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jim1
03-15-2009, 09:55 AM
University of Michigan strongman defensive tackle Will Johnson flexed his muscles (http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/03/14/trio-of-big-ten-schools-hold-pro-days/)at his campus Pro Day in a performance reminiscent of weightlifters Hans and Franz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_and_Franz)of old Saturday Night Live fame.

Johnson bench pressed 225 pounds a staggering 47 times, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com. Itís believed to be a record (http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=33299&draftyear=2009&genpos=DT) for an incoming NFL draft prospect, according to NFL Draft Scout.

The 6-foot-4, 281-pound defensive lineman ran the 40-yard dash in 5.07 and 5.1 seconds, had a 9-4 broad jump, a 4.61 time in the short shuttle and a 7.5 in the three-cone drill.

Meanwhile, defensive end Tim Jamison ran a 4.95 and a 4.99 in the 40-yard dash with a 4.60 in the short shuttle and a 7.40 in the three-cone drill.

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Elliott 1
03-15-2009, 10:25 AM
Why is Johnson's production so low???????? It doesn't make sense.

mia4ever
03-15-2009, 10:32 AM
Why is Johnson's production so low???????? It doesn't make sense.


Football is Football
and Weightlifting is Weightlifting

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DKphin
03-15-2009, 11:03 AM
Football is Football
and Weightlifting is Weightlifting


Hit the nail on the head.:up:

skipp2myloo13
03-15-2009, 11:05 AM
Would be an end, but no more than extreme depth

Ronnieisabeast
03-15-2009, 11:34 AM
I'm a huge michigan fan, and trust me Will Johnson is so god awful. I've never seen a stronger defensive lineman get washed down so easily. Not only that but plently of missed tackles too. Stay away.

finomenal
03-15-2009, 12:12 PM
In addition to the 225lb bench press, I really think the combine needs to add a 405lb bench press for lineman and linebackers, which is four 45 plates on each side. 225lbs isn't what these guys regularly work out with. For them, lifting 225lbs measures endurance more than strength. Having a 405lb bench press would allow teams to measure each players pure strength better than the 225lb.

3rdandinches
03-15-2009, 04:08 PM
In addition to the 225lb bench press, I really think the combine needs to add a 405lb bench press for lineman and linebackers, which is four 45 plates on each side. 225lbs isn't what these guys regularly work out with. For them, lifting 225lbs measures endurance more than strength. Having a 405lb bench press would allow teams to measure each players pure strength better than the 225lb.

You will find more injuries with guys lifting 405, which means more guys will pass on it. 225 is a safer way to show how strong a player is.

PSU Cane
03-15-2009, 04:27 PM
You will find more injuries with guys lifting 405, which means more guys will pass on it. 225 is a safer way to show how strong a player is.

True, but like the previous poster stated, 225 really only measures endurance, not strength. If you're a lineman with long arms, it hurts you. Maybe the NFL should change it up and have Linemen bench 315 and everyone else 225. 315 wouldn't cause more injuries, but would be somewhat more accurate than 225. At least these guys would be benching their weight. The only problem with that is that you can't fairly compare an Olineman benching 315 to an Outside Linebacker he may be facing on the field who only benches 225. So there are pros and cons to both.

Roman529
03-15-2009, 04:28 PM
Football is Football
and Weightlifting is Weightlifting



Exactly.....it is like looking at a track guy who runs a 10.5 100 meter dash and then assuming he is going to be a great wide receiver.

finomenal
03-15-2009, 04:56 PM
You will find more injuries with guys lifting 405, which means more guys will pass on it. 225 is a safer way to show how strong a player is.
Injuries? You can't be serious. We're talking about 300+ pound beasts. These guys can do 225 in their sleep. 405lbs is what they lift regularly. :) Even most linebackers can throw up 405lbs with no problem.

3rdandinches
03-15-2009, 06:24 PM
Injuries? You can't be serious. We're talking about 300+ pound beasts. These guys can do 225 in their sleep. 405lbs is what they lift regularly. :) Even most linebackers can throw up 405lbs with no problem.

I think you really know what your talking about. 30 reps at 225 is equal to a 401 max. To say most can throw up 405 easily is silly to say the least. The closer you go to your one rep max you need to be fully prepared and the injury rate goes through the roof for those that may think they are and aren't.

Allowing the stronger players to choose a 315lb option isn't a bad idea but why you think it would make a difference I don't get. The NFL likes to have a set measuring stick for all players. These "sticks" aren't there to define a player but to give the scouts an idea where players stand.

Sunny Fish
03-15-2009, 06:41 PM
I'd like to see Terrence Taylor and him square off in an MMA fight.