Georgia running back Keith Marshall led all running backs at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis with 25 reps at 225 pounds during the bench press test, according to a tweet from NFL.com. Full bench press results may also be seen here.
#NFLCombine bench-press reps for RBs
Most: Keith Marshall (25)
Fewest: Shadrach Thornton (12)
Derrick Henry: 22
— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) February 25, 2016
Notable running backs like Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott and Notre Dame’s C.J. Prosise did not participate in the bench press, but this should do wonders for Marshall’s NFL Draft stock. A former five-star recruit from Raleigh, Marshall saw his collegiate career derailed due to injuries and finished his career as a rotational running back playing behind stars Nick Chubb and Todd Gurley.
But now that he has showcased such strength at the NFL Combine, Marshall could be in a position to become a mid-round pick in April’s NFL Draft. He has decent enough size at 5-foot-11, 212 pounds and did enough in his senior season at Georgia that scouts should take a serious look at him.
The rest is up to how well he performs in other drills, so stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates from Marshall’s path to the NFL!
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