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Penn State RB Miles Sanders Had The "Best Performance" At NFL Combine

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On Friday afternoon the running backs finally took the field at the NFL combine. The best running backs from around the country showcased their skills in a variety of ways in front of NFL scouts.

Former Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill smoked the competition in the 40-yard dash, running a 4.40. Kansas State running back Alex Barnes dominated the bench press, tossing up 34 repetitions of 225 pounds.

However, it was a different running back that took home "best performance" honors. Penn State's Miles Sanders showcased his speed with a 4.49 40-yard dash and put up 20 reps on the bench press.

It was his performance in the drills that truly set him apart, though.

Sanders looked fluid catching the ball and running various sets in the front of NFL scouts en route to being named the day's top performer.

After sitting behind Saquon Barkley for the first two years of his career, Sanders finally got his time to shine in 2018. The former Penn State star finished the 2018 season with over 1,200 yards on the ground and 140 receiving yards.

Sanders showed his ability to catch the ball on Friday afternoon and certainly helped his stock heading into the 2019 NFL draft.

He reportedly met with the Philadelphia Eagles early this week.