My Pet Cat, Cecil Shorts, Blew Up Today

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  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Source: Cecil Shorts runs 4.35, 4.41 today at Pro Day

    3/16/2011 2:56:12 PM

    Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports Mount Union wide receiver Cecil Shorts ran the 40-yard dash in 4.35 and 4.41 seconds today at his Pro Day workout on a wet artificial turf, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation.

    He only did the 40-yard dash today and didn't run routes due to the conditions.

    Per a source, Shorts has 10 upcoming private workouts or visits scheduled.
    NFL scouts are enamored of Shorts' his speed, kick return skills and his potential to run the Wildcat offense if asked as a former quarterback.

    Last season, he caught 63 passes for 1,106 yards and 17 touchdowns, running for one score, returning two punts for touchdowns and another kickoff return for a score after missing the first three games with an ankle injury.
  2. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    I blew up a neighbor's pet cat once. It was pretty awesome.
  3. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Once again, the infamous pro day boost strikes again.
  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    From 4.5 to 4.3? I'll split the difference and say 4.4, but that's still plenty fast for a slot guy.
  5. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    He ran an official 4.59 at the combine.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Which is exactly where I want him to play along with STs and Wildcat if we still do that crap.
  7. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Whenever I blow up in my shorts, I keep it to myself.
  8. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Until now, because we now know you have.
  9. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Kind of like how everyone calls AOA a 4.3 (or even 4.2) guy off a supposed Pro Day time, when he's down for a 4.47 at the combine.
  10. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.... Draft this guy in the 4th or 5th round and solve two spots. Slot Receiver and Kick Returner.

    We dont need anymore Dez or AOA injuries from kick returns anymore.
  11. CanuckCowboysFan

    CanuckCowboysFan Benched

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    RT is right, something is fishy, how these guys manage to boost their times like that.
  12. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    The track at Indy is considered slow because it is so "spongy."
  13. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Coaches are there. I'm sure they let people come out with their own stopwatches.
  14. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    Mount Union is a Divison III powerhouse.
  15. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    It's also my understanding that times tend to be a little slower at Indy because during the medical testing the day before, prospects are tested on the Cybex machine, which is designed to fatigue your legs...

    I've often wondered why they don't do the workouts first, then the medical work... I've also wondered if this isn't part of the reason that top prospects have skipped Indy in years past...
  16. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Indy is not an especially slow track. Beyond that, everyone runs on it, so it's not as if it's an advantage or disadvantage to anyone.

    Chris Johnson ran a 4.24 on it. Are we to believe he'd run a 4-flat on some other turf?

    I'm surprised folks who follow the draft are surprised about Pro Day numbers. These improvements happen every year after the combine.

    Guys train for weeks/months after the college season to prepare themselves for the combine and in an effort to specifically shave a tenth of a second off their forty-times. Then, just two or three weeks after the combine, some of these guys are miraculously shaving .2-3 tenths of second (ex. 4.7 to 4.4)?

    In Jaquizz Rodgers case, he even somehow managed to gain some height.

    The combine times are the only reliable, official and objective method to gather and measure players' metrics.

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