The Cats need to stockpile a couple more young O-Linemen with the draft. So I like what I see from OL Rodeem Brown. He might be a touch undersized but he rarely loses one-on-one battles or misses blocks. Sounds like he has some freakish athletic ability and a very high level of compete, which is an intangible that can't be taught.
Tyrell Ford would be an awesome addition to our defensive backfield. We already have stellar Nationals back there with Adeleke and Kats. Add another one and you could do wonders with the ratio.
Enoch Penney - Laryea LB McMaster is 2nd in the bench with 27 reps . He's third in the vertical at 39.5 . He's 5th in the forty with 4.58 . Enoch was
2nd in the broad jump ( 10' 7") .
His bench is better than most of the linemen . His speed is receiver like . He could be the first special teamer off the board .
Some guys put up very good sets of testing #s; as opposed to being good in just one area (like bench press strength, which is perhaps way over-rated at times ?)
The 3 top RBs - Machart, Adeboboye & Tucker - very solid #s, to back-up their excellent on-field production. Hopefully, they go to CFL teams that will give them real shots to compete in TC for playing time - some work on offence or maybe for a starting job when there is an opening.
No shortage of critics and skeptics about the actual worth of combine scores and how, if it all, they translate to onfield effectiveness.
But for the CFL the combines are probably useful for media exposure, perhaps.
No; no wasted at all - shows some dedication to one aspect of training; just mostly not near the worth of developing and having actual, serious football skills. CFL "scouts" could probably find some gym rats / weight lifters who can put up 30 some bench press reps, but if they don't know a football from a frisbee they are useless to a football team. OTOH - guys who have demonstrated they are superb football talents at the levels before the pros - these are the players who CFL teams should be most interested in; and hopefully they back that up with some good Combine type testing #s; if some scouts want to blindly put faith in weight lifting #s as their big scouting tool and write some players off who don't put up big bench #s - have at 'er.
The only point I was trying to make was that the bench numbers indicate a work ethic and a willingness to improve . That's it . Seeing a QB with 17 reps tells me a lot about the young man . Spin the rest whatever way you want.
It's mostly about using the same benchmarks to evaluate players physically. While high numbers of reps might be desirable in a DT, it's not so necessary in an OL, since the majority of the power comes from the lower body.
The vertical jump tests out explosive power, the 40 is for pure acceleration and velocity, and the 4-cone is for agility and quickness. All of which are used to gauge an athlete's overall physical prowess AS COMPARED TO HIS PEERS.
Yes, there are those who excel at one (or even two) disciplines - you wouldn't expect many reps from someone like Banks, but he would absolutely KILL the 40 and 4-cone. These are all Objective measurements - the subjective ones are the one-on-ones, the interviews, and their game film.
“I played against Americans so in a way I kind of have that advantage over Canadians just because they say there’s American players and there’s Canadian players. Most of my football career I’ve played against Americans so I’m just a citizen of Canada which kinda helps out.”
That's a quote from Daniel Abeboboye RB Bryant University . He played in Div 2 with the likes of Merrimack , Long Island , Central Connecticut , Wagner , and St. Francis .
He seems to have a very high opinion of himself . I'm sure some of the boys from Sask , Laval , McMaster, and Montreal will straighten him out .
You might understand that attitude if he played at Ohio St. , Alabama, or Georgia but Bryant ???