Friday, April 24, 2009
Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland
Speed, if you had to chose one word to describe Heyward-Bey speed would undoubtedly be the word. He went 4.30 seconds flat in the 40 yard dash at the combine. Not only was this the fastest WR time it was the combines fastest time. Speed kills in the NFL and he has it. The only noteworthy name that out benched him was Florida's Percy Harvin. So with strength, speed, and did I mention a 38.5" vertical leap he is certainly in the category of specimen. Heyward-Bey is the type of player who will get drafted early because coaches want to see what they can do with him. He comes from Maryland as with Curry at Wake Forest, Maryland is not yet a football school so we did not get to see a lot of him this year. Remember last year when out of nowhere (Conference USA) Chris Johnson ran a 4.26 second 40 yard dash and just like that went in the first round, and then went on to have a great rookie season. Teams are hoping that Heyward-Bey can do some of the same for them. He certainly has the tools it will be interesting to see if he can put them to good use.
(Check 6:10 to see what athletic means)
(Great angle by the DB...but talk about speed)