Originally Posted by AdamJT13
I guess a 40-yard dash time isn't overrated when it's 5.03 for a linebacker.
Mike Vrabel ran a 40 time in college near 5.0. I highly doubt Willie McGinest, Ted Johnson, and Teddy Bruschi are much faster.
However, Parham's short shuttle (measures how quickly you can reach top speed) and 3 cone drills (measure how well you move your feet) were equally bad.
Oliver Hoyte ran about the same 40 time as Parham, but he had very good short shuttle and 3 cone drills. LB's rarely have to run 20 yards full borne, much less than 40 yards. So the short shuttle should be far more important than the 40 time. But typically those who run great short shuttles tend to have great 40 times.