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NFL Combine Results: American Athletic Conference Players

The AAC had 18 participants at the NFL Combine, including a terrific performance from Temple’s Haason Reddick.

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The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine has come to a close. It was an excellent opportunity for many of the best that the American Athletic Conference has to offer to showcase their abilities to NFL teams. Some made the best of it, while others ruined a chance to boost their value.

The top star for the AAC - and possibly the entire combine - was Haason Reddick of the Temple Owls. His 40 time was the second-fastest among defensive linemen and linebackers at the combine. Only Michigan's Jabrill Peppers had a better 40 time at 4.46, and he is being looked at as a safety as well. He has moved himself into consideration as a definite first-round pick.

Zay Jones also proved his value as one of the top playmakers in this draft with impressive numbers throughout the combine. Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu also jumped out during drills and his numbers are sure to attract some teams.

Then, there are the players who disappointed in Indianapolis. UConn wide receiver Noel Thomas posted poor numbers across the board. Greg Ward Jr. held out of many of the tests.Also, Memphis kicker Jake Elliott ran the 40 -yard dash. What is the point of kickers running?

Here is the complete breakdown of the test numbers for all 18 participants from the AAC at the NFL Combine:

Temple Owls

Haason Reddick - DE/LB

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.52 sec 24 reps 36.5 in 133 in

Dion Dawkins - OL

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
5.11 sec 26 reps 26 in 106 in

Jahad Thomas - RB

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.62 sec 11 reps 32 in 116 in

Nate Hairston - DB

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.52 sec 14 reps 35.5 in 118 in

Houston Cougars

Greg Ward Jr. - WR

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
N/A 10 reps N/A N/A

Howard Wilson - CB

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.57 sec N/A 33.5 in 119 in

Tyus Bowser - LB

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.65 sec 21 reps 37.5 in 127 in

South Florida Bulls

Marlon Mack - RB

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.50 sec 15 reps 35.5 in 125 in

Rodney Adams - WR

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.44 sec 8 reps 29.5 in 125 in

Connecticut Huskies

Obi Melifonwu - S

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.40 sec 17 reps 44 in 141 in

Noel Thomas - WR

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.63 sec 9 reps 32.5 in 118 in

Memphis Tigers

Jake Elliott - K

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.79 sec N/A N/A N/A

Art Maulet - DB

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.63 sec 18 rep 34.5 in 120 in

Central Florida Knights

Shaquill Griffin - DB

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.38 sec 17 reps 38.5 in 132 in

Cincinnati Bearcats

Michael Tyson - S

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.53 sec 17 reps 33 in 118 in

East Carolina Pirates

Zay Jones - WR

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.45 sec 15 reps 36.5 in 133 in

Tulane Green Wave

Tanzel Smart - DT

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
5.24 sec 22 reps 27 in 105 in

Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Keevan Lucas - WR

40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
40-Yard Dash: Bench Press: Vertical Jump: Broad Jump:
4.55 sec 11 reps 32.5 in 119 in

Remember, all of these players still have a pro day to improve their numbers and we will bring you those updates when they are available to us.

The 2017 NFL Draft begins April 27 and will be held in Philadelphia this year. A few of the AAC’s best hope to hear their names called on the first day of the draft. Reddick should be one of those guys on stage come draft day.