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    Re: Chad Jones throws up 9 reps

    That is disappointing but I don't think it would deter me from picking him in the 3rd Round! The two DB's I really like after the 1st Round are Chris Cook and Chad Jones! I say lets go OT in Round 1 and then get our CB in Round 2 with Cook. Then getting Jones in Round 3 would be a coupe. Thats my thinking anyway! LB's and DL can be had in rounds 4-7 as the draft is very deep in those areas.

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    Re: Chad Jones throws up 9 reps

    Quote Originally Posted by Discipline of Steel
    To me, it indicates a simple lack of bulk. Imagine him trying to tackle LeRon McClain...hes gonna get trucked. Id have to say no to him, just based on the reps...even if he drops to the 4-5 round.
    Well, 221 pounds is 221 pounds. If his bench press is going to be that bad, he better make up for it in his leg drive. So, it could be that he is particularly bottom-heavy (like Olympic speed-skaters). So, he should be a top performer in the vertical leap and broad jump. I believe those results are being worked out today.

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    On the up-side, if, as Oviedo mentioned, he felt something or had an injury, he could end up being a real good bargain as his stock drops artificially due to a fluke event.

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    I wonder if Jones playing baseball had anything to do with his bench press numbers. Jones probably worked on baseball a lot in the off season (supposedly would be a pretty high draft choice) and that may be a reason why his bench numbers are so bad. There is no excuse for only benching 225 nine times, but it may explain why he is not close to the other db's at the combine.

    I still like Jones as a prospect. He may actually fall into the third round based on those bench numbers. I would definitely draft him in round three if he was available.
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    Yeah, I couldn't believe that when I saw how few reps he did, then some other "no name" guys as well. There was a guy that only got 2! That is pathetic. I would have thought that a guy Chad's size would put up at least 15 reps. Hell, I can put up 15-16 reps at 225 and I only weigh 205....and I don't bounce the bar off my chest either! Maybe there was something else to it, but that is pretty surprising, nonetheless.

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    Re: Chad Jones throws up 9 reps

    Yea, he may have felt a tweek and decided to stop. He sure looks like he would be able to bench a lot more than nine reps. He ran a decent 40 time this morning (4.57). Not too bad for 221 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by California-Steel
    Yeah 9 reps at his size is bad. When I was in my 20's I was 6'2" 195 exact. Not big by any means. I use to do 225 for 3 sets of 10 reps as part of my workout. I maxed at 315 for 2 reps one set. I bet I could still do a single set for 10 at 225. I am now in my mid 40's. I still workout but not with weights. Lots of body weight exercies now.

    I would expect this guy to put up 15 - 20 reps easy. It is only one set.
    Duude I bet your musckles are HUGE.

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    Re: Chad Jones throws up 9 reps

    Quote Originally Posted by Lebsteel
    I had Chad Jones, who is supposedly a great athlete and very intelligent person, as my second round choice. But, nine reps with 225 lbs. is very bad. The bench press is certainly not a great measure of how good a football player is, but it does tell me that either Chad Jones is extremely weak in his upper body or he has not been training. He measured in at 6'2" and 221 lbs. w/ 32.5" arms. If he had any kind of strength, even without training, he should be able to do more than nine reps. It is certainly no secret that the bench press is going to be one of the tests, so you would think that Chad should have been training for it. Taylor Mays, who is only slightly bigger, knocked out 24 reps and even "little" Earl Thomas did 21, so unless Chad is much better in the other tests, I think he will have some folks seriously reconsidering making him their early round pick.

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    BFD!! Chad Jones can also throw a fastball in the mid to upper 90's too. Neither that or how many time she can bench press 225 is any indication of how he plays safety. In fact he is one of the better playmaking free safeties in this draft. Period!

    And this is good news...maybe teams will dumb enough to overlook his skills on the field for something as dumb as a free safeties bench press and he'll fall to us at 52.
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    Re: Chad Jones throws up 9 reps

    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub
    Quote Originally Posted by Lebsteel
    I had Chad Jones, who is supposedly a great athlete and very intelligent person, as my second round choice. But, nine reps with 225 lbs. is very bad. The bench press is certainly not a great measure of how good a football player is, but it does tell me that either Chad Jones is extremely weak in his upper body or he has not been training. He measured in at 6'2" and 221 lbs. w/ 32.5" arms. If he had any kind of strength, even without training, he should be able to do more than nine reps. It is certainly no secret that the bench press is going to be one of the tests, so you would think that Chad should have been training for it. Taylor Mays, who is only slightly bigger, knocked out 24 reps and even "little" Earl Thomas did 21, so unless Chad is much better in the other tests, I think he will have some folks seriously reconsidering making him their early round pick.

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    BFD!! Chad Jones can also throw a fastball in the mid to upper 90's too. Neither that or how many time she can bench press 225 is any indication of how he plays safety. In fact he is one of the better playmaking free safeties in this draft. Period!

    And this is good news...maybe teams will dumb enough to overlook his skills on the field for something as dumb as a free safeties bench press and he'll fall to us at 52.
    DD, did you read my post? Guess not. It is a big deal if it is an indicator of how little he trained for the event. As I said also, I had him as my Rd. 2 pick, but I think it is something to look at, maybe it IS a BFD, maybe not. But is certainly FAR below what the average FS can do. His 40 time of 4.57 was decent. Let's see what his other measurables are. Given that he is thought to have "high character" and be intelligent, he may still be worth our Rd. 2 pick.

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    Re: Chad Jones throws up 9 reps

    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub
    Quote Originally Posted by Lebsteel
    I had Chad Jones, who is supposedly a great athlete and very intelligent person, as my second round choice. But, nine reps with 225 lbs. is very bad. The bench press is certainly not a great measure of how good a football player is, but it does tell me that either Chad Jones is extremely weak in his upper body or he has not been training. He measured in at 6'2" and 221 lbs. w/ 32.5" arms. If he had any kind of strength, even without training, he should be able to do more than nine reps. It is certainly no secret that the bench press is going to be one of the tests, so you would think that Chad should have been training for it. Taylor Mays, who is only slightly bigger, knocked out 24 reps and even "little" Earl Thomas did 21, so unless Chad is much better in the other tests, I think he will have some folks seriously reconsidering making him their early round pick.

    http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010-nf...fensive-backs/
    BFD!! Chad Jones can also throw a fastball in the mid to upper 90's too. Neither that or how many time she can bench press 225 is any indication of how he plays safety. In fact he is one of the better playmaking free safeties in this draft. Period!

    And this is good news...maybe teams will dumb enough to overlook his skills on the field for something as dumb as a free safeties bench press and he'll fall to us at 52.

    hey Dee Dub, you bring up a good point about Chad Jones throwing a 90 mph fastball. maybe Jones doesn't like to bench press heavy weights because it might make him bulky/less flexible and possibly affect the speed of his pitches?

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