Pro Days: Faster than February -- Auburn's McCalebb runs 4.29
Auburn's Onterio McCalebb, a third-down back/returner, improves on the 4.34 time he posted at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb had done more than enough at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, running a 4.34 40-yard dash on the fast track at Lucas Oil Stadium during positional testing Feb. 24.
He wasn't about to back down from another shot at the stopwatch Tuesday at Auburn's Pro Day.
McCalebb ran an unofficial 4.29 40, according to Auburn's athletic department, with a 37-inch vertical and 10-foot-1-inch broadjump. His unofficial 40 time at the combine was 4.21, which would've set a new event record. It was adjusted later to 4.34, but he was still the fastest running back in Indy.
Defensive end Corey Lemonier did not participate in most of the on-field tests, opting to stand on his Scouting Combine performance that included a 4.60 40-yard time and showed off a bulked-up physique at 255 pounds. He worked out with linebackers, and some teams project him to outside linebacker on Tuesday. Lemonier is NFLDraftScout.com's No. 13 defensive end, but he could go in the third or fourth round, if he can satisfy scouts that want to know why his athleticism didn't result in greater production.
"They ask me basically what happened that year, and I told them coming into the season, we had a dark cloud over our heads with the shooting and players getting arrested," Lemonier told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. "We didn't have the talent to match up with teams in the SEC. It was nothing (about) character -- our motivation was still there. But it was just a lack of talent."
Tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, who is still recovering from hip surgery, ran another plodding 40 -- this time 4.96 seconds, a tick slower than his 4.94 in Indianapolis.
Linebacker/safety Daren Bates, who doesn't have a draftable grade from NFLDraftScout.com, was clocked unofficially at 4.53, and 6-3 receiver Emory Blake, who reportedly caught passes from his father, former NFL quarterback Jeff Blake, was timed at 4.61.
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