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Darqueze Dennard turns in a strong 40-yard dash

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Former Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard entered the Scouting Combine viewed as a first-round draft pick, and his 40-yard dash time did nothing to change that assessment.

Dennard was timed at 4.42 seconds on his first 40, a very good time for a player who has already put a great body of work on tape in college.

The winner of the Jim Thorpe Award as the best defensive back in college football, Dennard was a three-year starter at Michigan State and was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in both his junior and senior seasons. He looks ready to start in the NFL right now.

And he looks fast enough to match up with NFL wide receivers. Dennard is the complete package and may be the first defensive back to hear his name called on May 8.

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20 Responses to “Darqueze Dennard turns in a strong 40-yard dash”
  1. raiderufan says: Feb 25, 2014 9:33 AM

    My man just made himself some money!

  2. doctormantistoboggan says: Feb 25, 2014 9:35 AM

    Any time you thrive against D-III caliber WRs in the Big Ten you must be special…….

  3. seatownballers says: Feb 25, 2014 9:37 AM

    Al would have taken him, no doubt. But.it’s lookin like he’ll fall to the lions

  4. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Feb 25, 2014 9:41 AM

    He’s a stud. Better than Milliner in my opinion.

  5. realnflmaster says: Feb 25, 2014 10:12 AM

    This guy is a nice player, realnflmaster believes Darqueze Dennard has the tools to be a very good cornerback in this league, and may become as good as the future hall of fame corner, and New York JETS player known as Dee Milliner.

    Both of these young corners share the same exceptional ball skills and speed needed to match-up with the NFL’s best receivers. Sorry AFC East teams know how good Milliner is, as they get intercepted all the time when they play god’s team, the New York Football JETS.

    Look out for more of my scouting reports coming to a comment section near you.

  6. realdealsteel says: Feb 25, 2014 10:14 AM

    Between he and Gilbert, My Steelers will get one of them. Thanks to all those QB’s and Clowney gong ahead of us will push the best cornerback right to us. Thank you Johnny Football!

  7. bostonian13 says: Feb 25, 2014 10:16 AM

    Denard and Denard won’t look bad in the Pats backfield along side Talib. Also wouldn’t mind Pats going after Marqise Lee.

  8. oweni8yourmomforbreakfast says: Feb 25, 2014 10:17 AM

    well la’de’freakin’da…..
    Gilbert (CB-OSU) will be a better pro.

  9. spartyownsyou says: Feb 25, 2014 10:26 AM

    Sparty on!

  10. vesselsk says: Feb 25, 2014 10:30 AM

    As much as I don’t agree with taking CBs high, I would love to see this guy on my team taking away 1/3 of the field like he did in the Rose Bowl…

  11. chaser44 says: Feb 25, 2014 10:33 AM

    I would love for him to fall to the Eagles or if they traded up into the late teens for him. A year to learn with Carey Williams and then take over the following year.

  12. 6thsense10 says: Feb 25, 2014 10:45 AM

    Why wouldn’t someone draft a CB high?

  13. bengalsucker says: Feb 25, 2014 10:46 AM

    Bengals are in desperate need of secondary help. I’d love to see them draft this kid.

  14. wte1 says: Feb 25, 2014 10:48 AM

    His cousin is Alfonzo Dennard of the Patriots.

  15. vicnocal says: Feb 25, 2014 11:16 AM

    So about half a second faster than Clowney.

  16. vicnocal says: Feb 25, 2014 11:17 AM

    *half a TENTH of a second faster than Clowney.

  17. freebird2011 says: Feb 25, 2014 11:46 AM

    Dennard is a bigger Antoine Winfield.

  18. truninerfan49 says: Feb 25, 2014 12:02 PM

    He would look good in a Niners uniform

  19. vincentbojackson says: Feb 25, 2014 5:50 PM

    Denard and Gilbert won’t get past the Lions at (10) and Steelers at (15). Only question is who goes first.

    Mark it down.

  20. jwall1994 says: Feb 25, 2014 11:39 PM

    Lol he must have run a 4.42 at a different combine than I watched because his offical time was a 4.51

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