NFL Combine 2010 Results: Scouts Need to Take Second Look After 40-Yard Dash

March 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As sports fans, we love to get sucked into the NFL Combine. For some strange reason, we love watching 22-year-old men audition for the NFL in nothing but skintight clothes.
At what point do we put our feet down and say, "How does running around in shorts make people think you can play football?"
Joe Haden posted unofficial 40-yard dash times of 4.57 and 4.60. Haden, the consensus top cornerback and second best defensive back in the draft, will receive an unimaginable amount of flak for it.
Every time something like this happens with a great player, we ask, "When does a player run 40 yards in a straight line? Also, when is it just in shorts and a tank top?"
Football is a game of lateral movement. If Haden comes out and puts up a 3.70 on the 20-yard shuttle and a 6.60 on the three-cone drill, people aren't going to care about it. However, those numbers may be just as, if not more, important than the 40-yard dash.
At 5'11", 193 lbs, Haden possesses very good size ...

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