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Godwin Igwebuike impressed everyone at the NFL Combine

The standout Northwestern safety showed elite skills in Indy.

NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern’s athletes were definitely ready for the NFL Combine. Safety Godwin Igwebuike had a fantastic NFL Combine showing, placing highly in the 40-yard dash, bench press, 3 cone drill and 60-yard shuttle.

Igwebuike certainly raised his profile at the Combine. He showed the combination of speed, agility and strength that we’ve seen throughout his time at Northwestern and ranked highly against his competition.

Godwin Igwebuike Combine results and ranking amongst safeties

40 yard dash: 4.44 seconds (5th)

Bench Press: 19 reps (6th)

3 cone drill: 6.56 seconds (tied for 1st)

20 yard shuttle: 4.12 seconds (2nd

60 yard shuttle: 10.81 seconds (1st, nearly a record)

Broad Jump: 10’ 8’’ (5th)

Vertical: 35.5’’ (10th)

Igwebuike, per SPARQ, had the ninth-best Combine of any player present.

Igwebuike is projected to go in the fourth round by draft analysts, but we shall see if his impressive Combine results move him up the board. The Combine showed that Igwebuike clearly has the athletic ability to rival any other strong safety prospect in the draft. The only holdups would be his vertical jump performance, which was still not that bad. He also His measurables came in at 5’ 11’’, 213 pounds with a 31 14 arm and a 9 34 hand.

We’re biased, but Igwebuike could be a steal for any NFL team after the first two or three rounds of the NFL Draft.