It really doesnt matter what the reason is...he still is a very good football player who hits like ton of bricks.Originally Posted by hawaiiansteelOriginally Posted by Dee DubBFD!! 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!Originally Posted by LebsteelI 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.
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?