The Inside Joke Tackles Football Combine Drills [VIDEO]
Bobby G. and I test our skills with a few of the drills used at the annual NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Did we miss our calling?
The Combine an annual event where a couple hundred college players are invited to workout for NFL scouts with the hope they’ll be impressive enough to get drafted in May. These of course, are young men who work out every day, and for the most part are in pretty good physical condition, the complete opposite of me and Bobby.
Curious to see how we would stack up to these athletes we went to the gym upstairs at Swonder Ice Arena to test ourselves in the Vertical Jump, the Broad Jump, and the 40-yard dash.
For comparison sake, Jadeveon Clowney from the University of South Carolina, a player who stands 6’5″ and weighs in at 266 pounds who many believe could be the first player selected in this year’s draft, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds, and posted a 124-inch broad jump. Impressive numbers for guy of that size.
Obviously, neither Bobby nor I posted those types of numbers, but did we at least get close? Check out the video to find out.
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UPDATE: We found out after the fact that we miscalculated our vertical jumps. At the actual Combine, a player stands flat-footed with one hand straight up in the air. A full measurement from the tip of his longest finger to the ground is taken before his jump. After his jump, another measurement is taken from the ground to where his jump is marked and subtracted from the original measurement for his recorded score. Make sense?