The NFL Scouting Combine is a place not only for NFL prospects to showcase their talents prior to (hopefully) getting their name called in April, but also an opportunity for NFL defensive backs to scout the opposition. It just so happens that this year, Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris is not impressed with 2016’s wide receiver prospects, going so far as to take to Twitter and call them “slow.”
Oddly enough, Harris’ comments aren’t far off. Save for former Notre Dame wideout Will Fuller running the 40 in 4.33 seconds and former TCU star Kolby Listenbee running it in 4.35, this year’s 40 times haven’t been eye-popping in spite of a lot of buzz over the two of them potentially breaking Chris Johnson’s record of 4.24. Even draft expert Mike Mayock went so far as to call this year’s wide receiver prospects “the slowest class I can remember,” and former Mississippi State star De’Runnya Wilson confirmed that when he ran the 40 in an unimpressive 4.85 and 4.90 seconds two different times.
That said, given how Harris is a two-time Pro Bowler and just won a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos, perhaps he can look forward to feasting on these receivers should any of them be drafted to rival AFC West teams.
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