something must have happened, he was supposedly the top fullback in the draft
The 5.06 40 time at the combine may have been that something. To put it in perspective, Casey Hampton runs a 5.25. It isn't that the 40 time is important for a FB. I would look more at his 10 yard time. But, the problem for him now is that as a rookie UFA Fullback, he has to be able to play special teams, and the 40 time does come into play then. Punt coverage is actually the reason Paul Brown came up with the 40 yard dash test to begin with. Maybe he could help on returns, though. If you are going to make it as a pure FB who just plays FB, you had better be dynamite, run with the power of Bettis, and you had better blow guys up and put them on their wallet as a blocker like Kreider did for us.
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