Former Arizona Wildcats cornerback Trevin Wade ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds at the NFL Combine on Tuesday, rating near the middle of the pack for his position group.
Wade’s time was the 19th-best among 34 cornerbacks. Central Florida cornerback Josh Robinson recorded the fastest time at the combine with a mark of 4.33 seconds.
\Wade wasn’t known as a speed burner with the Cats, so his time is probably in line with expectations.
Wade was 10th in the bench press among 29 cornerbacks who participated, completing 18 reps of 225 pounds. Arizona State’s Omar Bolden led way with 24 reps.
Wade’s vertical jump of 34.5 inches was 17th among 31 cornerbacks. His broad jump of 9 feet, 8 inches tied for 23rd among 31 corners.
Wade (5-10, 192 pounds) earned second-team all-conference honors last season after intercepting two passes and breaking up 13. He entered the combine projected as a late-round selection by NFLDraftScout.com.
Wade’s combine profile at NFL.com paints a rosier draft picture (although perhaps the middle rounds are more of his ceiling):
Wade has had an interesting career, riding a three-year roller coaster leading up to the draft. Initially touted as a top corner prospect after a stellar sophomore season in which he blanketed future pros throughout the Pac-12, Trevin had a down junior year and fell off many radars. He has shown many flashes again as a senior that have propelled him back into the discussion of the draft’s top cornerback prospects. In the end, Wade is a productive cover corner who has the size, footwork and skills to make an impact as a potential starter at the next level. He could be taken as early as the second round.