16 Day Two Prospects with Surprising Speed



QB Tyler Lorenzen ~ Connecticut (4.54) -- Speed is excellent for a player his size (6045, 221), meaning he could be tried at H-back or wide receiver if things don't work out at quarterback. Currently suffering from a leg injury.

RB Devin Moore ~ Wyoming (4.41) -- Not real big at 5' 9", 185 pounds, but is lightning quick. Prototypical scatback prospect, who can do good things with limited touches (running and receiving) and help as a kick returner.

RB Shun White ~ Navy (4.41) -- Super productive, 5' 8", 185 pounder, who could make it at the next level (N.F.L. or C.F.L.) due to his above average speed, great quickness and toughness. Military obligations, however, will likely mean he goes undrafted.

RB Stanley Zwinggi ~ Texas State (4.36) -- Played in the 2004 U.S. Army All-American Bowl with many of the elite prospects in the nation. Some fans in the Lone Star state think he could be a faster version of Wes Welker, but he hasn't had the great college career Wes had.

WR Shawn Bayes ~ Kent State (4.35) -- Not real big (5096, 177) and wasn't much of an impact player his first three seasons in college, but has really come on as a big play threat for Kent State as a senior.

WR Chris Williams ~ New Mexico State (4.40) -- Very prolific receiver in Hal Mumme's high powered offense, but his slight build (5' 7", 153) will likely mean he'll have to make a N.F.L. team as a return specialist.

WR Dominique Edison ~ Stephen F. Austin (4.42) -- Former high school track star is a big target (6' 2", 190) with lots of experience, surprising speed and reliable hands. Type of athlete that can really look outstanding at a Pro Day.

WR Kole Heckendorf ~ North Dakota State (4.44) -- Another player that possesses decent size (6016, 188) and excellent speed. Has had a great career for the Bisons. Ex-Hockey player, so he's definitely not scared of physical contact.

WR Quinten Lawrence ~ McNeese State (4.35) -- Currently considered a very solid latter round N.F.L. prospect by scouts, but could move up into the 3rd or 4th round area with a great Combine showing. 5' 11", 180 pound F.C.S. star is currently nursing a lower leg injury.

TE Jameson Konz ~ Kent State ( 4.38) -- Amazingly, Kent asked this 6' 3" speedster to bulk up and play linebacker for three years. Finally moved to offense (H-Back/receiver) last spring, but he was injured early this season and redshirted. Will be fascinating to see if he re-emerges as a solid pro prospect in 2009 or just fades away?

DE Connor Barwin ~ Cincinnati (4.63) -- Ex-Bearcats' hoopster has nice speed for a 6' 4', 253 pound athlete. Former tight end has the frame to add a few pounds and play defensive end and the agility to slim down and play linebacker at the next level. Fantastic special teams player.

CB Sherrod Martin ~ Troy (4.46) -- In recent years Troy has produced some excellent defensive back prospects (McKelvin, Mack, Condren). Martin, who has nice size (6005, 190) and ample athletic ability, as well as fellow Trojan defensive back Terrance Moore are both on radar of N.F.L. scouts.

CB Ryan Mouton ~ Hawaii (4.40) -- Mouton, who is only 5'9" and 180 pounds, is a top notch cornerback for the Warriors, who doesn't mind hitting people. But it's his ability as a kick returner that will get him a longer look from N.F.L. scouts.

CB Domonique Johnson ~ Jackson State (4.37) -- Nice combination of size (6015, 185) and speed for this ex-Missouri Tiger. If he shows well in all-star games and workouts, he should be selected in 2009 N.F.L. draft.

CB Jamar Love ~ Arkansas (4.42) -- Nice sized corner (6001, 195) wasn't highly ranked by scouts going into the season because he was mostly a backup the last few seasons, but could significantly improve his draft stock if he can quickly bounce back from thumb injury and play well.

FS Tom Nelson ~ Illinois State (4.47) -- Pretty good speed for a nice-sized safety (5' 11", 195) that's widely regarded as a "overachiever". Prolific punt returner, who intercepted University of Missouri star Chase Daniel twice in 2007.


DD.comment: All the 40 times, heights and weights we listed above came directly from N.F.L. sources. Despite the great 40 times, all 16 prospects entered this season with latter round or free agent projections from league scouts, but have the potential to move upwards by draft day. Also, it's very important to note that there is no guarantee that these players will duplicate these gaudy 40 times in the future, particularly if they run on different tracks or run in different weather conditions.



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