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Northwestern defensive tackle John Gill wasn’t invited to the NFL scouting combine, but topped many players’ workout numbers during his Pro Day workout this week.  That showing would have ranked him among the top 10 defensive tackles at the combine.
Weighing in at 302 pounds, Gill clocked a 4.91 in the 40-yard dash, registered 29 repetitions of 225 pounds in the bench press test and turned in a 31.5-inch vertical leap. His shuttle run was 4.44 seconds and his three-cone drill was 7.1 seconds, which were better than any of the defensive tackle numbers at the Scouting Combine, according to a league source.
Gill’s 10-yard split in the 40-yard dash was 1.70 seconds.
Gill has already had a private visit with the Chicago Bears, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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  1. Kevin from Philly says: Mar 13, 2009 2:23 PM

    Hope he didn’t run with his shirt off.

  2. aj_beerzynski says: Mar 13, 2009 2:29 PM

    Great, Angelo is falling in love with another athletic “high ceiling” type. Looks like hes got another wasted 3rd round pick in the works.

  3. aj_beerzynski says: Mar 13, 2009 2:32 PM

    Great, Angelo is in love with another athletic “high ceiling” guy. Probably a good canidate for his annual “3rd round pick that never sees the field” award.

  4. Abe Froeman says: Mar 13, 2009 2:39 PM

    Isn’t it hilarious how people think 300lbs ‘ers aren’t supposed to have huge guts and man boobs?
    What do people really expect – Tony Mandarach?

  5. moonbeam says: Mar 13, 2009 6:33 PM

    can you say sleeper??

  6. Eddie Fonner says: Mar 13, 2009 8:34 PM

    NU has a history of producing exceptional D-Linemen … just look at Luis Castillo & Barry Cofield. Gill should be an early 2nd day pick, and look out for Corey Wootton next year!

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