03.01.10 8 years ago 10 Comments

Former Clemson running back C.J. Spiller decided he would only run the 40-yard dash and do the bench. And he ran the hell out of it.

Spiller was timed, unofficially, as fast as 4.27 and may have locked up a top-20 grade. The fourth-year senior had 31 carries of 10+ yards in 2009 and eight receptions for 20 yards or more, while also contributing a whopping five TDs on returns. Evaluators are concerned about Spiller’s durability at 6’0/196, but he never missed a game due to injury in college. –MSNBC

They say that speed kills, but it also sells. General managers everywhere certainly sprouted boners when they saw that 4.27. Spiller’s official time of 4.37 is actually an amalgam of hand- and electronic-timing, as determined by scouts. Spiller couldn’t quite catch Chris Johnson’s 4.24 time from two years ago, but that’s still faster than I could probably get off the couch.

Watch CJ Spiller (second) and others run really fast in a straight line.

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