stephenrjking

March 16th, 2017 at 6:28 PM ^

These seem like pretty non-fake numbers. I'm surprised that Evans was as slow as he is in the 40--4.6 ish isn't nearly as fast as I was expecting from him. Given that speed is a significant part of his game, that's interesting.

OTOH Rashan Gary is blazing fast. And look at those Zach Gentry numbers! If Gentry can competently do one of running routes, catching passes, and/or blocking, he's going to contribute this season. 

I love that they're doing this. Usually we hear a number when a guy is recruited and then again at the NFL combine. This gives us real information, gives players a chance to prepare for a real part of the NFL process, and encourages good intrasquad competition. Pretty awesome.

OwenGoBlue

March 16th, 2017 at 7:05 PM ^

Odds are that's not the best time Evans has run if it makes you feel better.

I know people like one number, but a player's 40 time isn't really that (ex: 4.6 time is usually a 4.5-4.7 guy who tested in the middle of his range).

The crazy thing is to look at Gary's numbers and think that is just how he happened to perform on a given day in the middle of winter conditioning.

Tuebor

March 17th, 2017 at 9:58 AM ^

Track speed is different than game speed. Very few times will a football player run straight unimpeded for 40 yards. 

 

A guy running a 4.6 40 is fast.  The difference between a 4.6 and a 4.4. could very well be an efficient start out of a track stance.  Maybe Evans doesn't have a good start out of a track stance.  We all know he is fast when already on the move coming off of a cut.  And at the end of the day that is all that matters.

 

Double-D

March 16th, 2017 at 10:54 PM ^

Seeing that it would surprise me if he is not right in the mix for a spot.

Younger less developed athletic guys can make a huge jump as they physically mature. Let's hope we are seeing signs of that.

Who here would have bet Runyan against Onwenhu and the field throwing a powerball?

Wolfman

March 17th, 2017 at 10:02 AM ^

we'll see expedited improvement. Same for Mallory. Still remember Bo's last recruitment of Bill Mallory's kids. He was having a conversation with an assisting when he heard there was one who hadn't been offered. "He's a Mallory?"  "Yup". "Offer him." Now that is putting some thought into your offers

 

DenardPeppers

March 16th, 2017 at 6:34 PM ^

I find that hard to believe Evans 40 is slower than Garys. But in Saying that Gary's 40 is fcn unreal for a 300 lb guy. Figured there would be more 4.4s in the 40 then the one. But DPJ is an athlete for sure.

ST3

March 16th, 2017 at 6:43 PM ^

Peters vs. Sessa is going to be the QB controversy going into the fall?

Sessa is 6' 8". I suppose we should expect to see him at TE before too long.

stephenrjking

March 16th, 2017 at 6:54 PM ^

I doubt that Peters would get on the field for that sort of thing. But if/when he starts, defenses might have to account for him if Harbaugh runs the occasional read option play that we've seen from him before (including, two or three times, with not-so-fast Wilton Speight). It won't be a core play of the offense, but it can be a tool. 

 

MGoStrength

March 16th, 2017 at 6:47 PM ^

Caveot: As Stu McGill said "The best athletes rarely outperform their peers in pre-season testing like bench pressing and squatting. Their distinguishing qualities are motor control. The ability to exert strength quickly, deactivate muscle quickly, and optimally project forces throughout the body linkage is characteristic of this skill."

 

That being said, DPJ has some amazing athletic qualities to build from and I'm excited to see what he can do.

LSAClassOf2000

March 16th, 2017 at 6:49 PM ^

A bit of football news amidst the basketball news is welcome as always.

Pretty sure my 40-time at this point in my life would be more Eisen than Gary, but hoping that some of these stats are preludes to what we get to see this fall. 

Perkis-Size Me

March 16th, 2017 at 6:58 PM ^

Jesus tap dancing Christ. DPJ is just out of HS and he's already running a 4.41?

He is going to make life a living hell for opposing secondaries for the next 3-4 years.