The NFL’s underwear Olympics are underway today as future pros show their goods during the 2013 edition of the scouting combine. Normally the first day is filled with large men lumbering their way through drills as the offensive linemen open the festivities. Of course these days that’s just not the case as the athletic ability of NFL uglies increases each year.
As we all remember so fondly how Al Davis took to the combine like A-Rod does free PEDs. Seeing top tier athletes on display for an entire week was the kind of eye candy that Davis lived for.
So this morning when Arkansas-Pine Bluff offensive tackle Terron Armstead ran an eye-popping 40 you got the feeling Davis was smiling as he clicked his stop watch from high above. Unofficially Armstead was clocked at an unreal 4.65. There are wide receivers in this draft that won’t run that fast. Officially Armstead’s time was adjusted to 4.71.
Showing shades of Bruce Campbell, Armstead is certainly helping his draft stock with an impressive performance today.
Of course 40 time means little for an O-lineman. None the less the athletic skill is undeniable. Even more amazing is that Armstead isn’t alone. Oklahoma’s Lane Johnson came in just behind Armstead at 4.72. Those two times are good for the fastest performances by an O-lineman in the history of the combine.
While the Davis jokes are obvious the reality is even Reggie McKenzie has got to be thinking about taking one of these freakish athletes in the draft. The Raiders need upgrades along the line and out there today we could be seeing a future member of the Silver and Black.