‘Human Mount Everest’: 154kg ‘freak’ puts NFL on notice with ‘record-breaking’ show

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‘Human Mount Everest’: 154kg ‘freak’ puts NFL on notice with ‘record-breaking’ show

He stands at 6-foot-6 (198 centimetres) and weighs 340 pounds (154kg) but Georgia defensive end Jordan Davis put the NFL on notice at Sunday’s combine with an athletic masterclass.

Davis clocked an official time of 4.78 on the 40-yard dash, an incredible pace that left scouts and fans stunned.

With it, Davis became the first player over 330 pounds to run a 4.78 since 2006 and what makes his achievement even more insane is how it stacks up against the league’s quarterbacks.

Patrick Mahomes and Dak Prescott, for instance, clocked 4.80 and 4.79 at the combine, meaning all eyes will be on Davis chasing either down wherever he lands in the NFL.

He was not finished either, with a 10-foot, 3-inch broad jump — the longest by a 300-pounder since 2003.

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It was also the longest ever for a defensive lineman at the combine.

It should not have come as such a surprise though, with Davis telling reporters he had come to the combine to show scouts how “athletic” he was.

“I definitely think I can play that to my advantage,” he said.

There’s been a lot of speculation about my 40 time. That’s one of the things that I’m really ready to go out there and be excited about. But, not only about the 40-yard dash because, as a lineman, you’re hardly ever going to have to run 40 yards.

“So, I’m more worried about my 10-yard split and getting a fast start.”

As for the biggest strength Davis would bring to an NFL franchise, he said: “Being the point of attack and anchoring a defence”.

“That’s something I pride myself on when I was at Georgia, run stopping and being an anchor. So, I definitely think I’ll be able to carry that on and prove while I’m in the NFL,” he added.

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