All-Combine Defensive Team

All of the defensive talent has completed their drills during this year's NFL Combine and there were a few players who seemingly helped themselves greatly. Take a look at our All-Combine Defense from 2011.

Defensive ends

Dontay Moch, Nevada - We heard great tales of Moch's speed, and those tales were not fabricated. Moch ran a 4.44 in the 40-yard dash and his 42" vertical leap will go a long way in overcoming his 6-foot-1 ?" height. Moch also had the longest broad jump as he leaped 10'8". Moch should convert nicely as a 3-4 OLB and it would be a surprise if he was available past the second round.

Robert Quinn, North Carolina - In Quinn's first exposure in over 18 months, the troubled Tar Heel didn't disappoint as he measured in at 6-foot-5", 265 pounds. Quinn ran a 4.70 40, and was better in drills than measureables. Quinn cemented himself as a top half of the first round pick.

Defensive tackles

Stephen Paea, Oregon State - Paea destroyed the Combine bench press record as he put up 49 reps of 225. Especially impressive considering Paea weighed in at just 303 pounds.

Marvin Austin, North Carolina - After dominating in front of scouts during the East-West Shrine week, Austin solidified his performance with a solid Combine as he ran a 4.90 40-yard dash and put up 38 reps on the bench press. Austin's 30.5" vertical leap tied him for second at his position and had a respectable 9'4" broad jump.


Von Miller, Texas A & M - After a solid Senior Bowl, Miller cemented himself as a Top-Ten pick by running a 4.53 40-yard dash. Miller was spectacular in drills, and posted a 37" vertical and 10'6" broad jump.

Martez Wilson, Illinois - Wilson may have given scouts enough reason to select him in the first round as he ran a 4.49 40-yard dash and leaped 36". Wilson's 10'4" broad jump was third best amongst his position group.

Ross Homan, Ohio State - Ohio State guys are known for putting up strong Combine performances and Homan certainly kept up his end of the bargain as his 4.68 40-yard dash was tied for the best of any inside linebacker. Homan, weighing in at just 240 pounds, put up 34 reps on the bench press and registered a 35.5" vertical leap.

Defensive Backs

Patrick Peterson, LSU - Peterson came into the Combine as the top rated cornerback and may have left as the top overall pick. Peterson measured in at 6-feet, 219 pounds. and ran a blistering 4.34 in the 40-yard dash. The former SEC star was great in drills and was fourth overall in the 60-yard shuttle (11.01 seconds).

Prince Amukamara, Nebraska - For whatever reason, the buzz around Amukamara over the past few weeks was that his speed was somewhat of a question mark and the 6-foot, 206 pound corner may have to move to safety. Those questions were put to rest as Amukamara posted a time of 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash. It's hard to imagine Prince lasting past Houston's 11th overall pick.

Buster Skrine, Tennessee-Chattanooga - This small school corner made it to everyone's radar as he posted a combine best 4.29 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Skrine is a bit undersized at 5-feet-10, 186 pounds, but his speed should be enough to get him drafted and he should be able to help a team as a return man.

Da'Norris Searcy, North Carolina - There was no real standout amongst what is expected to be the worst safety class in years, but Da'Norris Searcy performed well. Searcy measured in at just shy of 5-foot-11 and 223 pounds. He ran a 4.58 40-yard dash which was amongst the best at his position and put up 27 reps on the bench press, the best in his position group.

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