The 2014 NFL combine is over.
The testing, judging, poking, and prodding of the best and brightest of NCAA football is finally over, and here are some of the things you should take from it.
No one cares how much you bench
Seriously, no one. Jadeveon Clowney is 6’5 and 265 pounds and benched 225 for 21 reps. He also ran a 4.53 40-yd dash. Unless you’re an interior lineman, it doesn’t matter. And, even if that is the case, it is FAR MORE impressive to bench a heavy weight fast for 1-3 reps. A play in the NFL lasts about 5-7 seconds, benching 225 for as many reps as you can is not an accurate predictor of your ability to ‘punch’ at the line. Which brings me to my next point… [Read more…]