Originally posted by VPofCarnage:The 40 time itself is irrelevant. The receiver's speed is not. And all the drills at the combine do a pretty good job of showing (1) how much agility a guy has (2) how fast a guy can accelerate and (3) how much "long" speed a guy has. The 40 time is a good indication of that 2nd gear. Is it always accurate? Of course not. But let's be realistic here. A guy who runs a 4.77 is REALLY slow. If he was just hurt then I'll take back everything I said about it, but I'm not taking his word for it. He's going to have to prove it on pro day.
Could not agree with this statement more...
Jerry rice ran a 4.8
Terrell Davis ran a 4.7
There IS a difference in speed and acceleration.... And the final 40 time tells you neither.
[ Edited by Dshearn on Feb 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM ]