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superman
08-31-2009, 07:14 PM
physically only:

megatron
ad
p willis
super mario

Calvin & Kevin
08-31-2009, 07:16 PM
well you gotta say Hester. dude apparently can't run a route to save his life but the speed and explosiveness are sick, obviously

superman
08-31-2009, 07:18 PM
quick yeah, but i don't think he has enough attributes to be considered here. being a freak is so much more than just legs.

and wow, did they just say ad turned the corner at 22.7 mph...

Ravens1991
08-31-2009, 07:18 PM
who is megatron?

GB12
08-31-2009, 07:19 PM
DeMarcus Ware
Mario Williams
Michael Vick
Calvin Johnson
Julius Peppers
Randy Moss


Those are the first ones I think of.

Calvin & Kevin
08-31-2009, 07:22 PM
Oh and another one, Visanthe Shiancoe

wonderbredd24
08-31-2009, 07:24 PM
Shaun Rogers

Dude can dunk

JT Jag
08-31-2009, 07:24 PM
Vernon Davis deserves mention.

superman
08-31-2009, 07:29 PM
and mjd. i mean, fitting what? 215 (prob more like 220) lbs of pure muscle on a 5'6" (prob more like 5'5") body and being able to move it at 4.3 speed.

senormysterioso
08-31-2009, 07:30 PM
A few to add to the list,
-Shawne Merriman (granted it may not be 100% natural)
-Brett Favre, how is he still playing???
-Terrell Owens
-Julius Peppers
-Maurice Jones-Drew!!!
-Jamarcus Russell, dude threw a ball like 80 yards...and he can eat like 7 large pizzas in 20 minutes

D-Unit
08-31-2009, 07:31 PM
who is megatron?
Calvin Johnson.

Andre Johnson is Optimus Prime. hahaha. jk about that one. :D

YAYareaRB
08-31-2009, 07:32 PM
Randy Moss
Calvin Johnson
Adrian Peterson
Julius Peppers
Vernon Davis
Demarcus Ware

JeffSamardzijaIRISH
08-31-2009, 07:33 PM
Darius Reynaud.

Don Vito
08-31-2009, 07:33 PM
Andre Johnson, Merriman, and Peppers all deserve mention.

Denver Bronco56
08-31-2009, 07:48 PM
Randy Moss-6'4 with the speed he has
Andre Johnson-6'2 230 with the strength and speed
Julius Pepper-a DE with size and speed
Mike Vick-a qb with WR speed

scottyboy
08-31-2009, 07:50 PM
Jeff Feagles: defying father time

Bills2083
08-31-2009, 08:13 PM
This man

http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/eagles/files/2009/04/jasonpeters.jpg

He ran a 4.8 40 at 320 pounds.

KCJ58
08-31-2009, 08:16 PM
all the "freaks of nature" are black guys, if there white and there a freak then they just took steriods, you must be black (no racial pun indented)

fenikz
08-31-2009, 08:18 PM
Brandon Keith OT/OG

6'5 350 4.9 40

Bills2083
08-31-2009, 08:19 PM
all the "freaks of nature" are black guys, if there white and there a freak then they just took steriods, you must be black (no racial pun indented)


http://strotty.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/jordy.jpg

http://theredzonereport.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/brian_leonard.jpg

wonderbredd24
08-31-2009, 08:19 PM
all the "freaks of nature" are black guys, if there white and there a freak then they just took steriods, you must be black (no racial pun indented)

Personal Baggage aside, Matt Jones is a freak of nature... Connor Barwin is too

tjsunstein
08-31-2009, 08:20 PM
Too early for this but Taylor Mays once a team is privledged enough to have his services.

Quarterback: Michael Vick, Brett Favre
Running Back: Maurice Jones-Drew, Adrian Peterson
Wide Reciever: Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens
Tight End: Vernon Davis
Offensive Line: Larry Allen deserved to be on this team. Benched 225 41 times in 2006.

Defensive End: Mario Williams, Julius Peppers
Defensive Tackle: Casey Hampton. Benches nearly 600 pounds, squats over 800.
Outside Linebacker: Shawne Merriman, DeMarcus Ware
Middle Linebacker: Patrick Willis
Cornerback: Champ Bailey in his prime.
Safety: Laron Landry

Who did I miss?

Paul
08-31-2009, 08:21 PM
Calvin Johnson shouldn't be able to do the things he does on that frame.

GB12
08-31-2009, 08:22 PM
all the "freaks of nature" are black guys, if there white and there a freak then they just took steriods, you must be black (no racial pun indented)
1. That in no way would be a pun. It's just a racist statement.

2. Hahaha, indented.

Bills2083
08-31-2009, 08:25 PM
Too early for this but Taylor Mays once a team is privledged enough to have his services.

Quarterback: Michael Vick, Brett Favre
Running Back: Maurice Jones-Drew, Adrian Peterson
Wide Reciever: Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens
Tight End: Vernon Davis
Offensive Line: Larry Allen deserved to be on this team. Benched 225 41 times in 2006.


Who did I miss?

Landon Cohen of the Lions benched 225 50 times at the start of training camp.
Insane.

tjsunstein
08-31-2009, 08:27 PM
Landon Cohen of the Lions benched 225 50 times at the start of training camp.
Insane.

I remember seeing that now that you mention it. He deserves to be mentioned but all of the guys I put on my "roster" are actually half decent at football, too, unlike I don't know say Jason Peters for example.

Splat
08-31-2009, 08:28 PM
All Day is a freak.

FUNBUNCHER
08-31-2009, 08:33 PM
all the "freaks of nature" are black guys, if there white and there a freak then they just took steriods, you must be black (no racial pun indented)

Conner Barwin is a total freak, and since I haven't heard word yet that he's anything but pure Tarzan, I gotta submit his name for nomination.

phlysac
08-31-2009, 08:53 PM
To add another "white guy"... Adam Archuleta was a freak when he came out.

Another unknown... 49ers FB Moran Norris supposedly used to press 250lb barbells in each arm along with Larry Allen.

BlindSite
08-31-2009, 09:25 PM
Antonio Cromartie deserves a mention, as does steve smith, not many WRs break tackles like he does.

Anquan should be on this list too.

DeepThreat
08-31-2009, 09:33 PM
Mike Kudla benched 225 45 times coming out, while running a 4.65.

Malaka
08-31-2009, 10:02 PM
I'll go with Maurice Jones-Drew, listed at 5'7 but closer to 5'5, he's 210 pounds and ran 4.39, these numbers are not freaky... but he is a human tank.

http://blog.ingamenow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/jones-drew_wk16r.jpg

Any doubters can and will be shut up with this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5K1g4SDO2k

yo123
08-31-2009, 10:09 PM
all the "freaks of nature" are black guys, if there white and there a freak then they just took steriods, you must be black (no racial pun indented)


What the **** was the point of this post?

SeanTaylorRIP
08-31-2009, 10:12 PM
Go down the middle and he'll sh*t all over you:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_t9D_ovmGhQE/Rq-Y5MJw_tI/AAAAAAAAKS4/i_nWYbePvMc/s400/LaRon+Landry.jpg

TACKLE
08-31-2009, 10:14 PM
Ran a 5 flat 40 despite having no combine training. There were many reports that he was running 4.8's at Maryland probably could of got it down to a 4.8 with some training. Oh, and he's 6'9 340

http://www.baltimoreravens.com/News/Articles/2008/11/~/media/B75F5EF0FB4C47178C99ABD5B1A8F9A8.ashx

Caddy
08-31-2009, 10:16 PM
Antonio Gates is a pretty good athlete.

http://www.unlockedsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/antonio_gates.jpg

Jughead10
08-31-2009, 10:18 PM
Go down the middle and he'll sh*t all over you:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_t9D_ovmGhQE/Rq-Y5MJw_tI/AAAAAAAAKS4/i_nWYbePvMc/s400/LaRon+Landry.jpg

Unless your name is Brandon Jacobs. A real freak.

Jughead10
08-31-2009, 10:20 PM
Ran a 5 flat 40 despite having no combine training. There were many reports that he was running 4.8's at Maryland probably could of got it down to a 4.8 with some training. Oh, and he's 6'9 340

http://www.baltimoreravens.com/News/Articles/2008/11/~/media/B75F5EF0FB4C47178C99ABD5B1A8F9A8.ashx

Maryland consistenly produces players like this. All of Maryland's football players time and lift ridiculous amounts. Except the number of them that make good NFL players is far less.

SeanTaylorRIP
08-31-2009, 10:22 PM
Jared Gaither is going to be a top 5 LT for the next 10 years IMO.

TACKLE
08-31-2009, 10:23 PM
Larry Allen benched 700lbs and watch him run down this LB from behind. Amazing play. I still say Larry Allen is the greatest O-Lineman I've ever seen and probably the most dominant player I've ever watched.

http://www.dallascowboys.com/multimedia/multimedia_center.cfm?ID=7A35BA3F-97D3-1DAA-AFE23FF0CB14EDD1

Jakey
08-31-2009, 10:24 PM
JAMES HARRISON.

He's actually like 5'10 250, and he benches something rediculous like 550 lbs. Just a pure angry freak of nature, oh and hes a pretty good football player too :p

Just to show how small he is...the bottom pic is of him standing next to 6' Mike Tomlin :eek:


http://images.google.co.uk/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://paulboylan.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/james-harrison.jpg&usg=AFQjCNHMpCWhT_yon1K7nkANkSNyo2dlOw

http://images.google.co.uk/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_f3fTVkavMVg/SSWoNn3zA9I/AAAAAAAAAh4/edppXw2-rKY/s320/5662485_320X240.jpg&usg=AFQjCNGpeulC46Vgi2d1xBCbgIkquj3UiA

http://images.google.co.uk/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://photos.pennlive.com/photos/patriot-news/5a7a962dab0fff43fdd2c731df8acfce.jpg&usg=AFQjCNFIQ-1PFCaWA524uats_u4bEiqCQA

JFLO
08-31-2009, 10:29 PM
I don't know if anyone has mentioned Jaguars FB Greg Jones....dude is a tank

phlysac
08-31-2009, 10:46 PM
I'd like to say Walter Thomas but I don't think being an NFL player for 12 minutes is enough of a prerequisite.

Thumper
08-31-2009, 10:52 PM
http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/JOENEJALJMOD/bunkley_gal_060429.jpg

Brodrick Bunkley. He is quite possibly the strongest player in the NFL right now and he runs a 5.0 40 yard dash. At the combine he benched 225 pounds 44 times. If you ever go back and watch the Eagles and Giants playoff game you will see Bunkley own the amazing interior line of the Giants, he literally throws three guys aside in the time frame of two plays. He is incredibly strong, if only he had better technique, he would be one of the best DTs in the NFL.

Also say what you want about Jason Peters but he is a freak. He is extremely big, strong and nimble. He is the best run blocking LT in the NFL and he gets out on screen plays with ease, big time freak of nature who used to play TE.

Also I would like to nominate Big Albert Haynesworth, check out his pro-day numbers: 6-foot-6, 317 pounds, ran a 4.82 40-yard dash, had a 39-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot, 7-inch broad jump.

PACKmanN
08-31-2009, 11:07 PM
All freaks team

QB: Mike Vick
RB: Adrian Peterson
WR: Andre Johnson
WR: Calvin Johnson
LT: Joe Thomas
LG: Steve Hutchinson
OC: Nick Mangold
RG: Leonard Davis
RT: Jake Long
TE: Vernon Davis

DE: Mario Williams
NT: Casey Hampton
DE: Julius Peppers
OLB: DeMarcus Ware
MLB: Brian Orakpo
MLB: Patrick Willis
OLB: Shawne Merriman
CB: Charles Woodson
FS: Ed Reed
SS: LaRon Landry
CB: Aso

K: David Buehler
P: Brian Moorman
LS: ???

KR: Devin Hester
PR: Devin Hester

Couldn't think of anyone on the o-line. Thought of Joe Staley, but i was meh.

aNYtitan
08-31-2009, 11:11 PM
Alright off the top of my head, top athletic specimens.

Adrian Peterson
Terrell Owens
Ed Reed
Mike Vick (in the old days)
HalotI Ngata
Nnamdi Asomugha

I'd have to include Frank Gore in this discussion as well. Two major knee surgeries, comes out had an amazng season in 2006, and has played very well since.

Primate
08-31-2009, 11:11 PM
Adrian Peterson, Julius Peppers, Vernon Davis and Calvin Johnson come to mind.

Thecollegedropout
08-31-2009, 11:12 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0n_5_PyvWXM/ShNGVAHdn4I/AAAAAAAAMDI/JbY4qteMPJs/s400/Thomas+Jones.jpg
https://images.tmuscle.com/forum_images/1/0/1008746.1144470490492.jones.jpg
Thomas Jones

http://adamandthejets.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/golst.jpg
http://www.jetsgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/vernon-gholston.jpg
Vernon Gholston

trkaline
08-31-2009, 11:14 PM
Al Davis deserves a mention, he died 5 years ago and he can still manage a football team...sort of...

Brent
08-31-2009, 11:16 PM
http://texnews.com/graphics/allen0814.jpg

mother ******* better recognize! I just wanted to post this pic...

Bills2083
08-31-2009, 11:16 PM
I remember seeing that now that you mention it. He deserves to be mentioned but all of the guys I put on my "roster" are actually half decent at football, too, unlike I don't know say Jason Peters for example.

well he used to be good at football.

wonderbredd24
08-31-2009, 11:23 PM
Jared Cook is an athletic freak... just remains to see how well his career will go. So far, so good though

RufusMcDaniel
08-31-2009, 11:23 PM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/jay_mohr/09/28/mohr.sports/tx_janikowski.jpg

holt_bruce81
08-31-2009, 11:35 PM
http://www2.tbo.com/exposure/full/2009/08/14/9855_martin-gramatica.jpg

Obvious.

the decider13
08-31-2009, 11:41 PM
"Super" Mario Williams...dude put up a freakish combine. Plays the same way on the field. He has to be in the top 5.

DoughBoy
08-31-2009, 11:46 PM
No love for Keith Bulluck? Also Joe Staley is faster than alot of skill postion players.

TACKLE
08-31-2009, 11:50 PM
http://jonathanephraim.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/antonio-cromartie.jpg

DoughBoy
08-31-2009, 11:52 PM
^^^ His cousin is an even bigger freak.

tjsunstein
08-31-2009, 11:54 PM
Larry Allen benched 700lbs and watch him run down this LB from behind. Amazing play. I still say Larry Allen is the greatest O-Lineman I've ever seen and probably the most dominant player I've ever watched.

http://www.dallascowboys.com/multimedia/multimedia_center.cfm?ID=7A35BA3F-97D3-1DAA-AFE23FF0CB14EDD1

That was ******* incredible. He stood there for a second, too.

ncst8fan83
08-31-2009, 11:57 PM
Sean Taylor and Adrian Wilson need to be mentioned i think. Darren Sproles and Percy Harvin should be included too in my opinion.

Thumper
09-01-2009, 12:00 AM
Manny Lawson is extremely athletic as well.

Brent
09-01-2009, 12:03 AM
Manny Lawson is extremely athletic as well.
too bad he cant rush a passer to save his life.

tjsunstein
09-01-2009, 12:03 AM
If I may, I'm going to kick it old school for a second. Darrell Green.

http://www.everyjoe.com/emqb/files/2008/07/darrell-green.jpg

4.09 40 yard dash.

TACKLE
09-01-2009, 12:03 AM
Manny Lawson is extremely athletic as well.

Good call. He ran a 4.43 at the combine at 6'5 240.

Thumper
09-01-2009, 12:04 AM
Yeah and he has notched a 45" vertical in the past.

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/24/244456.jpg

Rosebud
09-01-2009, 12:06 AM
Justin Tuck and Brandon Jacobs.

Brent
09-01-2009, 12:06 AM
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s264/TankerGuy4/Barry.jpg

he squatted like 700 lbs!

TACKLE
09-01-2009, 12:07 AM
As long as were going to go old school...

WINNER!

http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2009/0422/nfl_g_jackson1_576.jpg

CC.SD
09-01-2009, 12:11 AM
^^^ His cousin is an even bigger freak.

No he's not. Probably will be a better player though.

jsa230
09-01-2009, 01:03 AM
Draft Class
'09 - Orakpo, Mccoy, Vontae Davis,
'08 - Chris Johnson, DRC,
'07 - Mason Crosby, AD, Megatron, Le'Ron, Ted Ginn
'06 - Reggie Bush, Vernon Davis, V-Young, Leon, M Williams, DeAngelo
'05 -Merriman, Thomas Davis, Justin Miller, Ware, Gore, R Brown
'04 - Kellen Winslow, Sean Taylor(RIP), S Jackson, Derik Ward, Bob Sanders, almost forgot about Fitzgerald
'03 - Andre Johnson, Polamalu, Boldin, Jason Witten, Suggs, Aso
'02 -Haynesworth, J Peppers, Aaron Kampman(homer?)
'01 - Vick, Seymour, LT, Steve Smith, Shaun Rogers
'00 - Jamal Lewis, Adalius Thomas, Plaxico, C-Bass , L-Coles

Saints-Tigers
09-01-2009, 02:21 AM
I'd say Drew Brees is a freak of Nature. He's only the second person that can ever claim to be the son of God.

OzTitan
09-01-2009, 02:27 AM
Jevon "The Freak" Kearse was, well, a freak. He has extra long arms and big hands - some off the chart wing span. He is slowed down some since his rookie year but he came into the NFL as the original freak of nature at DE.

Still say he was a few years too soon in the NFL. Had he come out when the 3-4 OLB was as highly demanded as it is now, he'd be up there with Ware and Merriman.

FUNBUNCHER
09-01-2009, 04:40 AM
As long as were going to go old school...

WINNER!

http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2009/0422/nfl_g_jackson1_576.jpg


Bo knows freakness!!

SeanTaylorRIP
09-01-2009, 06:53 AM
I don't think you can call Manny Lawson a freak of nature. Sure it's cool he is tall and fast and can jump, but if that doesn't translate to anything on the field it doesn't impress me. For someone so fast he looks so poor in space. There are a bunch of high jumpers for USA track who are just as tall, can jump higher, and run just as fast but I wouldn't call them freak athletes.

superman
09-01-2009, 08:31 AM
they're about 175 lbs though lol

BcLion
09-01-2009, 08:43 AM
Barry Sanders
Honorable mention: Cory (break your facemask) Schlesinger.

senormysterioso
09-01-2009, 09:21 AM
I don't think you can call Manny Lawson a freak of nature. Sure it's cool he is tall and fast and can jump, but if that doesn't translate to anything on the field it doesn't impress me. For someone so fast he looks so poor in space. There are a bunch of high jumpers for USA track who are just as tall, can jump higher, and run just as fast but I wouldn't call them freak athletes.

You wouldn't call world class athletes freak athletes? you're a tough guy to impress! haha

awfullyquiet
09-01-2009, 09:29 AM
http://cache.deadspin.com/sports/hendersonjaguars.jpg

hai guise. i eat babies. NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM...

superman
09-01-2009, 09:32 AM
jonathan stewart. dude is a good kick returner too.

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
09-01-2009, 09:39 AM
Haloti Ngata is a freak. He is 350+ and plays coverage!!!!
http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/photo/2008-08/41617452.jpg

Also that Larry Allen video was RIDICULOUS!!! I don't understand how he caught that guy

wonderbredd24
09-01-2009, 10:08 AM
Although injuries derailed his career, Courtney Brown was a freak... he had a faster 40 time than Peter Warrick

ToldLikeItIs
09-01-2009, 11:06 AM
um Brian Urlacher??

Gay Ork Wang
09-01-2009, 11:14 AM
used to be, lets see how he is doing this year, last year u could see that that back was hurting

Vikes99ej
09-01-2009, 11:17 AM
http://thevikingage.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/peterson.jpg


http://atlantafalconstalk.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/a5421_calvin-johnson-end-around.jpg


http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/don_banks/04/25/pivotal.picks/p1_reed.jpg

FloridaSkinzFan
09-01-2009, 11:18 AM
I think Laron Landry should be mentioned

Vikes99ej
09-01-2009, 11:21 AM
Ultimate freak of nature, before he left us:


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_X_d6JjJ00I4/R1RF2tJBQcI/AAAAAAAAJYE/TF7xgeRYfkQ/s400/sean_taylor.jpg

FloridaSkinzFan
09-01-2009, 11:58 AM
Don't get me started on S.Taylor lol. His final season the dude was leading the leauge in interceptions and just beastin

HawkEye30
09-01-2009, 02:04 PM
i think if you say merriman, ware, and harrison you've got to at least mention terrell suggs

Nalej
09-01-2009, 04:11 PM
Julius Peppers
Vernon Davis
Randy Moss
Patrick Willis
Reggie Bush
Adrian Peterson
Terrell Owens
L. Landry
A. Wilson

fenikz
09-01-2009, 04:20 PM
Still the most underrated player in the NFL

http://phoenix.fanster.com/files/2008/08/awilson.jpg

islandboy843
09-01-2009, 04:38 PM
FTW Fenikz FTW

Mr. Stiller
09-01-2009, 09:16 PM
Anyone Mention Tommie Harris?

He weighed in something like 6'2 310lbs and ran a 4.62 Combine and has been one of the best DT's in the league consistently.

And if I had to pick a player on my team?

Lawrence Timmons.

6'1 245lbs, and has the ability to beat Holmes/Parker in 40 yard sprints.

His pure speed in coverage has allowed him to cover some of the "Bigger" #3's in the league.. Not to mention his pass rushing ability.

65 Tackles, 5 Sacks, 3 PDefs and 1 INT.

Not bad for playing 43% of the Snaps last year.

FUNBUNCHER
09-01-2009, 09:43 PM
Tommie Harris used to be a freak.
He lost his freak status once he blew out his knees. :(

Nalej
09-01-2009, 10:47 PM
http://menofthescarletandgray.com/wp-content/uploads/gholston-ysu.jpg
http://tcarther.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/t1_davis1.jpg
http://atlantafalconstalk.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/a5421_calvin-johnson-end-around.jpg
http://temple3.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/776j3m50.jpg

fischbowl
09-01-2009, 11:08 PM
Ellis "The Sex" Lankster, heard of him much?

Halsey
09-01-2009, 11:16 PM
Michael Turner

He weighs like 245, is built like a bowling ball and yet he's earned the nickname 'the burner'.

TACKLE
09-01-2009, 11:28 PM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/don_banks/04/25/pivotal.picks/p1_reed.jpg

As much as I absolutely love E Reed, I wouldn't consider him a freak of nature. Physically, there are a handful of safeties who are comparable to him.

FUNBUNCHER
09-01-2009, 11:40 PM
Ed Reed is freak from the neck up, athletically, there are dozens of DBs equal to or superior than Reed.

TACKLE
09-01-2009, 11:45 PM
Mike Sellers is a beast.

edit: Holy ****. I didn't even realize that he weighs like 275.

http://www.talkingnfl.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/5dfbe113-12f3-43c7-9c9c-0ac1937bdf36.jpg

Ravens1991
09-02-2009, 12:07 AM
As much as I absolutely love E Reed, I wouldn't consider him a freak of nature. Physically, there are a handful of safeties who are comparable to him.




I agree his gets by on his mind and insticts not athletic ability.

Paul
09-02-2009, 12:19 AM
According to this thread every player in the NFL is a freak of nature.

Which is kind of true I guess since the backup center for any team can outrun and out jump 90% of the population.

wogitalia
09-02-2009, 12:59 AM
Also that Larry Allen video was RIDICULOUS!!! I don't understand how he caught that guy

Pursuit angles. Learn em, love em.

Pretty sure you are a freak if you are in the NFL but I always think the monster sized guys with speed are the "scariest". Haynesworth, Peppers, Mario and co.

Kevin Williams hasn't copped a mention that I have seen so far, certainly deserves a mention, any DT with a couple of INT returns deserves a mention in my book.

McKinnie is probably the other freak on the Vikes that hasn't been mentioned. Sure he can't pass block for ****, but he is huge and for his size, quick.

BlindSite
09-02-2009, 04:19 AM
According to this thread every player in the NFL is a freak of nature.

Which is kind of true I guess since the backup center for any team can outrun and out jump 90% of the population.

Too many people are just picking "good" players like Ed Reed he's a great player, but he's nothing special athletically his game is more mental.

MetSox17
09-02-2009, 03:24 PM
Adrian Wilson, Terrell Suggs, and James Harrison aren't freaks of nature. Just homer picks.

That Larry Allen clip just goes to show how much of a monster he was. That fast, and he was the strongest player in the NFL for about a decade.

It's a short video, but this rep was on the way up when the clip starts running. 700lbs. And this was about 7 or 8 years ago too, well enough past the prime of his career.

c1FAbsxREb4

Jimmy
09-02-2009, 06:13 PM
Gerald Sensabaugh. I don't care how good/bad he is, the man could be an olympic high jumper.

gsorace
09-02-2009, 07:51 PM
Vernon Davis was the first guy i thought of when i saw the name of the thread.

Unfortunately nobody ever taught him how to play football.

FUNBUNCHER
09-02-2009, 08:32 PM
Vernon Davis was the first guy i thought of when i saw the name of the thread.

Unfortunately nobody ever taught him how to play football.

Hater.:mad:

Vikes99ej
09-02-2009, 08:40 PM
Adrian Wilson, Terrell Suggs, and James Harrison aren't freaks of nature. Just homer picks.

That Larry Allen clip just goes to show how much of a monster he was. That fast, and he was the strongest player in the NFL for about a decade.

It's a short video, but this rep was on the way up when the clip starts running. 700lbs. And this was about 7 or 8 years ago too, well enough past the prime of his career.

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Adrian Wilson isn't a freak?


7vL19q8yL54

Riiiiiiiight.

Halsey
09-02-2009, 09:09 PM
That jump is impressive, but it's not 66 inches. It's a 66 inch jump if he got his feet 66 inches off the ground without bending his body to bring his feet over the bar. That's why they use where a player's hands touch to measure official vertical. You can't bend your hands to make them reach higher.

yo123
09-02-2009, 09:12 PM
That jump is impressive, but it's not 66 inches. It's a 66 inch jump if he got his feet 66 inches off the ground without bending his body to bring his feet over the bar. That's why they use where a player's hands touch to measure official vertical. You can't bend your hands to make them reach higher.


I don't think anyone is claiming that he has a 66 inch vertical, I don't even think that's humanly possible. It's still pretty freakish.

TACKLE
09-02-2009, 09:20 PM
It's over. You all just got Moss'd.

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the decider13
09-02-2009, 09:22 PM
True...I can't believe that it took 5 pages to get to moss. I totally overlooked him. Complete freak of nature.

Halsey
09-02-2009, 09:45 PM
The amazing thing about Moss is that as good of a career as he's had, he's an underachiever. How many future HoFers are underachievers. If he had always been motivated throughout his career he would be challenging some of Rice's numbers.

Saints-Tigers
09-02-2009, 09:46 PM
"Then the hand went up, I heard about the hand before..."

LOL

FUNBUNCHER
09-02-2009, 10:56 PM
That jump is impressive, but it's not 66 inches. It's a 66 inch jump if he got his feet 66 inches off the ground without bending his body to bring his feet over the bar. That's why they use where a player's hands touch to measure official vertical. You can't bend your hands to make them reach higher.

Yeah, that jump was part vertical and part high jump, but there's an implication that whoever filmed the clip wants people to think Adrain Wilson has a 66 inch vert.

Still a great athlete at the safety position.

SenorGato
09-02-2009, 11:27 PM
Kerry Rhodes put up a 42 inch vertical at 6'3 209...he also had a broad jump over 10' and a 3 cone of 6.94.

He and Adrian Wilson never get mentioned but they're two of the freakiest athletes in the league.

superman
09-03-2009, 09:24 AM
cam wake. how could i forget him. 45 in vert at the 2005 combine. built like a tank. we'll see how he does this year.

awfullyquiet
09-03-2009, 09:28 AM
The amazing thing about Moss is that as good of a career as he's had, he's an underachiever. How many future HoFers are underachievers. If he had always been motivated throughout his career he would be challenging some of Rice's numbers.

how many future HoFers get traded to the Raiders.

fenikz
09-03-2009, 03:02 PM
Yeah, that jump was part vertical and part high jump, but there's an implication that whoever filmed the clip wants people to think Adrain Wilson has a 66 inch vert.

Still a great athlete at the safety position.

where is the so called implication, the name of the clip is 66 inch jump, not vertical

MetSox17
09-03-2009, 03:22 PM
Adrian Wilson isn't a freak?


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Riiiiiiiight.

I guarantee you there is a handful of guys in the NFL that could do that also.

Jakey
09-03-2009, 03:46 PM
Adrian Wilson, Terrell Suggs, and James Harrison aren't freaks of nature. Just homer picks

How is James Harrison "just a homer pick"?

How many 5'10" people do you know that can bench 550lb?

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
09-03-2009, 03:49 PM
When I was in Job corps there was a 5'6 120lb guy that put up almost 350

Jakey
09-03-2009, 04:31 PM
When I was in Job corps there was a 5'6 120lb guy that put up almost 350

Holy shizznugget! Im 5'8" 150, lifting that would rip my arms off! :eek:

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
09-03-2009, 05:45 PM
Yea it was ridiculous. His name was KB. He looked like little wayne and was MAD cut up and would lift more than the bid dudes

FUNBUNCHER
09-03-2009, 08:12 PM
where is the so called implication, the name of the clip is 66 inch jump, not vertical

Well, what is a 66 inch jump exactly??

If it's a high jump, that's 5 feet, six inches, far from impressive.

Usually vertical leaps are listed in inches, which clearly this wasn't. Subconsciously, I think most people read 66 inch jump and think 'vertical', not the fact that Adrian Wilson bent his legs to get over the height.

DOesn't change the fact that Wilson is a great athlete, but that youtube clip is misleading IMO.:rolleyes:

BaLLiN
09-03-2009, 08:40 PM
Holy shizznugget! Im 5'8" 150, lifting that would rip my arms off! :eek:

we could be twins!

TitanHope
09-03-2009, 08:48 PM
Well, what is a 66 inch jump exactly??

If it's a high jump, that's 5 feet, six inches, far from impressive.

Usually vertical leaps are listed in inches, which clearly this wasn't. Subconsciously, I think most people read 66 inch jump and think 'vertical', not the fact that Adrian Wilson bent his legs to get over the height.

DOesn't change the fact that Wilson is a great athlete, but that youtube clip is misleading IMO.:rolleyes:

You're just arguing semantics, really. *shrug*

If the Youtube clip's title were "66 inch leap," then I'd jump to "vertical leap." Though, anybody whose been around sports would realize the difference when watching the clip so the point then becomes mute.

WMD
09-03-2009, 08:54 PM
Has Antonio Cromartie been mentioned yet?

TACKLE
09-03-2009, 08:56 PM
http://jonathanephraim.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/antonio-cromartie.jpg

Don't worry WMD. I got you covered.

Paul
09-03-2009, 09:01 PM
The only guys that really come to mind when it comes to great size+freakish athleticism/strength is Megatron, Merriman and Randy Moss. Those guys don't come around very often. The "Freak" label is kind of like the term "genius", it just gets thrown around so arbitrarily now a days. Plus at the end of the day it's not like it truly reflects your merits as a player.

senormysterioso
09-03-2009, 09:18 PM
I'm going to throw Drew Brees' name out there just because I saw this video not that long ago and it was kind of amazing. Maybe he's not a freak, but it's amazing however you look at it...

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Halsey
09-03-2009, 09:21 PM
The only guys that really come to mind when it comes to great size+freakish athleticism/strength is Megatron, Merriman and Randy Moss. Those guys don't come around very often. The "Freak" label is kind of like the term "genius", it just gets thrown around so arbitrarily now a days. Plus at the end of the day it's not like it truly reflects your merits as a player.

Saying that there's only 3 'freaks' in the entire NFL seems a little stingy with the term. Millions of kids grow up wanting to play in the NFL. There's going to be more than 3 'freaks' out of the millions of people who play football.

Oh, and I have another freak who I haven't seen mentioned: JeMarcus Russell. If you want to disagree then go and tell us another QB with his combination of size, ridiculous arm strength and athleticism.

wicket
09-04-2009, 03:42 AM
anthony hargrove needs to be mentioned. running a 4.6 40 weighing close to 300 pounds and having a 39 inch vertical, needs to produce on the field this year though

BlindSite
09-04-2009, 06:51 AM
The only guys that really come to mind when it comes to great size+freakish athleticism/strength is Megatron, Merriman and Randy Moss. Those guys don't come around very often. The "Freak" label is kind of like the term "genius", it just gets thrown around so arbitrarily now a days. Plus at the end of the day it's not like it truly reflects your merits as a player.

Peppers and Super Mario are both better specimens than Merriman, if only for the reason neither of them are roiders.

thetedginnshow
09-04-2009, 08:12 AM
Mark Sanchez: Freakishly good looking.

AntoinCD
09-04-2009, 08:45 AM
My main two freaks would be MJD and Bob Sanders. The reason being both these guys are roughly 5'7 if even and both are over 200 pounds with great speed. Weirdly I think its easier to find someone 6'7 and 290 who runs a 4.6 than someone 5'7 and 210 thats runs a 4.3. By nature someone with that body type would be slow and laboured.

MasterShake
09-04-2009, 02:08 PM
I'm going to throw Drew Brees' name out there just because I saw this video not that long ago and it was kind of amazing. Maybe he's not a freak, but it's amazing however you look at it...

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Wow, I'm impressed.

elway=goat
09-04-2009, 04:26 PM
Peppers and Super Mario are both better specimens than Merriman, if only for the reason neither of them are roiders.

Uhh, Peppers has been suspended in the past for being a juicer too.

BlindSite
09-05-2009, 01:53 AM
Uhh, Peppers has been suspended in the past for being a juicer too.

No, he was suspended for taking a banned dietary supplement because it contained ephedrine. Merriman was found to be using nandralone a known ANABOLIC STEROID. There is a ridiculously large difference there.

Peppers ran the same 40 time at the combine as Merriman did when he was clocked but peppers did so at 20 pounds heavier.

If you're going to correct someone, be smart enough to check your facts first.

Cicero
09-05-2009, 04:07 AM
Walter Jones reportedly ran a 4.7 40 back in the day. Now that's insane.

I think the Cowboys' Jason Williams also deserves a mention in here. He's 240lbs and runs a sub 4.5 40. Off the top of my head Jared Cook is the only other guy above 240 running that fast.

Did everyone already forget about Lawrence Sibury and his pool jumping skills? Not to mention his 4.64 40.

Also, how has Chris Johnon not been mentioned? How many guys can you think of that can run a 4.24 and carry the ball 250 times in the NFL?

Sniper
09-05-2009, 08:17 AM
Off the top of my head Jared Cook is the only other guy above 240 running that fast.

Vernon Davis.

awfullyquiet
09-05-2009, 09:08 AM
Peppers and Super Mario are both better specimens than Merriman, if only for the reason neither of them are roiders.

SHOOTS AND SCORES.

Nalej
09-05-2009, 09:20 AM
Julius Peppers
Vernon Davis
Randy Moss
Patrick Willis
Reggie Bush
Adrian Peterson
Terrell Owens
L. Landry
A. Wilson

I mentioned him before already

Gay Ork Wang
09-05-2009, 09:41 AM
Walter Jones reportedly ran a 4.7 40 back in the day. Now that's insane.

I think the Cowboys' Jason Williams also deserves a mention in here. He's 240lbs and runs a sub 4.5 40. Off the top of my head Jared Cook is the only other guy above 240 running that fast.

Did everyone already forget about Lawrence Sibury and his pool jumping skills? Not to mention his 4.64 40.

Also, how has Chris Johnon not been mentioned? How many guys can you think of that can run a 4.24 and carry the ball 250 times in the NFL?
it was jarron Gilbert jumping out of the pool

FUNBUNCHER
09-05-2009, 12:10 PM
Walter Jones reportedly ran a 4.7 40 back in the day. Now that's insane.

I think the Cowboys' Jason Williams also deserves a mention in here. He's 240lbs and runs a sub 4.5 40. Off the top of my head Jared Cook is the only other guy above 240 running that fast.


Manny Lawson, Conner Barwin and Dwight Freeney wanna send their biggest fan a personally autographed glossy headshot.:rolleyes:

Also, I'd bet there's at least 10 LBs in the league who've run a sub 4.5 at 240+ pounds.

Chief49er
09-05-2009, 02:05 PM
Physical freaks off the top of my head.


Calvin Johnson
Adrian Peterson
Vernon Davis
Mario Williams

MasterShake
09-05-2009, 03:23 PM
Although Vernon Davis lacks alot of football skills, the freakishness of his strength and speed can't be denied.

nearly 6'4" and 260 lbs.
4.38 40!
33 reps of 225!

Even though he hasn't experienced much success so far, he is probably the biggest freak of nature in the NFL.

A Perfect Score
09-05-2009, 03:59 PM
You're just arguing semantics, really. *shrug*

If the Youtube clip's title were "66 inch leap," then I'd jump to "vertical leap." Though, anybody whose been around sports would realize the difference when watching the clip so the point then becomes mute.

I dont mean to come across as pretentious, but the point would become moot, not mute. :)

Anyways, as others said, when talking about these so called "freaks" its important to separate physical ability from just good players. For example, Ed Reed is not a physical freak in comparison to other NFL players. Guys like Vernon Davis, Mario Williams, Julius Peppers, Randy Moss, even Mike Vick and Brandon Jacobs (6'4 260 with a 4.4? Come on) are physical freaks.

Rob S
09-05-2009, 05:28 PM
How is James Harrison "just a homer pick"?

How many 5'10" people do you know that can bench 550lb?

Height has almost nothing to do with ability on the bench....550 is still damn impressive tho.

senormysterioso
09-05-2009, 05:30 PM
Height has almost nothing to do with ability on the bench....550 is still damn impressive tho.

That's true, a lot of the powerlifters you see are short guys with big barrel chests about at wide as they are tall

edit: 550 when you weigh 150 is awesome though!

FUNBUNCHER
09-05-2009, 07:19 PM
No, he was suspended for taking a banned dietary supplement because it contained ephedrine. Merriman was found to be using nandralone a known ANABOLIC STEROID. There is a ridiculously large difference there.

Peppers ran the same 40 time at the combine as Merriman did when he was clocked but peppers did so at 20 pounds heavier.

If you're going to correct someone, be smart enough to check your facts first.

FYI, Peppers ran a high 4.8 at the NFL combine, but at UNC's Pro Day, yes Peppers did run a 4.7 time similar to Merriman's.

Sniper
09-05-2009, 07:21 PM
Julio Jones.

Oh, ****. Too early.

Cicero
09-05-2009, 11:05 PM
it was jarron Gilbert jumping out of the pool

Ya it was. I even typed in his name to be sure, and then I looked at Sidbury's 40. I got them mixed up all the time last season and it seems I still haven't gotten it. Ugh.

BlindSite
09-06-2009, 01:35 AM
FYI, Peppers ran a high 4.8 at the NFL combine, but at UNC's Pro Day, yes Peppers did run a 4.7 time similar to Merriman's.

He ran a 4.68 at his UNC pro day...

FUNBUNCHER
09-06-2009, 07:49 AM
...........

FUNBUNCHER
09-06-2009, 07:57 AM
Close enough.

Peppers ran a 4.68 at UNC.

Merriman at a weight of 270 lbs ran a 4.66 at UMD.

In my world, they both basically ran the same time.

EDIT: Don't be so sensitive, Blindsite. You tried to shade elway=goat for posting incorrect info.
Just wanted to show you that none of us are infallible or in possession of all the facts all the time.

LOL

You don't have to curse just because you don't agree, but it's all good.

throwback54milkman
09-06-2009, 03:57 PM
Thomas Jones' biceps are sexy

CC.SD
09-06-2009, 04:04 PM
I don't consider Calvin Johnson a freak, because he is honestly more like some kind of deity.

superman
09-06-2009, 04:15 PM
let's not go by anything besides combine. pro day times are so inaccurate. diff tracks and what not. and there's always about ten diff times for each guy.

superman
09-06-2009, 04:21 PM
how about sean smith? i mean if cromartie is one...

superman
09-06-2009, 04:23 PM
I don't consider Calvin Johnson a freak, because he is honestly more like some kind of deity.

amen, 20 years from now, if a wr has his measurable they're still a potential #1 pick. and every year guys are getting better and better (ha remember when keyshawn was this rare specimen of wr)

Saints-Tigers
09-06-2009, 04:32 PM
Don't underestimate how much height adversely effects speed. Merriman was a nice specimen with that 40 time, but Peppers being so tall and long is just more special...

Calvin Johnson and Vernon Davis are something else though.

superman
09-06-2009, 04:41 PM
ben watson anybody? he was the vernon davis before vernon davis. he broke 4.5 at 250+ and had 34 bench reps.

FUNBUNCHER
09-07-2009, 09:46 AM
let's not go by anything besides combine. pro day times are so inaccurate. diff tracks and what not. and there's always about ten diff times for each guy.

Except that many top prospects don't run at the combine and the only 'official' times they have are from their pro days.

Vick didn't run at the combine, neither did Reggie Bush, among other notables.

BlindSite
09-07-2009, 05:35 PM
Except that many top prospects don't run at the combine and the only 'official' times they have are from their pro days.

Vick didn't run at the combine, neither did Reggie Bush, among other notables.

Even so, getting three or four different times from different sources for 2 different candidates and getting called on it is different from mistaking ephedrine for anabolic steroids like nandralone.


I think Jared Lorenzen needs to be on this list. Why? Because I think with all the dieticians, exercise and everything an NFL team throws to it's players it ought to be impossible to be a big fatty.

ToldLikeItIs
09-07-2009, 06:24 PM
I've always thought Eric Weddle was kind of a gross athlete.

senormysterioso
09-07-2009, 06:31 PM
I think Jared Lorenzen needs to be on this list. Why? Because I think with all the dieticians, exercise and everything an NFL team throws to it's players it ought to be impossible to be a big fatty.

http://brahsome.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/andre-smith.jpg

DoughBoy
09-07-2009, 07:05 PM
Is his stomach a vagina?

Rosebud
09-07-2009, 07:07 PM
Is his stomach a vagina?

I'd stick a pinky in there.

Nalej
09-07-2009, 08:13 PM
ben watson anybody? he was the vernon davis before vernon davis. he broke 4.5 at 250+ and had 34 bench reps.

Trruuueeeeee... I forgot about him.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VKUSgHPm4E

Halsey
09-07-2009, 08:46 PM
Andre Smith has a Star Wars character on his torso!

Rooo
09-07-2009, 09:01 PM
Vinny Testaverde. U

superman
09-07-2009, 10:04 PM
Even so, getting three or four different times from different sources for 2 different candidates and getting called on it is different from mistaking ephedrine for anabolic steroids like nandralone.


I think Jared Lorenzen needs to be on this list. Why? Because I think with all the dieticians, exercise and everything an NFL team throws to it's players it ought to be impossible to be a big fatty.
if you know you're a freak, you run at the combine. nothing to hide.

Saints-Tigers
09-07-2009, 10:39 PM
if you know you're a freak, you run at the combine. nothing to hide.

If you are a top 2 pick and the team with the top pick is clearly going QB, you have nowhere to go but down if you even stumble out the starting block a bit.

Don Vito
09-07-2009, 11:10 PM
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/si/2009/writers/peter_king/04/05/trade/adalius-thomas-db.jpg

AT goes 6-2 270 and I would say he is a pretty crazy athlete, played every position for the Ravens and covered Ochocinco one on one.

BlindSite
09-07-2009, 11:23 PM
If you are a top 2 pick and the team with the top pick is clearly going QB, you have nowhere to go but down if you even stumble out the starting block a bit.

There's game speed and there's manufactured speed, I like to go off what my eyes tell me more than a stopwatch.

Saints-Tigers
09-08-2009, 01:23 AM
I was defending Peppers not running at the combine. He had nothing to gain from it.

thefridge15
09-15-2009, 12:08 PM
http://images.dailyradar.com/media/uploads/ballhype/photos_large/2008/09/18/adrian-peterson-02_.jpg
http://silentarchimedes.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/terrell_owens_france.jpg

killxswitch
09-17-2009, 08:34 AM
Dwight Freeney ran a 4.48 40 and jumped 37" into the air at 6'1 and nearly 270 lbs. And if you watch he doesn't just run past guys, he can bullrush a 350 lb. OT.