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Second worst among DLinemen.
Did his hype peak when he was a sophomore?
Lifting is much harder for people with that large of a wingspan.
That said is does seem to be low to me too. Hopefully he will get drafted high to a good team.
He will have some impressive 40 yard dash, broad jump and verticals though!
"You’re either a block-gobbler, a farmer, or you’re a damn hunter and playmaker."
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
5 in a row
No one is drafting Taylor because of his strength. His attitude, wingspan and athleticism are his strong points.
High bench press numbers are for OL and DTs. It can be a negative at other positions.
All these things are correct you guys are saying above, but the bench press is one of the easiest things to drastically improve on.
Some of our former players were very thankful for preparing them for the testing that they saw at the combines.
After 4 years of college football and adding to the fact that the two biggest things that Taylor his whole career needed help at was adding weight and getting stronger. That said, his forty, broad jump and vert will probably be very good but if you would have tested him out of high school they would have been above average. So the key here is how much did he improve while here???
His bench numbers may are may not effect his draft status but his bench numbers should have been better for his weight and after 4 years of preparation for this moment.
I wish all our boys the best of luck and I always pull for our GAMECOCK players regardless of where they go. I just don't always pull for their team.
I don't give a F about what he's pushing, or Holloman, or anyone else. It's been pretty obvious that we are physically prepared in the toughest league in the land. And we darn sure been whooping CU's A from a strength standpoint.... Hell, an everything standpoint.
I've never understood a lot of the testing numbers the pro-teams judge folks on. I wonder how many reps Lebron could throw up, or Clowney? But I have little doubt that they could both be largely successful in the NFL, regardless of testing numbers.
Those long arms will kill your bench, and being able to do pull-ups.
NAF Atsugi, Japan.
I saw where Goodman from clemson had the longest arms of the DE's... he did 26.
This is going to drop him even further.
This post was edited by COCK1649 14 months ago
Thats pretty bad
While it's not a positive for Taylor, too many times these guys at the combine with high strength numbers rely too much on strength when they get out on the field and never pan out.
The first statement I agree with, the second I don't.
The fact of the matter is that USC has put out good football players,but once your time is over it is up to you to strive to want to succeed.I agree that there is more to football than the combine,but that is the standard testing that has been going on for the last 20-25 years.Who knows maybe Devin's numbers were even worse and he did get better ? You have a player like Alshon who was being blasted for his work ethic/weight/conditioning.What does he do ? He works his ass off to improve and did.It is just hard for me to believe that a 270lb. D1 athlete can only do 14 reps,and a 240lb. LB that can only do 15.I just want them to do well for themselves.They have had 4-5 years of proffessional,high intensity training for free.They put up those numbers ? I hope they do well in everything else.
Oh, tater envy.
Who is, by far, the better player out of those two? Devin Taylor is functionally strong.
Have you ever seen a QB that could bench press like a lineman or close to it? There's a reason for that.
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