Beavs making mark at NFL Combine
VICTOR BUTLER
VICTOR BUTLER
Beaverfootball.com Correspondent
Posted Feb 24, 2009


IT ISN'T ONLY the fans who love facts and figures, the NFL loves them too. In fact, head coaches and scouts from "The League" pour over every single measurable from the NFL Combine, sometimes as if their livelihood depended on it. After offensive lineman Andy Levitre and receiver Sammie Stroughter's performances this weekend, DE Victor Butler turned in some good times, but at what position?

If you have the NFL Network, you can watch replays and live coverage of the combine all week. If not, Victor Butler was among the positional leaders in three events on Monday.

He had a 4.77 in the 40, the 10th best time among defensive linemen, a 7.21, the 5th best time in the three cone drill, and a 4.40, the 8th best time, in the 20 yard shuttle.

Those times are in comparison to other defensive linemen, however, and most seem to agree that Butler will need to change to outside linebacker to stick in the NFL.

Sammie Stroughter competed this weekend as well -- the wide receiver reportedly ran a 4.55 in the 40.

Today, Keenan Lewis and Brandon Hughes compete with the cornerbacks in Indy.

This weekend, Andy Levitre, the choice of many to be the first Beaver drafted, went through the prodding and poking in Indianapolis. He ran a 5.26 and 5.24 in the 40, recorded vertical leaps of 30 and 30.5 inches and had a 8-7 in the broad jump.

His vertical was tied for ninth among o-linemen. He also bench pressed 23 reps and Levitre's 4.54 in the 20 yard shuttle was the fifth overall best time for o-linemen.



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