Originally posted by KOniner:
Gentlemen (and Ladies too--don't want be chauvenist), Joe Haden ran a 4.57 without pads. Sometimes I think the 40 is overrated because you don't know how fast the person is when he is in real football gear. Look at WR Jason Hill. He had one of the fastest 40s at the combine when he came out. But does he play like that? No. When you have twenty pounds of pads and gear on, it slows you down. Jerry Rice will not beat anyone in a footrace on track. But when he has the pads on the gridiron, even Deion could not catch him. That is football functional speed and the only way to see it is by watching film. Film does not lie.
Taylor Mays is going to have his stock rise because of it but he is still that same player on film who makes little plays. If Joe Haden does drop to 13, will have to look real carefully at that value.
Man, very good point! And you took the words right outta my mouth.
I coach youth football, and have a son who plays WR in high school, and we talk about it all the time. Guys look good and run fast in shorts and a t-shirt, but the minute them pads come on they're in th middle of the pack.
Bottom line is Joe Haden carries them pads pretty damn good!
If Haden is there at #13 he will be the BPA at a position of need.....no brainer!