The NFL combine just concluded and as usual we saw displays of incredible athleticism. While there were likely no cases of “world class” speed despite what many commentators would lead you to believe, there were certainly more than enough examples of just how freakish the top physical performers going in to the NFL are. ?Rather than add to the already over-abundant commentary on how ______ athlete ran so fast weighing _____ lbs or how ________ bench pressed 225 lb so many times or throwing out ridiculous humble brags?on twitter?like:
Instead, I figured I’d throw out some useful resources on the NFL’s equivalent of a track and field competition.
- Commentary on the farce that is NFL 40 yd dash timing
- A list of this year’s top performers
- Fundamental components of testing….how many of the tests in the NFL combine meet these criteria?
- A description of the tests done at the combine
- Vern’s thoughts on the combine
- Is the 40 yd dash arbitrary or meaningful?