Long, Gholston show why they're the top defensive linemen

The top two defensive ends, Virginia's Chris Long and Ohio State's Vernon Gholston, cashed in at this year's NFL scouting combine.

The position-specific drills were where Long did his best work, showing outstanding body control, fluid hips and sound technique. While Long's 40-yard dash time of 4.78 seconds is hardly jaw-dropping, it is competitive for a 6-foot-3, 272-pound end, especially considering his 10-yard split was among the best at his position. Long's 34-inch vertical and 10-feet-4-inch broad jumps also ranked among the top-three defensive linemen.

While Long is the better all-around prospect, Gholston unquestionably turned in the most spectacular overall combine workout on Monday, including all defensive linemen and linebackers.