How far you can jump from a standing position has more relevance than you may think.
Being able to jump 10 feet may be impressive, but to the untrained eye not entirely relevant.
There is a reason to this drill, much like he vertical jump (see tomorrow). It is all about explosion.
The power that a player can generate from his lower body will help scouts determine how quick a player can drive forward with speed and power. A good broad jump is considered above eight feet.
The example above is considered exceptional, Julio Jones produced this incredible jump of 12 feet in 2010.
What made this even better? He had a broken foot.