Northwestern defensive end Adetomiwa Adebawore, all 282 pounds of him, blazed through football’s classic test of speed in 4.49 seconds. That’s thought to be the swiftest electronically timed 40 for any combine prospect tipping the scales at 280 or more, ESPN reported.
That should improve the draft stock of Adebawore, who was merely a third-team All-Big Ten pick. (His best time was officially adjusted from the unofficial clocking.)
It eclipsed the previous best of 4.68 seconds co-owned by fellow Pitt alum Aaron Donald, who went on to become a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
While great stats at the combine don’t always translate into a great NFL career, Kancey has solid credentials from his play on the field. He was a unanimous All-American and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
But the relatively undersized interior lineman is on a “mission to beat the narrative that he’s too small to be a superstar NFL defensive tackle,” the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote.
(Kancey’s best time was officially adjusted from the unofficial clocking.)