South Dakota linebacker aiming for three-cone drill record

We’ve seen players boast before the Scouting Combine that they could break the all-time record in the 40-yard dash or the bench press. But South Dakota linebacker Tyler Starr may be the first player to head into the Combine talking up his chances of breaking the record in the three-cone drill.

Starr told Bruce Feldman of CBS that he has done the three-cone drill in 6.29 seconds. That would top the Combine record of 6.42, set by wide receiver Jeff Maehl in 2011.

I think I can blow that drill out of the water,” Starr said.

Most NFL fans have never heard of Starr, who grew up in a town of 459 people and didn’t get any scholarship offers from any major college football programs. But Starr got a lot of attention at the East-West Shrine Game, and he’s poised to get even more attention at the Combine. Especially if he can back up his talk about blowing the three-cone drill out of the water.

Photo via University of South Dakota.