Offensive lineman prospect Ali Marpet is trying to do something that hasn't been done in over 80 years. That streak will most likely end now because of his performance at the NFL combine.
The 6-foot-6, 307-pound prospect, from Division-III Hobart College, was the fastest offensive lineman at the NFL combine. His 40-yard-dash time of 4.98 and his 10-yard split of 1.74 will almost certainly put him on an NFL roster.
He definitely showed he is athletic enough to compete with guys from Florida State or Alabama or Ohio State. It also helps that he played almost every position on the line at Hobart. He projects as a center or guard in the NFL.
He's going to need that NFL salary, too. His tuition at Hobart is $57,000 a year, and there's no scholarship. Yikes.
Fastest 40-yard dash: MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois, 4.58 seconds
Most reps on the bench press: Gerald Christian, Louisville, 28 reps
Best vertical jump: MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois, 38 inches
Furthest broad jump: Jesse James, Penn State, 121 inches
Fastest 20-yard shuttle: Nick Boyle, Delaware, 4.23 seconds
Fastest 60-yard shuttle: Nick Boyle, Delaware, 11.65 seconds
Fastest 40-yard dash: Ali Marpet, Hobart, 4,98 seconds
Most reps on the bench press: Ereck Flowers, 37 reps
Best vertical jump: Laurence Gibbons, Virginia Tech, 33.5 inches
Furthest broad jump: Three tied for 1st at 113 inches: Laurence Gibbons, Virginia Tech; Mark Glowinski, West Virginia; Terry Poole, San Diego St.
Fastest 3-cone drill: Jake Fisher, Oregon, 7.25 seconds
Fastest 20-yard shuttle: Jake Fisher, Oregon, 4.33 seconds
News & Notes from the combine
Former Florida State QB Jameis Winston thinks he will win a Super Bowl next season.
Former Georgia RB Todd Gurley wouldn't allow teams to examine his surgically repaired knee.
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