National Football League CMJ Results (Past four years)
- 27,000+ Countermovement Jump Tests (CMJ)
- 3,000+ Athletes tested
Data from 4+ years in the National Football League suggest that the Offensive and Defensive Line players produce the greatest peak concentric power output during a countermovement jump when compared with all other positional groups. However, when considered relative to body mass, they are the two lowest performers.
It is the Wide Receivers and Defensive Back players that demonstrate the greatest relative peak concentric power output. Similar findings are observed for peak eccentric power output, where the Offensive and Defensive Line players score highly for peak eccentric power output, along with the Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs for relative peak eccentric power output.
Interestingly, the Tight End position is an anomaly within this metric as they score highly both from an absolute peak eccentric power output and relative peak eccentric power output viewpoint.
For reference on positions, the following abbreviations are used: DB = Defensive Back, DL = Defensive Line, LB = Linebacker, OL = Offensive Line, QB = Quarterback, RB = Running Back, S = Specialist, TE = Tight End, WR = Wide Receiver.