2010 NFL Combine: John Jerry Following Familiar Footsteps To Next Level

February 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Take a good look at John Jerry.
The Ole Miss Rebel is disappearing fast...literally.
In his playing career, Jerry admits to weighing as much as 360lbs. He played last year at 340lbs. Now? A slim 328 and dropping fast.
Meanwhile, his strength is still there.
John Jerry—not his brother Peria, not Michael Oher—holds the Ole Miss bench press record with 34 reps of 225. If he repeats that number in his combine workout later today, he will likely be among the top performers.
Yet, who is talking about John Jerry?
There isn't a lot of buzz about the guard prospect.
Many reporters asked questions about his brother or about the movie his former roommate was in, The Blind Side. Not a lot of questions Thursday focused on the player or his play.
But take a minute to understand this one fact:
When Ole Miss needed tough rushing yards in 2008, they ran behind John Jerry, NOT Michael Oher. Scouts have forgotten that fact, a nugget they used as a knock o...

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