Lake-Lehman grad Connor McGovern and the rest of the offensive linemen invited to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this week are finally getting to take the field for the position drills at Lucas Oil Stadium.

I’ll have some updates as the day progresses. Fellow offensive lineman Ryan Bates has run the 40 with his group, and running back Miles Sanders has as well. But McGovern is going through the on-field drills right now. He’ll run the 40 later.

Stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE: Bates looked really strong in the 40.

He unofficially ripped off a 5.09, which is 10th best so far among offensive linemen.

Good run as well for Miles Sanders. He was timed at 4.45. Only three running backs who ran did better. (Ohio State’s Mike Weber actually ripped off a 4.38, which was the best time.)

UPDATE: Here’s a look at some of the measurables on the Penn State O-line/Running back contingent.

Connor McGovern
Weight: 308 pounds
Arms: 34 1/8 inches
Hands: 9 7/8 inches
Bench press: 28 reps

Those are pretty good numbers for McGovern. If he runs well, he’s going to get plenty of consideration in the second round.

Ryan Bates
Weight: 306 pounds
Arms: 32 1/2 inches
Hands: 9 1/2 inches
Bench press: 28 reps

If you’re an NFL team that likes McGovern a lot and miss out on drafting McGovern early, I’d imagine you’ll like Bates enough to take a look at him in the middle-to-late rounds. Very similar body styles. Very similar players.

Miles Sanders
Weight: 211 pounds
Arms: 30 5/8 inches
Hands: 9 1/4 inches
Bench press: 20 reps

It has been an impressive day for Sanders so far. Wouldn’t be shocked if he goes in the second round. Wouldn’t be shocked if he’s even the first Penn State player picked.

UPDATE: Other numbers on Bates’ workout are in…

Vertical jump: 27 inches
Broad jump: 102 inches
3-cone drill: 7.45 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.53 seconds

Sanders has a few other results posted…

Vertical jump: 36 inches
Broad jump: 124 inches

I’ll get these numbers compared to the rest of the players who tested at their positions eventually. That’s where you can really tell what these numbers mean.

UPDATE: Until then, we can at least compare McGovern and Bates, since some of McGovern’s numbers are coming in…

Broad jump:
112 inches
3-cone drill: 7.66 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.57

UPDATE: A reminder that even the posted times on aren’t official until they’re official.

Sanders originally was thought to have run a 4.5 on the NFL Network broadcast. That number was down to a 4.45 by the time it was marked on the website. Now, with the top official times out, it’s clear Sanders’ official time is more toward the original 4.5 range.

UPDATE: Looks like McGovern decided not to run the 40 today. He’ll have an opportunity to do so at the Penn State Pro Day in State College on March 19.

What he did do, he did very well.

UPDATE: Here’s the official results that have been posted from Friday’s workouts. The number in parenthesis is the player’s rank at that position, in that event. DNP means the player either did not participate in the event, or the number did not yet post. Once they do post, I’ll update them.

Ryan Bates

Connor McGovern

Miles Sanders

Bench press

28 (t9)

28 (t9)

20 (t14)

40-yard dash

5.09 sec (t10)


4.49 seconds (t6)

Vertical jump

27 inches (t28)


36 inches (t6)

Broad jump

102 inches (t32)

112 inches (t8)

124 inches (6)

3-cone drill

7.45 seconds (3)

7.66 seconds (t8)


20-yard shuttle

4.53 seconds (t5)

4.57 seconds (9)


60-yard shuttle