When I see a 10 foot or 3 meter standing long jump, I take notice.
But when you jump over 12 feet or 3.60 meters, I really take notice.
Two years ago, Jamie Collins jumped an impressive 11 feet 7 inches at the 2013 NFL Combine.
The Current World Record for the standing long jump is held by Norwegian Arne Tvervaag with 3.71 meters or 12 feet 2.1 inches.
UConn’s 6’1″, 199-pound defensive back Byron Jones unofficially breaks the Standing Long Jump World Record with 12 feet 3 inches or 3.73m. He also had an impressive vertical jump with 44.5 inches while recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum. Therefore, he will not run the 40-yard dash.
It’s not always the 40 yard dash that matters, explosive strength is equally as important, hence the reason why I like the Standing Long Jump and Standing Vertical Jump for potential.
Officially, landing is sand is used for a true Standing Long Jump, but the NFL combine requires you to stick to your landing on astroturf without falling. So I doubt this will be considered a true World Record, and besides, in order for WR to be set, you need a steel tape measure.