Thursday, March 23, 2017

Strong numbers for Andreas Knappe at UConn pro day

Little by little numbers are emerging from yesterday's pro day.

The site posted a few additional numbers. Noel Thomas' time in the 40 was 4.49 which is a little more reasonable that the 4.42 that was floating around yesterday. He also had a vertical jump of 33 inches which is pretty good. Not sure if that will be enough to get him drafted but he certainly helped his cause.

The numbers of offensive tackle Andreas Knappe really jumped out at me. His vertical of 30 inches would have been tied for fifth among offensive linemen at the NFL Scouting Combine and his broad jump of 8-10 would have tied for 12th. He also had a pretty solid time of 5.25 in the 40. He said his hamstring was tightening up during the 40 so perhaps he could have gone even faster. Knappe's results in those three events compare favorably with one of the draft's best offensive tackle prospects as Alabama's Cam Robinson had a time of 5.15 in the 40, a 26-inch vertical and went 8-10 in the broad jump. Of course, Robinson's tape is going to be far superior to Knappe's. However, Knappe is a relative newcomer to football and the Denmark native could pique the interest of some pro scouts even if he never played left tackle at UConn which think he has untapped potential.


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