Ohio State Football: Corey Brown Believes He Is the Fastest Player on the Team

Tyler Waddell@Tyler_WaddellCorrespondent IIAugust 16, 2012

Picture used courtesy of The Buckeye Battle Cry
Picture used courtesy of The Buckeye Battle Cry

Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby clocked in at a 4.31 second 40-yard dash during spring practice, which turned out to be the fastest time on the team.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, however, wide receiver Corey Brown thinks he's faster.

Brown underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in a knee during team 40's and seems very antsy to prove everybody differently.

“I came off my surgery and ran my 40, I think it was 4.4 flat,” Brown told Tim May. “If I was healthy, I would have beaten Roby. Roby is very fast, though. Roby is definitely the second-fastest on the team."

There's no doubt that Brown is fast—he's projected to start at the "H" receiver spot, which is the same position filled by former Florida Gator standout Percy Harvin.

Brown's role is huge for sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller and the overall success of the Buckeyes' offense, which now uses a spread-option attack.

An insane amount of speed is required for this position, as he is expected to do anything from grabbing screen passes, taking hand-offs and going deep along the seams.

“Roby is a blazer, Roby can run a 4.31 consistently, I think," Brown added. "But I can beat him.”

I'd be in favor of an ESPN special—Roby vs. Brown: The Showdown.


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