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baba ganoush
01-13-2007, 11:16 PM
for this years up coming cobine, who do you think will be the best at each of these positions?

40 yard dash:
vertical jump:
broad jump:
bench reps:
wonderlick test:
wingspand:
weigt:
height:

YoungTexanFan
01-13-2007, 11:19 PM
40 yard dash: Josh Wilson or Ginn
bench reps: Manuel Rodriguez OG from TT
wonderlick test: some guy from an ivy

Trap_Star
01-13-2007, 11:45 PM
40 yard dash: Josh Wilson or Ginn
bench reps: Manuel Rodriguez OG from TT
wonderlick test: some guy from an ivy

I think ginn will take the 40. Who do you guys think is faster? Ginn, Hester, Bush, or P.harvin??

YoungTexanFan
01-13-2007, 11:48 PM
I think ginn will take the 40. Who do you guys think is faster? Ginn, Hester, Bush, or P.harvin??

Mathis

Trap_Star
01-13-2007, 11:56 PM
If the reports are true, im guessing Calvin Johnson will have the highest leap...

MorKnolle
01-14-2007, 12:09 AM
for this years up coming cobine, who do you think will be the best at each of these positions?

40 yard dash: Ted Ginn, Josh Wilson, or maybe Marcus McCauley, Paul Williams, or Johnnie Lee Higgins
vertical jump: From what I've heard Calvin Johnson, not sure I believe the 45 inch vertical but we'll see
broad jump: Difficult to tell
bench reps: I've heard Amobi Okoye can do 52 reps which I find hard to believe but he is obviously strong and has relatively short arms so that could favor him
wonderlick test: Some OLineman (surprisingly they generally score quite high) or QB
wingspand:
weigt: I don't know that I'd consider any particular weight the "best" in the draft
height: See my answer for weight

Answers in red

YoungTexanFan
01-14-2007, 12:09 AM
If the reports are true, im guessing Calvin Johnson will have the highest leap...

Peterson can leap too.

He can jump a 36" box with a 45lb free weight in each hand. That is impressive.

htownfoozball
01-14-2007, 02:37 AM
theres actually a video on youtube of calvin johnson jumping 45 inches at the preseason workouts for georgia tech.

SAMURAITEXAN
01-14-2007, 03:08 AM
Cris Henry is suppose to be fast. I don't know if he will be invited at combine.

JAXwithanX
01-14-2007, 03:12 AM
theres actually a video on youtube of calvin johnson jumping 45 inches at the preseason workouts for georgia tech.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF_mpqiI0Nc

indeed there is....pretty impressive.

JAXwithanX
01-14-2007, 03:22 AM
Amobi Okoye is just ridiculous....i found this article i remember reading a long time ago. I don't know if he will break 50....but when you can

Q: What's your biggest asset on the field?

Okoye: I would say my strength. That's what's helping me out on the field. [I bench press] about 405.

at the age of 16....I'd say you've got a fair shot. Lord knows what he would be able to do at 22. I mean think about it....a lot of blue chip prospects haven't even played their first college game at 19 (redshirts) and yet this kid is about to be drafted. He still has potential for more natural growth and ability.

hot pickle
01-14-2007, 03:30 AM
Amobi Okoye is just ridiculous....i found this article i remember reading a long time ago. I don't know if he will break 50....but when you can



at the age of 16....I'd say you've got a fair shot. Lord knows what he would be able to do at 22. I mean think about it....a lot of blue chip prospects haven't even played their first college game at 19 (redshirts) and yet this kid is about to be drafted. He still has potential for more natural growth and ability.


yeah this kid will be a stud, but how did he get into college at 16 years old, was he that smart???

YoungTexanFan
01-14-2007, 08:33 AM
yeah this kid will be a stud, but how did he get into college at 16 years old, was he that smart???

He was from Africa. When he came to America, he took a test to see what grade level he would be best in, and he tested out to be a 9th grader at age 12.

kastofsna
01-14-2007, 01:31 PM
i doubt we'll see calvin johnson at the combine.

LORK 88
01-14-2007, 02:26 PM
i doubt we'll see calvin johnson at the combine.
Same could be said about Ginn becuase: 1) he hasn't even declared yet 2) the injury might keep him from running for a bit or being ready 3) top prospects never really do much at the combine and keep preparing for their respective pro day (which is usually in late March as apposed to February).

TexansCanes
01-14-2007, 04:18 PM
Peterson can leap too.

He can jump a 36" box with a 45lb free weight in each hand. That is impressive.

i believe it was 80lb weights

kastofsna
01-14-2007, 05:28 PM
Same could be said about Ginn becuase: 1) he hasn't even declared yet 2) the injury might keep him from running for a bit or being ready 3) top prospects never really do much at the combine and keep preparing for their respective pro day (which is usually in late March as apposed to February).
the difference is that ginn's position in the draft is pretty much based solely on his speed. if he declares, he better attend the combine if he wants to rid of any question marks.

JAXwithanX
01-14-2007, 11:14 PM
i believe it was 80lb weights

No ****ing way you mean 80 pounds in each hand.

JAXwithanX
01-14-2007, 11:18 PM
the difference is that ginn's position in the draft is pretty much based solely on his speed. if he declares, he better attend the combine if he wants to rid of any question marks.

I think everyone knows Ginn can fly and will be able to fly when healthy. Whats really going to effect his draft stock is his actual ability to run routes and create separation with something other than just speed. Because in my opinion....thats the only way he got his catches this year...blowing by others. He needs to show he can do it in other ways because in the NFL....those CB's are just as fast as you....as well as bigger than you average college DB.

PS - his run blocking has got to be just abysmal too....i'd imagine....i don't know though i've never paid attention.

Ole Miss Texan
01-14-2007, 11:24 PM
Calvin Johnson is amazing.

Wonderlic Score: Vince Young

Rex King
01-14-2007, 11:33 PM
I think everyone knows Ginn can fly and will be able to fly when healthy. Whats really going to effect his draft stock is his actual ability to run routes and create separation with something other than just speed. Because in my opinion....thats the only way he got his catches this year...blowing by others.

That's why I'd hate to see use a 1st round pick to draft him as a "playmaker." IMO, he's not that much of an upgrade over Mathis. In fact, Mathis probably has the edge over him as a returner.

JAXwithanX
01-14-2007, 11:35 PM
That's why I'd hate to see use a 1st round pick to draft him as a "playmaker." IMO, he's not that much of an upgrade over Mathis. In fact, Mathis probably has the edge over him as a returner.


Oh Christ is we used our pick on him. I'd ****....i would literally just **** on myself. I'd be so mad. That guy is either going to be great or a complete nobody in 2 years. And either way we don't have the two years to see which one we get.

I don't think he has the field vision of Mathis....maybe the speed but not the vision. He really isn't that amazing of a returner. Better than average but not phenomenal. And in the NFL....above average returning doesn't translate on special teams where all NFL teams take it seriously, as opposed to 1/2 the college teams. I personally don't think Ginn got one tick better since in 2 years....and thats says a lot about his chances for becoming more than a project playmaker.

Rex King
01-15-2007, 12:40 AM
I think he has gotten better as a receiver, but he still has a lot to improve there and could be great in a couple of years as you said. If we didn't have Mathis, I wouldn't have as much of a problem drafting him, but not in the first round.