Freak of nature

I’ll keep saying it:  I think Cornelius Washington is going to explode this season in the new scheme.

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UPDATE: It doesn’t look like Aaron Murray is much slower than Logan Gray.

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UPDATE #2: David’s got the complete spring combine numbers here.  To put Washington’s 40 time in perspective, A.J. Green was timed at 4.37.  Even if you don’t buy 40 times on their face (and I don’t), comparatively speaking, that Washington is roughly a tenth of a second faster than Green is otherworldly.

Not only that – check out the 225-pound bench press rep numbers.  Washington finished tied for first in his group and tied for sixth overall.  Dude is scary.  I can’t wait to see what that translates into on the field this fall, especially if Houston gets the early attention from opposing offenses.

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UPDATE #3: Paul points out the likelihood that these numbers are exaggerated on an absolute scale, something that I don’t doubt for a second.  But it still doesn’t change the fact that Washington ran a faster forty than Georgia’s most dynamic playmaker.

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9 responses to “Freak of nature

  1. Ben Rockwell

    Aaron Murray’s got some wheels, and I’m still not so sure why folks are so full of doubt about him. I think everyone wants a pro prospect QB under center, but how many pro prospect QBs have won titles at the NCAA level and how many pro prospect QBs can one school legitimately expect to have in a short amount of time?

    With my bulldog-colored glasses, I’ve got utmost confidence in Richt when he says the things he says about Murray. Richt knows QBs, and he knows mobile QBs. This is going to be an exciting QB to have for the good guys.

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  2. Ricky McDurden

    Senator, there needs to be a word for this in the lexicon. Perhaps:
    Cornelius (v.) When a non-skill position player posts almost otherworldly combine numbers in any measurable event.
    e.g. “That OL corneliused the broad jump”, or “What are the odds we pick up a nose tackle that corneliused the shuttle?”

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    • Macallanlover

      You need to broaden that usage, imo. It is the “combined combine” numbers (which we don’t believe anyway) that make Cornelius otherworldly. Performance in one event would not qualify. Being unable to comprehend anyone combining such strength with speed and not named Herschel, I will settle for this: if ever a defense was devised to showcase such a monster the 3-4 may be it. Word of this is sure to drop the odd odds on UGA winning a title this year.

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    • NRBQ

      How about “Cornelioned” for the past tense?

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  3. Charles D.

    Who is Luis Capelle? He put up fantastic numbers in the only two legitimate events, the VJ and the Bench.

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  4. Dboy

    Anyone else notice boykin’ 41″ vertical. Phenominal!!! That is crazy even fir basketball. If I remember correctly, Michael Jordan’s vertical was 37″. Talk about freak of nature.

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    • Derek

      Boss Bailey posted a 46″ at 6’4″ 242. I remember watching him blocking field goals routinely as a senior and that was the most freakish thing I’ve seen. His feet were at the other players helmets. We need to be genetically engineering some more Baileys:

      Monster Bailey
      King Bailey
      “Holy Sh$t” Bailey, etc…

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  5. NRBQ

    Apparently, Washington ran a 10.7 100m as a junior on his H.S. track team, at 230 lbs.

    That’s almost Herschelesque.

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    • Derek

      I know I still remember Charles Grant tearing an ACL trying to play tailback. (Why Donnan called a sweep with Grant on 3rd and 1, I’ll never know.) But Waskington getting some reps at TB ought to be at least considered. I saw where they lined Stephon Tuitt up at TB at Georgia’s 7 on 7 camp. Maybe someone wants to see what a 6’5″ 260 guy looks like at the tail.

      If Washington gets a crease and gets to the second level, nobody is even going to try and touch this guy.

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