U.S. Army National Combine Testing Information
Combine tests consist of body measurements, physical tests and position-specific drills. Physical tests are used to determine a player's size, speed, quickness and strength. Position drills allow players to demonstrate their ability in fundamental skill areas necessary for their position.
- Measured to 1/8th-of-an-inch.
- Measured to the nearest pound.
- Reach Measurement
- Highest reach is measured with one arm fully extended over head (dominant arm).
- Body Photo
- The body portrait provides a visual image of a player's body type and build.
- Players are photographed from the front only.
- 40 Yard Dash
- Each player runs twice. Two times are recorded for each run.
- 20 Yard Short Shuttle (5-10-5)
- The 20 yard short shuttle is a measure of quickness. Each player is timed twice, once to the left and once to the right. Both times are recorded.
- Vertical Jump
- The vertical jump is a measure of lower body strength. The test is conducted using the Vertec measuring device. Each player jumps twice. The highest jump is scored.
- 185lb. Bench Press (optional and conducted during registration – Friday, January 6, 2012)
- The 185 pound bench press is a measure of upper body strength. Each player completes as many repetitions as possible.
- QB’s throw to TE’s, RB’s and WR's during 1-on-1 pass coverage.
- Running Back/Linebacker
- RB's run routes against LB's in 1-on-1 pass coverage.
- Tight End
- TE's run routes against LB's in 1-on-1 pass coverage.
- Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
- WR's run routes against DB's in 1-on-1 pass coverage.
- Offensive/Defensive Line
- OL/DL perform agility drills and 1-on-1 pass block vs. pass rush.
*NOTE: All Combine athletes are required to bring their own cleats for the Field Turf surface.