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Monday, March 3, 2003
Updated: March 4, 12:02 PM ET
2003 combine numbers: Cornerbacks

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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.

Player School Ht. Wt. Bench 40 VJ BJ 20sh 60sh Cone
Asomugha, Nnamdi California 6-2 3/8 213 16 4.48 37 " 10'4" DNP DNP DNP
Babers, Roderick Texas 5-8 192 15 4.43 37" 10'7" 4.06 DNP 6.82
Banks, Korey Mississippi State 5-9 7/8 188 15 4.57 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Battle, Julian Tennessee 6-2 205 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Brown, Chris Alabama-Birmingham 6-0 3/8 195 15 4.46 35 " 10'6" 4.12 11.33 7.04
Cox, Torrie Pittsburgh 5-9 181 DNP DNP 32" 9'11" 4.15 10.89 6.96
Davis, Sammy Texas A&M 5-11 186 19 4.41 40" 10'11" DNP DNP 7.00
Florence, Drayton Tuskegee 6-0 198 18 4.39 35" 10'4" DNP DNP DNP
Garrett, Kevin SMU 5-9 3/8 194 DNP 4.31 35" 10'9" 3.96 11.00 6.89
Goss, Jason TCU 5-10 183 15 4.68 32 " 9'9" 4.24 11.88 7.46
Groce, DeJuan Nebraska 5-9 5/8 192 18 4.51 36" 9'10" 3.96 10.77 6.81
Lehan, Mike Minnesota 5-11 196 13 4.50 34 " 9'11" 4.10 10.85 6.94
Mance, Brian Clemson 5-10 3/8 189 18 4.61 32 " 9'7" DNP DNP DNP
Manning, Ricky UCLA 5-8 5/8 185 12 4.53 36 " 9'9" 4.12 11.31 7.09
McGee, Terrence Northwestern 5-9 5/8 201 15 4.50 37" 10'6" 4.07 10.83 6.87
Newman, Terence Kansas State 5-10 3/8 189 DNP 4.38 41" 11'4" 3.82 10.85 6.88
Roberts, Terrell Oregon State 5-9 1/8 203 18 4.68 34" 9'9" 4.19 DNP 7.12
Samuel, Asante Central Florida 5-10 7/8 185 9 4.49 35 " 10'0" DNP 11.38 6.94
Strickland, Donald Colorado 5-10 187 16 4.47 35 " 10'1" 4.01 11.08 6.97
Tillman, Charles Louisiana-Lafayette 6-1 1/8 207 12 4.43 40" 10'11" 3.82 11.08 7.44
Trufant, Marcus Washington State 5-11 1/8 199 11 4.38 39" 10'7" 4.30 11.07 6.85
Tucker, B.J. Wisconsin 5-10 188 16 4.34 35" 10'3" 4.14 11.38 7.25
Walton, Shane Notre Dame 5-10 5/8 184 11 4.62 31" 9'1" 4.20 11.38 7.03
Weathersby, Dennis Oregon State 6-0 5/8 204 9 4.38 38" 10'5" DNP 11.39 7.13
Wilson, Eugene Illinois 5-10 3/8 192 15 4.40 38" 10'2" 4.00 11.33 7.18
Woolfolk, Andre Oklahoma 6-1 3/8 197 10 4.46 35 " 10'8" 3.95 10.58 6.76