Oklahoma Sooner tackle Lane Johnson (69). Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports photograph

SI brings us NFL Draft dope that's pretty cool


 

Sports Illustrated’s Web page Audibles provided today one of the greatest looks at the NFL Draft, calling it the “50 essential, eccentric facts.”

Chris Burke, the author of this piece, gives us 50 of the most unusual facts and tidbits about the 2013 draft that you will find anywhere.

Here is what Burke has to say about why he put it together:

“… you can still sound like an expect when everyone gathers around the water cooler the Monday after the draft. Below are 50 facts about this draft — some good, some bad, some weird.”

I won’t provide you with all 50 of Burke’s interesting facts, but will give you a taste so that you can swing on over and check out his entire post. You will enjoy it.

OT Lane Johnson, widely believed to be the third best offensive tackle available in this draft, completed 32 of 61 passes as a backup quarterback at Kilgore College before transferring to Oklahoma.

Washington CB Desmond Trufant ran the same 40 time at the combine (4.38) that his brother, Marcus, did prior to being selected No. 11 overall in 2003.

Southern Miss LB Jamie Collins posted a mark of 11 feet, 7 inches on the broad jump at the combine, breaking the previous record by two inches.

SMU DE Margus Hunt and Missouri Southern St. DT Brandon Williams tied for the most bench press reps at the scouting combine with 38. The record is 49, set by Stephen Paea in 2011.

If you like these, you will enjoy reading all the other facts … check it out by clicking here.

Like Lombardiave on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Next Packers Game View full schedule »
Thursday, Sep 44 Sep5:30at Seattle SeahawksBuy Tickets
Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Chris Burke Green Bay Packers NFL Draft SI Audibles