As the NFL Combine draws to a close Tuesday, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star looks at the biggest revelations. Among them: Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson.
Here's what Chappell writes about the former Sooner:
One of the combine’s workout warriors is a former high school quarterback who grew into one of this year’s top offensive tackle prospects. That would be Oklahoma’s Lane Johnson.
One of the first questions the 6-6, 303-pound Sooner faced when meeting the media dealt with his ability to dunk a basketball.
“Only 360. I can’t pull a 540 or nothing like that,’’ Johnson said. “It was a lot easier when I was a little bit lighter. But I can still do it.”
He then went out and strutted his stuff for NFL scouts, coaches and general managers. He ran a 4.72 40, had a 34-inch vertical jump and 9-foot, 10-inch broad jump.
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock noted Johnson’s 40-yard time was faster than the combine time posted Baltimore Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin, his vertical equaled Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green and his broad jump the same as New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley.
“Think about those three things for a 300-pound offensive tackle and put that in perspective of what he can be,” Mayock said.
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