Since All we have to go on at this point is is evaluations from those who watch and have watched the 9 players that the Broncos got in this year's draft (as well as the UDFAs) I thought I would be interesting to compare the combine results for players that the Broncos have gotten in the past three years with those taken this year - specifically the OL and the WRs. Beadles numbers looked a little scary to me, but we'll see more after the jump...
|Combine Results||Pro Day Results|
Combine Invite: Yes
40 Yrd Dash: 5.09
20 Yrd Dash: 2.96
10 Yrd Dash: 1.75
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 22
Vertical Jump: 25 1/2
Broad Jump: 08'04"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.52
3-Cone Drill: 7.78
Dates: 03/04/07 03/22/07
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash:
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 25
20 Yrd Shuttle:
bear in mind that Brady Quinn put up 225 lbs 24 times compared to Harris' 22.
|3||Eddie Royal||Virginia Tech||5~10||184||4.39||2.55||1.48||24||36||10'04"||4.34||7.07|
|Kory Lichtensteiger||Max bench||410||max squat||520||wonderlic||29|
Kenny McKinley - ran a 4.44 40, but DNP in everything else
Richard Quinn (since he has been an OL effectively so far) - 4.87 40 yd dash, 24 reps on bench, 9'11" broad jump
Seth Olsen - 5.29 40 yd, 23 reps on the bench, 7.59 3-cone
Blake Schleuter - no data
D. Thomas - DNP
E. Decker - 15 reps on the bench press
|Olsen, Eric||Notre Dame||5.22||35||29.0||7.50||7'09|
These are all just numbers, but at least they give an apples-to-apples comparison for the three lineman taken this year and the four O. lineman taken in the two previous years (Quinn included). Beadles only putting up 20 reps on the bench scares me, but maybe his game is about balance and leverage as opposed to raw power (ala Ryan Harris). E. Olsen and Walton were strong on the bench (for OL only Petrus and Okung bested Olsen's 35). Walton had the exact same broad jump as Harris. Olsen's 7'09" was one of the wrost brad jumps for OL at the combine.
For WRs, Decker's 15 reps on the bench is about average. Royal's 24 is awesome considering that he only weighs 184 lbs. Royal's result was better than any WR this year and was only bested by one player at the 2009 combine, 211 lb Brooks Foster from UNC.