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  1. Devin Street catches on fast

    Todd Archer

    OXNARD, Calif. -- One of the knocks on wide receiver Devin Street coming into the NFL draft was his speed. He was timed at 4.52 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Street, the Dallas Cowboys' fifth-round pick, showed during Sunday's practice there is a d...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  2. Padric Scott holding on to the NFL dream

    Josh Weinfuss

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The plan was basic. Go to Florida A&M University's pro day and run the 40-yard-dash. That's what defensive lineman Padric Scott had been preparing for over the past few months. That's what, he believed, stood between the dream and ...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  3. 2013 NFL draft - Five-year NFL combine averages

    A look at the average NFL combine results by position over the last five years (2008-12).

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  4. Miami (Ohio) G Brandon Brooks impresses

    Calvin Watkins

    On March 1, guard Brandon Brooks of Miami (Ohio) impressed 25 NFL teams with a 5.0 40-yard dash, 36 on the bench press and a vertical leap of 32 inches at his Pro Day. One team in attendance was the Dallas Cowboys. Brooks is a mid-round selecti...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  5. NFL Draft: Explaining why the 40-yard dash is the most important ...

    Eddie Matz

    As Eddie Matz explores in ESPN The Magazine, the 40-yard dash is football's signature sprint -- and is as important a distance ever runs. Too bad no one quite knows why.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  6. NFL interview coach: No question off-limits

    Tim Graham

    Ken Herock's business is preparing prospects for NFL interviews. He's not interested in 40-yard dash times or bench press repetitions. His mission is training college kids to make an impression when it's time to shake hands with general managers, ...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  7. NFL draft 2010 -- Aaron Schatz: Dez Briscoe, Brandon Lang, Zac Ro...

    Aaron Schatz

    Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders explores 10 potential sleepers for the 2010 NFL draft (defined as third-round projection or lower), including Dez Briscoe, Eric Olsen and Roger-Goodell-at-the-podium-friendly name Seyi Ajirotutu.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2010
  8. Why we look the other way

    Chuck Klosterman

    With every new drug revelation, our faith in the sanctity of football is shaken. And yet we still believe. Why? That's entertainment, writes Chuck Klosterman.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2007
  9. Johnson borrows shoes, impresses scouts

    Todd McShay

    Calvin Johnson made a strong statement at the combine by running a fast 40-yard dash in borrowed shoes, writes Todd McShay.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2007
  10. Breaking down the numbers

    Todd McShay

    While the 40-yard dash has become the glamour event of the combine, its scouting value varies from one position to the next.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2007
  11. White never appeared on NFL drug test list

    Len Pasquarelli

    The agent for LenDale White adamantly denied on Saturday a published report that the Southern California tailback had failed an NFL drug test.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2006
  12. Emmitt was one in a million

    Skip Bayless

    Skip Bayless couldn't believe the Cowboys drafted Emmitt Smith. And for the next several years, he couldn't believe his eyes.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2005