It’s Time For The NFL Scouting Combine To Get More Electronically Advanced

February 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As I am sitting here watching offensive linemen run 40 yard dashes, I'm wondering what the point of it is. When in the NFL will an offensive linemen ever run in a straight line for 40 yards? Especially without any pads on.
After that, they go and measure these offensive linemen's vertical jump. Is an offensive linemen going to be battling a cornerback for a jump ball in a Hail Mary? When would an offensive lineman ever need to use his vertical jump?
That's when I thought of a new drill that the combine needs to add.
There used to be a boxing show that was on ESPN a few years ago called "The Contender". In the show, they had an electronic heavy bag which would measure the force of each punch. I'm thinking, why don't they use that same idea for linemen in the NFL combine?
It's a relatively new invention in sports, measuring something's force. You can read more about it here:
Many of you know of the TV show...

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