Monday, February 28, 2011

NFL Combine Results: Roy Helu and the 10 Biggest Surprises in Sunday's Workouts

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 26: Roy Helu Jr. #10 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers slips past Liloa Nobriga #48 of the Colorado Buffaloes during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 26, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Colorado 45-17 (Photo by Eric
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Roy Helu Jr. was considered a solid but not explosive back. He may have just changed that perception.
Helu is well built at 5'11" and 219 pounds, and he can move that compact body. He posted a 4.42 in the 40. He then posted the second best (among RBs) 3-cone drill time at 6.67. 
Not content with that, Helu posted the best RB times in the 20- and 60-yard shuttles.
He then went for the eighth-highest vertical leap among RBs with 36.5" and a 10th-best broad jump at 9'11".
Helu's explosiveness likely just propelled him from the fifth round to the third.

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