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ColumbiaHighFan2017class

Former Columbia player runs 4.29 40 time at NFL combine

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6 hours ago, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

I think they did 

 

Either way it proved the entire NFL underestimated Zedrick Woods who wasn't even projected to be drafted heading into the combine

 

That combine opened some eyes

How did it prove the entire NFL under estimated him? GTFOH.   If they invited him to the combine they didn't under estimate him.  

 

Also speed doesn't mean he will be a good player but it sure helps.  I wish him the best of luck in his journey to playing in the NFL

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8 hours ago, badbird said:

How did it prove the entire NFL under estimated him? GTFOH.   If they invited him to the combine they didn't under estimate him.  

 

Also speed doesn't mean he will be a good player but it sure helps.  I wish him the best of luck in his journey to playing in the NFL

They had him projected to be undrafted that's how

 

When last time the fastest 40 time at combine was projected as UNDRAFTED???

 

as for his other skills just watch his tape, one of few standouts on a pretty weak ole Miss team

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9 hours ago, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

They had him projected to be undrafted that's how

 

When last time the fastest 40 time at combine was projected as UNDRAFTED???

 

as for his other skills just watch his tape, one of few standouts on a pretty weak ole Miss team

the NFL did not have him projected as undrafted.  The NFL experts had him as a 7th rounder or free agent.  Big difference.  If he got invited to the combine the NFL saw something in him.

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It's fun to see guys burn a 40 and as badbird says, having that kind of speed sure doesn't hurt.  My comments below don't take away from this accomplishment. 

I think the emphasis on 40 times has hurt the game, in a way.  The subtle message to kids is that I need that kind of speed to succeed... and if I've got it I must be hot stuff.  Just like many years ago the bench press was used as a sign of overall strength.  As it turns out, it is a very limiting measure.

There is "game speed" that is hard to measure.  ..famous players who would never win a 40 competition but talk to guys who played against them and they would tell you that these guys were just faster on the field.

It blows my mind to hear guys in the NBA talk about Larry Bird being one of the guys they least liked to defend.  Everyone said the guy was slow and could not jump, but somehow on the court the guy was a terror.  The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  Sorry, but if I want to see "pure speed" I'll go to a track meet.  I think the whole "40 thing" at the combine makes for a nice show, but is not the greatest indicator of future success.  

 

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On 3/8/2019 at 2:10 AM, KeemD321 said:

Do they have a side by side?

No (don't think they wanted the same crap that happened with White vs Amari Cooper).  They did however have both simulcamed with DK Metcalf.   This site won't let me upload the screenshots I took of them but I posted something similar here.

https://www.prepgridiron.com/topic/13536-former-columbia-player-runs-429-40-time-at-nfl-combine/?tab=comments#comment-413913

 

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On 3/12/2019 at 7:18 PM, 954gator said:

No (don't think they wanted the same crap that happened with White vs Amari Cooper).  They did however have both simulcamed with DK Metcalf.   This site won't let me upload the screenshots I took of them but I posted something similar here.

https://www.prepgridiron.com/topic/13536-former-columbia-player-runs-429-40-time-at-nfl-combine/?tab=comments#comment-413913

 

Definitely looks like Jamel got that.

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5 hours ago, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

But for some reason they didn't do a simulcam of Woods and Dean despite them being 2 fastest

There's always a reason behind the moves they make. They didn't want to show that there are errors. What did woods run for his second 40

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6 minutes ago, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

That was his second 40

 

His first 40 I think was 4.32

Hmm something a lil fishy but aye its in da books. But both times were .01 Off from each other Jamel second 40 was a 4.33

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Thats fast, I do not usually talk about the past, but I had 4 guys from my 2012 Defense at Lakewood run 4.39 or better at the combine.

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On 3/8/2019 at 10:35 PM, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

They had him projected to be undrafted that's how

 

When last time the fastest 40 time at combine was projected as UNDRAFTED???

 

as for his other skills just watch his tape, one of few standouts on a pretty weak ole Miss team

just curious where he got drafted?

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On 3/8/2019 at 7:50 AM, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

I think they did 

Either way it proved the entire NFL underestimated Zedrick Woods who wasn't even projected to be drafted heading into the combine

That combine opened some eyes

I guess the NFL "experts" know something because they predicted him to be a 7th round or undrafted and... he was undrafted. But I guess you get to make history by being the first guy to have the fastest time at the combine and go undrafted. 

As for if he makes the team (which is the part that actually matters), I actually give him a decent chance. Jacksonville is very thin at S, the only guy they drafted at S is more likely a LB than a S. He will also be a rookie minimum contract which improves his chances as well as he will be cheaper than an experienced veteran. 

 https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/ole-miss-football/ole-miss-s-zedrick-woods-who-ran-combines-fastest-40-time-signs-nfl-free-agent-deal/

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On 3/4/2019 at 1:47 PM, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

 

 

Speed alone, is sometimes overrated! We had a kid at my high school, who set the all time record at UGA, at 4.24! And he didn't even get to walk on with an NFL team!

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