle Tony Ugoh ran between late 4.9 and 5.08 in the 40, but he pulled up toward the end of his run with a bit of a strained right quad. He returned after doctors told him to sit out and recorded the day's best broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches.

* Utah defensive tackle Paul Soliai checked in at 6-4 and 344 pounds, making him the largest interior defender in terms of weight. He has drawn interest from teams looking for an ideally sized prospect who can take up space and draw double teams.

* Louisville defensive tackle Amobi Okoye weighed in at 302 pounds, which is back up from the 287-pound mark he posted at the Senior Bowl last month. He has a very well-conditioned and toned body type for his size and age (19). Some evaluators mentioned that once Okoye matures over the next few years he could be one of the NFL's best interior defenders.

* Penn State linebacker Paul Posluzsny and linebacker Justin Durant are expected to perform full workouts here Monday and could raise some eyebrows with better-than-expected results in the 40-yard dash and other on-field drills.

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