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Going Inside The Numbers: Speed To Quickness & Explosiveness

by Staff Report on April 5, 2010

With the 2010 NFL Draft, just over two weeks away. Bucs Central has got some bizarre calculations for fans to ponder. Pat Kirwan a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers area scout and current NFL.com writer, and contributor to CBS Sports’ NFL Today show, along with co-hosting on Sirius NFL Radio, back in the mid 2000′s came up with what he coined the “Kirwan Explosive Index” where he took a draft prospects vertical jump, broad jump and reps in the bench press to calculate an explosiveness score for each individual draft eligible prospect, for another metric to have at his disposal to make a far greater educated guess when selecting players in the draft.

He also, has an “Index” for grading straight line speed against a players ability to cut and change direction quickly by subtracting a players forty time from his short shuttle time to give a far greater base in which to judge a prospects ability to start and stop while simulating football movements.

Pat Kirwan's Speed to Quickness & Explosiveness Index applied to some 250 2010 NFL Draft Prospects
The Relationship Between Speed And Quickness - Pat Kirwan's KEI which measures a players ability to play football fast. The S&Q column measures the difference between long straight speed and exceptional quickness and change of direction.Measuring Power And Explosion - Pat Kirwan's KEI which measures a players power and explosion. The EXP column is a combined measure of a players explosive capabilities.
POSPLAYERSHTWT40ydSSS&QVJBJ225EXP
CBBen Burney5'102024.44.150.2539101665
CBCrezdon Bulter5'111914.44.230.1740101767
CBJamar Wall5'10204-4.43-41101566
CBKevin Thomas6'01924.44.180.2235111965
CBPatrick Stoudamire5'10207-------
CBWalter McFadden5'101814.44.310.093610551
CBAJ Jefferson6'11934.440.44410761
CBAkwasi Owusu-Ansah6'12074.34.3035102166
CBAlterraun Verner5'101894.54.10.43291152
CBAmari Spievey5'111954.54.350.15359650
CBBrandon Ghee6'11924.440.437101562
CBBrian Jackson6'12024.64.20.435102065
CBChris Cook6'22124.44.20.23811756
CBDevin McCourty5'111934.440.436101662
CBDevin Ross5'101834.5--40101666
CBDominique Franks5'111944.44.30.13391052
CBDonovan Warren5'111934.5---912-
CBJavier Arenas5'91974.5---9--
CBJerome Murphy6'11964.540.538101664
CBJoe Haden5'111934.54.30.235101863
CBJoshua Moore5'111884.440.43610248
CBKareem Jackson5'111964.44.10.33791359
CBKevin Thomas6'11924.44.10.334101963
CBKyle Wilson5'101944.434.10.3338102573
CBMyron Lewis6'22034.44.20.237101057
CBPatrick Robinson5'111904.44.290.1139101564
CBPerrish Cox5'111954.5--3291253
CBSyd'Quan Thompson5'91864.64.20.4339--
CBTrevard Lindley6'11834.54.20.3389956
CBWalter Thurmond5'111894.5------
DEAlex Carrington6'52854.8----26-
DEAusten Lane6'62764.84.60.234102064
DEBrandon Graham6'12684.7----31-
DEBrandon Lang6'42664.94.60.32882056
DECarlos Dunlap6'62774.74.60.13192161
DECJ Wilson6'32904.84.70.13393274
DEClifton Geathers6'72994.94.730.173692671
DECorey Wootton6'62704.84.280.523292061
DEDaniel Te'o Neshiem6'42634.74.180.5237102976
DEDerrick Morgan6'32664.74.40.33492164
DEEverson Griffen6'32734.6----32-
DEGeorge Johnson6'52684.74.570.1331102970
DEGeorge Selvie6'32524.84.60.23092463
DEGreg Hardy6'42814.84.60.23592165
DEJames Ruffin6'42644.74.560.1431102768
DEJason Pierre-Paul6'52704.64.603091958
DEJason Worilds6'12544.74.20.53892471
DEJeffery Fitzgerald6'42704.84.310.4935102166
DEJermaine Cunningham6'32664.6------
DEKevin Basped6'42584.74.8-0.12982663
DEKoa Misi6'32514.64.20.43810--
DELindsey Witten6'52504.74.60.13692368
DERahim Alem6'32514.74.40.33081856
DERicky Sapp6'42524.74.40.33492366
DEWillie Young6'52514.84.50.33892572
DTCorey Peters6'330054.760.243392668
DTDoug Worthington6'52925--36101965
DTArthur Jones6'33015------
DTBrian Price6'13035.1--2883470
DTCam Thomas6'43305.24.70.52983168
DTDan Williams6'23275.14.80.33282767
DTD'Anthony Smith6'23044.94.580.3235103075
DTEarl Mitchell6'22964.74.50.22882561
DTGeno Atkins6'12934.74.40.33393476
DTGerald McCoy6'42954.94.40.53092362
DTJared Odrick6'53044.94.50.42982663
DTJeff Owens6'13044.94.60.33084482
DTLamarr Houston6'33054.84.70.13393072
DTLinval Joseph6'532854.70.33083977
DTMike Neal6'32944.84.50.33393173
DTNdamukong Suh6'43074.94.40.53593276
DTTerrence Cody6'43495.650.62072249
DTTorrell Troup6'33145.14.70.42983471
DTTyson Alualu6'32954.84.40.43592165
DTVince Oghobaase6'53035.4--2672760
LBAdrian Tracy6'22484.74.340.363692065
LBArthur Moats6'02464.64.370.2337102471
LBDekoda Watson6'12264.54.110.3940112475
LBJason Beauchamp6'32444.94.440.4640102171
LBJoe Pawelek6'22374.74.450.253191353
LBKyle Bosworth6'02364.74.110.5933102568
LBMatt Mayberry6'12354.64.320.28-924-
LBMicah Johnson6'12584.84.260.542993169
LBMike McLaughlin6'02424.84.110.6939102978
LBSimoni Lawrence6'02324.64.430.1740112172
LBTim Knicky6'4247-------
LBTravis Goethel6'22404.64.220.383592165
LBVincent Rey6'02404.64.280.3239102069
LBAJ Edds6'42464.74.20.53391658
LBBrandon Spikes6'32495--299--
LBDarryl Sharpton5'112364.74.40.331102465
LBDaryl Washington6'22304.6--3191757
LBDekoda Watson6'12404.54.10.440112475
LBDonald Butler6'12454.64.260.3435103580
LBEric Norwood6'12454.64.20.43692166
LBJamar Chaney6'12424.54.20.339102675
LBJerry Hughes6'22554.54.10.43492669
LBKavell Conner6'12424.54.6-0.13392466
LBNavarro Bowman6'12424.74.50.22992664
LBO'Brien Schofield6'2221-------
LBPat Angerer6'12354.64.20.43592670
LBPerry Riley6'12394.64.20.43591761
LBPhillip Dillard6'12454.64.40.23181857
LBRennie Curran5'112354.74.40.33492568
LBRoddrick Muckelroy6'22464.74.30.43191959
LBRolando McClain6'32544.74.40.33592468
LBSean Lee6'22364.74.160.5437102471
LBSean Weatherspoon6'12394.64.30.340103484
LBSergio Kindle6'32504.74.50.23692570
LBThaddeus Gibson6'22434.74.20.53293273
OCEric Olsen6'43065.24.80.42973571
OCJD Walton6'33005.24.60.62782459
OCMatt Tennant6'53005.14.60.52582760
OCMaurkice Pouncey6'43045.24.90.32772660
OCTed Larsen6'23045.24.60.62472657
OGBrandon Carter6'53295.34.940.362592256
OGChris DeGeare6'33255.14.90.23692772
OGJon Asamoah6'4305-------
OGMarshall Newhouse6'431954.60.42572557
OGMike Iupati6'53315.24.90.32772761
OGMike Johnson6'53125.350.32572153
OGMike Tepper6'53245.35.250.052782863
OGMitch Petrus6'33105.24.50.73094584
OGShawn Lauvao6'33155.24.50.72683367
OGShelley Smith6'33005.14.70.43492669
OGVladimir Ducasse6'43325.24.90.32672962
OGZane Beadles6'4310-----30-
OTChris Marinelli6'630154.90.13181655
OTDennis Landolt6'430654.460.542992462
OTJeff Linkenbach6'63115.1--2882258
OTKevin Haslam6'43045.64.780.822982461
OTKyle Jolly6'63115.44.870.532282050
OTAdam Ulatoski6'53005.54.910.592682458
OTAnthony Davis6'53235.34.90.43382162
OTBruce Campbell6'63144.84.60.23283474
OTBryan Bulaga6'53145.24.70.52782661
OTCharles Brown6'53035.1--31-21-
OTCiron Black6'53275.44.90.52572355
OTEd Wang6'43145.14.70.42782964
OTJared Veldheer6'831254.50.53393274
OTJason Fox6'73035.1--3092564
OTJohn Jerry6'53285.14.60.52783166
OTKyle Calloway6'63235.44.80.62372252
OTRodger Saffold6'43165.24.60.62792965
OTRussell Okung6'53075.1----38-
OTSam Young6'83165.14.80.32982966
OTSelvish Capers6'43085.14.60.53081957
OTTony Washington6'63115.14.80.32993371
OTTrent Williams6'53154.84.60.23492366
QBColt McCoy6'12164.7---9--
QBDan LeFevour6'32304.64.20.4299--
QBJarrett Brown6'32244.54.30.2349--
QBJevan Snead6'321954.30.7338--
QBJimmy Clausen6'32224.7------
QBJohn Skelton6'52434.84.30.5339--
QBJonathan Crompton6'32224.84.30.5318--
QBSam Bradford6'4236-------
QBSean Canfield6'42234.94.30.6298--
QBTim Hiller6'42294.94.540.3633101861
QBTim Tebow6'32364.74.10.6389--
QBTony Pike6'62234.94.50.4289--
QBZac Robinson6'22144.74.40.3359--
RBAnthony Dixon6'12334.64.40.240101767
RBBen Tate5'112204.44.10.340102676
RBCharles Scott5'112384.64.40.23191757
RBCJ Spiller5'111964.3----18-
RBDexter McCluster5'91724.540.53792066
RBJahvid Best5'101994.34.10.23291859
RBJames Starks6'22184.54.20.33691560
RBJoe McKnight5'111984.4--36101864
RBJoique Bell5'112204.64.10.536101662
RBJonathan Dwyer5'112294.54.6-0.13381556
RBLeGarrette Blount6'12414.74.40.33591963
RBLonyae Miller6'12214.44.5-0.136102672
RBMontario Hardesty6'12254.44.10.341102172
RBRashawn Jackson6'12394.7--349--
RBRyan Mathews6'12184.44.30.136101965
RBToby Gerhart6'12314.54.20.33892269
SAaron Webster6'12064.64.560.0433102164
SBarry Church6'12224.74.170.5336101965
SChad Jones6'22214.54.10.4369954
SDarrell Stuckey6'12054.4--39101766
SEarl Thomas5'102084.4---921-
SEric Berry6'12114.44.20.243101972
SJeromy Miles6'22104.44.230.1736111259
SKam Chancellor6'32314.64.40.23292263
SKenderick Lewies6'01984.74.330.3732101658
SKurt Coleman5'111924.5--34101963
SKyle McCarthy6'02054.64.130.4734102468
SLarry Asante6'12124.64.10.53791460
SMajor Wright6'12064.44.30.13791460
SMorgan Burnett6'22094.5----16-
SMyron Rolle6'22154.64.10.536102167
SNate Allen6'12074.5----16-
SReshad Jones6'12144.54.503992472
SRobert Johnson6'22034.5------
STaylor Mays6'32304.4--41102475
STerrell Skinner6'22144.64.440.163710--
STJ Ward5'102114.5--34101963
TEAaron Hernandez6'22454.64.190.413393072
TEAndrew Quarless6'52544.64.570.033292364
TEAnthony McCoy6'52594.74.50.23591963
TEClay Harbor6'32524.64.30.340301080
TEColin Peek6'62544.94.390.513591963
TEDennis Pitta6'52454.64.10.53492770
TEDorin Dickerson6'12264.44.30.143102477
TEEd Dickson6'42494.64.50.13492366
TEGarrett Graham6'32434.74.350.353592064
TEJeff Cumberland6'42494.54.390.1136102066
TEJermaine Gresham6'52614.74.50.23592064
TEJimmy Graham6'62604.54.40.138102068
TENate Bynam6'426854.450.5531101859
TERob Gronkowski6'62644.74.470.2334102367
TETony Moeaki6'32454.64.40.23491861
WRAndre Roberts5'111954.44.10.336101561
WRAntonio Brown5'101864.54.10.43381354
WRArrelious Benn6'12194.54.320.183792066
WRBlair White6'22094.540.53391860
WRBrandon LaFell6'32114.54.20.33691156
WRCarlton Mitchell6'21964.44.5-0.136101662
WRChris Bell6'22114.54.350.1535101560
WRChris McGaha6'0207-4.21-40101969
WRDamian Williams6'11974.54.20.33891966
WRDanario Alexander6'5215-------
WRDavid Gettis6'32174.44.4034101559
WRDemaryius Thomas6'3224-------
WRDez Bryant6'22254.54.480.023811--
WRDezmon Briscoe6'22074.64.10.53391355
WRDonald Jones6'12144.54.20.341112072
WREmmanuel Sanders5'111864.44.10.339101261
WREric Decker6'32174.5----15-
WRFreddie Barnes6'12124.64.550.053191252
WRGolden Tate5'111994.44.30.135101762
WRJacoby Ford5'91864.24.4-0.23391355
WRJeremy Williams6'12064.5--3691459
WRJoe Webb6'32234.44.040.3643122176
WRJordan Shipley5'111934.54.220.283691156
WRKerry Meier6'22244.64.230.3735101358
WRMarcus Easley6'32104.34.6-0.334101660
WRMardy Gilyard6'11874.64.40.2399-#VALUE!
WRMike Williams6'22214.44.30.1339850
WRNaaman Roosevelt6'01894.64.020.5836101258
WRRiley Cooper6'32224.54.150.35339-#VALUE!
WRScott Long6'22164.54.090.4142102072
WRSeyi Ajirotutu6'32044.64.390.2136101460
WRShay Hodge6'12094.54.30.23391153
WRTaylor Price6'12044.44.30.13791662
WRTerrell Hudgins6'22294.54.490.0133101154

In Other News

The following collegiate prospects have either had or will have a visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers leading up the draft. The team is permitted by league rules to conduct 30 private works with prospect before the draft on 22 April 2010. As of today here is the list.

DT Ndamukong Suh
DT Gerald McCoy
DT Brian Price
DE Derrick Morgan
DE CJ Wilson
DE George Selvie
LB Brandon Spikes
CB Patrick Robinson
CB Amari Spievey
S Eric Berry
S Nate Allen
S Major Wright
S Terrell Skinner
OT Russell Okung
OT Will Barker
G Mike Iupati
RB Dexter McCluster
RB LeGarrette Blount
WR Dez Bryant

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