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Top 10 NFL Combine Performers
2. Chris Johnson (2008)
Posted On 05.17, 2013

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‹‹ 3. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (2008) 1. Mike Mamula (1995) ››

An explosive running back out of East Carolina, Chris Johnson was expected to be a second- or third-round pick, likely to be used as a backup running back and return specialist, but that was before the NFL Combine.

Johnson put up some impressive numbers in Indy. A 35-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump raised some eyebrows, but only one number truly mattered at the combine for Johnson, 4.24. Johnson’s record 40 time made him an intriguing enough prospect that the Tennessee Titans decided to roll the dice and select the speedster with the 24th overall pick.

That gamble has certainly paid off for the Titans as Johnson has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his five NFL seasons, averaging 4.7 ards per carry. In his record-breaking 2009 season, Johnson was named NFL's offensive player of the year while rushing for 2,006 yards and setting a single-season record with 2,509 yards from scrimmage.

Top 10 NFL Combine Performers




‹‹ 3. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (2008) 1. Mike Mamula (1995) ››

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