Rich Eisen's Draft Stock Just Plummeted
One of the things I find most curious about the NFL Combine is that if you run a blazing 40-yard dash, it can pretty much make up for 4 years of mediocrity on the football field. Because we all know that the key to making it in the NFL is running fast in a straight line.
Luckily for us though, the NFL's infatuation with the 40 led to Rich Eisen of the NFL Network lacing up some Under Armour shoes and giving it a shot - in his suit, no less. This is I believe the third year Eisen has done the 40. He blew out his hamstring in 2007, and I can't find any video for 2008.
I tell you, watching a talking head suffer through two 40 runs is well worth your time. Even better is that this year they did a simul-cam of Rich against Pat White, Cedric Pearman, Darius Heyward-Bey, and BJ Raji. It's not pretty.
Personally, I love this, and think all football analysts should be subjected to 40-yard dashes. I'd bet good money on Chris Berman passing out at the 20-yard mark.