21 reps for Clowney...

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    I mean, we're talking about 11 years ago, not 1975. I'll tell you how it goes, generally speaking these guys depending on their season, if they play in a bowl game, and if they play in an all star game get anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks of training. Nothing has changed in terms of the bench press...there is a technique to it, and there are ways to get a couple of more reps in, but it may come at a cost of what will really get these guys drafted...the 40. The average bench reps for d-lineman last year was 24 for reference. He smoked the field in the 40(running a 1.56 10(a tenth faster than Shea(and yes thats me being a wise ass...sorry))
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    Don't forget Paea holds the record for reps..... How's that working?
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    Paea, until last year while inj'd has done a pretty damn good job up until now for what he's been asked to do. He's asked to hold the line and stop the inside run. This year he sucked b/c he played inj'd, he's like the SAM LB of the DL, he's asked to do the grunt work why the other guys make the plays. Last few years he's done exactly what he was asked to do, and he does it b/c of his strength.

    She's greatest problem is he's not fast enough to be as weak as he is. You can get away w/being weaker then the average guy if you hav elite speed, but he doesn't have elite speed, he's got average to slightly above average speed, that he cannot use b/c he's not strong enough to break away from even a TE or FB let alone a T.
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    The problem with that argument is it's not that true. Simply for comparisons case he ran a 4.62, a tenth slower than Clowney's official time(4.52), and had the same 10 yard split as him, 1.56. He did this at a weight of 260, 5 pounds lighter than Clowney. If we figure out his 1 rep max based off his combine numbers his bench is 450. Thats strong. I'd be interested more to know his squat numbers(something I might actually be able to find out...I'll endeavor). Either way, none of us know how he'll do. We had a guy named Hunter Hillenmeyer who played the Sam pretty well and he wasn't exactly a workout warrior. He ran a 4.8 and had a 350 pound bench. I think he'll be better served off the line of scrimmage or at the edge with his hand off the ground. He'll be able to use his movement better...but at the end of the day I'm just guessing.
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    Clowney ran a 4.47(unnofficial)
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-s...clowney-gets-40-yard-dash-150215199--nfl.html

    that's 2 sec's faster, my bad just got the updtae on his official.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000328588/article/jadeveon-clowney-runs-unofficial-447

    seems the official times are way off from the unnoficial times this year, not sure how that is compared to last year, but all the coaches and even some of the players were remarking at how fast he was.


    btw, Sam did a horrible 40 and 10split, his stock might well drop and he was already a mid rounder; I hope no one thinks it's b/c of his "announcement". Guy was a mid round tweener to begin with, the combine is more important for a guy like this then a legit top 10 talent. He could easily go undrafted and it will have nothing to do w/anything other then his combine results.
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    If combine numbers have predictive value, then my adopted Bear will come out of his cave next season. His combine was 4.55 for 40 and 36 reps and 39-inch vertical.
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