River, Langley lead FCS results at NFL Combine

(STATS) - Former Youngstown State defensive end Derek Rivers left a lasting impression at the NFL Combine.

It figures to be remembered at the NFL Draft next month.

Among players at his position, Rivers earned four "top performer" grades during the drills - he was third with a 6.94-second clocking in the 3-cone drill, fourth with a 4.61 run in the 40-yard dash, tied for fourth with 30 reps in the 225-pound bench press and tied for fifth with a 35-inch vertical jump.

While four-time All-America wide receiver Cooper Kupp of Eastern Washington has been wildly regarded at the top prospect for the subdivision, analyst Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting bestowed that distinction on Rivers last month: "Rivers offers the ideal combination of explosiveness, bend on the perimeter and production that NFL teams covet in a 4-3 weakside defensive end or standup outside linebacker," he said. "He offers the quick twitch initially and lateral adjustment and bend to continue to grow at the NFL level."

The 6-foot-4, 248-pound Rivers led Youngstown State to an FCS national runner-up finish as a senior, ending his All-America career with a school-record 41 sacks.

Former Lamar cornerback Brendan Langley had 22 reps on the bench press - a high for his position. He also tied for eighth in the 40 (4.43) and tied for 12th in the broad jump (10 feet, 3 inches).

Kupp was fifth among wide receivers in the 20-yard shuttle (4.08) and ninth in the 3-cone drill (6.75).

Nineteen former FCS playoffs participated in the Combine, which concluded Monday.

The draft will be held April 27-29 in Philadelphia.

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NFL COMBINE RESULTS - FCS PARTICIPANTS

Erik Austell, OG, Charleston Southern - Height: 6-3; Weight: 301; Arm Length: 32 inches; Hands: 9 inches; 40-Yard Dash: 5.23 seconds; Bench Press: 23 reps; Vertical Jump: 27.5 inches; Broad Jump: 107 inches; 3-Cone Drill: 8.13 seconds; 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.90 seconds; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Kendrick Bourne, WR, Eastern Washington - Height: 6-1; Weight: 203; Arm Length: 32½; Hands: 9 1/8; 40-Yard Dash: 4.68; Bench Press: 9; Vertical Jump: 34; Broad Jump: 125; 3-Cone Drill: 6.73; 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.21; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Tarik Cohen, RB, North Carolina A&T - Height: 5-6; Weight: 179; Arm Length: 29¾; Hands: 10 1/8; 40-Yard Dash: 4.42; Bench Press: 11; Vertical Jump: 31.5; Broad Jump: 118; 3-Cone Drill: none; 20-Yard Shuttle: none; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Julie'n Davenport, OT, Bucknell - Height: 6-7; Weight: 318; Arm Length: 36½; Hands: 10½; 40-Yard Dash: 5.45; Bench Press: 18; Vertical Jump: 27; Broad Jump: 106; 3-Cone Drill: 7.57; 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.69; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Keionta Davis, DE, Chattanooga - Height: 6-3; Weight: 271; Arm Length: 34; Hands: 9½; 40-Yard Dash: none; Bench Press: none; Vertical Jump: none; Broad Jump: none; 3-Cone Drill: none; 20-Yard Shuttle: none; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Jessamen Dunker, OG, Tennessee State - Height: 6-4; Weight: 318; Arm Length: 33½; Hands: 10; 40-Yard Dash: 4.98; Bench Press: 23; Vertical Jump: 28.5; Broad Jump: 108; 3-Cone Drill: none; 20-Yard Shuttle: none; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

De'Angelo Henderson, RB, Coastal Carolina - Height: 5-7; Weight: 208; Arm Length: 29; Hands: 9½; 40-Yard Dash: 4.48; Bench Press: 20; Vertical Jump: 34; Broad Jump: 120; 3-Cone Drill: none; 20-Yard Shuttle: none; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Lorenzo Jerome, S, Saint Francis - Height: 5-10; Weight: 204; Arm Length: 30 5/8; Hands: 8 5/8; 40-Yard Dash: 4.70; Bench Press: 11; Vertical Jump: none; Broad Jump: none; 3-Cone Drill: 7.63; 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.63; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova - Height: 6-7; Weight: 289; Arm Length: 35 5/8; Hands: 10 5/8; 40-Yard Dash: 4.83; Bench Press: 23; Vertical Jump: 30; Broad Jump: 128; 3-Cone Drill: 7.46; 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.62; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington - Height: 6-2; Weight: 204; Arm Length: 31½; Hands: 9½; 40-Yard Dash: 4.62; Bench Press: none; Vertical Jump: 31; Broad Jump: 116; 3-Cone Drill: 6.75; 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.08; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar - Height: 6-0; Weight: 201; Arm Length: 32; Hands: 9½; 40-Yard Dash: 4.43; Bench Press: 22; Vertical Jump: 35.5; Broad Jump: 123 (tied for 12th at his position); 3-Cone Drill: 7.06; 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.21; 60-Yard Shuttle: 11.19

Javarius Leamon, OT, South Carolina State - Height: 6-7; Weight: 332; Arm Length: 35¼; Hands: 9 5/8; 40-Yard Dash: none; Bench Press: 22; Vertical Jump: 23.5; Broad Jump: none; 3-Cone Drill: none; 20-Yard Shuttle: none; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Cameron Lee, OG, Illinois State - Height: 6-5; Weight: 312; Arm Length: 33 7/8; Hands: 10 7/8; 40-Yard Dash: 5.44; Bench Press: 18; Vertical Jump: 25.5; Broad Jump: 100; 3-Cone Drill: 8.02; 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.75; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Corey Levin, OG, Chattanooga - Height: 6-4; Weight: 307; Arm Length: 33 7/8; Hands: 10 7/8; 40-Yard Dash: 5.16; Bench Press: 26; Vertical Jump: 26.5; Broad Jump: 106; 3-Cone Drill: 7.55; 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.73; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Avery Moss, DE, Youngstown State - Height: 6-3; Weight: 264; Arm Length: 34½; Hands: 10 3/8; 40-Yard Dash: 4.79; Bench Press: 14; Vertical Jump: 32.5; Broad Jump: 114; 3-Cone Drill: 7.25; 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.43; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Derek Rivers, DE, Youngstown State - Height: 6-4; Weight: 248; Arm Length: 32¾; Hands: 9 3/8; 40-Yard Dash: 4.61; Bench Press: 30; Vertical Jump: 35; Broad Jump: 123; 3-Cone Drill: 6.94; 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.40; 60-Yard Shuttle: 12.43

Ezra Robinson, CB, Tennessee State - Height: 5-11; Weight: 189; Arm Length: 31½; Hands: 8¾; 40-Yard Dash: 4.48; Bench Press: 13; Vertical Jump: 34; Broad Jump: 130; 3-Cone Drill: none; 20-Yard Shuttle: none; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Eric Saubert, TE, Drake - Height: 6-5; Weight: 253; Arm Length: 33½; Hands: 10 3/8; 40-Yard Dash: none; Bench Press: 22; Vertical Jump: 33; Broad Jump: 121; 3-Cone Drill: none; 20-Yard Shuttle: none; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

Jerry Ugokwe, OT, William & Mary - Height: 6-7; Weight: 321; Arm Length: 35 3/8; Hands: 10 3/8; 40-Yard Dash: 5.61; Bench Press: 18; Vertical Jump: 26; Broad Jump: 103; 3-Cone Drill: 8.35; 20-Yard Shuttle: 5.17; 60-Yard Shuttle: none

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