Originally Posted by JohnCandy
LSU WR Rueben Randle clocked forty times of 4.33 and 4.37 at the Tigers' Thursday Pro Day.
Randle ran 4.50 and 4.56 at the Combine. While LSU has a fast track (Mo Claiborne improved from 4.50 to 4.39), Randle clearly is not speed deficient. Randle also drew praise for his work in position drills. "He did an outstanding job of reaching out and plucking the ball with his hands," said one source at the workout. Sporting News' Russ Lande expects Randle to be a top-20 pick.
Nobody should even be surprised anymore when skill position players only want to run their 40 at their pro day. We put way too much stock into these times anyway, dude is fast and a very good athlete everyone knew that before the combine.
You can say LSU has a fast track all you want, but a 4.56 is a huge jump up to 4.33, that tells you all you need to know about how certain places/people can time a 40 yard dash and have such a huge discrepancy in times. Nobody gets that much faster in that amount of time.
But for now we have people who take these numbers and use them like it's concrete evidence. Why do you think most personnel sit in the stands and use their own stop watches?