Tuesday, March 2, 2010
DraftWatch: McCoy's bench press
By Kevin Seifert
As we continue to evaluate which elite defensive tackle Detroit would be better off drafting next month, we should at least consider this eye-opening result from Monday's workout at the scouting combine.
Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy managed 23 repetitions in the bench press, a good result if he were a running back. As an interior linemen, it's on the low end and provides at least a hint that he needs to work on upper-body strength.
In this Insider-only post, ESPN's Todd McShay terms the figure "a little disappointing." McShay, however, did write that McCoy showed "outstanding quickness" in both his feet and hands during position-specific drills.
Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, on the other hand, put up 32 reps.
If you're looking for a tale of the tape between the two, here's what I can provide:
Weight: 307 pounds
40 time: 4.98 seconds
Weight: 295 pounds
40 time: 4.96