So the studies showing 40 times relate most to rb success are fake;) And I'm not talking about the ones linked on DLF lately, I've seen in-depth studies from more reliable sources. Basically guys who run over 4.6 that do well are pretty rare even for 230 pounders. When a rb is 200 lbs, it's almost a zero success rate. If you know some better drills to gauge success, please go back 10 years and prove it with some data. We're all here looking for new angles and I'd love to see the numbers.Voiceofunreason wrote:[/color]FantasyFreak wrote:
So Abdullah being slow for a 230lb back doesn't worry you because the 40 isn't that important, but a stiff like Langford is all of a sudden good just because of his 40?
Basically the top 10 rbs were all slower than people would have guessed so it's obviously disappointing. Considering it was hyped up as the best rb class in 8 years, or whatever, it'd pretty hard to be that impressed. Is that really surprising to you?
You disregard all the other drills and focus on the 40, which has less to do with football than any other drill for a RB, so yes, I'm surprised you guys are so wrapped up about a 40 time, because the game of football isn't played on a track lane. The RB class is deep because they are good football players. The shuttle drills are way more important anyway, if you want combine results. And about Langford, I was saying that the 40 time was impressive because you guys were saying all the RB's disappointed you, and I was pointing out his good 40 time because so many of you seemed so concerned with the 40. I was saying, how does Langford's 40 disappoint what you expected?
For me running back has a lot to do with, wait for it...running. If you are slow it's hard to have success unless you can run people over. Of course agility plays a part but is harder to measure (hence watching tape). It's not a 100% indicator of success but a players speed and size are as close as it gets that I've seen.
Once again, almost all the top 10 guys disappointed at least a little. It's really not as complicated as you are making it. I want to like a players tape and have it confirmed that he's a good athlete.