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Old 07-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The weight makes a difference but LeBron James is about 270 and has over a 40" vert. Height has nothing to do with vert.

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There were defensive ends this year that had higher verts than Watt at the combine so I don't get all the hoopla.
Height has nothing to do with vert? A taller person will have more length to "spring from" before taking flight. It helps. I know that vert is measured in a way to eliminate height differences from the measurement, but a 7 foot guy, is going to have an advantage over a 4'10" guy. Think of the legs as a spring. The taller guy has a longer spring.

The hoopla, this isn't a vertical jump. It's almost 5 feet tall, 2 feet higher than the verticals you are citing at the combine.

Jumping that high, getting on it, balancing, and not falling on your ass is harder than, stand here and jump.
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Freakish jump - Jamie Collins 42 inch vert:

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Freakish jump - Jamie Collins 42 inch vert:

Jesus. You sure he didn't launch off someone's head?
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Cam Wake, 45.5" vert (Combine's 2nd highest ever)




coincidentally, both Wake and Collins wear #91
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TIL vert matters in football.
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