This morning the HBCU Bowl ran its event combine for all those players choosing to participate. Each player was given the option to run two 40 yard dashes, below are the results (scroll right) and some notes:
-WR Paul Cox is faster than he actually timed, Cox struggled to get off the line but once he got into his stride he was able to really open up and blaze. I’m looking forward to Paul Cox being able to run around this afternoon in practice.
-LB/DE Donovan Robinson ran very well and looked the part of a possible 34 OLB transition. He ran in the low 4.6’s on both of his 40 times and looked good.
-WR DeMario Barber ran the fastest time on my watch at 4.45
-Southern University had good representation for their school as both WR’s LaQuinton Evans and Jared Green ran in the 4.4 range. Green is the son of HOF’er Darrell Green and Evans is considered one of the more highly coveted prospects at this game.
-Sack artist extraordinaire Adrian Hamilton put any doubts left about his speed to bed with a solid 4.75 time.
-QB Casey Therriault certainly had plenty of watches on him when he ran a sub 4.7 40
-TE Lamont Bryant may have done the most for his stock early on this HBCU Bowl coming in last night at 6’4, 221 lbs. Bryant ran consistently in the 4.5 range and has the early makings of a possible H-Back or slot option.
-Charles Deas looked good as well he’s bulked up at 316 lbs and ran in the 5.2 range. He’ll be one of the most looked at players in at practice. With his size and history (4 star prospect coming out) he’s a guy plenty of people remember but are curious to see after spending years at a lower division.
Overall it needs to be taken into consideration that many of these players have either just finished there seasons or have only had a couple of weeks to get ready for this event. So many of these players will have the opportunity to further work out, get trained in how to properly run a 40 and could come back at their pro days and run better times.
Also it was brought to my attention some people may not quite understand the height reading on the table, so let me explain that. The first digit is the feet, the next two are the inches, and the last one is 1/10 of inches. So for instance Moses Ellis is listed at 5083, which translates to 5’08″ 3/10.