Folks watching the NFL Draft Combine on Sunday have seen some wide receivers run some blistering speeds. But Marshall fans haven’t seen Aaron Dobson, the Thundering Herd’s only Combine invitee. So why wasn’t he on the field?
Dobson told Herdzone.com this past week that a pulled right hamstring would keep him from running at the Combine.
“I’m definitely disappointed to go to the combine and not be able to do everything. I wanted to go there and compete and showcase myself and Marshall, showed I belong there because I know I do. I’ve tried to stay positive about it. My attitude is still good, because the goal is the same.”
Showcasing your speed is a Combine necessity, but it’s of paramount importance for receivers and corners. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock held a conference call Monday and mentioned more than once how much speed means for players at those two spots.
Corners and wideouts are the two most critical quote “speed” positions and all the teams are waiting to see what guys run.
Dobson will go through all the interviews and off-field testing of the Combine, plus he’ll have Marshall’s pro day on March 13 to show how fast he can go. Dobson earned some praise coming out of his Senior Bowl practice performances, so a fast 40 time should really help his stock. Scouts will just have to wait a little longer to see it.