Beasley outstanding at NFL combine

Two-time consensus All-American Vic Beasley was one of five former Clemson football players to perform well at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Clemson has six defensive players at the Combine, more than any other school.

Defensive back Garry Peters will workout with the defensive backs on Monday. A seventh former Tiger, punter Bradley Pinion, will also work out for the league scouts.

Beasley, who is Clemson’s career sack leader with 31, ran the 40 in 4.53 and had 35 lifts in the 225-pound bench press, best among all linebackers at the NFL Combine.

Those results are testament to his combination of power and strength. The NFL has posted Combine results on its website since 2006 and Beasley is the first linebacker to post the top 40 time and the top bench press performance in the same year over that 10-year period.

Beasley also posted a time of 6.91 in the three-cone run and a 41.5 in the 20-yard shuttle, also best times among all the linebackers. His 41-inch vertical jump was third and his 130-inch broad jump was third among the players at his position.

Clemson’s other four defensive players at the Combine on Sunday also had top 15 performances for their position. Stephone Anthony, a first-team All-ACC linebacker this year, ran a 4.56 in the 40-yard run, the third best time among linebackers. That means Clemson had two of the three fastest linebackers at the Combine.

Anthony had a 37-inch vertical jump that was seventh best among the linebackers, had a 122-inch broad jump to rank ninth best, and had 23 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press, 13th best. Anthony was Clemson’s top tackler this past season with 90.

Grady Jarrett, also a first-team All-ACC defensive tackle this year, had 30 reps of 225-pounds in the bench press, seventh best among all defensive linemen. His 7.37 time in the three-cone run was 13th best and his 112-inch broad jump was 15th best.

Defensive end Corey Crawford had a 33-inch vertical jump that was 11th best among defensive linemen. Tavaris Barnes had a 4.80 in the 40, eighth best among defensive linemen.

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