View Full Version : Measuring Lateral Agility

04-01-2010, 08:38 AM
Great read guys


there are other formula's I like to use as well.

3-Cone * Short * 10-split / Vertical = Explosion

Explosion / Weight = Size/Exp ratio

40-yard - 20-split = 2nd gear

anyone have any formula's they use?

04-01-2010, 10:14 AM
pretty good post, Pat Kirwin did a equation like that for on explosion as well


04-01-2010, 03:42 PM
Vertical and broad jumps are a pretty good measurement of explosion. Never really been concerned with times for the 3 cone and shuttle, I like to see how fluid the player looks, how well they stop, change direction, and explode through to finish.

04-01-2010, 04:04 PM
This is even more confirmation what a sleeper-beast Te'o-Nesheim is...insane workout numbers with the production to back it up.

04-01-2010, 06:41 PM
no suprise to see junior galette on top for DE's.

i can't wait for the saints to pick him.

Don Vito
04-01-2010, 06:46 PM
Snead, McCluster, Hodge, Jerry, Marshay Green, and Kendrick Lewis are all up there for their positions..nice. Hardy is the one guy who isn't damn it.

04-03-2010, 11:16 AM
I still pay attention on 20 shuttle and 3 cone drill only. Lateral and straight speed are big different. Highest differential does not mean a better one. It makes you less all around player.

Runner has 4.4 at 40 yard and 4.2 in short shuttle. Both are excellent numbers but .2 differential is bad. I dont buy it.

Interesting math, though.

04-03-2010, 11:24 AM
just use a tape measure

04-03-2010, 03:35 PM
This looks like a good formula, as Preston Parker plays much faster than his high 4.6 40 time.

04-03-2010, 04:11 PM
I don't take much stock in a formula that penalizes for running a faster 40. According to this, Terrance Cody has more "functional football speed" than Trindon Holliday.

04-03-2010, 04:58 PM
That seems like a faulty formula - you're not weighing those numbers against any fixed standard. You're comparing one variable to another variable. Basically, if you run slow forty, you're more likely to get a better number. It's a relative measurement - which means it's not really a measurement.

Yeah, maybe a big fat dude moves sideways compared to forwards pretty well, but he's still a slow fat dude. That tells me nothing.

Better measurement of agility - tell them to touch their toes. If they can't do it, they're not agile. Not a great method, but still better.