We move from the offense to the defense in this year's All-Combine Freak Team. Here is the defense.
DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, UCLA
I think I broke something just typing that name. If Al Davis were still around, I may have to prepare myself to type that name a few hundred more times in case he drafted him. ‘Odi', as I will call him for now, is a freak to be certain. He had the highest vertical jump (39.0), longest broad jump (10-7) by SIX INCHES over the next guy, 2nd fastest 40-yard dash (4.62), 2nd fastest short shuttle (4.19), and 3rd fastest 60-yard shuttle (11.75).
DE Anthony Chickillo, Miami (FL)
Was second among defensive ends with 27 bench press reps. Was top five in the 3-cone (7.17) and short shuttle (4.25). He 4.79 40-yard-dash was also 6th among defensive linemen. Also his neck is seriously wider than his head.
DT Mario Edwards Jr, Florida State
He had the best time among defensive tackles in the 40-yard-dash (4.84) and was in the top five in the bench press (32). He also had the best broad jump among defensive tackles (10-0).
NT Grady Jarrett. Clemson
He was seventh among defensive linemen with 30 reps on the bench press. What is more impressive, however, is he was the only nose tackle to be among the top performers in the broad jump (9-4) and the 3-cone (7.37). That's an extremely athletic big man.
OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
Good Lord, Vic Beasley. The fastest 40-yard-dash (4.53) AND the most reps on the bench press (35)? For comparison, 35 reps ties him with the most among interior defensive linemen. He's an outside linebacker, which gives him the third most reps among linebackers over the past decade. He was also top five at his position in nearly every other category in this year's combine including vertical jump (41.0), broad jump (10-10), 3-cone (6.91), and short shuttle (4.15). Freak.
ILB Ben Heeney, Kansas
He led all linebackers in the 60-yard shuttle (11.06), short shuttle (4.00), 3-cone (6.68) and was the 2nd fastest inside linebacker in the 40-yard-dash (4.59). That's some quick feet. Former Raiders draft picks Thomas Howard and Jon Alston performed well in those areas too.
OLB Bud Dupree, Kentucky
He was tied for the third best 40-yard-dash (4.56), just .03 off the leader, Vic Beasley. He can also jump out the gym, besting the linebackers in the broad jump by six inches (11-6) over the next guy (Davis Tull) and coming in with the second best vertical jump (42.0).
CB Byron Jones, Connecticut
Oh, did I say jump out the gym? This guy can almost literally do that. He set a new record in the broad jump of 12-3 which beats the old record by THREE INCHES! It's 15 inches farther than the next guy in this combine (P.J. Williams). That's just silly. It would have also been a new Olympic record. Jones also soared in the vertical jump for 44.5 inches which is second at any position in this year's combine behind only wide receiver Chris Conley (also on this team). He continued to blow away his competition with a combine best 10.98 60-yard shuttle. He was top three in the 3-cone (6.78) and short shuttle (3.94). Dude didn't even run the 40-yard dash. Don't think he had to. Leave them wanting more at his pro day.
CB Trae Waynes, Michigan St
No one coveted speedy corners more than Al Davis. And no drill meant more than the 40-yard-dash. If you're a corner and you run a fast 40, you can pretty much don a Raiders uniform on your way out of Indianapolis. Trae Waynes ran a 4.31 40-yard-dash which is equal to that of former cornerback, Tyvon Branch and just a hair slower than some other corners the Raiders reached for such as Stanford Routt, Fabian Washington, and DeMarcus Van Dyke. Oh, and Waynes did 19 reps on the bench press which was fourth among corners.
FS Justin Cox, Mississippi St
Came in with the fastest 40-yard-dash (4.36). longest broad jump (10-9), and fastest 60-yard shuttle (11.20). That'll do it. He also had the third highest vertical jump (38.0) and third fastest short shuttle (4.07).
SS Clayton Geathers, Central Florida
He's fast and he's strong. As evidenced by his 2nd most reps on the bench press (22) and his third fastest 40-yard-dash time among strong safeties (4.55). His vertical jump is also best among strong safeties (37.0).
And there it is, folks. Your 2015 Al Davis Memorial All-Combine Freak Team.
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