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Northern Iowa WR blazes 4.19 40-yard dash

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07:53 AM ET 03.06 | It took all of four seconds for Terrell Sinkfield to enter the national sporting conversation. [Sinkfield] knew he was fast. The stopwatches timing his 40-yard dash Monday at the University of Minnesota's pro day said he was fast, too. Almost too fast to believe. Sinkfield, a former wide receiver at Northern Iowa, clocked in at 4.19 seconds in his second attempt in the 40-yard dash. That's faster than the NFL Combine record of 4.24 seconds, set by Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson in 2008. So how on earth did Sinkfield do it? "Just some determination," Sinkfield said. "That was the expectation, really. Aim big. I was trying to get that 4.1."

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March 6, 2013  08:02 AM ET

If I lived in northern Iowa, I'd run like hell, too.

March 6, 2013  08:04 AM ET

Now all he has to do, is learn how to catch!!!

March 6, 2013  08:04 AM ET

he can run, can he catch?

March 6, 2013  08:12 AM ET

That kind of speed will at least get a look from many teams. That's freakin' fast!

March 6, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Speed thrills in the NFL.

March 6, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Where is Al Davis when you need him? This guy would be a first rounder if he was still calling the shots.

March 6, 2013  08:51 AM ET

If he can field kickoffs and punts, that speed could make for fun returns, regardless if he becomes a good receiver.

March 6, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Now all he has to do, is learn how to catch!!!

LOL, damn good point and run a good route!!!!!

March 6, 2013  10:47 AM ET

He has decent hands, if that time is legit he might go in 1st round.

March 6, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He has decent hands, if that time is legit he might go in 1st round.

Yea right, only if they make the 1st round 100 picks instead of 32.

March 6, 2013  11:07 AM ET

Too bad Al (Davis) isn't around; this guy would be our (yes I am a Raiders fan) first round pick.
Catching the ball would be secondary (bad pun)

March 6, 2013  11:10 AM ET

So tomorrow all the MOCK DRAFTS will have Kansas City using their #1 overall pick on Terrell Sinkfield. That will be quit a leap from #497 to #1 because of a 40 time.

March 6, 2013  12:14 PM ET

I'l like to see KC give him a shot, I miis the days of the speedster WRs

March 6, 2013  12:15 PM ET

That being said I wouldn't use a #1 on him

March 6, 2013  12:16 PM ET

6th round project. But an interesting one.

March 6, 2013  12:36 PM ET

He'd be perfect for Blazing Saddles!!!

March 6, 2013  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

6th round project. But an interesting one.

I agree. He comes from a 1A school that had a run first philosophy for his first 3 years, and then had a freshman QB in his senior year. He appears to have the skills on film but he just hasn't caught the ball enough over the course of 4 yrs for scouts to even consider rating him.

March 6, 2013  03:49 PM ET

There were other clocks there that had him at 4.35 too. My take is, he will slow down considerably when he runs into a bone crushing Safety. More than likely without ball in hand.
There have been many a fast receiver who left the ball on the ground more often than not.

 
March 6, 2013  03:49 PM ET

Why not just join the pro track circuit? Speed means nothing without talent, skill and football IQ

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