Maurice Jones Drew

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I'm amazed at this 5'6 3/4 "little guy"'s track times as a High School athlete. Look:

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Pre-draft measurables
HtWt40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBP
5 ft 6¾ in207 lb4.39 s1.58 s2.66 s4.41 s7.08 s36 in9 ft 8 in18 reps
           

All values from NFL Combine

           

 

 

Then he broke a bunch of franchise records in 2011 and was voted as one of the Top 100 players in 2012. Why don't we see more small guys in Football and Track?

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Re: Maurice Jones Drew
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Trindon Holliday is another great small player (5'5). He was a sprinter, played for LSU and was drafted by the Texans.

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Re: Maurice Jones Drew
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Ira Murchison is considered one of the greatest sprinters and he was just shy of 5'4.

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Depends. Sprinters tend to be more compact and muscular. Usain Bolt was an anomaly.

 

Read this article about why a lot of track stars are on the short side.

Last Edited By OverTheEdge (2014-06-17 07:18:36)

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I was a track star in High School. I'm 5'6. Won many awards.