After declining to disclose the draft grade he received when deciding to leave Maryland with a year of eligibility remaining (he called the information “top secret”; I suggested he simply didn’t want to jinx himself), I asked receiver Torrey Smith during Tuesday’s ProFootballTalk Live to predict his speed in the 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine.
He considered the request, but he opted not to make a prediction. Though he didn’t say he was hoping to avoided the dreaded jinx, we have a feeling that he didn’t want to tempt fate by picking a number that, for whatever reason, he failed to reach.
So he opted not to get specific.
“I’m fast,” he said. “Not slow.”
The entire interview with Smith can be seen at the PFT Live home page. And if you’re not familiar with Smith or his background, we highly recommend the December 26, 2010 profile of Smith from Eric Prisbell of the Washington Post. Be prepared — if you read it, you’ll find yourself rooting for Torrey to be drafted high and to have a great career in the NFL.