Missouri defensive lineman Shane Ray talks with reporters during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Doug McSchooler
February 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Clemson linebacker Vic Beasley and Southern California defensive lineman Leonard Williams came up big winners Sunday in Indianapolis.

Florida State defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. was almost as good.

On the third day of workouts at the annual NFL scouting combine, Beasley pulled off an impressive double - posting the fastest 40-yard dash time of the day at 4.53 seconds and sharing the title of most bench press reps at 225 pounds with 35.

Beasley did that despite weighing in at 246 pounds.

The 302-pound Williams, who played defensive tackle in college, did nearly as well. Though he did not lift Sunday, Williams was clocked at 4.97 seconds in the 40 - the same time posted by Jameis Winston on Saturday and matching the fastest time turned in by an offensive lineman on Friday.

Edwards worked out in the afternoon and turned in a 4.84 in the 40, finishing 13th out of 55 linemen, and his 32 reps were tied for fifth.

Washington nose tackle Danny Shelton had 34 reps and ran a 5.64. The only lineman with more reps was Deon Simon of Northwestern State in Louisiana, who had 35.

Florida linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. ran a 4.60 and had 19 reps while Nebraska linebacker Randy Gregory had a 4.64 and 24 reps.

Missouri defensive end Shane Ray had 21 reps but did not run. Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney ran a 4.66 and had just 16 reps, tied for the fewest among all linebackers who did the workout.

The defensive backs will work out Monday, which is the final day of the combine.

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