Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by dade, Apr 27, 2019.
Low 40 time - 4.54
High 40 time - 4.80
Average between the two - 4.67
I have no clue where they got that 40 time from cuz I had a media pass covering his pro day and he did not run a 4.8. he ran a 4-3 wind-aided I think he ran twice what the other time maybe being in 4.5 range maybe a 4.6 at worst
Pretty sure those high and low times are just estimates of the range they thought he would run.
Had no idea you were in the sports writing biz. You do it full time?
Didn't evaluate him, but SIS does some good work, and they love him. Of course, just because they do good work doesn't mean I always agree with them. Similar build to JC Jackson.
The physicality and aggressiveness are absolutely there. Fun player for sure.
Your not a lockdown with a 4.67.
However, some guys aren’t trained well in track running and the 40 time can be off versus football speed.
If he timed at 4.67 he is no better than a 4.5 guy....which is not NFL corner speed anymore.
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One thing about Needham is teams did their best to avoid him, playing for such a bad team you did not see him getting beat very often. More a zone corner but this guy is not slow. Those numbers from the one site were made up numbers because neither of those times were from his pro day maybe an estimate like sclu said but an estimate that shows they didn't really scout him.
I am not a scout but I guarantee he doesn't run a damn 4.8 lol
Went back to my notes and two forties were ran. The setup was bad at first because it was against the wind which was really bad that day. He is in no way a 4.8 guy nor a 4.3 guy. He is a consistent 4.5 speed guy. I ran 6 miles in that wind that very same night and can assure you nobody is running a 4.3 into a 25 to 30 mph wind. In fact wind aid compared to wind resistance hits at about a 1 to 2 factor. So fighting the wind impacts u twice as much as running with it.
40 times aside, seems like a guy to keep an eye on.
I feel those numbers are overrated to a degree.
Some play faster than their 40 time, others slower than their 40 time, and lastly some who play as expected to their 40 time.
A guy can legit run a 4.2 and still get burnt in the NFL if his reaction time rivals a potato.
Not sure what's blowing here
wind hot air or BS but
dude can close!
dude can tackle!
not afraid to hit!
set team record for breakups
UDFA = heck yea!
Damn dude, temper your expectations a bit. He has some talent, but 32 teams in a pass-happy league didn’t let a CB slip through the cracks. Here’s to hoping he develops.
All I can add, not having any personal insight, is that a 40 time, while a standard metric, does not always equate to "football speed".
4.3 vs 4.7 is a world of difference in an NFL CB though.
Good for you bro.
As a seasoned guy, my advice is hold on to your dreams. At least until a pretty face gets hold of you.....lol.
I'm looking at Nfldraftscout and its shows DNP Did Not Partcipate...???
Probably talking about the NFL combine, he only did proday