Christian McCaffrey makes up for poor bench press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Christian McCaffrey didn't fare well on the bench press at the NFL scouting combine, managing 10 repetitions of the 225-pound test.

That's about half of what running backs usually average at the annual gathering and it immediately set social media abuzz over the 2015 Heisman Trophy runner-up's upper body strength.

The Stanford star running back, however, made up for that poor performance by running a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash, ahead of LSU's Leonard Fournette, who ran a 4.51.

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North Carolina's T.J. Logan had the best time at 4.37 seconds, followed by Utah's Joe Williams (4.41), North Carolina A&T's Tarik Cohen (4.42) and McCaffrey, who tied San Diego State's Donnell Pumphrey's time.

McCaffrey also had a terrific vertical jump of 37+ inches, which was 9 inches more than Fournette's 28+-inch jump.

Of the 33 running backs at the league's annual combine, only Tennessee's Alvin Kamara jumped farther, at 39+ inches, and UTEP's Aaron Joseph equaled McCaffrey's result.

McCaffrey did well in the broad jump, too, at a respectable 10 feet, 1 inch.


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