So the times we get from various Pro Days are even more suspect. Some tracks are faster than others, and we don’t know how to convert the times like the scouts.
With that preamble out of the way, multiple NFL reporters at
Tebowfest Florida’s Pro Day write that cornerback Joe Haden ran in the high 4.3′s/low 4.4′s.
That is a huge improvement on Haden’s sssslow time he ran at the combine. Whether it erases the perception Haden lacks speed is another matter.
We’re far more interested in a comment former scout Daniel Jeremiah made on his Move The Sticks podcast. He said Haden was a “boundary” corner at Florida. The theory is that’s a position where teams can cover up a lack of deep speed, especially with wider hashmarks in college.
Haden’s time today should help his case, but there is a lot of debate about whether he will be the first cornerback taken in April. That debate didn’t seem to exist a month ago.