The NFL season is over, but somehow, someway the league manages to stay in the headlines. This week’s NFL Combine, which is scheduled to get underway tomorrow in Indianapolis and wrap up on February 28th, has grabbed the attention of football fans everywhere as they look to examine the next crop of draft day talent. The annual event features some of the nation’s top collegiate players being measured in skills and strength drills such as the 40 yard dash, vertical leap, and bench press. The NFL Odds makers at Bovada.lv are giving fans an opportunity to wager on the 2012 NFL Combine, pitting this year’s group, which includes the likes of Justin Blackmon, Trent Richardson, LaMichael James, and Quinton Coples, against some great historical markers.
2012 NFL Combine Prop Bets: Provided by Bovada.lv
2012 NFL Combine: Fastest 40 yard dash time -
Over 4.30 seconds (+100)
Under 4.30 seconds (-140)
Cracking the 4.30 mark is an incredible feat, but there are some players in this year’s crop capable of coming in under that mark. The strongest candidates include Florida’s Chris Rainey, Oregon’s LaMichael James, Baylor’s Kendall Wright, Virginia Tech’s David Wilson, and Arkansas’ Joe Adams and Jarius Wright. It is unlikely, though, that anyone will best the 4.24 time that Chris Johnson recorded at the 2008 combine.
2012 NFL Combine: Highest vertical leap -
Over 42.5″ (-120)
Under 42.5″ (-120)
The combine record was set in 2005 when North Carolina’s Gerald Sensabaugh recorded a 46′ vertical leap. Perhaps Justin Blackmon may challenge that number but it seems improbable. In fact, if last year’s results are any indication, topping the 42.5″ mark may be difficult. Curtis Brown’s 39.5″ leap at the 2011 NFL Combine was an inch better than the rest of the field.
2012 NFL Combine: Most Bench Press Repetitions -
Over 43.5 (-140)
Under 43.5 (+110)
The record for this event was set in 1999 Eastern Kentucky defensive tackle Justin Ernest cranked out 51 reps with the standard 225lbs. weight. While breaking that mark seems unlikely, there are a few players that could power past the 43.5 rep mark, including Michigan’s Mike Martin, Penn State’s Devon Still, and Alabama’s Josh Chapman.
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