If you thought Jadeveon Clowney wasn’t the only freak up for grabs in the 2014 NFL Draft. Turns out, the Falcons got one Friday night.
On CBSSports.com’s Freaks List of 2013’s craziest college football players, Hageman ranks second on the list only to the No. 1 overall pick.
Says CBSSports.com’s college football insider Bruce Feldman on Hageman:
“Hageman was a big recruit for former coach Tim Brewster. Then-Gophers hoops coach Tubby Smith once tried to get him to come out for the basketball team, Hageman says. But the big man opted to focus solely on football, where he has blossomed into one of the Big Ten’s better D-linemen. He’s certainly the most athletic. Not only does he have the 36-inch vert, but he also has bench-pressed 465 pounds and clocked an electronically timed 10-yard sprint in 1.57 seconds. For comparison sake, no DT at this year’s NFL Combine jumped higher than 33 inches, and Terron Armstead, the offensive tackle who ran the blazing 4.71 40 at the combine, did a 1.64 in his 10.”