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Cody Pearcy: Super Sleeper WR Continues Rise as 2012 NFL Draft Nears

(The Birmingham News / Michelle Campbell)
(The Birmingham News / Michelle Campbell)
Wes ODonnellFeatured ColumnistApril 25, 2012

Don't know where Huntingdon College is or who Cody Pearcy is? Don't worry, you're far from alone. But the super sleeper continues to get boosts as the draft closes in.

Approximately one month ago, the word "unbelievable" was used to describe the workout of Pearcy, a wide receiver at Huntingdon College in Alabama, at the Alabama State pro day.

NFLDraftScout.com's Rob Rang writes:

A handful of scouts (including at least one representative from the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins) watched the Huntingdon's career receptions leader put forth a workout that one scout, upon hearing of the numbers, characterized as an "unbelievable" effort. 

Pearcy is certainly smaller than scouts would prefer at 5-feet-10, 161 pounds, but his numbers otherwise were off the charts. Pearcy was clocked as fast as 4.31 seconds in the 40-yard dash, posted a 44-inch vertical jump -- each of which would have led all combine participants this year. Pearcy also recorded a 6.67 time in the three-cone drill and 3.76 seconds in short shuttle -- the fastest time in recent NFL history, according to NFL.com's Combine Tracker

That turned the NFL onto the the speedy playmaker, who Rang also said "caught 46 receptions for 766 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior and finished as the program's career leader in receptions (147), receiving yards (2,632) and receiving touchdowns (25)."

On Tuesday, the public was introduced to him as well.

You'd have to pay attention to the draft to come across his pro day results, but during a Tuesday night SportsCenter Special on ESPN, two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Parcells dropped the receiver's name toward the end of the broadcast.

If you didn't know him before Tuesday, you probably do now.

In recent seasons, we've seen small players flourish in the league if put in the right position. With so many new rules favoring wide receivers and quarterbacks, there is a place for the smaller players in today's game that didn't always exist.

Although 4.31 is ridiculously fast, 161 pounds is also ridiculously light. There is no denying his incredible athleticism, though.

As reported, we know that someone from both the Dolphins and Giants was on hand to see his workout, but you can be sure nearly every other team has seen it by now as well.

Would it be shocking to see someone take a chance on him in Day 3 of the draft? Not at all.

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