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Old 04-24-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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Have they changed the standards?

IE, like changing from track to grass / running start to dead start?

It seems like overall the players are getting slower every year.

Syd'Quan Thompson is a corner that ran a 4.7. That is ridiculous for a corner.

Perrish Cox ran a 4.57. I was timed at 4.57 as a cover-FS in high school - and our team had a RB, and two WRs that were faster than me.

Jammie Kirlew is a "pass rusher" that ran a sub-5 second 40, and both the receivers we took barely ran a sub 4.5.

Last year Heyward-Bey was the fastest prospect at like 4.4

I remember when the elite prospects were running freaking 4.25 40's. Remember Ashlie Lelie? Apparently he was timed at 4.18 once. Apparently Clinton Portis ran a 4.23.
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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The old turf in Indy was alot faster back in the day. You were really timed at 4.57 in HS? Hand timed?
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The old turf in Indy was alot faster back in the day. You were really timed at 4.57 in HS? Hand timed?
Yeah the turf makes a lot of sense.

Yeah, and I couldn't do a 225-lb rep once. It was hand-timed by our D-coordinator/D-line coach on the Dakota Ridge track, a guy named Gary Willison, who was a UDFA DE to the Raiders and got cut and went into coaching.
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:26 PM   #4
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Heyward Bay ran a 4.25 at the combine last year. The turf is slightly slower than the old astroturf which was harder and had better traction.

I think in the old days a lot of hand timed 40 yards were reported and those tend to be faster than the laser timed results, which is why I think 40 times feel slower now than they used to be.
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:32 PM   #5
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Yeah, add like .2 to a hand timed 40 compared to laser. Not to mention a track is a lot faster than turf.

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Old 04-24-2010, 06:53 PM   #6
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never ran a 40, only typing this because I am using a PS3 and wanted to try it out. lol
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