Nebraska Football: Quincy Enunwa Shines at NFL Combine, Shows Huskers' Depth

Erin SorensenContributor IFebruary 26, 2014

LINCOLN, NE - AUGUST 31: Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa #18 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers catches a touchdown over cornerback Tyran Finley #14 of the Wyoming Cowboys during their game at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 37-34. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
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Quincy Enunwa's time may have been cut short at the NFL combine, but that didn't stop the former Nebraska wideout from shining.

Prior to the NFL combine, many NFL personnel questioned Enunwa's abilities. He proved a lot of skeptics wrong during the 40-yard dash.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 23: Former Nebraska wide receiver Quincy Enunwa pulls up with an injury while running the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty
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Enunwa posted an official 4.45-second time. That's a pretty impressive time for anyone competing. At 6'2" and 225 pounds, Enunwa was even more impressive.

As Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal Star noted, "To put in further perspective, the average 40 time from wide receivers at the combine a year ago was 4.51."

Needless to say, Enunwa made a statement.

However, the NFL hopeful tweaked his hamstring, forcing him to head home early. He had hoped to prove his critics even more wrong during the pass-catching drills, but it will have to wait for Nebraska's pro day on March 6.

Regardless, Enunwa showed a lot of promise at the NFL combine. Aside from his 40-yard-dash time, Enunwa completed 19 reps on the 225-pound bench press. According to Rich Kaipust of the Omaha World-Herald, only six other receivers did more.

For Nebraska, Enunwa proved more than just his own capabilities. He also showed the depth the Huskers have at wide receiver. It's no secret that receivers coach Rich Fisher has had a lot of success with his players over recent years. Enunwa shows this group is continuing to evolve.

The group returning for Nebraska includes Kenny Bell, Jamal Turner, Jordan Westerkamp, Alonzo Moore and Sam Burtch. Needless to say, the group has enough experience to offset the youth at the quarterback position.

And the experience Enunwa hails from will prove valuable to any NFL team that picks him up. While teams will wait to see him perform pass-catching drills, the wide receiver has already made a statement.

Despite drops in 2013, Enunwa still caught 51 passes, leading the Big Ten and setting a single-season record at Nebraska with 12 touchdown receptions. He was also named the MVP of the Gator Bowl after the Huskers' victory over Georgia.

Enunwa will be ready to shine even more at Nebraska's pro day, but he's off to a good start from the NFL combine. His time may have been cut short, but NFL personnel have a lot to look forward to with Enunwa.

He also leaves behind a lot of depth for the Huskers.