"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Goodwin at 4.27 and Austin at 4.34. This makes Goodwin the fastest ever official?
ran the fastest ever, at 4.25
How is this even possible? They showed the two runs synced up and they were absolutely neck and neck.
I really think the combine official times are shaky as hell. This has happened before.
I'm with ya. I don't how Austin and Denard had .09 added, seems suspect
That's what they just announced. Did I hear it right?
Not sure where they get the original times, but 4.43 will be his official time.
Unofficial times are usually hand-timed, probably someone sitting at one of those tables...
Denard catching everything early in the on field workouts. Only criticism so far is his ability as a "natural" pass catcher. Michael Irvin made a nice observation in regards to the spacing of his hands upon the arrival of the ball.
Seems as if he is showing GMs what they had to see. Excited to see his pro day in a more comfortable setting.
I'd much rather be hearing this than whether or not he had a good 40 time. Everyone and their mother knows Denard is fast, and he's still not 100% yet with regards to his injury. What he needed to prove is that he could catch, and apparently he's doing that. If he shows he can catch everything thrown his way, there's no reason he can't go second or third round.
There's a lot for scouts and GMs to like about Denard right now.
This group of receivers has had a lot of drops. Denard has done better than most
Denard has caught everything so far. Nice catch on the low thrown ball just now.
his senior year. This confirms it. Probably the added weight.
Except that he never ran in the NFL Combine before now. His earlier reported times were not necessarily as accurately recorded.
Absolutely confirms it. One run. Molasses.
Here are the Top 10 40-times as they stand among WRs per NFL.com right now:
|Tavon Austin||West Virginia||4.34|
|Ryan Swope||Texas A&M||4.34|
|Corey Fuller||Virginia Tech||4.43|
|Markus Wheaton||Oregon State||4.45|
Denard's 10-yard split is better than any of the other top 10 aside from maybe Austin.
He could run again at Michigan's pro day. A 4.43 is very solid and he seemed to track the ball well in a couple other drills. He could very well being a Day 2 pick
The thread title says he ran 4.43. The OP says 4.34. Which is it?
ran a 4.34 and a 4.45, which I'm pretty sure is just a few people with stopwatches trying to time the runners. The NFL released their official time of 4.43, which is done by laser and will be the time used by the NFL.
Change your title-It says 4.43 instead of 4.34.
Denard's official time was 4.43, which is noted in the edited title.
great athlete and a shaky receiver - but he'll interview well and help his stock this weekend.
Needs to catch tennis balls to improve hand technique.
Imagine if the Pats drafted him!!!!
If you get a chance, you should probably edit the body of the op as well, since having two times listed can be a little confusing.
I didn't start a separate thread..but yahoo actually has a quick article on how Denard is doing as a receiver today. Sounds like he got some props for improvements in receiver type things.
All this talk about his 40 time, but once you get into the upper echelon of speed do hundredths of a second really matter to the NFL scouts? I'm more concerned that he is basically new to the position and missed the experience at receiver that all the others got. Would love to see this great Michigan man do well in the NFL.
Are quite inaccurate of a measurement, even at the combine. As a track guy, I laugh at the measurement. The NFL has what it needs, he's fast. Then you look at the tape and see how explosive he is, and the ability to run away from everyone on the field.
The biggest question for NFL scouts is getting off the line, getting into and out of routes and then being a reliable receiver. Particularly with the type of throws to maximize Denard's speed.