February 27, 2012
Former Cal linebacker and 2011-12 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Mychal Kendricks had a big day at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine on Monday, when he finished as the top linebacker in the 40-yard dash (4.47), vertical jump (39.5) and broad jump (10'7"), tying for fifth overall at the combine in both the vertical and broad jump. He also had a time of 4.19 in the 20-yard shuttle that was the fifth fastest for linebackers.
"I'm a hard worker, tough, I want to win … I'm a competitor," Kendricks told media after the performance.
His performance Monday followed up his 24 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press on Sunday that was tied for 11th at the combine among linebackers.
Kendricks' 4.47-second 40-yard time was the best for inside linebackers over the past 12 seasons of combine participants.
Former Bears defensive lineman Trevor Guyton also went through his measurable drills at the combine on Monday, recording a 5.07 40-yard dash, a 31.0 inch vertical jump, an 8'9" broad jump, a time of 7.45 in the 3 cone drill and a mark of 4.53 in the 20-yard shuttle.
Safety Sean Cattouse will be the final of six former Cal players to wrap up his work at the NFL Combine when he goes through measurable drills on Tuesday.
Punter Bryan Anger, offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz and wide receiver Marvin Jones also participated in the NFL Combine.
Anger and Schwartz wrapped up their combine participation on Saturday. Both players ran the 40-yard dash, with Anger's 4.75 40-yard dash the sixth-fastest of all players to be tested on Saturday. Position groups running the event on Saturday included special teams players, specialists, offensive linemen and tight ends. Each of the five participants to run the 40-yard dash faster than Anger were tight ends, while Auburn long snapper Josh Harris (4.93) was the only other specialist to finish among the top 10 Saturday as he tied for 10th.
Schwartz posted times of 5.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 7.86 seconds in the 3-cone drill and 4.87 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle, while his vertical jump was 26.5 inches and his broad jump seven feet, five inches. He had posted a personal-best 23 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press on Friday.
Jones finished up his activities on Sunday when he went through his final six measurable drills of the four-day event. Jones ran a 4.46 40-yard dash that ranked 12th for wide receivers and was one-hundredth of a second out of the top 15 overall. Jones' top finish was a fourth-place showing among wide receivers in the 3 cone drill (6.81) that is tied for 12th overall through Monday. Jones was tied for sixth among wide receivers and is tied for 15th overall through Monday in the 20-yard shuttle with a time of 4.11. In the 60-yard shuttle, he recorded a mark of 11.47 to tie for 10th among receivers. Jones also participated in the vertical jump (33") and broad jump (9' 4"). Jones started his measurable drills with the bench press on Saturday and posted 22 repetitions of 225 pounds to rank tied for first among all receivers.