Pro Day Tracker: Kendall Wright and Mohamed Sanu Improve 2012 NFL Draft Stock
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Most highly-rated draft prospects stand on their combine numbers and eschew being retested at their pro days, but two of the names on everyone's top-10 lists this year decided to rerun their 40-yard dashes after poor showings in Indianapolis, and they will profit from the decision.
While everyone was anxiously awaiting Robert Griffin III's throwing performance in Waco, Texas, his No. 1 wide receiver Kendall Wright ran in mid-to-low 4.4s after a 4.61 at the combine. Wright chalked up his combine time to a poor start and posted a time that matches his speed on film.
Wright also told us in the post-workout interview that he is scheduled to visit with the Chicago Bears in early May (who had head coach Lovie Smith and WR coach Darryl Drake in attendance). At this rate, though, he might not be on the board for their No. 19 pick in the first round.
In Piscataway, N.J., Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu upgraded his 4.65 40 combine time to 4.41. Sanu was originally graded as high as an low first-/high second-round pick, but lack of speed was knocking him out of the top four or five receivers on a lot of draftnik boards after the combine.
Sanu told Walterfootball.com that he has visits scheduled with New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals. While the Giants could look at him at the end of the first, it is much more likely that they, like the Bengals, would be looking at him as a choice in the late second round.
Unlike Wright, Sanu doesn't play up to timed speed in 4.4s on film, and he doesn't have a track record as a deep threat. Sanu probably kept his stock from falling farther more than he made it rise on Wednesday.
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