By Brian Murphy
It was a pretty good NFL Scouting Combine for Boise State safety Jeron Johnson and Idaho safety Shiloh Keo.
Johnson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds Tuesday, the top time among safety prospects at annual scouting drills in Indianapolis.
Johnson also was among the top performers in the bench press, lifting 225 pounds 23 times on Monday.
Johnson entered the combine hoping to run better than the 4.52 time he ran last year. Even though he didn't, Johnson still had the best time at safety, which is considered a down position in this year's draft.
Idaho safety Shiloh Keo, who did 24 reps in the bench press, was not listed among the top 10 performers at cornerback in the 40-yard dash. For some reason, Keo is listed among cornerbacks at the combine. He played safety throughout his career at Idaho and is expected to remain there in the NFL.
Keo tied for the top time in the 20-yard shuttle at 3.9 seconds with Tennessee-Chattanooga's Buster Skrine, who had a terrific combine.
Keo was third among cornerbacks in the 3-cone drill at 6.55 seconds. Boise State cornerback Brandyn Thompson was seventh among cornerbacks in the 3-cone drill at 6.66. Skrine was the top performer in the drill at 6.44.
Thompson finished seventh in the 60-yard shuttle at 11.13 seconds. Keo was tied for ninth at 11.19 seconds. Skrine won the drill at 10.75.
Thompson was not listed among the top 15 performers at his position in the combine. Thompson ran a 4.37 at Boise State and was hoping to run in the 4.3s in Indianpolis. The NFL.com list has all players who ran under a 4.50 at cornerback.