Georgia football’s Ben Cleveland wants to break NFL combine record
GEORGIA – Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Ben Cleveland is an incredible athlete and will try to break the NFL combine bench press record at Georgia’ 2021 pro day. Cleveland has been preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft after he opted out of the Peach Bowl against Cincinnati.
Ben Cleveland, who attended Stephens County High School, started at offensive guard for Georgia this season. Ben Cleveland dominated as a run blocker during the 2021 season. He’s one of the strongest players to ever come through the University of Georgia football program and should test well on all athletic tests on pro day.
Cleveland should have a legitimate chance to break the combine bench press record of 49 reps of 225 pounds. Former Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea (2011) currently holds the NFL combine bench press record.
While Ben Cleveland wouldn’t officially set the record, it would still be an impressive accomplishment and help boost his NFL draft stock.
Ben Cleveland played for the University of Georgia from 2016-2020. Cleveland made an immediate impact as a freshman and played in every game during Georgia’s SEC Championship season in 2017.