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4.37 is his official time. Some guys had him as low as 4.27, though
Jeebus, 4.37 is still blazing
I had almost forgotten about that commercial
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard as it seems - Led Zeppelin
I dont get why guys lose their minds over the official numbers. They are never what the time on the NFL personnel there have them timed.....which time is correct? The coaches? The unofficial? The official?...but the only one that matters is the individual times from the NFL personnel
Something is awry with these 40 times @#NFLCombine. They need to incorporate track & field F.A.T timing.
-Too much discrepancy btwn NFL Network times and that of scouts/coaches versus the "alleged" official times
-Official times of some guys that lost the "super-imposed" simulcam races have faster "official" times than guys that beat them..
****Most NFL teams use the times recorded by their scouts/coaches.
-Official times are not true electronic/F.A.T. as the clock is started manually by a person. Stopped electronically when runner crosses 40 yard line.
-This seems to get worse each year. Taylor Mays and Trindon Holliday are guys from the past that were essentially robbed as they ran faster than their "alleged" official times.
-Chris Johnson is 1 of the few guys that had an "official" time that was faster than all of his hand-times. Chris Johnson at his best is NOT faster than Holliday nor Jacoby Ford in a 40. Seen all these guys run in high school and Ford and Holliday were NCAA Sprint Champs and at the time top 5 starters in the world in track & field.
Some guys are making/losing money due to inaccurate timing.
"You must show no mercy nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you, for your GREATNESS will silence them all." -ULTIMATE WARRIOR
You don't have the team's number do you? So how the hell would you know that? All you have is official and unofficial. Unofficial means d***. Juggs gun of 40 times.
Rhodes really helped himself today, if he gets moved to Safety like some are saying he is gonna be damn good
fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
What I am saying is that NFL personnel will take their own numbers...those are the ones that matter. They will look at Milliner and say he is a 4.3 guy so speed is not a question..no one gets worked up over any official or unofficial number..its a range and his range is 4.3-4.4
I think he could excel at S.
Really nice prospect at CB, but i think he become a ProBowler at the S position
Agreed, that is what I was saying pretty much but figured if I added Pro Bowler somebody would have lost it lol
Rhodes is a great tackler so safety might be his best bet, he could play both tough
For a kid who never got picks I also never saw him get smoked that often if ever, Rhodes made some great plays in his 3 years at FSU
I hope he goes first round just for publicity, he deserves to
Really liked what I saw from Tyrann today as well
Most NFL teams don't even use the times that the NFL Network deems as "official". They know that the official times are no more accurate that those recorded by their scouts....which is why most teams use times recorded by their own personnel.
There is a plethora of info available to the public as to why the Indy "official" Times are "flawed".
See link for a quick synopsis.
Redskins GM Allen confirms NFL-provided times are rough starting point
A team could get a steal in the mid rounds with Honey Badger
He had terrible numbers and his off the field issues are duly noted, but I think you're right. Kids a football player
Could end up being a solid safety
Don't see his future at CB
If he's gonna be a safety he needs to get stronger. 4 at 225 won't cut it
The honey badger was going to show some great quickness and i expected him to be a good looking combine player...but can he cover a good WR, nope. Slot guy maybe some, but he is a high risk player on defense. I think he could make a living like Devin Hester did and be a great KR/PR. He is a scrappy type though, and if he did fall into the late 3rd round, i might take my chances and see what will actually translate to the NFL, and im sure NFL teams have had their minds made up if he was on their board even before his good showing today. I dont think the combine helps him as much as many people think though..someone was going to take a chance in those mid rounds with him regardless.
Yeah I understand what you were saying about Rhodes, and i agree. He probably has a higher upside at S than he does CB, but still a solid safe choice for any team needing DB depth
Clarify a contradiction I made as I said that guys are losing money due to flawed "official" times and then countered that by saying most teams use their own times. Money lost is more so in terms of ancillary income like the Adidas Deal for the fastest Combine Time or any other "residual" income that comes with being deemed as having the fastest 40. Chris Johnson comes to mind as a beneficiary. Johnson in peak/prime form is fast no doubt but the only person I've ever seen ahead of Holliday in the early part of sprint races is Jacoby Ford.....and they were back & forth....essentially even when I saw them race in their prime.
Holliday or Ford should really be the one referred to as having the fastest time [other than the 4.12 of Bo Jackson] back in New Orleans when the combine was at the Super Dome.
Solution....line up the fastest guys and let them race....like they did back in the 1980s with the NFL Fastest Man Contest. Not the one at the Pro Bowl where only Pro Bowlers ran. No...the one that featured Olympic Gold Medalists Ron Brown and Sam Graddy versus guys like Darrell Green, Willie Gault, Herschel Walker.....and the "only man I've ever seen to avoid being caught by Darrell Green when Green was within a step of him...Michael Haynes. Those guys were burners.
This post was edited by BamaBornDukie 14 months ago
Deion Sanders running down Don Beebe who was said to have 4.2x speed.
You're talking to yourself here
Im reading it
Thanks for enlightening me. Not sure what I'd do without you.
Yeah, sometimes I post things that are "somewhat" related to the topic. Many of the videos I post I'm sure many young posters have never seen.
To each his own no doubt but I learned a lot of what I know by reading similar posts by older historians on trackandfieldnews.com and various football forums. Posts aren't going to please everybody....
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