Jamie Collins’ record lasted two years. But on Monday, during the final day of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, the current New England Patriot saw his 11-foot-7 broad jump broken.
Byron Jones was the one who did the damage.
Jones, a 6-foot, 199-pound cornerback by way of UConn, leaped out of the building with a 12-foot-3 broad, beating the 6-foot-3, 250-pound Southern Mississippi linebacker’s mark by eight inches.
In addition to breaking the combine record, Jones also broke the previous world record, set in 1968, by one inch, and notched a 44.5-inch vertical.
But there’s still something to be said for what Collins was able to notch on his way to becoming a second-round pick in 2013.
Collins now stands second in the combine books alongside Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley, who matched his number during Saturday’s workouts in Indianapolis.