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Babylon
02-28-2011, 02:42 PM
Results from the combine, sorry no Ryan Mallett. tops in the category in bold letters.

40 yard dash (unofficial times)

Blaine Gabbert 4.62
Jake Locker 4.52
Cam Newton 4.58

Vertical

Blaine Gabbert 33.5
Jake Locker 35
Cam Newton 35

Broad jump

Blaine Gabbert 10'
Jake Locker 10'
Cam Newton 10'6"

Shuttle

Blaine Gabbert 4.26
Jake Locker 4.12
Cam Newton 4.18

3 cone drill

Blaine Gabbert 6.84
Jake Locker 6.77
Cam Newton 6.92

Caulibflower
02-28-2011, 02:55 PM
The 3-cone drill is awfully underrated.

Babylon
02-28-2011, 03:06 PM
The 3-cone drill is awfully underrated.

And those times are very good for all 3. In comparison

AJ Green 6.91
Julio Jones 6.66

Don Vito
02-28-2011, 03:08 PM
Say what you want about this quarterback class but there are a lot of very athletic QB's at least. Probably the most physically talented group from top to bottom we've seen in a while.

Caulibflower
02-28-2011, 03:12 PM
And those times are very good for all 3. In comparison

AJ Green 6.91
Julio Jones 6.66

Yeah, Tebow running a 6.66 last year was definitely more impressive than his forty. A lot of times I'd rather have the guy who runs a really fast shuttle and can jump.

Babylon
02-28-2011, 03:16 PM
Yeah, Tebow running a 6.66 last year was definitely more impressive than his forty. A lot of times I'd rather have the guy who runs a really fast shuttle and can jump.

I think it translates better to what a QB is asked to do as far as moving in the pocket.

Caulibflower
02-28-2011, 03:25 PM
Not to sound homerish about Tebow, but that 3-cone, his 38-inch vert and 1.55 10-yard split really put him in some elite company. I mean, that's a QB you're putting next to Julio Jones, and who explodes from a static position faster than Mark Ingram.

the natural
02-28-2011, 04:06 PM
Tebow put up some impressive numbers. These guys too. Throw in Colin Kaepernick with Newton, Locker, and Gabbert, and you have four exceptional athletes (at any position) who throw the ball as hard as anyone on record according to the radar gun.