The ACC has done it again.
We're always hearing those guys over there in that SEC blog talk about "SEC speed," but at the NFL combine, the ACC continued to represent.
Former Miami receiver Travis Benjamin and former Georgia Tech receiver Stephen Hill clocked the fastest 40 time this year, at 4.36. Overall, it was a good Sunday for several former Canes. Hill was among several players highlighted by ESPN's Scouts Inc. crew, as Todd McShay wrote that Hill had the most impressive workout. Of the wide receivers at the combine, Hill had the best broad jump (11-1) and tied for the fourth-best vertical (391⁄2). McShay wrote that Hill "owned the day."
Not bad for a player who faced a lot of doubts about his decision to leave early.
It was also a strong day for two former ACC running backs, as Virginia Tech's David Wilson and Miami's Lamar Miller both performed well. McShay wrote that Wilson had "the most complete" workout of the backs, and Miller's 4.40 was the fastest 40 time.
The only "missed opportunity," according to McShay, was for former Maryland running back Davin Meggett, who "didn't run crisp routes, struggled to adjust to passes thrown outside his frame, and wasn't as explosive as other backs after the catch."