Originally Posted by steelbtexan
Because of his work ethic.
But it did suprise me.
But the injury history bothers me more.
I agree. I put zero stock in bench press reps unless we're talking about a guy who can't hardly throw it up at all.
There are guys who throw up 35 reps but can't block a soul. And then you have guys who throw up 20 and end up as All Pros.
The only thing X number of reps on 225 tells me is how many times a guy can bench 225. It tells me nothing about his ability to play football.
I understand that people want to see a test for strength at the combine but repping out on bench press isn't a test of functional football strength.