Defensive linemen took to the field at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday to wrap up their drills at the NFL Combine, and it was an interesting day for both Penn State defensive end Shareef Miller and defensive tackle Kevin Givens.

Here are their results:


Shareef Miller

Kevin Givens

Bench press

16 reps (18)

32 reps (t3)

40-yard dash

4.69 seconds (t10)

5.08 seconds (t17)*

Vertical jump

29.5 inches (19)

31 inches (t14)

Broad jump


115 inches (t9)

3-cone drill


7.63 seconds (12)

20-yard shuttle

4.45 seconds (12)

4.62 seconds (15)

60-yard shuttle



*The numbers I’m giving you are ones the NFL is listing on the Combine website. Givens, however, ran a much better time than a 5.08 in his second go-round, a 4.87. If that was the listed time — and I’m not sure why it’s not — he’d have had the seventh-best 40 among defensive linemen.

If there was a Penn State junior-eligible player who entered the Draft that I figured might go undrafted, it was Givens. But he was pretty impressive, if you’re a scout or general manager who loves the drills, then you’re going to really like what Givens was able to do. So, Givens probably bumped himself up some draft boards considerably.

The Combine wraps up this afternoon with the cornerbacks and safeties working out. Amani Oruwariye will get his chance to impress the scouts.