Clemson wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant impressed at the NFL Scouting Combine as they both ran unofficial 4.34 seconds in the 40 yard dash. Bryant’s second attempt was an unofficial 4.35 while Watkins’ second attempt was a 4.37. Both wide receivers were expected to run fast, and these times put them near the top of the list for wide receivers. Watkins, a projected top 10 pick, solidified that position with his performance today. Bryant, a projected mid round prospect, most likely boosted his draft stock with that fast 40 time. That kind of speed to go along with his size and height could spell mismatch disaster for NFL defensive backs.
Here’s a video of Watkins’ first 40 courtesy of NFL.com
We’ll have more information on all Clemson players at the combine as the day progresses.
UPDATE: The official times are in and it’s a little disappointing. Watkins’ official time was clocked at 4.43 seconds while Bryant came in at a 4.42. While not even a full tenth of a second slower than their unofficial times, Watkins and Bryant have to be disappointed in their times. Watkins has been boasting on social media for weeks now, saying that he was going to blow people away with his time, so posting a time above 4.4 has to be upsetting.
The wide receivers are currently running more drills and more updates will posted as the day progresses.