2020 NFL combine results: Jeff Okudah rebounds from injury scare, plus times and more for defensive backs

Jeff Okudah entered the final day of the 2020 NFL combine as the clear No. 1 cornerback prospect heading into the draft. And while his Sunday did not go as expected, the former Ohio State standout is still projected as a top-10 pick in next month's draft. 

Okudah, who was unable to complete his on-field work after falling on his head and neck area during a drill (he indicated he's OK via social media), was just one of the storylines from the final day of the combine, a day that saw the cornerbacks and safeties complete their on-field work. Below are the day's top 40 times along with Sunday's main takeaways from Indianapolis. 

Notable official 40-yard dash times 

CB Javelin Guidry: 4.29 

CB Javaris Davis: 4.39 

CB C.J. Henderson: 4.39  

CB Troy Pride: 4.40

CB Josiah Scott: 4.42

CB A.J. Terrell: 4.42

CB Reggie Robinson II: 4.44

CB Kindle Vildor: 4.44

CB Michael Ojemudia: 4.45 

S L'Jarius Snead: 4.37 

S Tanner Muse: 4.41 

S Jeremy Chinn: 4.45

S Antoine Winfield Jr. : 4.45 

S Terrell Burgess: 4.46 

S Kyle Dugger: 4.49 

S Daniel Thomas 4.51 

Okudah's bounce back after setback

After running times of 4.48 and 4.50 in the 40, Okudah took part in several on-field drills before suffering his injury scare trying to make a catch. After trying to continue on-field drills, Okudah ultimately decided against it. Okudah did come back to post a position-best  41 inch vertical jump along with an 11 foot, 3 inch broad jump. And while his on-field work was cut short, Okudah did display his impressive footwork that has helped him become the most desired cornerback in this year's class. Okudah, tabbed by CBS Sports as the fourth best prospect in this year's draft, will look to further show what he can do during Ohio State's pro day on March 25. 

Sunday's other standouts 

Along with his solid 40 time, Minnesota safety Antoine Winfield Jr., the son of former Ohio State and NFL standout cornerback Antoine Winfield, had a strong day of on-field work that should help improve his draft stock. Winfield, who picked off seven passes during his final season with the Gophers, is currently tabbed by CBS Sports as the fourth best safety in this year's draft. 

Another safety who enjoyed a strong day was Clemson's Tanner Muse, who surely improved his draft stock following Sunday's performance in the 40 along with his strong on-field work. Before the combine, Muse was tabbed as the 31st best safety in the draft by CBS Sports, a number that will likely go up if Muse can repeat Sunday's performance during the Tigers' pro day. Jeremy Chinn, a 6-foot-3, 221-pound safety from Southern Illinois, also had a solid day after entering the week ranked as the 11th best safety in the draft by CBS Sports. 

Auburn cornerback Javaris Davis had a notable day, both in the 40 as well as during his on-field work. Kindle Vildor, a cornerback from Georgia Southern, also enjoyed a solid day while likely increasing his odds at hearing his name called during next month's draft. 

Xavier McKinney's day also cut short 

McKinney, the top-ranked safety in this year's draft, appeared to injure himself after running his 40. McKinney did not run a second 40 and did not participate in on-field drills. Trevon Diggs, CBS Sports' third ranked cornerback in the draft and McKinney's teammate at Alabama, participated in on-field drills after passing on the 40. Both players are slated to take part in Alabama's Pro Day on March 24. 

A fast day for defensive backs 

A day after we saw 10 linebackers break the 4.6 barrier in the 40-yard dash (led by Isaiah Simmons' 4.39), we saw 14 defensive backs break the 4.5 barrier on Sunday. Three players -- cornerback Javelin Guidry, Louisiana Tech safety L'Jarius Snead, and Auburn cornerback Javarius Davis -- broke the 4.4 barrier. Leading the way was Guidry, whose 4.29 on Sunday was the second fastest time recorded during this year's combine, with Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs' 4.27 40 standing as the week's fastest time. 

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Thanks, everyone! Be on the lookout for more great post-combine coverage at CBSSports.com!

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And that's a rap on this year's NFL combine. Thank you for following with us all week! Be sure to check out our summary of today's results in a little bit. Have a great rest of your night!

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Jeremy Chinn, Antoine Winfield Jr. still working on solid days.

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Looks like Winfield and Muse are two of the safeties having the best days. Both players likely improved next month's draft stock.

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Coverage of the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine is drawing to an end as the safeties should be wrapping up their on-field drills soon.

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Over the past five years, 22 safeties have been named an All-Pro by at least one outlet. The 40-yard dash for those players ranged from 4.46-4.61 seconds.

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Charles Davis singled out Ohio State's Jeff Okudah, Florida's C.J. Henderson, Lenoir-Rhyne's Kyle Dugger, Southern Illinois's Jeremy Chinn and Minnesota's Antoine Winfield Jr. as the day's top performers. Hard to argue with any of those selections.

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Winfield's strong day continues during his on-field work.

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J.R Reed is a really smart player. He just always found himself near the football.

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Tanner Muse's strong day continues. Nice first on-field drill.

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We're into the on-field drills now for this last group.

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All the defensive back 40 times are in the books. Here is the unofficial leader board:

Javelin K. Guidry: 4.29

L'Jarius Sneed: 4.38

CJ Henderson: 4.39

Javaris Davis 4.40

Josiah Scott: 4.42

A.J. Terrell: 4.43

Tanner Muse: 4.42

Kindle Vildor: 4.44

Michael Ojemudia: 4.45

Reggie Robinson II: 4.45

Tony Pride Jr. : 4.45

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Antoine Winfield Jr. : 4.48 I 4.46

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K'Von Wallace: 4.57 I 4.53

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Clemson's Tanner Muse running in the low 4.3's is really interesting to me. He is built more like a linebacker but ran one of the best times today.

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Daniel Thomas: 4.51 I 4.55

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Geno Stone: 4.65 I 4.62

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J.R. Reed: 4.55 I 4.55

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Tanner Muse: 4.43 I 4:42

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Chris Miller: 4.65 I 4.62

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Josh Metellus: 4.59 I 4.56

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Alohi Gilman: 4.67 I 4.68

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Jordan Fuller: 4.67 I 4.68

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Jalen Elliott: 4.81 I 4.82

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For his size, 4.51 is a good time for Kyle Dugger. However, it was said that he would run in the 4.3's, which never seemed realistic.

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Kyle Dugger: 4.50 I 4.51

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Kamren Curl: 4.62 I 4.61

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