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BTB: 2012 Combine Tale Of The Tape For Guards And Centers: Making Sense Of Numbers

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    2012 Combine Tale Of The Tape For Guards And Centers: Making Sense Of The Numbers
    by One.Cool.Customer


    http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2012...-guards-and-centers-making-sense-of#storyjump



    ...The first step in looking at the numbers for guards and centers is to understand what NFL teams are looking for. Gil Brandt last year published a set of target test results for Combine measurements. Here are the numbers for the interior linemen.


    Drill Significance Guards/Centers
    40-yard dash Speed over distance 5.3
    10-yard split (40) Initial quickness 1.85
    225-pound bench press reps Upper body strength 26
    Vertical jump Explosiveness, leg strength 30
    Broad jump Explosiveness, leg strength 8-6
    20-yard shuttle Flexibility, burst, balance 4.55
    3-cone drill Agility, change of direction 7.85

    The first step in any assessment of Combine performances is to try to figure out whether the players you're looking at meet these requirements. This is a very basic tick-the-box exercise. You'll usually only have a handful of prospects who meet every single target, and teams vary in the importance they place on each measurable, but the less of these targets a prospects hits, the less attractive he becomes to NFL teams...
  2. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Framework of discussion:




    Interior Linemen, 2012 Combine measurables


    Rank Player POS College HGT WGT Arms Hands 40 Time 10 Time 225 Reps Vert Jump 20 YD S Cone Targets Met


    9 Decastro, David OG Stanford 6047 316 32 3/4 10 5.43 1.82 34 29.5 8'2 4.56 7.3 3

    22 Konz, Peter OC Wisconsin 6050 314 33 9 1/4 DNP DNP 18 DNP DNP DNP DNP 0

    23 Glenn, Cordy OG Georgia 6056 345 35 3/4 10 1/8 5.15 1.76 31 23.5 7'9 5 8.13 3

    40 Washington, Brandon OG Miami-Fl 6027 320 33 9 3/4 5.25 1.77 28 25 8'5 4.87 8.22 3

    44 Osemele, Kelechi OG Iowa St 6054 333 35 7/8 10 1/4 5.36 n.a. 32 26.5 8'8 4.87 7.91 2

    56 Zeitler, Kevin OG Wisconsin 6037 314 32 3/4 10 1/4 5.39 1.75 32 29 8'5 4.61 7.77 3

    65 Jones, Ben OC Georgia 6025 303 32 1/2 9 5/8 5.44 1.83 29 27.5 7'11 5.12 8.03 2

    70 Silatolu, Amini OG Midwestern St 6035 311 32 10 1/8 5.43 1.89 28 31.5 8'11 4.87 7.95 1

    78 Kelemete, Senio OG Washington 6035 307 33 1/2 9 5/8 5.52 1.95 21 25 8'5 4.58 7.77 3

    105 Brewster, Michael OC Ohio St 6041 312 31 1/2 9 1/2 5.35 1.76 29 25 8'0 4.6 7.73 3

    125 Blake, Philip OC Baylor 6026 311 33 9 7/8 5.25 1.76 22 29.5 8'9 4.65 7.86 5

    144 Saulsberry, Quentin OC Mississippi St 6023 304 33 3/4 9 7/8 5.38 1.89 26 22 7'6 4.99 8.19 1

    156 Nix, Luke OG Pittsburgh 6052 317 33 1/2 9 3/4 5.43 1.82 DNP 29.5 8'6 4.9 7.81 4

    171 Molk, David OC Michigan 6010 298 32 8 7/8 DNP DNP 41 DNP DNP DNP DNP 0

    173 Johnson, Rishaw OG Cal U-Penn 6033 313 35 1/4 10 1/4 5.24 1.7 22 31.5 9'0 4.53 7.87 5

    173 Wynn, Desmond OG Rutgers 6054 303 34 10 1/4 5.05 1.76 28 32.5 DNP DNP DNP 2

    192 Miller, Ryan OG Colorado 6072 321 33 1/8 9 1/2 5.27 n.a. 32 28 8'4 4.78 7.72 3

    205 Leribeus, Josh OG SMU 6032 312 32 1/2 9 3/8 5.37 n.a. 29 26 8'0 4.65 7.64 2

    238 Gerhart, Garth OC Arizona St 6012 305 33 3/8 9 5/8 5.42 1.81 25 30.5 8'0 4.65 7.63
  3. garyv

    garyv Active Member

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    Bench makes me sweat a little. I like Centers that are strong !!!
  4. Wimbo

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    It doesnt bother me much if a guys bench is a little weak. hip/leg/core strength is far more important.
  5. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    He pulled a muscle in his sholder I do believe. That will make benching 125 pounds hard to do.
  6. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    David DeCastro and Kevin Zeitler are the only players to beat all three metrics. If I had to put money on who I thought would have the smoothest transition into an NFL starting spot, I'd put it on these two guys. Zeitler could also play center in the NFL, and both Zeitler and DeCastro also beat the 20-yard shuttle time for centers.

    If we resign Spencer and sign a CB or two in FA. I wouldn't have a problem in getting DeCastro and Zeitler in round one and 2.

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