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New Stadium = New Results = New Perspective

Posted on: February 21, 2009 4:29 pm
Edited on: February 21, 2009 5:40 pm
 

The 40-yard dash has become the most widely discussed aspect of the NFL Combine, but scouts will have to keep a historical perspective with this year's results. The track at the new Lucas Oil Stadium is different than the one used at the RCA Dome, where the Combine took place from 1987 until last year. To compare apples to apples - obviously important when comparing the statistics of players against each other - it would be fairest and most accurate to compare the results of this year's Combine only to others taken this year or in future years at Lucas Oil Stadium.

A player timed at 4.50, like NFL.com is crediting South Carolina tight end Jared Cook with today, could have actually been faster or slower on the trackat the RCA Dome.

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