Given all of the attention paid to how quarterbacks perform during the throwing sessions, the rest of the positional drills may be the most overlooked portion of the annual NFL Combine. Who stood out this year among WRs? DBs? LBs?
Oregon State wideout Brandin Cooks continued his assault on the NFL Combine with the fastest time recorded in the 60-yard shuttle in at least nine years. Two other players from the west could see an even greater draft-day spike due to their surprising times. Two from the reigning champion Seminoles? Their results weren't as impressive.
Clemson's superstar wideout showed off his trademark explosiveness in the 40-yard dash but he wasn't the fastest receiver tested Sunday. Surprising times by a pair of SEC wideouts could be the bigger story.
Blinding speed was on display Sunday morning as the wide receivers ran the 40-yard dash. Several highly regarded wideouts were among the fastest tested. Interestingly enough, there were a few sleepers proving equally explosive, as well.