Monday, February 24, 2014
If you consider yourself a sports fan then surely you've seen the story from the NFL Scouting Combine that is all over ESPN, Twitter and Facebook that has scouts chirping, fans in shock and NFL owners trying to trade up for high draft picks.
So far the highlight of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis has been former South Carolina defensive end, Jadeveon Clowney's official 4.53 second 40-yard dash.
Clowney could potentially be the No. 1 overall pick of the Texans in the 2014 NFL Draft. As a 6'5" 266 pound defensive end running a 4.5 second 40, why wouldn't he be?
His unofficial times were 4.47 and 4.48 seconds. "Clowney's unofficial 4.47 40 would've finished sixth among this year's running backs," according to sbnation.com.
Former Arizona 5'9", 207-pound running back, Ka'Deem Carey, who led the Pac-12 with total rushing yards and touchdowns in 2013, ran a 4.7 second 40-yard dash.
Former Texas A&M superstar quarterback, Johnny Manziel's who is most well known for his dazzling moves and agility ran an official 4.68 second 40.
Even if you are not a football fan and understand the significance to 40-yard dash times and a player's draft stock, anyone can appreciate the athleticism and strength it takes for a 266 pound, 6'5" man to run 40 yards in 4.53 seconds.
The 2014 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, May 8 and concludes on Saturday May 10.