While the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is in the rear-view mirror, there are certain interviews and workouts from it that tend to be timeless, including seeing how many times pro prospects can bench press 225 pounds.
Each player medically cleared to complete the drill was placed front and center on stage and given one opportunity to showcase his strength by bench pressing 225 pounds as many times as possible. Below is a look at the top performer(s) for each position group listed, followed by a comparison to what some of the current Falcons players posted in their Combine workouts.
OL - Miami's Ereck Flowers - 37 reps
RB - Hawaii's Joey Iosefa - 30 reps
TE - Louisville's Gerald Christian - 28 reps
WR - WVU's Kevin White, Auburn's Sammie Coates and Connecticut's Geremy Davis - 23 reps
DL - Northwestern State's (LA) Deion Simon - 35 reps
LB - Clemson's Vic Beasley - 35 reps
DB - USC's Josh Shaw - 26 reps
S - Northwestern's Ibraheim Campbell - 23 reps
Some of the players' results above compare with the numbers current players on the Falcons roster posted in their NFL Combine workouts.
OL Joe Hawley - 35 reps
WR Julio Jones - 17 reps
LB Sean Weatherspoon - 34 reps
DT Ra'Shede Hageman - 32 reps
CB Robert McClain - 23 reps (Pro Day)
Footnote: Players who weren't pleased with their results in this year's Combine may choose to try and improve their numbers during upcoming pro day workouts.