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2012 NFL Draft: Ryan Broyles Run 4.57 40-Yard Only 5 Months After ACL Tear

Ryan Broyles just set the bar for a comeback from an ACL tear higher than any prospect in recent memory
Ryan Broyles just set the bar for a comeback from an ACL tear higher than any prospect in recent memoryBrett Deering/Getty Images
Sigmund BloomNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 12, 2012

While much of draft coverage focuses on rumors and innuendo, Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles is giving teams some more hard data to affect their big boards.

The official Oklahoma football Twitter feed reports the following results for Broyles personal pro day today:

First 40-yard dash for Ryan Broyles: 4.59.

Second 40 for  an improvement: 4.57.

Vertical jump for : 32 1/2 inches.

Those number might seem very pedestrian for a 5'10", 192-pound wide receiver until you factor in that Broyles tore his ACL in early November, a little over five months ago. Miraculous might be overstating the case, but Broyles ability to have a pro day workout this early is a testament to his work ethic, determination and healing ability.

Broyles was considered a first or second round pick before his injury. While he didn't display the measureables to merit that at his workout, and his injury will hurt his stock, he has given any team interested in his services a warm, fuzzy feeling about committing to him.

The depth at wide receiver may make it hard for Broyles to break into the second round, but the third is a distinct possibility. Check out why teams should tempted to pull the trigger there:

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