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Friday, June 4, 2010

Georgia Spring Combine Results

After first saying he didn't plan to release the numbers, Mark Richt appears to have had a change of heart. So, here are the top 10 performers during Georgia's spring combine in each event:

Broad Jump

Skill Positions (Distance)

Boykin, B. 11’ 4.5”
Jackson, D. 11’
Cuff, V. 10’ 9”
Hamilton, J. 10’ 9”
King, T. 10’ 9”
Green, AJ 10’ 5.5”
Commings, S. 10’ 5”
Durham, K. 10’ 4”
Smith, B. 10’ 4”
Love, J. 10’ 1”
Wooten, R. 10’ 1”

Big Skill (Distance)
Dowtin, M. 11’ 3”
Samuel, R. 10’ 6”
Dent, A. 10’ 5”
Houston, J. 10’ 5”
Gilliard, M. 10’ 2”
Gray, L. 10’
Washington, C. 9’ 9”
Faloughi, R. 9’ 7.5”
White, C. 9’ 7.5”
Chapas, S. 9’ 6.5”

Linemen (Distance)
Jones, A. 10’ 2”
Tyson, D. 9’ 5”
Wood, B. 9’ 5”
Dobbs, D. 9’ 4”
DeGenova, M. 9’ 2.5”
Jones, B. 8’ 10”
Strickland, T. 8’ 6”
Houston, K. 8’ 5”
Burnette, C. 8’ 4”
Reynolds, B. 8’ 3”


Vertical Jump

Skill Positions (Distance)
Boykin, B. 41”
Hamilton, J. 37.5”
Cuff, V. 37”
Capelle, Luis 36.5”
Jackson, D. 36.5”
Love, J. 36”
Dunson, C. 35”
Durham, K. 35”
King, T. 35”
Williams, S. 35”

Big Skill (Distance)
Dowtin, M. 38”
Washington, C. 38”
Dent, A. 36.5”
Faloughi, R. 35”
Samuel, R. 35”
Gamble, D. 34.5”
Gray, L. 34.5”
Houston, J. 34.5”
Chapas, S. 33.5”
Vasser, C. 33.5”

Linemen (Distance)
DeGenova, M. 30.5”
Dobbs, D. 30.5”
Jones, B. 30”
Strickland, T. 30”
Wood, B. 29”
Reynolds, B. 28”
Tyson, D. 28”
Davis, J. 27”
Burnette, C. 26.5”
Jones, A. 26.5”

40-Yard Dash
Skill Positions (Time)
Cuff, V. 4.24
Sailors, B. 4.28
Green, AJ 4.37
King, T. 4.37
Rambo, B. 4.37
Smith, B. 4.37
Commings, S. 4.38
Williams, S. 4.38
Wooten, R. 4.38
Harton, Brandon 4.40

Big Skill (Time)
Washington, C. 4.29
Dowtin, M. 4.40
Gray, L. 4.48
Murray, A. 4.50
Robinson, C. 4.53
White, C. 4.53
Dent, A. 4.63
Chapas, S. 4.71
Walsh, B. 4.71
Houston, J. 4.75

Linemen (Time)
Wood, B. 4.71
Dobbs, D. 4.81
Glenn, C. 4.81
Tyson, D. 4.81
Lott, D. 4.84
DeGenova, M. 4.85
Jones, A. 4.97
Houston, K. 5.00
Franks, N. 5.10
Burnette, C. 5.13

225-Bench Press Rep

Skill Positions (Reps)
Capelle, Luis 23
Banks, Q. 20
Jackson, D. 20
Commings, S. 19
Rambo, B. 19
Williams, S. 19
Ealey, W. 17
Gloer, C. 17
Williams, N. 17
Troupe, I. 15
King, C. 15

Big Skill (Reps)
Charles, O. 26
Veal, J. 26
Washington, C. 26
Dent, A. 23
Parsons, Alex 23
Sulek, J. 23
Chapas, S. 22
Figgins, B. 22
Gamble, D. 22
Royston, D. 20
Sailors, J. 20
Samuel, R. 20
White, C. 20

Linemen (Reps)
Sturdivant, T. 31
Glenn, C. 29
Wood, B. 28
Davis, C. 27
Jones, B. 27
Boling, C. 26
Dobbs, D. 26
Tripp, K. 25
Lee, D. 24
Tyson, D. 24

NFL Shuttle

Skill Positions (Time)
Smith, B. 3.87
Boykin, B. 3.97
Cuff, V. 4.00
Green, AJ 4.00
Love, J. 4.06
Brown, M. 4.07
Lanier, G. 4.07
Sailors, B. 4.07
Bradberry, T. 4.09
Capelle, Luis 4.10

Big Skill (Time)
Dowtin, M. 4.08
Houston, J. 4.08
Gamble, D. 4.12
Dent, A. 4.13
Gray, L. 4.19
Murray, A. 4.20
Gilliard, M. 4.23
Hebron, A. 4.25
Figgins, B. 4.28
Lanier, K. 4.28
Sulek, J. 4.28

Linemen (Time)
Dobbs, D. 4.28
Wood, B. 4.29
Reynolds, B. 4.36
Houston, K. 4.47
DeGenova, M. 4.50
Jones, B. 4.53
Jones, A. 4.59
Tyson, D. 4.59
Lott, D. 4.60
Burnette, C. 4.67

More details, courtesy UGA sports info dept...

Of the 90 players tested in the broad jump, 58 posted a mark of nine feet or further, 17 bettered 10 feet and three surpassed 11 feet. In addition, 57 players met or surpassed the average for their group at the 2010 NFL combine.

Of the 90 players tested in the vertical jump, 55 recorded a performance of 30 inches or higher, 15 jumped 35 inches of better and one topped 40 inches. In addition, 18 equaled or topped the average for their group at the NFL combine.

Of the 80 players tested in the 40-yard dash, 32 ran a time of 4.6 seconds or faster, 22 were at 4.5 or faster, 12 met 4.4 or quicker and three bettered 4.3. In addition, 39 were equal to or faster than the average for their group at the NFL combine.

Of the 93 players tested in the 225-pound bench press rep, 55 posted a tally of 15 reps or more, 32 did so 20 times, 11 posted 25 or more and one surpassed 30. In addition, 24 met or exceeded the average for their group at the NFL combine.

Of the 93 players tested in the NFL Shuttle, 55 completed the test in 4.4 seconds or less, 45 did so in 4.3, 28 met 4.2, 13 were 4.1 or quicker and two bested 4.0. In addition, 61 met or were quicker than the average for their group at the NFL combine.

And from Dave Van Halanger...

“Our players have worked extremely hard this year, and we are really proud of them and all of the effort they have given to our program," said Dave Van Halanger, director of strength and conditioning. "We hope their hard work and effort in the weight room and during this testing period can help make for a great year. We hope that it gives them great confidence to springboard us into a great 2010 season.”

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Update: Maybe this will clear up some of the discussion. Here's the explanation on the 40 times from the school:

40-yard dash: A measure of linear speed. The players will sprint 40 yards as fast as they can. They are timed from their initial movement through the finish line. Each player is timed by four different coaches. Each player gets two attempts, with their best time recorded.

14 comments:

brad said...

Cornelius Washington? Are you freaking serious?

Anonymous said...

Noway Orson Charles or Aron White didn't run better than a 4.75. I find that hard to believe.

Anonymous said...

The strength numbers are pretty eye-opening for the lineman. Only one guy above 30 reps? Ouch.

Anonymous said...

Obviously these numbers are inflated. Cornelius Washington did not run a 4.29 at 255 pounds or he would already be an All American. That time would be top ten in NFL combine in last ten years all from DBs and WRs. Why bother posting absurd numbers it proves nothing.

Doug said...

I'd bet Washington's time is a typo. 4.39 sounds more likely.

Does anyone know how they time this?

opsomath said...

Rambo is fast. And Vance Cuff, the new improved 2010 edition, is otherworldly fast. Like, "you need quantum physics to describe things that move this fast" fast.

Any thoughts on whether this will translate into performance in coverage or PRs, or is it an artifact of spring practice?

JONATHAN ASHER said...

I agree with other posters who think these numbers are likely bogus. Unfortunately, this makes me question the legitimacy of Cuff's highly discussed 4.24 time we were boasting last week.

Dog44 said...

Dave - can you give us some thoughts here? The consensus seems to be these numbers (at least the speed ones) aren't comparing apples to apples to the NFL combine. This makes sense given the fact that they are timed by coaches with stopwatches (I think)... My hunch is that other schools using similar timing methods would post similarly inflated times.

However, do you think they are purposefully trying to use some psychology with the players with these times? (In other words, we want them to THINK they are the fastest players on the field... etc.) Or are their timing methods just that inaccurate (and if so, why do they seem to only be inaccurate in a positive direction?)

David Hale said...

Maybe this will clear up some of the discussion. Here's the explanation on the 40 times from the school:

40-yard dash: A measure of linear speed. The players will sprint 40 yards as fast as they can. They are timed from their initial movement through the finish line. Each player is timed by four different coaches. Each player gets two attempts, with their best time recorded. 

Anonymous said...

Calm down people. Obviously these hand held 40 times are not mechanically precise. But lets not forget that Washington's reputation out of high school was for his speed and he participated in the 100 meter dash at the state track meet finishing in the top 10 I believe.

The bottom line is that measurables like 40 times do not make the football player or equal wins. So lets not make it a bigger deal than it needs to be.

Anonymous said...

David,

Thanks for the explanation. It's really embarrassing that the coaches are using this method and reporting these obviously BS times. The process described sounds calculated to get and report outlier results. Basically, each player gets 8 chances for some coach to screw up the timing in his favor. It would be more informative to know the results of the other coaches' timing on each run.

John P said...

The difference between our combine numbers and the NFL numbers goes like this...

In the NFL combine, the player reacts to when he should start. Kinda like a countdown 3, 2, 1, GO!!!! The clock will start automatically but it's up to the player to have a good reaction.

Our combine is where the coaches react to the player. The player goes when he is ready and the coaches start their watches from reaction. This will give the player a slight edge in the time.

So if I had to react to the time starting at the NFL combine I would run a 4.5 and if I were at UGA then I'd start running and the coaches would react to my first movement and time me with a 4.4 or 4.38.

I hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Hale I was wondering do you have the 40 times from this time last year. I would really like to compare those times till those who entered the NFL Draft. For some reason I remember reshad jones running a pretty fast time in the summer

Anonymous said...

Reports are Vance Cuff actually set himself on fire, he was so fast.