Cornerback Broad Jumps at NFL Combine

Best Cornerback Broad Jumps at NFL Combine (Updated 2023)

I’ve always loved the NFL Combine. A series of events to evaluate the physical characteristics of the best college football players each year. It’s like field day when you were a kid, but with some of the best athletes in the world.

When I train players for the combine, one of the things we always do is look at previous years’ results to see how we stack up. It is a great tool for goal-setting and motivation.

This guide is simply me sharing this information with you. I went through all the previous NFL Combines (going back to 2008) to find the best Cornerback Broad Jumps of all time.

Note: These are the official NFL Combine times from NFL.com. Some resources online will also include pro-day numbers, but because there are so many other variables with pro-day numbers I’ve stuck strictly to the official reps from Indianapolis.

Best Cornerback Broad Jumps All-Time

Best CB Broad Jumps in NFL Combine History
Player School Distance Year
Byron Jones Connecticut 12’3″ 2015
Julius Brents Kansas State 11’6″ 2023
Fabian Moreau UCLA 11’4″ 2017
Deonte Banks Maryland 11’4″ 2023
Corey Ballentine Washburn 11’3″ 2019
Jeff Okudah Ohio State 11’3″ 2020
Jalen Ramsey Florida State 11’3″ 2016
Donald Washington Ohio State 11’3″ 2009
Darius Butler Connecticut 11’2″ 2009
Justin Layne Michigan State 11’2″ 2019
Chandon Sullivan Georgia State 11’2″ 2018
Cam Smith South Carolina 11’2″ 2023

Year By Year Top Cornerback Broad Numbers

Here is a breakdown of the top 5 Broad Jumps from each year going back to 2008. In addition to the top 5 each year, I’ve also included any cornerback that jumped 11 feet or further.

Related –> NFL Combine Averages By Position at 2023 NFL Combine

2023

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2023
Player School Distance Year
Julius Brents Kansas State 11’6″ 2023
Deonte Banks Maryland 11’4″ 2023
Cam Smith South Carolina 11’2″ 2023
Jakorian Bennett Maryland 11’1″ 2023
Christian Gonzalez Oregon 11’1″ 2023
Jay Ward LSU 11’0″ 2023
Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson TCU 11’0″ 2023
Cory Trice Jr Purdue 11’0″ 2023

Related –> NFL Combine Averages By Position at 2022 NFL Combine

2022

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2022
Player School Distance Year
Zyon McCollum Sam Houston State 11’0″ 2022
Akayleb Evans Missouri 10’9″ 2022
Chase Lucas Arizona State 10’8″ 2022
Alontae Taylor Tennessee 10’8″ 2022
Chris Steele USC 10’6″ 2022

2020

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2020
Player School Distance Year
Jeff Okudah Ohio State 11’3″ 2020
Harrison Hand Temple 11’1″ 2020
Kindle Vildor Georgia Southern 11’1″ 2020
Reggie Robinson II Tulsa 11’0″ 2020
John Reid Penn State 10’9″ 2020
A.J. Terrell Clemson 10’9″ 2020

2019

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2019
Player School Distance Year
Corey Ballentine Washburn 11’3″ 2019
Justin Layne Michigan State 11’2″ 2019
Isaiah Johnson Houston 11’1″ 2019
Ken Webster Ole Miss 11’1″ 2019
Derrek Thomas Baylor 10’11” 2019

2018

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2018
Player School Distance Year
Chandon Sullivan Georgia State 11’2″ 2018
Denzel Ward Ohio State 11’0″ 2018
Jaire Alexander Louisville 10’7″ 2018
Tony Brown Alabama 10’6″ 2018
Donte Jackson LSU 10’6″ 2018

2017

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2017
Player School Distance Year
Fabian Moreau UCLA 11’4″ 2017
Chidobe Awuzie Colorado 11’0″ 2017
Marshon Lattimore Ohio State 11’0″ 2017
Ezra Robinson Tennessee State 10’10” 2017
Gareon Conley Ohio State 10’9″ 2017

2016

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2016
Player School Distance Year
Jalen Ramsey Florida State 11’3″ 2016
D.J. White Georgia Tech 11’0″ 2016
Vernon Hargreaves III Florida 10’10” 2016
Deiondre’ Hall Northern Iowa 10’7″ 2016
Sean Davis Maryland 10’6″ 2016

2015

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2015
Player School Distance Year
Byron Jones Connecticut 12’3″ 2015
P.J. Williams Florida State 11’0″ 2015
Kevin Johnson Wake Forest 10’10” 2015
Craig Mager Texas State San Marcos 10’10” 2015
Bobby McCain Memphis 10’10” 2015
Josh Shaw USC 10’10” 2015

2014

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2014
Player School Distance Year
Pierre Desir Lindenwood 11’1″ 2014
Keith McGill Utah 10’9″ 2014
Kyle Fuller Virginia Tech 10’8″ 2014
Bennett Jackson Notre Dame 10’8″ 2014
Stanley Jean-Baptiste Nebraska 10’8″ 2014
Jason Verrett TCU 10’8″ 2014

2013

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2013
Player School Distance Year
Robert Alford Southeastern Louisiana 11’0″ 2013
Xavier Rhodes Florida State 11’0″ 2013
B.W. Webb William & Mary 11’0″ 2013
Tharold Simon LSU 10’8″ 2013
Steve Williams California 10’8″ 2013
Blidi Wreh-Wilson Connecticut 10’8″ 2013

2012

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2012
Player School Distance Year
Josh Robinson Central Florida 11’1″ 2012
Coryell Judie Texas A&M 10’6″ 2012
Jarnell Fleming Oklahoma 10’5″ 2012
Antwuan Reed Pittsburgh 10’4″ 2012
Josh Norman Coastal Carolina 10’4″ 2012

2011

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2011
Player School Distance Year
Cortez Allen Citadel 10’9″ 2011
Curtis Brown Texas 10’8″ 2011
Prince Amukamara Nebraska 10’8″ 2011
Aaron Williams Texas 10’7″ 2011
Josh Thomas Buffalo 10’6″ 2011
Patrick Peterson LSU 10’6″ 2011
Chimdi Chekwa Ohio State 10’6″ 2011

2010

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2010
Player School Distance Year
Chris Cook Virginia 11’0″ 2010
Jerome Murphy South Florida 10’7″ 2010
Brandon Ghee Wake Forest 10’7″ 2010
Kevin Thomas USC 10’6″ 2010
Devin McCourty Rutgers 10’6″ 2010
A.J. Jefferson Fresno State 10’6″ 2010

2009

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2009
Player School Distance Year
Donald Washington Ohio State 11’3″ 2009
Darius Butler Connecticut 11’2″ 2009
Ryan Mouton Hawaii 10’9″ 2009
Brandon Hughes Oregon State 10’8″ 2009
Kevin Barnes Maryland 10’8″ 2009

2008

Best CB Broad Jumps at NFL Combine 2008
Player School Distance Year
Aqib Talib Kansas 10’11” 2008
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Tennessee State 10’11” 2008
Antwaun Molden Eastern Kentucky 10’9″ 2008
Terrence Wheatley Colorado 10’8 2008
Wiley Fontenot Arizona 10’8″ 2008
Antoine Cason Arizona 10’8″ 2008

Notes

An insanely good broad jump might be even more impressive to see in person than maybe even a really fast 40 or a really good vertical jump.

Don’t believe me?

Do me a favor and go find a measuring tape, find an open spot on your floor and measure out 11 feet. That’s how far most of the guys listed above are jumping. Just look at how far 11 feet is when it’s measured out on the floor. It’s crazy! Now, if you’re feeling brave, take a jump at it and see how close you get.

Now, move the tape measurer to 12 feet and 3 inches, the length of Byron Jones’s jump in 2015. It’s truly amazing.

The third best broad jump ever for a corner is 11’3″ by Corey Ballentine from Washburn. Which may have you asking, “where is Washburn?”.

Washburn University is located in Topeka, Kansas and is home to the Washburn Ichabods football team. Am I telling you this just so I can share with you that there is a team called the Ichabods, named after 1868 financial backer Ichabod Washburn? Maybe. Okay, yes.

Washburn isn’t the only small school listed above. Lindenwood, the alma mater of Pierre Desir, may also be unfamiliar to many fans. The Lindenwood Lions is a recent FCS school (will officially be an active member for the 2023 season) located in St Charles, Missouri.

Final Thoughts

Keep in mind that not everyone that gets invited to NFL Combine actually jumps (although broad jumps along with running the 40 and vertical jumps are still heavily participated in by cornerbacks). So, some players that potentially could put up a big jump don’t have an official number on the record.

One thing everyone at the combine is basically guaranteed to get measured? Their height and weight.

Finally, don’t forget that there are many players each year that would have put up big numbers that don’t receive an NFL Combine invite. I’ve been at many pro days where some of the numbers our guys put up would have been top 5 or even top 3 at the combine that year.

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References

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