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Nate Ebner is Leonidas


So I definitely have a bit of a man crush on the newly selected sixth round pick (and signed; thanks Jared!) out of OSU. Simply based on the highlight reel of him playing rugby, his pro day numbers, and an endorsement from Vrabel (after only three seasons of football). I looked up the combine numbers and compared his pro day numbers and this is what I came up with how he compares to other participants:

4.55 second 40 yard dash time (tied for 38th, one of the top times at his position)
10'8 Broad Jump (7th)
3'3 Vertical (tied 9th)
6.59 second 3 cone drill (Top 3)
23 repetitions on the bench (tied for 83rd (out of about 200 participants), top at his position)
4.04 second 20 yard short shuttle (tied 15th).

I know he is currently projected for Special Teams and possibly offering a body on the practice squad, but how could his athleticism not translate (yes I know lots of schematics and logistics to work through) or could it not make you want to let him loose.

You all are very thorough and knowledgeable, so I defer to you and I am looking for feedback, but someone who seems to have an overall athleticism that puts him in the tops of all incoming players should stand for something, shouldn't? Plus he seems to have the motivation, drive, and heart insanity that could make him a fantastic player.

Or am I blinded by light? *edit* I've decided I don't care, I will go blind with this hardcore warrior.

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