Wednesday, March 31, 2010

NFL Pro Day Fastest 40 Yard Dash Times

As athletes continue to workout at their individual pro days, NFL draft stocks are rising and falling faster than Wall Street itself. Monday we saw Sam Bradford deliver a near perfect pro day workout. Yesterday we saw the exact opposite as Dez Bryant delivered what has to be one considered one of the worst pro days in history. Today the spotlight moves from Lufkin to Austin Texas and the Texas Longhorns prospects take center stage.

Colt McCoy is the Longhorn everyone wants to see. We've seen him run the 40 already this off season when he worked out at the combine. In Indianapolis he ran a 4.79 second 40 yard dash that's more than enough to prove McCoy's athleticism. We all knew he could run, what we are curious about is how strong is his arm? If Colt McCoy can show he has an NFL caliber arm he has the chance to raise his draft stock to a high second round status.

However, one Longhorn who is turning heads is safety Earl Thomas. The 20 year old safety is already thought to be one of the best available in the draft, but this year's NFL Draft is deep with talent at the safety position. Walker Sports had Earl Thomas slated to go late in the first round, possibly to the Dallas Cowboys. However, after his workout today, things may change. Early reports are Earl Thomas ran a 4.37 40 yard dash. That could be good enough to move him inside the top 20 in the first round.

Other notable times from the Texas Longhorns pro day is All American receiver Jordan Shipley. Shipley ran a 4.55 second 40 yard dash which is slightly faster than his 4.65 40 he ran at the NFL Combine in March.


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