Jakeem Grant corrected me on twitter.
His track and field profile has him with a fastest 100 meters at 10.41 seconds in his senior year of high school. But that website doesn't let you look at previous years (junior, sophomore, etc) unless you're a member.
I wrote that Jakeem Grant's 10.41 seconds 100 meters would have cleared him beyond Round 1 and into Round 2 of the Beijing Olympics, which was the most recent summer games at the time Jakeem ran that 100 meters time.
He corrected me and said he ran a 10.32 seconds in his junior year.
All this stuff about Kenyan Drake vs. Kenny Stills vs. Albert Wilson vs. Jakeem Grant in a race is pure nonsense. Those other three at their BEST were running in the 10.8's.
Jakeem Grant's fastest 10.32 seconds is exactly what the track and field site has on record as Tyreek Hill's fastest (10.32 seconds).
Those are the two guys who need to race.
Doesn't matter, Jakeem has better quicks just based on physics.It might be the body build (more girth on Hill makes him look more powerful) or the running gait (Grant looks more choppy in his steps) but the eyeball test tells me Hill is faster. Obviously not by much, but he doesn't see to have a top end speed and just keeps accelerating.
Whereas, Grant, seems to get to the top end speed very quickly and hangs there.
You kid, but it's really hard to tackle the guy. It's tough to get that low to the ground.Doesn't matter, Jakeem has better quicks just based on physics.
Also, Jakeem wins the "most out of place tackler" or "wtf was that guy trying to tackle" photos.
What game was it im tryin to think back but grant catches a simple maybe 10-15 yard pass and two Bengals (I think?) try to tackle grant and they both just bounce off and as soon as they do the gameday announcers like oh and he's gone. The two defenders bounced right off grant and he just turns on the Jets for 6
Honestly, I'm surprised BB didn't try converting one of his 5'9" WRs to CB for a week to cover him just to reduce the height differential a little bit.You kid, but it's really hard to tackle the guy. It's tough to get that low to the ground.
Think about this, he had 7 missed tackles on only 13 catches.
No WR in the NFL this year even came close to that. The closest were probably Albert Wilson forcing 15 missed tackles on 42 catches, and Cordarrelle Patterson forcing 9 missed tackles on 31 catches.