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Suh posts 35.5" vertical; best from DT since 2000

Posted on: March 1, 2010 2:10 pm
 
Some believe that Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy deserves being rated over Ndamukong Suh due to his greater athleticism. If you are new to my blog, you might not know my opinion on this matter.

I believe Suh to be the unquestioned top talent in this draft. Whether he's ultimately drafted first or not will have zero bearing on my grade. I'm hardly basing my feeling on Suh on what he's done lately. I thought Suh should have won the Heisman and listed him as the top senior talent in the country back in July.

As evidence of Suh's athleticism, I point to the 35.5" vertical jump, NFL.com is reporting he posted today while at the Combine. Not only will Suh's ridiculous vertical jump almost surely lead all defensive tackles this year, it is one half inch lower than the highest vertical jump posted by any defensive tackle at the Combine since 2000 (Al Lucas, Troy).

The vertical jump is designed to test explosiveness -- supposedly an area in which Suh is lacking.





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Since: Mar 9, 2010
Posted on: March 9, 2010 5:13 pm
 

Suh posts 35.5" vertical; best from DT since 2000

Big fan of your work and the archive formerly at NFLds.  In that spirit, i offer this correction:
Both Lynn MacGruder, 2005 and Chris Baker, 2009, are credited at 35.5"   Al Woods, DT 2010, out-jumped those guys, and Suh, and the late Al Lucas too.  37."



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