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Old 02-23-2012   #1
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NFL Combine: Greatest Performances -- Offense

The NFL Combine is underway, and an off-the-chart performance is a fast way for a prospect to boost his stock. There's more to success in the NFL than being a workout wonder (which might be the origin of the expression "Look like Tarzan, play like Jane") but showing off superior strength and speed never hurts.

Here are some of the best combine displays by offensive players:
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Bo Jackson

1986. Jackson had concerned some scouts with his possible baseball career, but his 40-yard dash time was enough for NFL teams to forget all about that. Although his sprint was hand-timed, it's believed that Jackson ran the fastest 40-yard dash in the history of the NFL scouting combine, registering a verifiable 4.12. That was enough for him to be drafted No. 1 overall, but Tampa Bay never got a chance to sign him, as he chose baseball before being reentered the draft in 1987 when the Raiders took him in the seventh round.
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NFL Combine: Greatest Performances -- Defense

We checked out the greatest combine performance from offensive players, including Bo Jackson and Matt Jones.

Now it's time to size up the defensive players with the most impressive workouts (before this year anyway).
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Deion Sanders

1989. Sanders' combine story is one of football lore. The story goes that Sanders showed up late to the combine at the Superdome in 1989 and ran just one drill. That one drill happened to be the 40-yard dash, and after Sanders ran a blistering 4.2, second only to Bo Jackson in the era of hand-timed 40's, he didn't break stride and ran straight out of the Superdome to his limo, which took him to the airport. The performance earned him the nickname "Primetime" and also got him drafted fifth overall by the Atlanta Falcons.
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Janzen Jackson, McNeese State, DB: watch for him
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Bo Jackson ... geez, what a super human specimen. 4.12 40 at that size is off the charts.
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Janzen Jackson, McNeese State, DB: watch for him
Yep, he's going to tear it up.

Too bad the Texans dont draft these kinds of guys.
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Yep, he's going to tear it up.

Too bad the Texans dont draft these kinds of guys.
Why was he released from Tennessee?

All I see is that it was for "unspecified reasons"?

Where is he expected to be drafted? I'd take him in the 4th or 5th or even 3rd...The guy is really talented...
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Why was he released from Tennessee?

All I see is that it was for "unspecified reasons"?

Where is he expected to be drafted? I'd take him in the 4th or 5th or even 3rd...The guy is really talented...
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Jackson was outside a convience store when 2 teammates tried to rob a couple at gunpoint that was sitting in a car. Jackson stopped the robbery.

Jackson got suspended for a few games and his teammates got kicked off the team. The last straw for Dooley was 2 failed drug tests after the botched robbery.

Jackson is the best FS in the class IMHO. He also has the speed/hips to play CB. Jackson was a freshman all american and a 2nd team all SEC as a soph. He's a world class athlete, but a world class knucklehead too. His dad is a highschool coach in Lake Charles. Hopefully jackson can get his life turned around. Because it would be ashame to see a talent like that go to waste.

Off field issues should push Jackson down to the 4-6 rd range. Picking him earlier could result in paying him significant $$$$. Which could be a bad thing for a guy like Jackson. IMHO

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Mary Jane, and

Jackson was outside a convience store when 2 teammates tried to rob a couple at gunpoint that was sitting in a car. Jackson stopped the robbery.

Jackson got suspended for a few games and his teammates got kicked off the team. The last straw for Dooley was 2 failed drug tests after the botched robbery.

Jackson is the best FS in the class IMHO. He also has the speed/hips to play CB. Jackson was a freshman all american and a 2nd team all SEC as a soph. He's a world class athlete, but a world class knucklehead too. His dad is a highschool coach in Lake Charles. Hopefully jackson can get his life turned around. Because it would be ashame to see a talent like that go to waste.

Off field issues should push Jackson down to the 4-6 rd range. Picking him earlier could result in paying him significant $$$$. Which could be a bad thing for a guy like Jackson. IMHO

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I know about the robbery stuff, but he wasn't a part of that from what I've read and you even said that he stopped the robbery...That's a check plus as far as I'm concerned...

Marijuana...meh....

I still can't find what the final straw was (if there was one that got him kicked off the team) or if it was his decision to leave...

I really hope the Texans look at this guy....It sounds like he has matured since his early college days and with his dad being a career coach I'd hope that he has soacked up some values along the way...Sounds like he could be an absolute steal...
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I know about the robbery stuff, but he wasn't a part of that from what I've read and you even said that he stopped the robbery...That's a check plus as far as I'm concerned...

Marijuana...meh....

I still can't find what the final straw was (if there was one that got him kicked off the team) or if it was his decision to leave...

I really hope the Texans look at this guy....It sounds like he has matured since his early college days and with his dad being a career coach I'd hope that he has soacked up some values along the way...Sounds like he could be an absolute steal...
I was hoping to draft Jackson in the 6th rd of the TT mock draft. After the combine that will just be a pipe dream.

If the Texans drafted Jackson nd put him at CB he would be better than any CB other than JoJo on the team. If I'm wrong he would still be a great FS.
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