NFL COMBINE: Most Impressive Standing Long Jump?

A lot of talk went out on Marquise Goodwin’s 40-yard dash time of 4.27 seconds (even though the camera timed him “unofficially” in 4.25)

It’s also no coincidence that Marquise Goodwin is an Olympic long jumper with PRs of 8.33 / 6.69 /10.38 for the Long Jump / 60m / 100m.

I always believed that the fastest 40 yard times come from players with a respectable Standing Long Jump AND Standing Vertical Jump scores.

Controlled Explosive power is key to faster running!

Jamie Collins Standing Long Jump

jamie collins standing long broad jump 2013 NFL scouting combine

Jamie Collins jumped an impressive 11 feet 7 inches at the 2013 NFL Combine.

The “WR” for the NFL Combine was 11′ 5″ (3.48m) by Justin Fargas (2003) and Scott Starks (2005)

The Current World Record for the standing long jump is held by Norwegian Arne Tvervaag with 3.71 meters or 12′ 2.1″ and he wasn’t even a horizontal jumper!

Jamie Collins also had a 4.64 40 yard dash and a 41.5” vertical jump, missing the the vertical jump “WR” record of 42.5″ set in 2006.

Don’t forget, Jamie is 6 foot 3 inches, and weights 250 lbs!

(NOTE: vertical jump is calculated from your height (top of head) and not your outstretched arm)

His jump is also on YouTube with slow motion replay.

Jimson Lee

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  • He basically did a long jump landing. Good technique working his pelvic tilt to keep his chest up and forward which allows him to extend his legs on the landing. Good stuff.

  • “(NOTE: vertical jump is calculated from your height (top of head) and not your outstretched arm)”

    Jimson – could you source that? I always thought it was standing reach.

    • @Brian, I always tested outstretched hand to highest point on the wall. But the announcers said height, and you can see them measure their standing height. Anyone else have the official ruling?

  • The world record of Arne Tvervaag is very controversial. Many believe it was cheating. That he had relied on his hand, but was very quick to take it away. Did not jumo over 3m when good judges lookt at his jump

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