Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier didn’t run the 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine because of a tweaked hamstring. At his Friday Pro Day, he tweaked it again at the end of the run.
And yet he still covered the 120 feet in 4.36 seconds. Unofficially.
Yes, a linebacker ran the 40 in 4.37 seconds. And he weighed 237 pounds, more than the scouts expected.
“I feel like I can gain 10 more pounds if I had to,” Shazier said, via Cleveland.com. “I feel good right now.”
At the Scouting Combine, Shazier also sprang 42 inches in the vertical jump, more than anyone.
The buzz is that Shazier has moved into the first round. Then again, if every player about whom there was first-round buzz was actually taken in the first round, there would be 100 players taken in the first round.