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Haason Reddick destroys test dummy on ‘Sports Science’

Before the Cardinals selected Temple linebacker Haason Reddick in the NFL Draft on Thursday, he appeared on ESPN’s “Sports Science” and turned some heads.

Or, in the case of a crash test dummy, he knocked a head loose from its body.

The No. 13 overall draft selection told host John Brinkus that in Temple’s 14 games last year, the opposing starting quarterback finished the game only twice. Maybe that was partly because of Reddick’s explosive speed and power.

“Never does it finish happily for him,” Reddick said of opposing QBs.

He sprinted 10 yards in 1.64 seconds and pushed through 1,500 pounds of heavy bags in 1.36 seconds. The heavy bags time was the fastest that Sports Science had recorded in the last five combines, they said.

The staffers also recorded Reddick producing 2,000 microvolts of electricity in his legs, so if you were hoping that the Cardinals would draft an electric player on defense, well, they did — literally.

The “Sports Science” folks project the 6-foot-1, 237-pound linebacker’s ceiling to be similar to five-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison. Reddick better hope he lives up to the hype, because he’s going to owe those television producers some money for a new crash test dummy.

When asked whether he felt bad about hitting the dummy by Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, Reddick replied, “Not at all, not at all.”

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