I think its silly when people brush off the combine like it doesnt matter, its not everything but it does matter. Hes not just a freak, hes also productive at the position hed be drafted at...lol matt jones and tebow
The guys you brought up prove my point. Tebow always had poor throwing mechanics. Jones was a converted QB who blew up the combine and had a team bite on a good combine showing. Very poor examples if you were trying to make a point.
Gus Bradley, asked about the combine... Jacksonville Jaguars, on evaluating video:
“You always go back to the film. You see them run and do drills at the Combine, but don’t forget about the film. That’s their body of work. It will be cool to visit them, see them compete, and then go back to the film and find the true story.”
Jean-Baptiste ran a 4.52, very impressive for a 6-3 220 pound CB
I like Gilbert's ball skills. We need guys who can pick the ball off.
Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.
Steelers 2014 Draft
1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma
I brought up Jones and Tebow and they are examples of workout warriors that had strong combines and were drafted in the 1st round because of it. Jones and Tebow both should have been 4th, 5th or 6th round picks in the years they were drafted. They were selected in the 1st round for no other reason than their showing in shorts and track shoes and the franchises that selected them suffered for it.
1.15) Ryan Shazier - ILB/OLB
2.46) Stephon Tuitt - DE
3.97) Dri Archer - RB
4.118 ) Martavis Bryant - WR
5.157) Shaquille Richardson - CB
6.173) Wesley Johnson - OT
6.192) Jordan Zumwalt - ILB
7.215) Daniel McCullers - DT
7.230) Rob Blanchflower - TE
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