This just out from Nolan Nawrocki at PFW: NFL Draft - NFL draft preview and analysis from Pro Football Weekly Since we've been talking about alternative metrics such as the short shuttle, 10 yard split and 3-cone, I thought this would be of interest. It essentially looks at the difference bewteen the 40 time and the short shuttle as a metric of lateral agility. Some of our favorite players don't do particularly well here, while some others - thought of as less "athletic" - do quite well. For example, it suggests that Darius Butler, Jarron Gilbert, Everette Brown and Tyson Jackson are all well below average in agility for their positions. It also suggests that Ron Brace is much more agile than expected. I'm not sure what to make of this and whether I believe it. I guess it means that Ron Brace can move side to side better than he can move forwards, but I don't know what that means. Nic Harris has a terrific backpedal but a horrible 40 time. Does his fast backpedal make him any less slow? Not sure.