NFL Combine 2012 Results: 5 Crazy Numbers We Didn't Expect
The NFL Scouting Combine is all about numbers, and sometimes these numbers surprise us.
Every year, some players weigh in a lot heavier than we expect. Some weigh in lighter, some weigh in taller and many weigh in shorter.
Then there are, of course, the workouts. Players wow us with times and repetitions, while others, uh, fail to impress.
Which players' numbers are surprising us this year?
Michael Brockers: 6'5", 322 Pounds, 35" Arms
Michael Brockers was listed as 6'6" and 306 pounds, so this was pretty surprising, to say the least.
It's also pretty freakish.
Brockers looks like a freak. He is chiseled, and his 35" arms are rare and useful. That type of length is key in disengaging from offensive linemen.
The LSU star is impressive, to say the least.
Cordy Glenn's 4.96 40-Yard Dash
We all knew Cordy Glenn was athletic, but I don't think anyone expected him to run a 4.96 40-yard dash.
Glenn was among the fastest offensive linemen at the combine, and he weighs 346 pounds. That's just ridiculous.
Add in his 31 bench reps, and Glenn had a fantastic combine.
Trent Richardson: 5'9", 228 Pounds
Trent Richardson always looked too bulky to weigh just 225 pounds at 5'11", so I expected him to weigh in between 230 and 240 pounds.
But Richardson's weight was pretty accurate—it was his height that was off.
Player heights are frequently exaggerated, but two inches is a bit extreme. Regardless, weighing 228 pounds at 5'9" and not looking overweight is impressive. Richardson is built like a tank.
Alshon Jeffery: 216 Pounds
There had been rumors that Alshon Jeffery was going to weigh in at 240 pounds. So, his weighing in at 216 pounds was a bit unexpected.
The chief concern surrounding Jeffery has been his weight. At his current size, Jeffery is probably a Top-15 pick, and he could go even higher.
If he is in shape, Jeffery could be an absolute beast.
Robert Griffin: 6'2", 223 Pounds
Many expected Robert Griffin to measure in at 6'1", so over 6'2" was a pleasant surprise. The Heisman winner is actually taller than both Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford were—hard to criticize that.
Also important is Griffin's weight. He has injury concerns, and weighing in more than 220 pounds should help silence them. Many perfectly healthy quarterbacks are about the same size.
This probably doesn't help Griffin's stock any,—it couldn't go up much further, really—but it does answer quite a few questions.
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