We showed you how shredded Lawson was ahead of the Combine—so no wonder he was able to do this: Heading into the Combine, the Sooners running back was considered to be one of the strongest players in college football.He only proved that with his performance, putting up the most reps (30) among running backs on the 225-pound bench press.
But even in a league full of freak athletes and extraordinarily hard-working gym rats, some guys stand out for their talent and pure skill—and nobody understands that better than NFL players themselves.
Perine even beat out all but four of the offensive linemen: The Stanford defensive star is one of the biggest athletic freaks in this draft—he’s 6’3”, 266 pounds and is expected to be a top-10 pick. Watt, the three-time winner of the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award with a 4.69-second 40-yard dash.
Thomas solidified that with a broad jump of 10'8", the fourth-best since 2006 among defensive linemen, and a 4.7-second 40-yard dash, excellent for a player his size: At 6’6”, 250 pounds, the Alabama star might be better suited as a linebacker than at tight end, but that’s what makes him unique among prospects this year. This Watt guy might have a future in the NFL: As if this draft needed another ridiculously athletic tight end, the 6′4″, 245-pound Hurricanes star put on a show with a 37.5" vertical jump (fourth among all tight ends) and an 11’1" broad jump (tied for fourth among all players at the Combine).
The aforementioned blog post, now more than 10 years stale and which has since been taken down, holds the same sexist significance today as it did then.
In what other industry could an employee’s underperformance be blamed on his significant other?