Small-School WR Impresses at NFL Regional Combine

March 5, 2016 • Ben Heck • Events, Front Page, NFL Draft, Off-Season

If you didn’t think it’d be possible for a guy to attract a lot of attention at one of the NFL’s Regional Combines––a new-ish tradition around the league––you’d be dead wrong. Small-school WR Wendall Williams (University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky) just wowed everyone at the regional combine this afternoon in Minnesota.

Reportedly, the 5’10″/185-pound Williams ran a lightning-fast 4.19 40-yard dash, and had a 45.0-inch vertical leap. His 40-time beats the Combine-record 4.24 that Chris Johnson ran ahead of the 2008 NFL Draft. While the 4.19 was timed by hand (the laser timed it official at 4.32-seconds), it still doesn’t take away from the fact it’s more than enough to catch the scouts’ attention.

And Twitter was ablaze shortly afterwards:

This combine performance could easily lift Mr. Williams from unknown small-school player to a player who could potentially be drafted very late in the seven-round NFL Draft at the end of April. At the very least, he’ll get a handful of calls from teams following the completion of the draft, and have a shot at making a 53-man roster this summer.

You can check out Wendall’s official Hudl highlight page here.

Photo: UC Athletics’ official Twitter account

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