Wow, never seen a 6.04 forty...

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by realtick, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Outside of Rich Eisen's annual forty-yard dash.

    Just watched Univ. of Houston's Isaiah Thompson run two 6-second forty-yard dashes (6.01, 6.04).

    Now, I don't need my o-linemen to be blazers, but 6-seconds is outrageous.
  2. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    It didn't even look like the guy was giving his all either. I wouldn't draft the guy.

    I was impressed with Marcus Cannon. Expected a fat guy and he looks to be one of those biggest men on the planet that Parcells says you should draft. He was one of the quickest lineman to boot carrying around 358 pounds.
  3. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Cannon is quick enough to play ROT and RG IMO.
  4. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what I would run. Probably like 4.8
  5. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    Depends on who is chasing you :)
  6. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I would be proud of that 6.04. Heck , I would be proud of a 7.04.
  7. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    What do you expect from a Houston "alleged athlete"...
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    At 358 he could play RG and RT at the same time :laugh1:
  9. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    It should take a couple of extra seconds just to run around him.:laugh1:
  10. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Augmented. Zone Supporter

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    Love Cannon, but he'll probably rise back into the late 2nd now.
  11. The30YardSlant

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    Some GMs have said they don't even look at 40 times when it comes to offensive linemen, and I've often thought there is no point in them running the 40 at all. It's like a linebacker participating in throwing drills
  12. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Scouts look for their ten yard splits. That being said, this isn't an important drill for these guys. Bench press means more than this.
  13. danielofthesaints

    danielofthesaints Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't go as far as to say it's like a LB in QB drills. Tell that to Doug Free when he blocked for Felix Jones all the way down the field in our last regular season game against the eagles 09-10 season. Anyways, teams are looking at the 10 -yd split anyway, so I would have to disagree that the 40 is negligible for OL in the combine.
  14. burmafrd

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    Doug Free did that once in one and a half seasons. No one that matters gives a rats rear end about something like that. It happens so rarely that it does not matter at all.
  15. locked&loaded

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    youd probably fake a hammy pull 10 yards in to escape from embarrassment.

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