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Another High-Profile Prospect Skipping the 40-yard Dash

Written by Bryan Perez on February 26, 2016


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.

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.


Bryan Perez

Bryan Perez the senior NFL Draft analyst for DraftBreakdown.com. He also serves as the Managing Editor of BearsWire.com. Most importantly, he's a husband and father of two amazing sons.

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