Cougar WR Gabe Marks at the NFL combine: 40 time overshadowed by his 'terrific grabs'

WASHINGTON STATE’s Gabe Marks at the NFL combine did just fine in the 40-yard dash, thank you very much. But perhaps far more important, Marks looked very sharp indeed catching the football in Indianapolis.

Marks clocked times of 4.56 and 4.57 in the 40 on Saturday at the combine.  But his hands were the story.

“Alabama’s Ardarius Stewart, Washington State’s Gabe Marks and Northern Illinois’ Kenny Golladay each turned in terrific grabs, showcasing the body control and sticky hands that will leave lasting impressions in scouts’ minds,” said CBS Sports.

The Seattle Seahawks twitter account posted video of Marks showing off his hands in the gauntlet drill.

Note: The Seahawks twitter account posted or retweeted on other state of Washington athletes competing at the combine as well, such as WR Cooper Kupp, WR John Ross, DL Elijah Qualls and QB Sefo Liufau.

Here are Marks’ combine results from

  • 40 time: 4.56
  • Bench press: 11 reps
  • Vertical leap: 29 1/2 inches
  • Broad jump: 117 inches
  • 20-yard shuttle: 4.20

Here’s a comparison on the wide receivers in the 40, vertical and broad jump, courtesy of

Marks is expected to take part in WSU’s Pro Day coming up on Thursday, March 9.  Cougar safety Shalom Luani takes the field Monday with the other defensive backs at the combine.

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