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Pat Kirwan Measures Explosiveness

Pat Kirwan has looked through combine and pro-day workouts to assemble an explosiveness rating, based on Bench Press, Vertical, and Broad Jump (all evenly weighted). Unfortunately he did not do previous drafts, which would be useful for comparison and validation. Regardless, there is some good info in here.

Top 20 Explosive Players (based on workout results)

NAME - SCHOOL - POS. - BENCH - VERTICAL - BROAD - TOTAL
Cornelius Washington - Georgia - DE/OLB - 36 - 39 - 10-8 - 85.8
Margus Hunt - SMU - DE - 38 - 34.5 - 10-1 - 82.6
Tommy Bohanon - Wake Forest - FB - 36 - 35 - 9-11 - 81
Christine Michael - Texas A&M - RB - 27 - 43 - 10-5 - 80.5
Shamarko Thomas - Syracuse - S - 28 - 40.5 - 11-1 - 79.6
Trevardo Williams - UCONN - OLB - 30 - 38 - 10-4 - 78.4
Sio Moore - UCONN - WLB - 29 - 38 - 10-7 - 77.7
Star Lotulelei - Utah - DT - 38 - 30 - 8-11 - 77
Zaviar Gooden - Missouri - WLB - 27 - 38.5 - 10-11 - 76.6
Akeem Spence - Illinois - DT - 37 - 30 - 8-11 - 76
Brandon Williams - Missouri So. - DT - 38 - 29.5 - 8-6 - 76
Terron Armstead - Ark.-Pine Bluff - OT - 31 - 34.5 - 9-4 - 74.9
Knile Davis - Arkansas - RB - 31 - 33.5 - 10-1 - 74.6
Vance McDonald - Rice - TE - 31 - 33.5 - 9-11 - 74.6
Reid Fragel - Ohio St. - OT - 33 - 30 - 9-5 - 72.5
Jamie Collins - So. Miss. - OLB - 19 - 41.5 - 11-7 - 72.2
Lane Johnson - Oklahoma - OT - 28 - 34 - 9-10 - 72
Sheldon Richardson - Missouri - DT - 30 - 32 - 9-8 - 71.8
Shawn Williams - Georgia - S - 25 - 36 - 10 - 71
Corey Lemonier - Auburn - OLB - 27 - 34 - 9-11 - 71
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Pat Kirwan has looked through combine and pro-day workouts to assemble an explosiveness rating, based on Bench Press, Vertical, and Broad Jump (all evenly weighted). Unfortunately he did not do previous drafts, which would be useful for comparison and validation. Regardless, there is some good info in here.

Top 20 Explosive Players (based on workout results)

NAME - SCHOOL - POS. - BENCH - VERTICAL - BROAD - TOTAL
Cornelius Washington - Georgia - DE/OLB - 36 - 39 - 10-8 - 85.8
Margus Hunt - SMU - DE - 38 - 34.5 - 10-1 - 82.6
Tommy Bohanon - Wake Forest - FB - 36 - 35 - 9-11 - 81
Christine Michael - Texas A&M - RB - 27 - 43 - 10-5 - 80.5
Shamarko Thomas - Syracuse - S - 28 - 40.5 - 11-1 - 79.6
Trevardo Williams - UCONN - OLB - 30 - 38 - 10-4 - 78.4
Sio Moore - UCONN - WLB - 29 - 38 - 10-7 - 77.7
Star Lotulelei - Utah - DT - 38 - 30 - 8-11 - 77
Zaviar Gooden - Missouri - WLB - 27 - 38.5 - 10-11 - 76.6
Akeem Spence - Illinois - DT - 37 - 30 - 8-11 - 76
Brandon Williams - Missouri So. - DT - 38 - 29.5 - 8-6 - 76
Terron Armstead - Ark.-Pine Bluff - OT - 31 - 34.5 - 9-4 - 74.9
Knile Davis - Arkansas - RB - 31 - 33.5 - 10-1 - 74.6
Vance McDonald - Rice - TE - 31 - 33.5 - 9-11 - 74.6
Reid Fragel - Ohio St. - OT - 33 - 30 - 9-5 - 72.5
Jamie Collins - So. Miss. - OLB - 19 - 41.5 - 11-7 - 72.2
Lane Johnson - Oklahoma - OT - 28 - 34 - 9-10 - 72
Sheldon Richardson - Missouri - DT - 30 - 32 - 9-8 - 71.8
Shawn Williams - Georgia - S - 25 - 36 - 10 - 71
Corey Lemonier - Auburn - OLB - 27 - 34 - 9-11 - 71

Brandon Williams and Vance McDonald are two guys if love to see us draft.
He pretty much just added the three measurements together.
Could always check that formula with past draftees.
Don't know if anybody wants to bother with it though...
Originally posted by OKC49erFan:
He pretty much just added the three measurements together.
Could always check that formula with past draftees.
Don't know if anybody wants to bother with it though...

ding, ding
Aldon Smith 20 34 9.8 63.8

I would say not the most accurate way to measure how explosive a player is, but interesting I guess.
Originally posted by 9RVOLS:
Aldon Smith 20 34 9.8 63.8

I would say not the most accurate way to measure how explosive a player is, but interesting I guess.

Justin Smith

26 - 34 - 9-9 - 69.9
Interesting take.

BUT - I like what a lot of coaches say - "Just look at the tape" meaning their performance on the field.
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
Interesting take.

BUT - I like what a lot of coaches say - "Just look at the tape" meaning their performance on the field.

Obviously not a stand-alone measuring tool, but there are some guys that we like in there, and no Sharrif Floyd, which I find interesting.
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Oversimplified useless statistic.
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Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
Interesting take.

BUT - I like what a lot of coaches say - "Just look at the tape" meaning their performance on the field.

Obviously not a stand-alone measuring tool, but there are some guys that we like in there, and no Sharrif Floyd, which I find interesting.

His list only includes player for whom he had results of all three drills.

Floyd did not lift.
Jessie Williams did not do the VJ or BJ.
Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
Interesting take.

BUT - I like what a lot of coaches say - "Just look at the tape" meaning their performance on the field.

Obviously not a stand-alone measuring tool, but there are some guys that we like in there, and no Sharrif Floyd, which I find interesting.

His list only includes player for whom he had results of all three drills.

Floyd did not lift.
Jessie Williams did not do the VJ or BJ.

And I hope he never does the BJ. 49ers don't mess with that sweet stuff.
Vernon Davis 33 reps, 42.0 vert, 10'8 broad so 85.8
Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
Interesting take.

BUT - I like what a lot of coaches say - "Just look at the tape" meaning their performance on the field.

Obviously not a stand-alone measuring tool, but there are some guys that we like in there, and no Sharrif Floyd, which I find interesting.

His list only includes player for whom he had results of all three drills.

Floyd did not lift.
Jessie Williams did not do the VJ or BJ.

Oh that makes sense, thanks
Michael Crabtree

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Originally posted by Jesu80ncleats:
Michael Crabtree

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