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 Post subject: This is INSANE!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:16 pm 
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Congratulations Byron Jones

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UConn CB Byron Jones' 12 foot, 3 inch broad jump would have broken the world record.
We all knew Jones broke Jamie Collins' and Chris Conley's combine records (11 feet, 7 inches), but he also snapped the world record of 3.71 meters (12 feet, 2 inches) which had stood since 1968. Jones wasn't even a guarantee to work out today, as December labrum journey rendered him a "game time decision." Only cleared mere weeks ago to begin training, Jones added a 44.5-inch vertical jump. His workout was ridiculous. "I think he will be one of the best players in the country," Huskies coach Bob Diaco said last summer. "Everyone will see it eventually when they put him in those compression shorts [at combines]. You will see a tall, long, lean and fast and explosive and athletic player. His numbers, with our developmental process, you are going to see at the end of the day one of the best tangibly gifted cornerback players in the country."
Source: CBS Sports


Watch this guy jump. Also a pretty good corner.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutd ... 47623.html


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I saw that. He was invited to play in the Senior Bowl, but was injured. That why he did not run today as well.

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Nice, now if broad jumping meant stud football player.


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Nice, now if broad jumping meant stud football player.

Not to be a buzz kill, but I was thinking the same thing. It doesn't matter unless he is jumping up for the ball. Running a slant, doesn't matter, the WR get's behind him, ditto, curl, out, doesn't matter......


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 Post subject: Re: This is INSANE!
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well... he is a CB....

He could be sitting there fat like a duck...in the middle of the endzone.... ready to spring 20 feet in the air to make an interception.

Think about Brent Grimes 1 handed into this season..... this guy coulda jumped up in the air and caught it with his feet....


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The kid was invited to the Senior Bowl and Daniel Jeremiah thinks very highly of him. Hurt his shoulder in October and missed the rest of the season and the Senior Bowl.

Very good size at 6'1, 199 lbs.

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Makchell wrote:
Nice, now if broad jumping meant stud football player.

Not to be a buzz kill, but I was thinking the same thing. It doesn't matter unless he is jumping up for the ball. Running a slant, doesn't matter, the WR get's behind him, ditto, curl, out, doesn't matter......

That wasn't the point guys. That was just an impressive achievement. A football player breaking an olympic record.


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it is Swerve, but who cares. did you know who held it before he broke it? I didn't.......


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Captain negativity. Lol.
Im impressed by what humans can do.
That was a rare thing.


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swerve13 wrote:
That wasn't the point guys. That was just an impressive achievement. A football player breaking an olympic record.

In fairness. It was an record of an event that has not been in the Olympics in 100 yr o


Makchell wrote:
it is Swerve, but who cares. did you know who held it before he broke it? I didn't.......
Hope this is right.

Ray Ewry set the world record for the standing long jump of 3.47 m (11 ft 41⁄2 in) on 3 September 1904.


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Ray Ewry set the world record for the standing long jump of 3.47 m (11 ft 41⁄2 in) on 3 September 1904.

lol, like said, no one knew who this guy was until today.


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I'm not negative, if you were referring to me.


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 Post subject: Re: This is INSANE!
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Byron Jones was already considered one of the top 12 to 16 corners in this draft. That type of explosion he displayed will bump him upwards no doubt. A few times i had him personally mocked to Miami in round 5. With all the slow times by corners today he could find himself in round 3 now. Regardless of what the combine haters think, corner is the one position where speed absolutely matters. Cant be a corner in the NFL if you cant run under 4.6


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