Jerry Rice ran a 4.71 before the Niners drafted him. He sure as hell wasn't that slow on the field.
And who cares what the hell these OL run?
Bruce Campbell ran a 4.7 a few years back. Has he even started a game since the Raiders drafted him?
I guarantee that guys like Warmack and Warford have a way bigger impact at the next level than Lane Johnson and the kid from JMU.
I asked you to name one successful RB in today's NFL who ran 4.7 -- you can't because he does not exist.
That is his timed speed, running on the same track as his peers. That's how fast he is. Maybe his game speed is a little faster, but not by much. On tape, he looks like a marginally athletic, well-rounded player with smarts... and you can get away with that in college. Not so much in the NFL.
If given the option of picking Molasses Taylor or a comparably skilled RB (Gillislee, Franklin, Barner, Jamison) with average to above-average speed, I'll take the faster guy every single time.
I mentioned OL players running faster just to offer some perspective on how slow Taylor ran. He was in the same class as men 8 inches taller and 100 pound heaver. That's terrible.
Last edited by TheMikeIsHot; 02-24-2013 at 03:41 PM.
You know I've been critical of Geno. I think it was a mistake that he didn't participate in the senior bowl.
With that said, if a coach is certain that they can get the escape routes to be cerebral in him, he'll be deadly. And I won't upset if we take Geno
I'm really impressed by his speed. He is a pocket guy, but that mobility and speed comes in handy. I think he didn't always get a chance to show off his arm with some of the shorter routes West Virginia ran. He's very accurate on deep throws when he had the chance. Hard worker, student of the game too.