Published Tuesday, February 25, 2014 AT 12:48 PM / Updated at 6:33 PM
NFL Combine: Jean-Baptiste impressive with jumps
Rich Kaipust Omaha World-Herald

Stanley Jean-Baptiste mixed solid work in both jumps Tuesday with a 40-yard dash time that one analyst labeled as “disappointing” as the final former Nebraska player worked out at the NFL combine.

Jean-Baptiste led all defensive backs with a vertical jump of 41 1/2 inches. His broad jump of 10 feet, 8 inches was tied for third during workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The second-team All-Big Ten cornerback was officially clocked in 4.61 seconds in the 40. Justin Gilbert of Oklahoma State was fastest among the DBs at 4.37, and 15 of the runners Tuesday went 4.49 or better.

The 6-foot-3, 218-pound Jean-Baptiste did 13 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press. Brock Vereen of Minnesota led all the defensive backs with 25. analyst Bucky Brooks said the 40 time for Jean-Baptiste “could make him a hard sell to teams looking for speedy cornerbacks,” and put Jean-Baptiste among the “losers” for the final day of the combine. Brooks also wrote that Jean-Baptiste could be destined for a move to safety in the NFL.

Next up for Jean-Baptiste and other former NU teammates will be the Huskers’ pro day on March 6.

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