There’s something in the water at UConn, because for the second straight year, one of their defensive backs has absolutely obliterated the Broad Jump at the NFL Combine. Two years ago, current Dallas Cowboys cornerback and former Husky Byron Jones set the Combine broad jump record by leaping 12’3″. Now, fellow DB Obi Melifonwu is nipping at his heels.
Melifonwu jumped 11’9″ during his workout at the Combine on Monday morning, slotting him firmly in second behind Jones for longest Broad Jump since 2006. He jumped so far that he almost eclipsed the final white line used in the measurement. The dude is 6-foot-4 and 224 pounds.
Melifonwu also impressed in the Vertical Leap, jumping 44 inches. If Melifonwu was not on any NFL team’s radar, he certainly made a name for himself with his performance at the NFL Combine.
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