Former Arizona Wildcats receiver Dan Buckner, trying to alleviate concerns about his speed, said he was “flying” Thursday at the team’s Pro Day on campus.
It just wasn’t for a full 40 yards.
Buckner said he had to slow down at the end of his sprint, feeling a little tweak in a hamstring, but hopes his performance was enough to give pro scouts something to think about in the later rounds of the draft.
“I pulled up at like the 30. I think they still clocked me at 4.6, so I must have been moving,” he said.
“Things could have gone differently, but they got to see 30 yards of full speed before I came up. I have never had any hamstring problems or anything. Maybe I was running too fast for my body and it didn’t even know what was going on and it said, ‘Hey, stop, slow down.’”