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Byron Jones steals show on final day of NFL combine workouts

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Monday, February 23 2015 Feb 23, 2015 February 23, 2015 3:03 PM February 23, 2015 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

INDIANAPOLIS - Connecticut defensive back Byron Jones' record-breaking performance had the NFL world abuzz Monday.

He soared 12 feet, 3 inches in the broad jump -- 15 inches farther than Florida State's P.J. Williams, who was second among the defensive backs working out at the league's annual scouting combine Monday.

That is 8 inches longer than anyone listed in the combine database and former longtime NFL executive Gil Brandt, who now works for NFL.com, said he believes Jones' jump set the all-time mark at the event.

Jones was not just a one-event wonder, either. His vertical jump of 44.5 inches also was the best of the day, 3 inches higher than Florida State's Ron Darby.

He did not, however, run the 40-yard dash or participate in the bench press test.

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