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Monday, March 3, 2003
Updated: March 4, 12:12 PM ET
2003 combine numbers: Offensive guards

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Football is still a game measured in increments of a yard but, when it comes to assessing draft prospects at the annual combine workouts in Indianapolis, the benchmarks change a bit.

The common comparisons for the 325 players invited to be poked, prodded and processed during the combine event change to "reps" hundredths of a second, feet and even inches. And while most of the highly-regarded players still decline to participate in all the on-field workouts, the measurements still are meaningful ones.

Scouts regularly speak in terms of "triangle numbers" -- height, weight and 40-yard time -- but there are other numbers that matter as well. ESPN.com has obtained a copy of the master combine report and what follows are the results for all of the non-kicker prospects invited.

For those unfamiliar with combine numbers, a key of sorts, for reading the digits might be in order.

In the charts, "Ht" refers to a player's height, and the combine measures to the eighth of an inch. Obviously, "Wt" refers to a player's weight. The "bench" reference is to the number of times a prospect was able to bench-press the standard 225-pound weight used for years by the combine. The "40" column lists the 40-yard time, down to one-hundredth of a second. "VJ" and "BJ" are for "vertical jump" and "broad jump," respectively. The vertical jump is measured in inches, the broad jump in feet and inches.

The listings for "20sh," "60sh" and "cone" are all in seconds. All three of the drills are change-of-direction exercises. In the 20-yard shuttle, for instance, a player starts from a spot on the floor, goes five yards to one side, 10 yards to the opposite side, then five yards back to the starting point.

Any reference to "DNP" simply means the prospect did not participate in that particular drill. There are drills that some positions are not required to perform. The quarterbacks, for instance, do not perform the bench press.

Below are numbers for the offensive guards and links to all the other positions:

QBs | RBs | FBs | TEs | WRs | Cs | OGs | OTs | DEs | DTs | ILBs | OLBs | FSs | SSs | CBs

Player School Ht. Wt. Bench 40 VJ BJ 20sh 60sh Cone
Bates, Justin Colorado 6-3 7/8 300 18 5.40 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Demar, Enoch Indiana 6-3 7/8 334 22 5.65 22 " 7'6" 5.08 DNP 8.35
Doane, Robert Texas 6-6 1/8 311 DNP 5.41 24 " 7'1" 4.73 DNP 8.01
Holland, Montrae Florida State 6-1 333 30 DNP DNP DNP 5.12 DNP 8.45
Jackson, Alex Georgia 6-4 356 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Kayser, Josh Augustana 6-3 3/8 312 21 5.71 25" 7'11" 5.07 DNP 8.55
Mahan, Sean Notre Dame 6-3 301 30 5.12 30" 8'9" 4.75 DNP 7.75
Manuwai, Vince Hawaii 6-2 304 27 5.19 29 " 8'11" 4.37 DNP 7.57
Mruczkowski, Gene Purdue 6-2 5/8 297 28 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Sands, Justin Kansas 6-6 7/8 324 31 5.06 32" 8'9" DNP DNP DNP
Schindler, Greg Stanford 6-5 1/8 307 18 5.09 30 " 7'10" 5.07 DNP 8.55
Setterstrom, Chad Northern Iowa 6-3 1/8 309 16 5.43 28 " 8'5" 4.61 DNP 7.91
Sobieski, Ben Iowa 6-5 307 18 5.00 30" 9'1" 4.43 DNP 7.69
Soriano, Jamil Harvard 6-4 1/8 317 DNP 5.54 27 " 8'7" 5.07 DNP 8.53
Steinbach, Eric Iowa 6-6 297 DNP 4.94 36" 9'11" 4.37 DNP 7.34
Tercero, Scott California 6-3 7/8 303 25 5.22 28 " 8'7" 4.49 DNP 7.81
Terrell, Tony Nevada-Las Vegas 6-3 334 25 5.48 25 " 7'10" 4.97 DNP 8.60
Tucker, Torrin Southern Mississippi 6-5 328 DNP 5.34 30" 8'7" 4.96 DNP 8.38
Whitley, Taylor Texas A&M 6-3 7/8 321 28 5.15 30" 8'10" 4.55 DNP 7.95