Re: ***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***
posted at 12/25/2012 7:34 PM EST
In response to ricky12684's comment:
Senior fullback Zach Boren is like most players: he grabs 50-pound dumbbells and cranks out as many reps as he can.
Then Boren looks over at fellow senior, defensive end John Simon.
Simon, who has the 80-pound dumbbells, is blowing through reps at a furious rate and shows no signs of stopping.
ÂJohn will give out a big yell, call us some names and pull out the 80's and start rubbing it in our faces, Boren said.
Even among a group of elite Division I athletes, the hulking senior defensive lineman stands out.
That has always been the narrative when it comes to Simon. He has developed a reputation for being one of, if not the strongest, players in the Big Ten, a conference known for strength above all else.
Perhaps the only thing more freakish than Simon's strength though, is the work ethic he has used to accomplish it.
Doesn't have the length of a lot of the potential edge players in this class (though his height/weight is similar to Nink), but def has a lot of the characteristics that BB values (motor, strength, off field prep, etc.)... hope to see him do LB drills at the combine.