USC offensive lineman Austin Jackson ran the 40 in 5.07 seconds today at the NFL combine and had one of the best vertical leaps (31.0).
The more important time for linemen is the 10-yard split because that’s linemen rarely run 40 yards down field. Jackson’s time of 1.73 seconds tied for second.
Iowa offensive tackle Travis Wirfs is dominating with a 4.86 40-yard dash; 10’1″ broad jump; 36.5-inch vertical and 1.69 10-yard split.
- A couple follow-ups to this morning’s column:
Here’s another example of the angry USC reaction to John Robinson resigning from a univerity post to take the Rams job, which was published in the Daily Trojan.
- A friend of Dick Bank passed along this story regarding his passing.
“Garry Hill of Track and Field News responded to a reader who said he wished he could have met Dick Bank:
“No you don’t,” Hill said. “Dick Bank didn’t suffer fools gladly. He didn’t suffer anyone gladly.”