Bethel localizes his leap

Posted by Darren Urban on April 30, 2013 – 10:20 am

Sometimes, a blog post is just simple. We all remember Justin Bethel’s video box jump coming to light when he was drafted last year. Well, it was apparently time to get a new jump in at the Cardinals’ facility. Sorry, no video, but there are pictures. Click the image below to see it much larger. That’s Jamell Fleming (who is 5-foot-11) holding the extra pad to increase the height. And Scott Wedige off to the side.

It actually looks a little like Adrian Wilson this way.


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21 Responses to “Bethel localizes his leap”

  1. By John The Draft Guy on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe Bethel should consider the Olympics.

  2. By Eazy E on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply


  3. By LadyBird04 on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    ARe the rest of the draftees in Phoenix yet? Any pics or story?

  4. By Darren Urban on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    LadyBird —

    RE: Draftees

    They show up next week for rookie camp.

  5. By LadyBird04 on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    Thank you Darren – Hope you can get some respite before the avalanche.

  6. By mal on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply


    That looks like Byrd-man in the background — did he shed his dreds?

  7. By Darren Urban on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    Mal —

    RE: Byrd hair


  8. By Rich on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    would rather see photos of him successfully defending against a pass

  9. By gnomepete on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    Standing or running start?

  10. By Darren Urban on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    gnome —

    RE: Start

    I’ll have to ask him. I wasn’t there.

  11. By Andy Kw on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    The Arizona Cardinals are moving towards the right direction with the release of OG Adam Snyder.
    -So right now, I assume all of our 2013 NFL Draft Picks will make the roster, here is what I think the 53 man roster will look like:
    QB: Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Ryan Lindley
    RB: Rashard Mendenhall, Ryan Williams, Stepfan Taylor, Andre Ellington
    FB: Anthony Sherman
    WR1: Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, Andre Roberts, Ryan Swope, LaRon Byrd
    TE: Rob Housler, Jeff King, D.C. Jefferson
    OT: Levi Brown, Bobby Massie, Nate Potter
    OG: Jonathan Cooper, Earl Wartford, Daryn Colledge, Chilo Rachal
    C: Lyle Sendlein, Senio Kelemete

    DE: Calais Campbell, Matt Shaugnessney
    NT: Dan Williams, David Carter
    DT: Darnell Dockett, Frostee Rucker
    LB: Sam Acho, Daryl Washington, Kevin Minter, Jaspar Brinkley, Alex Okafor, O’Brien Schofield, Lorenzo Alexander, Reggie Walker
    CB: Patrick Peterson, Antoine Cason, Jerraud Powers, Jamell Fleming, Justin Bethel, Jonathon Amaya
    S: Rashad Johnson, Yeremiah Bell, Tony Jefferson, Tyrann Matheiu
    K; Jay Feely
    P: Dave Zastudil
    LS: Mike Leach

  12. By ored on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    the jumping ability may be fine for track but we need ballers on the football field,work on your game.jumping like a frog does’nt create tackles,don’t mean to sound harsh but players need to concentrate on the job at hand,jumping higher or farther is for the,if he has a shutdown year at db,then jump to the moon for all i care as long as business is taken care of 1st.

  13. By chuck on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    i agree with you andy but matheiu will probably start or be a 3rd string at the least.And college will most likely remain number 2 guard for a good part of the season.

  14. By John The Draft Guy on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    Saw this tweet on the side of the page.

    RT @viccarucci: How important are undrafted FAs? 15 are in the Pro Football HOF. That’s 2 more than top overall pix & 7 more than Heism…

    That is amazing. Victor Cruz Arian Foster James Harrison and Tony Romo are just a few undrafted FAs in the NFL right now. Training camp always gives that long shot a small window to catch someones eye.

    Darren I ask you every year, is there anyone who people are talking about as that possible long shot FA for cards?

  15. By Darren Urban on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    JTDG —

    RE: UDFA

    Since we haven’t even gotten on the field yet … based on need and college resume, early guess would be Tony Jefferson.

  16. By bigredrage on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    just because bethel can leap doesnt mean hes not working on football. do you assume players do nothing but football stuff all day? on topic: i hope bethel steps up this year, seems like a good kid and has freak ability.

  17. By Derick on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    Wow! Great athleticism! So funny people can talk about what justin Bethel needs to do at practice …like a 15sec Jump after putting hours of work on the field practicing daily changes anything. When Adrian Wilson did those same jumps as a young player he had haters too.. but look how his career turned out.

  18. By Mike Ellingboe on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply


    “RT @viccarucci: How important are undrafted FAs? 15 are in the Pro Football HOF. That’s 2 more than top overall pix & 7 more than Heism…”

    Amazing on the surface, until we factor in the total number of players that fall into each category, and probably learn the percentage is closer to what we would have expected.

    But I will agree, that comment caught my attention as well.

  19. By AzDesertRat1953 on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    It’s been over a year since the collage Leap, look how Small he Was.
    Now he can still do it with all the muscle and the weight that goes with all that muscle, the Man is doing just Fine leave him alone.
    As a Defender you practice your Leaping skills, running and standing.

    If you are a defender on this Team you Better be able to leap like that or Fitz, Floyd, Roberts and Others, will put you out of a job.

    GO CARDS!!!

  20. By canadian redbird on May 1, 2013 | Reply

    Andy re: Starting Line Up

    Agree with most of your picks with the one exception being; there is no way that the Cards retain Lindley over Hoyer.

  21. By Leeskicitizen on May 2, 2013 | Reply

    Put Bethel in the backfield on short yardage touchdown attempts. If he scores one touchdown with a leap he would always be a valid decoy or scoring threat. Variety keeps the defense thinking.

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