February 16th, 2014
Last year's Combine saw some AMAZING efforts from the running-backs. Did it translate into NFL success???
Below are last year's top performers in each drill and what became of them.
Bench Press, 3-Cone Drill: Le'Veon Bell
Ring that Bell! Le'Veon rocked-it for 860 yards and 8 TDs in his rookie season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Verdict: SUCCESS.
40-Yard Dash, 3-Cone Drill: Giovani Bernard
Gio was a rookie bright spot for the Cincinnati Bengals last year, rushing for 695 yards, catching 56 passes and scoring 8 TDs. Verdict: SUCCESS.
40-Yard Dash, Vertical, Broad Jump: Michael Ford
Ford, aka the "Human Mustang," was one of the top overall performers at the combine displaying an amazing set of physical skills. After signing with Chicago, he led the Bears in both rushing and receiving during the preseason. He spent the regular season learning from Pro Bowl RB Matt Forte. Verdict: PRETTY SUCCESSFUL.
40-Yard Dash, Vertical, Broad Jump: Onterio McCalebb
We know what you saying, "who the heck is Onterio McCalebb?" He's only the fastest runner in combine history! His amazing performance in the 40-yard dash, recording a 4.21 seconds, is the fastest time ever at the NFL Combine. He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals and they converted him into a DB. Verdict: PRETTY SUCCESSFUL.
Bench Press, Long Jump: Zac Stacy
Stacy started the 2013 season on the bench for the St. Louis Rams. Once he got a chance to play, Zac never looked back, taking control of the starting job and leading the team with 973 yards and 8 TDs. Verdict: SUCCESS.
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