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Old 02-22-2014   #259
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Default Re: NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis February 19-24, 2014

I had to start laughing when they had the OL doing the vertical jump. Really? I get that you are measuring athleticism, but I've never seen a vertical jump be useful for an OL on a football field. Running the 40 is also somewhat ridiculous as rarely does an OL ever sprint 40 yards downfield. Again, I realize it's all about testing athleticism, but athleticism that doesn't apply to what you do on a football field is pointless. I do, however, think the 10-yard split is important. An OL rarely goes 40 yards on a play, but they routinely go 10 yards and they need to be able to burst out of stance.

The top 10-yard splits from today.....

#1) 1.59 - Matt Patchan (6-6, 302) - OT, Boston College
#2) 1.64 - Taylor Lewan (6-7, 309) - OT, Michigan
#3) 1.68 - Greg Robinson (6-5, 332) - OT, Auburn
#4) 1.68 - Joel Bitonio (6-4, 302) - OT/OG, Nevada
#5) 1.70 - Jake Matthews (6-5, 308) - OT, Texas A&M
#6) 1.71 - Michael Schofield (6-6, 301) - OT/OG, Michigan
#7) 1.71 - Seantrel Henderson (6-7, 331) - OT, Miami (FL.)
#8) 1.71 - Zach Fulton (6-5, 316) - OG, Tennessee
#9) 1.72 - Trai Turner (6-3, 310) - OG, LSU
#10) 1.72 - Wesley Johnson (6-5, 297) - OT/OG, Vanderbilt
#11) 1.72 - James Stone (6-4, 306) - C, Tennessee
#12) 1.72 - Russell Bodine (6-3, 310) - OG/C, North Carolina
#13) 1.72 - Travis Swanson (6-5, 312) - OG/C, Arkansas
#14) 1.72 - Conor Boffeli (6-4, 298) - OG, Iowa

*For those that were tied, I ordered them by who ran the faster 40-yard dash (thus finally making it useful for something).

- One note: Look at the top 5. What looks out of place? I'll help.....Greg Robinson. A guy that massive shouldn't be able to move like that. Same with Henderson, but then the question with Henderson has never been athletic ability.
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