Friday, February 24, 2006

Calvin Johnson = Freak?

I guess it's no surprise to anyone who has followed GT football at all over the past couple of years that Calvin Johnson is a freak, but check out this list of College Football's Top Workout Freaks by Bruce Feldman over at

2. Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech: The 6-5, 235-pound junior is the most dynamic wideout in the country and has the total package. "Along with freakish skills, he has an unbelievable work ethic to match," says Tech director of player development Eric Ciano. "Calvin leads by example and he never complains or quits. His athletic ability is second to none. His first semester at Georgia Tech, Johnson vertical jumped 43 inches and had a standing long of 11-2. He has run consecutive 4.3 40-yard dashes at 235 pounds. He also power cleans over 330 pounds with ease. His strength, speed, and explosiveness are unmatched."

His combine scores next year are going to be off the charts, guys that run sub 4.4 40 times aren't supposed to be able to clean 330+. I hope he truly has a monster season this year, and that we can effectively get him the ball in the offense so he has a shot at back to back All-America seasons and a chance to shine while wearing the white and gold, because he's going to be a star in the NFL for whatever team lands him.

Check out Adrian Peterson's factoid by the way ... 36" vertical leap while holding 160lbs in weights? Yikes. I'm not sure you could genetically engineer bigger freaks than guys like C.J and Peterson.


Blogger Dan said...

I'm of the firm belief that Adrian Peterson was grown in a lab somewhere.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Matt Glaude said...

I'm pretty sure that every player's most impressive college highlight has come at the hands of the Syracuse Orange.

8:50 AM  

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