Brandon Thomas sixth among OLs in bench press at NFL Combine

Georgia's Arthur Lynch placed second among tight ends

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Clemson’s Dabo Swinney talks with Clemson’s Brandon Thomas during practice at Barry University in Miami on Monday.

Photo by Ken Ruinard, Anderson Independent Mail, S.C.

KEN RUINARD/INDEPENDENT MAIL PHOTO Clemson’s Dabo Swinney talks with Clemson’s Brandon Thomas during practice at Barry University in Miami on Monday.

Already having impressed scouts with his arm length and hand-span, Clemson's Brandon Thomas turned in a strong performance in his opening workout Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine, as he placed sixth in the bench press with 35 repetitions.

Thomas will work through a series of timing stations and drills on Saturday as he wraps up his week in Indianapolis.

Also working out on Saturday will be Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch.

North Carolina's Russell Bodine had the top mark among offensive linemen in the bench press, with 42 repetitions. Tennessee's Antonio Richardson, Bloomsburg's Matt Feller, Utah State's Tyler Larsen and Ohio State's Corey Linsley tied for second with 36 each.

Lynch was second among tight ends with 28 repetitions, seven fewer than Dixie State's Joe Don Duncan.

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tigerrob44#291802 writes:

How much weight was on the bar? 100 lbs. or 500 lbs.? Rich Tuton could bench press 515 lbs. I believe it was and he was the strongest player in college football based on the bench press. Not sure how many reps he ever did.

BlueRidgeBengal writes:

Rob its 225 lbs

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