For the second year in a row a young man from The University of Oklahoma has made the biggest impact in the NFL Combine. Last year it was TE James Hanna, and this year it is OT Lane Johnson. Here is what Mike Mayock had to say:
“His 40-yard dash time was faster than Anquan Boldin,” NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock said of Johnson. “His vertical at 34 inches was the same as A.J. Green – think about this, this is an offensive tackle at 300-plus pounds. He ran faster than Anquan Boldin, he jumped the same as A.J. Green and his broad jump at nine feet, 10 inches was the same as Steven Ridley. Think about those three things for a 300-pound offensive tackle and put that in perspective of what he can be.
Now, just like Hanna, who was drafted by the Cowboys last year in the 6th round Johnson has a lot to prove. Winning the Combine is not an automatic bid to stardom, it is a view into the young mans potential. He is a former Qb and TE which should serve him well when learning a new offense, and shows his ability to be coached. This a a young man with a ton of potential.