Louisville Wide Receiver Damian Copeland is having an excellent NFL Combine thus far. Copeland measured 5’11”, 184 lbs, with 9″ hands, and a 31 3/8″ arm length. Very average measurements physically, but Copeland stood out when the performance measurements started. Let’s take them one by one:
Damian Copeland ran a 10.84 time in the 60-Yard Shuttle, 2nd (Brandin Cooks broke record) in the 2014 NFL Combine.
THAT IS SICKENING.
Only 3 players since 2006 have run faster in the 60-Yard Shuttle. Copeland’s 60-yard Shuttle time would be the fastest time of almost every NFL Draft. Patrick Patterson (Arizona Cardinals) ran a 11.01 in 2011. Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers) ran 11.30 in 2010.
Copeland’s 20-Yard Shuttle time was 3.90 over the weekend, 2nd at the 2014 NFL Combine behind Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks.
How fast is 3.90 in the 20-Yard Shuttle? Only 5 (FIVE!!!!!) players in the last NINE drafts have run the 20-yard shuttle faster than Damian, with Cooks tying the fastest time since 2006 at the Combine.
Damian’s 3.90 would have been the fastest combine time in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012 NFL Drafts.
(Side Note: Harry Douglas ran a 4.12 20-yard shuttle at the 2008 NFL Combine, finishing 11th that year).
Damian Copeland turned in a 6.53 second time in the 3-cone drill. That’s the fastest so far at the 2014 NFL Combine, but how fast is 6.53 in the 3-cone? Dating back to 2006, just 10 (JUST TEN!!!!!) players have run the 3-cone drill fast than Damian Copeland, a period of NINE Years and countless players across all positions.
Copeland’s 3-Cone time would have been the fast Combine time in the 2006, 2008, and 2009 NFL Drafts.
(Side Note: Former UofL Wide Receiver Scott Long ran a 6.45 3-cone drill in 2010, currently 3rd place since 2006)
Honey Mustard’s Vertical is an impressive 40.0″, and is currently 2nd at the NFL Draft among Wide Receivers and 4th across all positions.
Damian’s vertical would have been the highest across every position in the 2008 NFL Draft, but only a small handful of players actually jump 40″ or better at the Combine each year.
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