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Do Fast 40-Yard Dash Times Lead Wide Receivers to NFL Success?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Sammy Watkins ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

Nothing that happens during the NFL Scouting Combine receives more attention than 40-yard dash times. That is especially true at the wide receiver position, where even a difference of less than .2 seconds could mean a difference of multiple rounds.

Should 40 times make such a big difference? How much stock should teams looking for receivers put into those times when they are stacking their boards for the 2014 NFL draft?

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