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D.K. Metcalf wasn’t the only Ole Miss player at the NFL Combine

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Here’s how A.J. Brown and the other Rebels fared in Indianapolis.

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After one of the most dominant workouts in NFL Combine history, it’s easy to forget that D.K. Metcalf wasn’t the only player in Indianapolis over the weekend. The former Ole Miss wideout shocked the football world with a 1.9 percent body fat count, 27 bench press reps and an incendiary 40 time of 4.33 seconds.

Lost in the bewilderment over Metcalf’s other-worldly numbers was his college teammate, A.J. Brown. Brown, a likely first-rounder himself, isn’t used to playing second fiddle to Metcalf: even before Metcalf’s season-ending injury in October, Brown outpaced his teammate by 15 receptions and over 160 yards.

Brown, who came to Ole Miss in the same recruiting class as Metcalf, lauded his good friend’s performance in Indy (“Brother was made a shed in the backyard,” Brown tweeted on Saturday. “Beyond proud of you, man.”). But he also reminded the assembled media that he’s an elite prospect himself.

“I’m the best receiver in the draft, by far,” Brown said. “I’m versatile. I can play inside, outside, I run great routes. I have strong hands, and I’m a man after that catch. A lot of guys are not like that. I’m very different.”

Brown’s combine workout was tame beside Metcalf’s, but it was impressive enough to lock him in as a first-rounder in April. His 4.49-second 40 is an impressive mark for a man of his size and he was smooth in all of his pass catching drills.

Joining Metcalf and Brown in Indy were six other former Ole Miss Rebels, including potential first-round offensive tackle Greg Little. Here’s how each of them did over the weekend.

A.J. Brown, WR

Height and weight: 6’0, 226 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.49 seconds
Bench press: 19 reps
Vertical jump: 36.5 inches
Broad jump: 120 inches
3-cone drill: N/A
20-yard shuffle: N/A


DaMarkus Lodge, WR

Height and weight: 6’2, 202 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.55 seconds
Bench press: 11 reps
Vertical jump: 33.5 inches
Broad jump: 119 inches
3-cone drill: 7.06 seconds
20-yard shuffle: 4.53 seconds


Greg Little, OL

Height and weight: 6’5, 310 pounds
40-yard dash: 5.33 seconds
Bench press: N/A
Vertical jump: 25 inches
Broad jump: 113 inches
3-cone drill: N/A
20-yard shuffle: 4.74 seconds


Javon Patterson, OL

Height and weight: 6’3, 307 pounds
40-yard dash: 5.13 seconds
Bench press: 27
Vertical jump: 27.5 inches
Broad jump: 98 inches
3-cone drill: 7.72 seconds
20-yard shuffle: 4.78 seconds


Jordan Ta’amu, QB

Height and weight: 6’3, 221 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.77 seconds
Bench press: N/A
Vertical jump: 27.5 inches
Broad jump: 109 inches
3-cone drill: 7.06 seconds
20-yard shuffle: 4.36 seconds


Dawson Knox, TE

Height and weight: 6’4, 254 pounds
40-yard dash: N/A
Bench press: 16
Vertical jump: 34.5 inches
Broad jump: N/A
3-cone drill: 7.12 seconds
20-yard shuffle: 4.27 seconds


Ken Webster, CB

Height and weight: 5’11, 203 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.43 seconds
Bench press: 18
Vertical jump: 43 inches
Broad jump: 133 inches
3-cone drill: 6.85 seconds
20-yard shuffle: 4.14 seconds


Zedrick Woods, S

Height and weight: 5’11, 205 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.29 seconds (best time in this year’s combine)
Bench press: 19
Vertical jump: 34.5 inches
Broad jump: 122 inches
3-cone drill: 7.00 seconds
20-yard shuffle: 4.15 seconds