Magnus

March 2nd, 2010 at 2:05 PM ^

Whatever his time was (someone reported a 4.59 earlier), I don't think anyone really expected him to run a blazing forty. This is likely why he's mentioned playing safety at the next level, because it's tough to stick at corner when you run a 4.6-4.7.

UMaD

March 2nd, 2010 at 4:22 PM ^

His decision was still the right one. He wouldn't run any faster next year. He's still going to get drafted high enough to make good money. He can always come back for a year or finish school in the offseason.

I wish he stayed, but its pure self-interest, not in Donovan's.

colin

March 2nd, 2010 at 3:00 PM ^

yes. peak age for speed is like 22-24.

but presumably that's not going to change too much and even if it gets him into CB range, he's only going to have a few seasons at that level. a team that wants him long term knows he's a safety.

Zone Left

March 2nd, 2010 at 2:58 PM ^

Too bad for him and for Michigan. Recruits love schools that have lots of high draft picks, regardless of the NFL's ability to identify talent.

colin

March 2nd, 2010 at 3:06 PM ^

so why'd he leave? I think I said a while ago the later the round he goes, the more of a reflection on Michigan it is. Because it's obviously not the pay day, right? Then again I don't know his home/family situation, which is a big variable.

jmgoblue81

March 2nd, 2010 at 5:12 PM ^

Wow, do we all work for the Raiders? Who really cares how fast someone runs without pads? Shouldn't what a guy does, you know, when he actually plays football matter most?

This is why the combine is such a waste of time in my opinion. If Suh showed up and didn't bench press as much as expected or run as fast as other defensive tackles, would anyone really think he should drop out of the first 2 spots? It's about what you can do on the field in game situations, not about how high you can jump or how fast you run in non-game situations.

Brick

March 2nd, 2010 at 4:51 PM ^

I love how FAKE 40s become real at the NFL combine. Warren was advertised as a big corner who ran a 4.4 coming out of HS. Now he's about the same size as Ray Vinopal and two steps slower.

I think this really does hurt his draft stock. He's not fast enought to be a deep safety and I don't remember him being a great ball hawk or run support guy. I don't see him going first day unless he gets to a low 4.5 by pro day.