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running backs combine results

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Player College Height Weight Arms Hands 40 225 VERT JUMP 20S 60S 3 Cone


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    Matthew Asiata Utah DNP
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    Joique Bell Wayne State 5110* 220 31 1/2 9 4.65 36.5 10'00
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    Jahvid Best California 5101 199 31 3/4 9 4.35 18 9'03
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    LeGarrette Blount Oregon 6004 241 33 1/2 10 4.62 19 9'09
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    Chris Brown Oklahoma 5103 210 29 9 1/8 4.58 17 36.0 9'07
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    John Conner Kentucky 5111 246 32 8 1/2 4.72 24 9'03
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    Andre Dixon Connecticut 6006 205 32 1/4 10 1/8 4.64 40.0 9'08
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    Anthony Dixon Mississippi State 6006 233 32 5/8 9 3/4 4.65 15 10'01
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    Jonathan Dwyer Georgia Tech 5112 229 31 8 5/8 4.59 15 8'11
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    Toby Gerhart Stanford 6000 231 32 9 5/8 4.53 22 38.0 9'10
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    Montario Hardesty Tennessee 5116 225 31 9 1/2 4.49 21 41.0 10'04
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    Rashawn Jackson Virginia 6010 239 33 9 7/8 4.73 9'09
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    Javarris James Miami (FL) 6002 212 32 9 5/8 4.53 21 36.0 9'07
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    Stafon Johnson USC 5107 214 30 3/8 8 3/4 4.66 13 9'10
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    Darius Marshall Marshall 5092 190 30 3/4 9 4.56 14 9'01
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    Ryan Mathews Fresno State 5115 218 31 9 1/4 4.53 19 36.0 10'01
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    Dexter McCluster Mississippi 5086 172 29 1/4 8 3/8 4.58 20 37.5 9'10
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    Joe McKnight USC 5113 198 31 3/4 9 1/8 4.47 18 36.5 10'08
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    Shawnbrey McNeal Southern Methodist 5091 194 30 1/2 9 3/8 4.56 14 36.0 9'04
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    Lonyae Miller Fresno State 5114 221 30 3/4 8 7/8 4.53 26 36.5 10'00


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    Brandon Minor Michigan 6000* 214 32 9 DNP DNP DNP DNP
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    Pat Paschall North Dakota State 5115 209 32 5/8 9 1/4 4.69 15 38.5 9'10
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    Charles Scott LSU 5113 238 33 9 1/2 4.67 9'03
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    CJ Spiller Clemson 5105 196 30 1/2 10 1/8 4.37 18 DNP DNP
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    James Starks Buffalo 6021 218 33 3/4 9 1/2 4.50 15 36.0 9'11
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    Ben Tate Auburn 5110 220 31 1/4 9 4.43 26 40.5 10'04
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    Manase Tonga BYU 5112 245 31 7/8 9 3/8 4.85 19
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    Keith Toston Oklahoma State 5116 213 32 3/4 9 1/4 4.70 22 32
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    Keiland Williams LSU 5110* 233 30 8 3/4 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
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  2. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    note mccluster wasnt as fast evidently as we all thought

    Dexter McCluster Mississippi 5086 172 29 1/4 8 3/8 4.58 20 37.5 9'10
  3. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    LOL
    So Gerhart was faster than McCluster, Dwyer, and Blount....and many, many others.

    I didn't realize Ben Tate had those kind of wheels.
  4. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    yep , i think thats why the cowboys were interested in him
  5. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Ran a 4.45 40. Cowboys supposedly had some interest before.
  6. Cover 2

    Cover 2 Pessimists Unite!!!

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    Joe, some players just aren't good at running the 40's, but are still fast. Also others aren't fast on the field, but can run good 40's. I've seen McCluster in person and he is much faster than his 40 time. I would prefer scouts to lean more heavily towards game film when determining a player's speed as opposed to a track event. Track speed is irrelevent. A player's on the field speed is all that matters.
  7. Gzus

    Gzus Romosexual

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    Ben Tate is just outta this world.... Phenomenal combine and great Senior Bowl. I would love to see the Boys pick him up in the 3rd round if he's still on the board. BTW, Cover 2 your sig misspelled Jason "Witten"......
  8. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    I understand what your saying, and i agree with you on that, but to me, you have to have both speed and talent, with what you do on the field.
    like jimmy johnson always said, speed kills.

    i look at it like this, with alvin harper,he wasnt the fastest fastest wr but fast enough at 4.49 in the 40. To me you must be 4.49 or better in the 40 to be elite. Like when we got felix jones, 4.48 in the 40.

    Granted now and then you have players like a jerry rice, or franco harris that dont show good times, but more than not, if you dont have elite speed, you dont break long runs.

    Kinda like patrick crayton, 4.53 in the 40.
    just a tad slow, he is good enough to get open, etc, but not elite game breaking speed to me.

    we need an elite wr/punt/kickoff returner like golden tate, jacoby ford, tridon wr from lsu, that can run to stretch the defense to take pressure off of austin, or roy williams, so the rbs can run etc. along with returning punts and kickoffs, (i got tired of seeing felix tiptoe on kickoffs)

    if you get my drift;
  9. tko112204

    tko112204 Active Member

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    Haha.
  10. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    if the cowboys draft tate, i think you might see them trade choice or barber
  11. Cover 2

    Cover 2 Pessimists Unite!!!

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    Yeah, I understand what you're saying. I think the majority of times 40 times are indicative of speed, but some times they aren't. Felix ran a 4.48, but he plays like a 4.38. Also there are plenty of players that have intangibles that help them overcome mediocre speed.

    For the most part I do get what you're saying though.
  12. Cover 2

    Cover 2 Pessimists Unite!!!

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    I was honestly hoping he would fall to our 4th round pick and we could cut Barber. Doesn't look like that will happen now. Barber's not bad though, so we will be fine with him. Hopefully it's just in a reduced role.
  13. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    You just watch McCluster in any SEC game and you don't have any questions about his speed. I bet his 40 was as irrelevant as any player's at the combine because it's not even a question. (And he has great quicks, too, which is just as important.)
  14. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    i think with him, its more his quickness and spreading the defense out to get him on linebackers and slow dbs.
  15. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

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    I see your point about on the field speed vs. 40 speed, but.....when you're 5'8" and 170lbs. i think you'd want the player in question to have that extra gear.
  16. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    well my sleepers for us are

    LeGarrette Blount Oregon
    Toby Gerhart Stanford
    Anthony Dixon Mississippi State
    Joique Bell, Wayne State
  17. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    I do like the idea of adding a big power back ... a good short yardage situation type.
  18. Gzus

    Gzus Romosexual

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    I would love to see Ben Tate in a Cowboy uniform, and cut Barber. The guy had a phenomenal performance at the Senior Bowl and he's in the top 5 in every measurable for a RB at the Combine. We can get him in the 3rd and if we can snag Golden Tate in the 1st, we could end up with two Tates :)

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