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One final time for this year, NFL Network has the live broadcast ...
Cornerbacks up first on the 40.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
A lot of false starts, but good times so far ...
David Amerson from NC State - 4.38 unofficial
Johnthan Banks, MSU - 4.59
That hurts Banks. Might keep him out of the first round.
Mayock on Dee Milliner: "If there's one word that describes him it's solid."
Then repeated some of what we had in today's story.
Mayock: "I think ChrisJohnson can sleep in today. I don't see (a sub-4.3 runner) today."
Matt Elam, Florida safety, 4.46 -- good time.
Banks time is not surprising... The way Kenny Bell burned him on that long pass from AJ pretty much proved he didn't have lights out speed.
Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu remains one of the biggest question marks in this year’s NFL draft. And his performance on the bench press at the Scouting Combine may raise more questions.
Mathieu managed to bench 225 pounds just four times, an extremely low total for any NFL player — even a kicker. (The only kicker who benched at this year’s Combine, Arizona State’s Josh Hubner, managed 13 reps.) Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer said on NFL Network this morning that Mathieu’s bench press total calls into question whether he’s been working hard in the weight room.
“It does concern me, because if he was working, obviously — I can bench four times, probably,” Zimmer said.
Mathieu was out of football last year after getting kicked off the team at LSU, and his work ethic has been called into question in the past. It’s easy to scoff at the bench press as irrelevant to what a defensive back does on a football field, but an extremely low bench press is indicative of a player who isn’t working hard enough in the weight room.
At 186 pounds, Mathieu is one of the smallest defensive backs at this year’s Combine, but just being small isn’t an excuse for a weak performance on the bench. Adrian Bushell of Louisville weighed in at exactly the same weight as Mathieu and did 17 reps, and Jamar Taylor of Boise State is only six pounds heavier than Mathieu and did 22 reps.
Not being able to bench a lot doesn’t mean Mathieu can’t make it in the NFL. But it might mean he doesn’t have a good work ethic. And if he doesn’t work hard, he won’t make it in the NFL.
Robert Lester coming up here in a moment ...
Lester's first 40 - unofficial - 4.68.
Mayock: Good size player, with average speed. About what I thought.
Tyrann Mathieu: 4.43
FYI - Milliner is the last guy in group 1, No. 30.
Mathieu did have a good split time at 1.51 showing off his acceleration/quickness.
Since when is 4.43 average? That's a good time.
Dee Milliner on deck ...
That's what Mayock was saying about Lester.
Dee Milliner - 5-11 78 201 pounds, 32 arms ...
Dee just made a lot of money. Mayock: "Welcome to the top 10."
boom top 5
Just got paid
Felt Dee would smoke this thing by guessing a 4.35 the other day. Been hearing he had been running in the consistent 4.3 range.
Milliner with the fastest time so far.
Banks' second run, 4.64
Wow. I didn't see that. I thought 4.4 flat was best case scenario. Show him the money
Gil_Brandt: Dee Milliner shows why he's considered a top-10 pick with that unofficial 4.31 in 40 at NFLCombine. Really, really helped himself.
Mayock just brought up Bell's TD against Banks.
"Was it speed or ball adjustment?" then called his time a significant red flag.
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