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Daniel Lasco is this year’s Combine workout warrior

FORT WORTH, TX - DECEMBER 29:  Daniel Lasco #2 of the California Golden Bears celebrates with the championship trophy after beating the Air Force Falcons 55-36 in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium on December 29, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Getty Images

Cal running back Daniel Lasco may have improved his draft stock more than any other running back with his performance at the Scouting Combine today.

On the broad jump, Lasco nearly jumped out of the building: Lasco’s broad jump of 11 feet, 3 inches was the best for any running back at the Combine in at least 10 years.

The 6-foot, 209-pound Lasco was also first among this year’s running backs in the vertical jump at 41.5 inches, second in the 60-yard shuttle at 11.31 seconds, fourth in the 40-yard dash at 4.46 seconds, sixth in the 20-yard shuttle at 4.26 seconds, seventh in the bench press with 23 reps of 225 pounds and 11th in the three-cone drill at 7.22 seconds.

Heading into today, Lasco was not considered a strong draft prospect, thanks to a disappointing and injury-plagued senior season in 2015. But Lasco played very well in 2014, rushing for 1,115 yards and 12 touchdowns. In fact, it was Lasco — not potential first-round quarterback Jared Goff — who was named Cal’s team MVP in 2014.

Lasco also has experience playing special teams, and he’s versatile enough that he should be able to find a place for himself in the NFL. He certainly answered any questions about his athleticism today.

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8 Responses to “Daniel Lasco is this year’s Combine workout warrior”
  1. VenerableAxiom says: Feb 26, 2016 8:02 PM

    Funny, he doesn’t look that athletic. Cal, the Duke of football.

  2. Frum Slum says: Feb 26, 2016 8:47 PM

    4.46 tho

  3. abninf says: Feb 26, 2016 8:54 PM

    I wish the tattoo fad would die off. They look so stupid.

  4. edenprairieballer says: Feb 26, 2016 9:21 PM

    Frum Slum says “4.46 tho” exactly what Zeke Elliot ran, dummy.

  5. tjg342011 says: Feb 26, 2016 9:48 PM

    Really ? Bet he dont care what you think bout his tattoos dude!

  6. truthinesshurts says: Feb 26, 2016 11:06 PM

    abninf says:
    Feb 26, 2016 8:54 PM
    I wish the tattoo fad would die off. They look so stupid.
    Just think of them as permanent sunblock and you’ll feel better about them.

    I guess it’s the fisheye lens distortion or he has a huge right hand. I wonder what his ball security / fumblke stats and receiving skills / hands are like…

  7. koolaidcircusbeast says: Feb 27, 2016 7:37 AM

    Wesley Snipes got a chuckle out of those jump numbers.

  8. whatjusthapped says: Feb 27, 2016 10:59 AM

    And he doesn’t beat any children so he has that going for him.

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