Another High-Profile Prospect Skipping the 40-yard Dash
The potential No. 1 overall pick — Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil — has decided to skip the 40-yard dash at the 2016 Scouting Combine, according to NFL Network’s Kim Jones.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 26, 2016
BP’s Take: The 40-yard dash isn’t nearly as critical of a drill for offensive linemen as it is for the skill players and athletes on defense. Instead, scouts are more interested in dancing bears’ 10-yard split. While it’s disappointing that we won’t get a time for Tunsil, it certainly makes the Ole Miss Pro Day that much more interesting on March 28th. It will be a packed house, as both Tunsil and WR Laquon Treadwell will offer NFL teams their one and only chance to see them run.